About The Host
While Karen Shayne’s passions were always music and the arts, she spent most of her career as an entrepreneur. A tireless motivator and award-winning leader in a male-dominated healthcare industry, her relentless ambition to be the best was inspirational to those with whom she worked.
Then a diagnosis of cancer stopped her in her tracks.
That’s when Karen felt she had to do more. Guided by her true inspiration, her Grandmother “Mama Spivey” (also a cancer survivor), Karen began a journey of a different kind of leadership when she began speaking about overcoming obstacles, teaching others to live with quality and selflessness each day. That’s when Karen Shayne met the media and found a home on stage.
Karen’s inspirational movement took flight as she began traveling, speaking to audiences on how to give back to society while being an effective leader. That led to a move to Nashville in 2005, and her work brought her to television. Karen created an award-winning healthcare segment, “On Modern Age,” seen each week on Nashville’s NBC and CBS affiliates.
Continuing to transcend challenges, Karen founded the Women Survivors Alliance (WSA), a 501c3 non-profit for women affected by cancer. Through the WSA she created SURVIVORville, an annual convention for women cancer survivors around the world. Karen saw firsthand how change and inspiration positively change lives. Shortly thereafter, Karen took to the stage again and became Executive Producer of “My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories from the Stage” – a professionally produced, nationally touring stage show, now seen in 11 cities across the country. The show teaches survivors around the world how to empower themselves to create a better life after cancer. Finally, through Karen’s leadership, the WSA created NOU Magazine, the first online women’s cancer magazine, where articles of empowerment and change are the focus.
But, there was only one place left to go – the screen.
Today, Karen’s remarkable talents have emerged in a new venture, host the new IPTV/OTT network show, “Living Inspired with Karen Shayne” on New Focus Network. Holding to the host’s namesake, Living Inspired with Karen Shayne will showcase three of daytime television’s most popular topics: talk, how-to, and empowerment. The show offers a variety of segments, from celebrity interviews and pop culture news to health tips, fashion trends, music, and food. In true Shayne style, each episode is capped off real-life version of a Second Act, where real people tell their life-changing stories and inspire us all to overcome life’s challenges. “Living Inspired” is entertaining, empowering, and, above all, motivating. Add some sweet tea and down-home southern fun, and you have all the ingredients needed to cook up one fine “reality” show with a new, refreshingly positive definition of Reality.
Living Inspired is filmed before a live studio audience in Nashville, Tennessee and is seen on New Focus Network.
On a personal note, Karen confesses to being a Food Network and HGTV junkie. She loves the lake, great music, fashion, and cooking up strawberry cobbler with her mama. From entrepreneur to the tv show host, Karen Shayne is a woman of talent, inspiration, and motivation. Truly, she’s living inspired and challenging us all to follow her lead.