Entrepreneur, Entertainment Executive & Author

Shabnam Mogharabi Speaking Fee: $10,000 to $20,000

Speaking Fee:
$10,000 to $20,000

Travels From:
LAX - Los Angeles (All Airports)

Primary Topic Category:
Creativity and Innovation

Secondary Topic Category:
Company Culture / Employee Engagement / Teamwork

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Shabnam Mogharabi At A Glance:

Shabnam Mogharabi is an entertainment entrepreneur, author, and journalist with more than 20 years of experience in media and storytelling. She is a lifelong student of positive psychology and an expert on how to create socially impactful and entertaining content. Shabnam believes embracing the power of joy is an act of rebellion, and in her insightful, interactive sessions, she shares practical tips about what it takes to truly bring more joy into your life both personally and professionally.

Shabnam Mogharabi is an entertainment entrepreneur, author, and journalist with more than 15 years of leadership experience in media and storytelling. She is a lifelong student of positive psychology, a freelance documentary film producer, and an expert on how to create socially impactful and entertaining content.

With actor Rainn Wilson, Shabnam co-founded SoulPancake, the inspiring entertainment company behind beloved video series such as Kid President and My Last Days. Under her tenure, SoulPancake amassed 10M social media fans and nearly 1B video views on its daily positive videos about human connection. The company eventually had a successful exit to social impact film studio Participant.

It was in espousing the values of SoulPancake that she personally believes in – the importance of joy, hope, purpose, and gratitude – that Shabnam found a calling as a public speaker. Today, she shares her uplifting, vulnerable message on how to harness the power of joy at dozens of conferences and events a year.

Prior to SoulPancake, Shabnam was an award-winning journalist and editor and one of the youngest winners of the Jesse H. Neal Aard (the Pulitzer Prize of B2B journalism). She has worked as a contributing writer, editor, and stringer for a number of publications, including People, Pool & Spa News, Sunset, and HuffPost. She is a New York Times bestselling author with “SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions”.

Shabnam is a Henry Crown Fellow and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is on the advisory board of Seed & Spark; an industry advisor for USC’s Digital Media program, and on the board of directors for of the national nonprofit Tahirih Justice Center.

Shabnam received her B.A. in journalism and business administration from the University of Southern California and her Master’s in media from Northwestern University. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

On behalf of the NRF, I would like to thank you for your time, effort, and expertise. Your presentation was such a 'joy' for our audience. And you made me cry. 

— Eric Olson, VP of Education Strategies, National Retail Federation

This morning’s meeting was GREAT! We’re getting THE BEST feedback! Honestly, everyone is stopping me in the halls to tell me how much they loved her presentation! I believe her ripple will last long after today. 

— Nicole Turchin , Director of Inspiration, BNG

Thank you for leaving us all at XYPNLive on a high that Purpose, Joy and Giving matters and that's brings true happiness. Your talk touched the heartstrings and our network of financial planners can't stop sharing pearls of wisdom that touched a nerve cord. 

— Rupa Pereira, Director of Strategic Initiatives, XY Planning Network

Shabnam was wonderful! People are RAVING about her!

— Sara Gorlick, VP Events, Rakuten Americas & Rakuten Advertising

Shabnam Mogharabi was an absolute pleasure to work with, and her commitment to creating a high-quality keynote made our first-ever virtual conference a true standout. She did her homework on ASQ’s membership to ensure her remark offered relevant, valuable food for thought. Shabnam’s personal, down-to-earth delivery immediately connected the audience to her message—they can’t stop raving about her! She has my highest endorsement for anyone seeking an unforgettable, engaging, impactful speaker.

— Wendy Dietzler, Senior Conference Producer, American Society for Quality

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