I’m Shawna Coronado. I’m an author and professional photographer who decided to change her life one day and up n’ left her fancy-pants office job in sales and marketing to find health and happiness (here are my books – LINK) . Since then I have created a media career beyond authoring and photography as an online influencer, on-camera spokesperson, blogger, columnist, keynote speaker, and radio show host. Every day is a new adventure for me.
Now I spend my days learning about sustainable ideas and trying to inspire others to find their socially good selves. Because I’m a professional speaker and writer I get to travel all over the world meeting fun people and sharing my passion. To see my speaking and appearance schedule, please GO HERE.
My photos and writing appear in many magazines, books, and online media. I have published several organic lifestyle books, including books for Cool Springs Press/Quarto Publishing that are about gardening and wellness. I have a fantastical video crew who works with me to create fabulous videos for the internet for various brands and also my YouTube channel. I have blogged for many groups including Better Homes and Gardens, Kellogg Garden Company, STIGA, CitySearch, Chicago Tribune’s ChicagoNow blog, Jung Seed, Espoma Organic Fertilizer, and many domestic and international sites. I’ve appeared regularly on QVC TV, on multiple TV networks, and spent a season hosting the FOX News TV team LIVE bi-weekly at my home garden for “Gardening with Good Day”. Radio experience includes co-hosting a lifestyle radio show a few years ago, plus making regular appearances on NPR, podcasts, and radio stations all over the United States.
I am honored to have been featured in First for Women magazine, Edible Gardening Magazine, Costco Connection, HGTVGardens.com, in Chicago Tribune’s Remarkable Woman section, on the DIYNetwork site, Small Yard Gardening Magazine, and many more media locations. I speak to thousands of people at cool gigs like TEDxWomen, Google, and the Mother Earth News Fairs discussing the benefits of healthy living for community. I also teach social media techniques and workshops. Other days I spend online talking about sustainable ideas; health and wellness, eco-travel, sustainability tips, organic gardening, healthy anti-inflammatory cooking, and techniques for every day homeowners to make a difference. I try to share all I can right here on the blog so you can be a part of the action. I’m not perfect at being green and sustainable, but I’m learning just like you — one step at a time.
If you would like to see my work bio or are considering hiring me to speak or work with your brand or business, or if you have questions or want to talk to me, just shoot me an email at shawna at shawnacoronado dot com.
Thank you so much for sharing in all the crazy adventures, for your comments, your support, and most of all for the love you share with me – I love you and am glad you are spending time on my website and sharing in the adventure!
Be sustainable! Be happy!
A very special thank you to my photography friends who took such delightful photos of me for my website –
Front cover shot, top contact page, and top about page shots are from Stephanie Sunberg at StephanieSunberg.com
My front cover shot and top photo on this page was photographed by Sheila Rutledge of Captured by Sheila Photography.
Mario Salazar from of Mario Salazar Photography for the terrific photo of me laying in cabbage.
Karie Strangeway from K. Strangeway Photography took all the promotional boot pictures on the website.
My awesome friend Mark Fonville took the great photo at the top of the contact page.
I deeply appreciate your allowing me to use the photos on my website – you are amazingly talented my friends and I am grateful for your help and support.