After starting an entertainment company while just a sophomore in high school, Shannon set out on a career in comedy, acting, and music - and landed many national television appearances, including Co-Host, Producer and Writer of Teen Talk for Warner Brothers; a series regular on TLC’s for Better of For Worse; and a regular performer at the World Famous Laugh Factory Comedy Club in Hollywood, California.
Noticing an appeal he had to teenagers, his first success as a motivational speaker naturally fell with that group. He put his stage experience to work to inspire his audiences to make excellent choices in their lives and turn dreams into realities and has become, by far, one of the best and most sought after motivational speakers in America.
With 14 years on the stage and millions of people reached, Shannon continues to captivate, not only young audiences, but thousands of corporate and community leaders as well. Shannon’s message is to create, inspire, and deliver!
"america's Most requested young speaker"
-Student Activities Magazine
what people are saying
"Shannon has made a POSITIVE IMPACT in the lives of thousands around the world...He will have your group achieving things they never thought possible!"
-Kimberly Kirberger: Creator Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul
"Shannon Pickard has the power to captivate audiences and change lives! If you're ready for AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE, shannon is the ideal speaker for your next event."
-James Malinchak: Author of "Millionaire Success Secrets" and featured on ABC's hit TV Show "Secret Millionaire"
"You were a HUGE SUCCESS! We could not have done it without you."
-Emmett Eary, Texas Education Agency
"It's understandable why your book SOLD OUT at our conference. Thanks for coming to South Dakota"
-Governor M. Michael Rounds-SD
“We liked Shannon so much, we designed a required career/college class for all seniors around his messages, using his book as our guide for success!"
ALL STUDENTS NEED TO HEAR SHANNON!”
-Wendy Bledin, Career Coordinator Elma High School, WA
"We were just BLOWN AWAY! You were truly unforgettable."
-Mother and Daughter, Clover Park College, HS Career Day
"I gave your book to my daughter for graduation. She went on and on about it. I never thought she'd be so excited about a book. SHE LOVES IT!"
- Central High School Parent, Connecticut
"Your outlook on life is very...interesting. Your book cracked me up. Your stories are hilarious and VERY INSPIRING!" - Lakewood Junior High Student, Washington
"One of the most entertaining, motivational, and powerful events you'll ever attend!"
- Greene Publishing, The Madison Enterprise
"Comedian and writer, Shannon Pickard, was met with thunderous applause after his presentation at Bay High School."
- Panama City News Herald, FL
"His keynote "speeches" are anything but"speeches." Shannon's energy, zeal, and passion for turning dreams into realities comes forth in an all out SHOW!
- Student Activities Journal
Intrigued by the entertainment industry, my parents took me and my sister to Memphis Tennessee to show us the early roots of the entertainment explosion. For as long as I live, I’ll never forget my first tour of Graceland. I was hooked. I wanted to be a singer and an actor! Only problem was, I couldn’t sing.
But actually, I realized that that thing burning inside me that I wanted to do so badly wasn’t necessarily “to sing,” It was to have a positive influence on a massive group of people...