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ABOUT SHELLI

For over two decades, Shelli Varela has been blazing trails both literally and figuratively. Hired in 1994 as the first female firefighter in one of Canada’s largest cities, she went on to earn the coveted “Firefighter of the Year Award” twice - and is a former travelling member of “Firefighters Without Borders” where she and her team were deployed to Honduras.

Shelli is a 2x TEDx speaker, the podcast host of The YES Effect Show and is the author of the children’s book “Peanut meets the Pigtailed Firefighter”. She is the creator of the online course “YES University – Say yes to your greatness and live life on purpose not autopilot.”

WHAT SHELLI CAN SPEAK ON

  • How to Hack Possibility
  • The Power of Personal Story
  • How Women Lead
  • The Advantage of Adversity
  • And more

WHAT THE PROS ARE SAYING

“When you have this much power and this much ability with people you decide where you want to take the audience.”

BRENDON BURCHARD
NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR,
HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH

“I’m floored. You have a lot of natural 
ability. That’s why I’m obsessed with you.”

RACHEL HANFLING
TV PRODUCER,
MEDIA STRATEGIST

“It’s really hard to have that kind of response from an audience. In the middle of your speech, they stood up!”

BO EASON
ACTOR,
PLAYWRIGHT, COACH

INVITE SHELLI TO SPEAK

Shelli Varela is an entertaining and thought-provoking speaker. She is shaking and provoking status quo and betting on one's strength to reframe and transform current life situations and ensure path to possibilities, success and happiness. Shelli will leave your audience entertained, motivated, and begging for more.

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