Hi, I’m Shannon.

I’m a mom, an author, the founder of Hopeful Hearts Ministry and I’m known as the “Show up with Intention speaker.”  I’ve shared my message around the world and would love to share it with your group!
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About Shannon

Shannon McGraw was born in Witchita Falls, TX and was raised in Sherman, TX. With an undergrad degree in journalism and public relations from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a master’s in fine arts, from the University of Houston. She is a Single mom with two boys in college, Ryan and Seth.

It has been said that the best thing about hitting bottom is, when we do, we have no place else to go but up. Such was the case with Shannon McGraw. At the age of 27, she found herself at the bottom of a life that was no longer tolerable. With no place to turn, she found faith and peace. It was the beginning of a love story that continues to unfold day by day.

Shannon McGraw is a Mental Health Peer Support Specialist, and an incest and rape survivor, as well as a survivor of cancer. She is the author of EXPOSED, and REDEEMED, and founder of Hopeful HeartsMinistry. Shannon has spoken across the United States and Internationally addressing the realities and effects of abuse in our culture and the graces faith provides for one’s healing journey. Shannon was honored with the Family Time Women of Achievement Award for Women’s Advocate in 2014. She was CBS Houston’s featured author and has been a featured columnist with Choose-Now Ministries.com, Lifestyle & Charity magazine and many more.

Shannon now travels the country and the world helping survivors of abuse, as well as individuals of all walks of life, to transform embrace their full potential and transform their lives.

Despite her numerous accolades, Shannon remains authentic and a very engaging speaker.

In a Nutshell, Shannon McGraw Delivers!

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“I heard Shannon McGraw  speak at the Steubenville East Conference. She was the first woman I met who was both Catholic who had a deep sense of faith and whose walk was Christ mirrored my own, as well being a survivor of sexual assault. Hearing Shannon evangelize through sharing her story changed my life. Hearing her speak gave me the permission to start evangelizing in the same way no matter what others thought.”

Rachel O’Grady
“I just wanted to say thank you is much for your talk tonight..because of you I let my feelings be known. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I just want to thank you so much for your talk tonight, you truly have changed my life.”
“I was a catechist at your talk tonight at Prince of Peace and I just wanted to thank you for being so real with us tonight. Your talk is a talk that I have tried to write about myself many times and I have never been brave enough to do it.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for your words and your ministry. I will keep you in my prayers. “
“I heard you speak tonight..(I was wearing the purple sweater and asked about 333). Your talk made me realize that I am worth and I am good enough, it dosent matter what anyone says! Thank you again for coming tonight, its nice knowing someone actually cares and has been through some things that youve been through!”

“I just wanted to thank you for sharing your story with us this weekend. I know it means a lot to many of the girls you spoke to this morning in the women’s session, (and I was actually in the front row for both of your workshop talks too.) We need to be reminded to stand up and fight for ourselves now and again so thanks for reminding us.”

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Mental Health Peer Support Specialist and Transformation Coach specializing for over 15 years mentoring women and men of all stages in life. Shannon uses specific tools to recognize and conquer the areas that have been holding you back. Embrace your purpose and show up in your life with intention and success.


● STUCK in a relationship roller coaster
● SICK of the job that offers no joy
● FRUSTRATED because you don’t know why you can’t be ‘happy’
● TIRED of making the same mistakes over and over
● READY to find your purpose and embrace life

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Shannon has been my voice of reason when the heaviness of life has had that paralyzing grip on me. Things get overwhelming and I can’t see them for what they really are! Shannon has this ability to shine a light on what is true, what is important, and what is worth letting go. I am a better wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend because of her guidance.
Donna Ostlund, Idaho
“Shannon is a wonderful listener who can relate to the issues you face in your day to day life. Her guidance is relate able and helpful and is deeply thought out. She has great follow through when she helped me in my troubles and is always there when you need somebody.”
Eric Beris, TX
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