Dr. Shellie Hipsky
CEO of Inspiring Lives International
Dr. Shellie Hipsky is the CEO of Inspiring Lives International, a motivational media company, and president of the non-profit 501 (c)(3) the Global Sisterhood, a charity that guides and supports women and girls toward their dreams and goals. The American Chronicle called her, “A top entrepreneur in the U.S.” and Huffington Post categorizes her as a “Fierce Woman.” Dr. Shellie has earned the titles “Entrepreneur of the Year in Inspiration and Empowerment,” “Woman of Achievement,” “Best Woman in Business,” and “VIP Woman of the Year.” Three of her 13 published books, Inspiration, Empowerment, and Balance (the Common Threads trilogy), earned international best-seller status. The former tenured professor hosted Inspiring Lives with Dr. Shellie on NBC and Empowering Women radio, keynoted internationally from Hollywood to The University of Oxford in England, and now teaches her signature EmpowerU Master Class making the world her classroom. This powerful entrepreneur and influencer is the founder and editor-in-chief of Inspiring Lives Magazine: The Magazine for Empowering Women which is available on the app, digital subscription, or at Barnes and Noble nationwide with over 5 million impressions. Dr. Shellie has been featured on over 20 magazine covers and on all the major TV networks, and she is delighted to bring the world Startup Success Secrets for the Empowered Entrepreneur through Morgan James Publishing.
After a decade of being a tenured university professor, she has been invited to keynote at international conferences including at the Oxford University in England, to over a thousand people at Pepperdine University, many other places such as the Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood for Passions to to Profits.
Dr. Shellie Hipsky’s personal mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire internationally!
Author & Speaker
Suzanne Hobbs has been a storyteller since she was a young girl. That passion turned into a nearly 14-year career as a news reporter and news anchor in her home state of Idaho.
One significant story Suzanne covered was in October 2000. A tragic story of a baby found thrown away in a dumpster led her to advocate for a Safe Haven Law in Idaho. That law (now in all 50 states) allows for birth mothers to safely surrender their newborn babies to designated safe places like hospitals, fire stations and places of worship. (The law specifics vary state to state.)
Incredibly, in 2003 Suzanne adopted a newborn who was safely surrendered at a hospital under the protection of the law she helped implement. Her powerful story has been told in several magazines, two books, on television and radio. She also appeared as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show to share her story to millions of viewers.
Suzanne keynote speaks about her story and is a national advocate for the safe surrender of unwanted newborns under the Baby Safe Haven Laws. She is also available to speak at your next event! Click here to book Suzanne.
Suzanne wrote The Hungry Snake after making up the story to her daughter, Lilly Love, one night at bedtime. It became a favorite story Lilly asked for over and over. It's become the story this mother and daughter have used to bond at those special bedtime snuggle moments.