Today's guest is a whirlwind of energy and insight.

She is an award-winning international speaker and a vibrant pop artist, author, and mindfulness educator with over 25 years of experience in the corporate world.

Her unique perspective on workplace culture is captured in her concept of “The Belonging Equation: Safety + Choice = Belonging.” She emphasizes the importance of creating environments where employees can choose their level of authenticity, fostering a sense of belonging and safety.

Her captivating presence on stage, often highlighted by her couture gowns, leaves audiences enchanted and educated. Her talks contain humor, real-life corporate experiences, and practical insights. She has received praise for her energizing keynotes that inspire and prepare audiences to transform their work environments.

Please join me in welcoming Shelley Brown.

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🚨 NEW EPISODE 🚨 Dive into an engaging conversation with Shelley Brown, where she shares her transformation from a corporate veteran to a mindfulness maven and belonging advocate.

In this episode of On the Schmooze, we explore:

🎨 A Creative Shift: Shelley Brown narrates her inspiring journey, embracing her uniqueness to reshape her career around passion, mindfulness, and the power of belonging.

🤝 The ‘Belonging' Factor: Discover how rebranding her talks to focus on the belonging equation has become a driving force for Shelley without leaning on jargon like ‘mindfulness' or 'emotional intelligence'.

🎙️ Community & Connection: Shelley and Robbie discuss the significance of community building and the art of nurturing connections, both online and offline, underscored by Shelley's airplane seatmate stories and Robbie's unique networking tales.

📚 Future Aspirations: Shelley Brown shares her upcoming literary goals.

Why listen? 👂

Tune in to get inspired by Shelley's authenticity, learn the practical side of forging real connections, and gather insights into fostering a sense of belonging in your personal and professional life.


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Who is Robbie Samuels?

🟧 I'm an event design consultant and executive Zoom producer, with a passion for creating engaging and unforgettable experiences. With two decades of experience in the meetings and events industry, I have honed my skills in designing and executing events that leave a lasting impression.

🟧 I have published three books to share my expertise. Collectively they have received over 650 Amazon reviews and reached #1 Best Seller in 29 paid categories in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia.

“Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events” has received widespread acclaim. I am thrilled to help presenters and facilitators bring energy and excitement to their virtual events, and I am constantly seeking new ways to innovate and improve.

The book and bonus content (checklists, step-by-step guides, video tutorials, and more) are available at

🟧 I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with others, and I regularly speak at industry events and offer consulting services to help organizations and speakers achieve success in their own virtual or in-person events. If you're looking for creative solutions and expert guidance for your next event, I would be honored to work with you. Let's make your event one to remember!

► Do you have a podcast or host live interviews? I am looking for opportunities to share my business success story and strategies.

I've been featured in NPR, Forbes, Fast Company, HBR, Lifehacker, and Inc. as a networking expert and expert in virtual event design.

► In 2020, I reinvented my business from zero to a thriving six figures in eight months. My second book, “Small List, Big Results: Launch a Successful Offer No Matter the Size of Your Email List,” answers the question, “Robbie, how did you do that?”

More importantly, this international bestseller shows how YOU can do it too. Get your copy and The Big Results Toolkit bonus content at

► My first book, “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences,” bonus content:

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