About Sheila Wray Gregoire

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Sheila is an author of seven books, a professional speaker, a syndicated columnist, and a homeschooling mom.

This is her professional speaking training website. Normally, though, she blogs over at To Love, Honor and Vacuum. Pop in to see the personal side of her there!

Sheila began speaking in 2003, when a friend at church asked her to share her testimony at the local Christian women’s club. From there, word of mouth grew, and Sheila started doing more and more engagements. Mostly she focused on Stonecroft Ministry’s Christian Women’s Club for the first few years, but soon requests for retreats and parenting groups came in.

In 2004 she and her husband joined the associate staff with FamilyLife Canada, where they began speaking for the Weekend to Remember marriage conferences. Sheila and Keith also speak at one night marriage events as well.

In 2008 Sheila teamed up with World Vision Canada to bring Girls Night Out events to women across the nation. Sharing her sense of humor and her touching testimony, she loved leading people to Christ and causing others to think more deeply about what it means to trust God.

Since then, Sheila has spoken all over North America to denominational events, church events, and conferences. She speaks on average 30 times a year.

Right now she’s focusing on bringing her Girl Talk signature event to churches, where she gives straight talk about marriage and intimacy. Combining humor with a sensitive topic guarantees a load of fun!

Sheila lives in Belleville, Ontario, with her husband Keith, a pediatrician, and her two teenage daughters.

9 Responses

  1. Thank you for a refreshing site for those of us who are just starting or wanting to start. I do not feel as overwhelmed or underdone as when I visit other sites. I have dabbled at speaking for years, now at age 54 I think it’s time! Than you for your very warm and human, but helpful site! Keep it up!!

  2. I am writing an e-book called “Bridal Shower Devotional Resource Book”. I have a section on public speaking tips. I was wondering if I could include your blog address as a resource in my e-book?

  3. […] Post at "Becoming a Christian Womens’ Speaker" I’m over at Sheila Wray Gregoire’s speaker training blog today with a vulnerable guest post about my speaking experiences so far. Keepin’ it real, […]

  4. Hi Shelia,
    Wow, for now…all I can say is ‘Praise God!’ I keep looking back to the top of the page to make sure you are really a Christian & Speaker & Author & Have a Real-Life Perspective! (& you Laugh!) :D Well, God’s Timing is Everything! LOL! Yes, I’ve ‘liked’ the FB pg & Ur Twitter Pgs2! oops, went to TweetMode!
    Now, I can sleep ~ so I can focus in the morning on what you have to say on your pages!
    Bless You & Have a JOY-Full Day!
    Love Ya! Susie :)

  5. Dear Ms.Gregoire,

    Thank you so much for you guidance and inspiration. I believe that I am called to be a Christian Motivational Speaker, and a Christian Women’s Speaker.

    I just recently found your site. I thank God that I did, your tips will be very helpful to me. I’m the author of four Christian books, and I’ve done some speaking, but now I know in my heart that this is what God wants me to do.

    I won’t be able to step out in full force at this time, because I’m a caregiver for my 86 year old mom, who is a sroke survivor, and also has Alzheimers. I also give assistance to my aunt who is ninety five. So for the time being I have to absorb all I can about speaking.Thank God for people like you, who wants to help others get started.

    Barbara Caldwell

  6. I am so thrilled to have come across your web site. Your direct and pointed tips are SO HELPFUL! I’ll be around some more, you can count on it. Thanks for giving practical and godly advice.

  7. I have felt a desire to speak to women for years and have done nothing concrete in actually following through. Tonight, I could not sleep and once more the thoughts of ministering to women flooded my mind. I went online to once more look up any listings or info on how to become a speaker. I found your blog, I look forward to reading more of it, when it is not 3:30 am.! Thank you, DAF

  8. Wow!!! thank you for such words of wisdom. i am a beginner Christian Motivational Speaker. I thank God that i read your post on how to become a speaker. I’m greatful fo rthe advise because I was about to quit my job and follow my passion and now I understand that i have to build the skill first and market myself more.
    May The Lord continue to grant you wisdom as you guide people like me on how to follow God’s call in a wise way.
    Nokulunga RSA

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