Shirley Raines: Speaker, Consultant and Author.

Shirley Raines uses humor, examples,  insights, challenges and concrete strategies to inspire and inform audiences from the podium, the classroom and the boardroom.  Described as “powerful, prepared and personable,” she speaks to leaders and to early childhood educators.




” Dr. Shirley Raines has that rare talent of being able to speak in front of hundreds of people and every person in the room will feel that she personally speaking to them.”

David Cox

Campus Administrator

An Uncommon Journey: Leadership Lessons From A Preschool Teacher Who Became A University President.

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An Uncommon Journey: Leadership Lessons From A Preschool Teacher Who Became A University President
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Lived Leadership Family

Lived Leadership Family

Recently, I had the pleasure of delivering the graduation address to the University of Houston’s Leadership Academy. In the introduction, Provost Paula Short said that I had a career of “Lived Leadership.” Since that weekend, I have thought a great deal...

Event Planner Extraordinaire

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the 500 + “giant” teachers and directors I met at a conference in Austin. Last week I had the privilege of delivering two keynotes to 458 teachers in the Dallas area and working with a dedicated group of directors....

The Team is the Difference Maker

Steve Cockrum, co-author of 5 Gears with Jeremie Kubicek, suggested that we listen to Marcus Buckingham’s video on “Competitive Advantage.” I did listen. I think the tools that measure the performance of a company, the amount of engagement of employees and...

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