Shelley Roth, M.Ed.

Trainer & Consultant

A lifelong educator and highly regarded social media trainer, Shelley Roth brings their personal story and passion for working in the business community to inclusive organizations seeking to foster a productive and positive environment.

Client Testimonials

“This is much needed in the business world, especially for customer facing organizations. Thanks for bringing knowledge to us!”

-Business Consultant

“Bringing you in to help our company establish policy and directive on how to treat the gender diverse population was invaluable. Keep up the great work!”

-Healthcare Provider

“I would highly recommend Springboard to anyone looking to grow their social media presence and engage their client base. Shelley added insight and valuable knowledge in each session!”

-Oscar H., Real Estate Executive

“You educate and inspire people with your story of “Don’t Call Me Ma’am” This is very timely and many companies need to learn more. Thanks for sharing!”

-Business Owner

“I am so happy that you have responded to life in this way. You have a strong powerful voice that makes a difference and your teaching style is easy to understand.”

-Physical Therapist

“I am so happy that you have responded to life in this way. You have a strong powerful voice that makes a difference and your teaching style is easy to understand.”

-Physical Therapist

“Great educational, and touching, information on a subject that is new to many. I appreciate the explanations, word definitions and pics! The information reminds us of how the habits of judgment continue to limit us individually and as a race. I always enjoy personal insight and courage as it inspires me.”

-Business Owner

“Shelley’s coursework brings practical applications on how to be more inclusive in my business and with my customers and prospects. This work has the power to transform relationships and new interactions that we face in an evolving and interconnected world. Highly recommend!”

-Marketing Director

“Having been born and raised in Texas, using pronouns with everybody is the way I was taught to show respect. But with the changing times come new ways to address people in order to ensure everybody feels respected and comfortable.”

-Web Designer & Business Owner

“Shelley’s training is inspiring and powerful and with decades of experience in the business world that they bring, I came away not only understanding how to be more polite and inclusive in my own business, but find myself determined to do so.”

-Graphic Designer

Training Courses and Webinars

Gender 101

Shedding Light on Gender Identity

During this webinar, the concepts of sex, gender identify, gender expression and sexual orientation are untangled and presented in a simple format. Based on Shelley’s own experience and business expertise, Gender 101 offers concrete and clear practices to treat the gender diverse population.

This workshop is for anyone seeking a broader understanding of gender and gender variations. The session is accessible and informative to those newly interested in gender topics as well as long time advocates seeking to become better allies of a gender expansive population.


  • Expand understanding of the meaning of gender
  • Heighten awareness and sensitivity on importance of addressing customers in a gender-conscious manner
  • Understand the costs and consequences of assuming the gender of patrons (also known as “misgenderirng”).
  • Gain understanding of the difference in gender, biological sex, gender expresssion and sexual orientation
  • Receive suggestions for creating a gender affirmative work environment

Don’t Call Me Ma’am

Living in a World Without Labels

Based on Shelley’s best-selling book of the same name, gain a better understanding of gender identity and how Shelley learned to embrace living as a transgender person.

By the end of this session attendees will:

  • Expand their understanding of what defines a transgender person
  • Develop a compassionate attitude for all people different from themselves
  • Be aware of what questions to ask/not ask a transgender person
  • Learn about the use of gender neutral pronouns

More Training Courses and Webinars Coming Soon including:

  • 5 Things Every Restaurant Should Include in Training;
  • 7 Steps to Create a More Inclusive Work Environment;
  • Gender Aware Marketing Strategies for Customer Facing Organizations

Speaker: Shelley Roth, a published author, and well known social media trainer, consultant and speaker with first-hand, real-world experience combined with decades of practical business expertise, brings their story and 4th book “Don’t Call me Ma’am, A Story of Living in a World without Labels”, to your organization.

Learn more about Shelley at www.shelleyroth.com

Contact: Shelley Roth sroth@shelleyroth.com 713 937.1006 to learn more or schedule Shelley for speaking or training engagements.

Book speaker and trainer, Shelley Roth to speak to your organization in exchange for a donation to the GLBT Homeless Organization, supporting homeless GLBT Youth. It’s a WIN WIN for  all!

Shelley Roth is authorized by  The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (GDIB), The Centre for Global Inclusion, a US 501c3 nonprofit organization.

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