‘House of Shine’ Nonprofit Promotes Self-Discovery

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House of Shine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit interactive museum located in Greenvine, Texas, works to help people discover their true selves.

“There can be no more gratifying work than helping people discover their unique combination of talents and gifts and how to use them to make a positive difference in their corner of the world,” said Dr. Claudia Beeny, House of Shine’s executive director.

The nonprofit works to “unearth your shine,” as Beeny described. Their mission is to “help people from five to 95 discover who they are and why their contribution to the world matters,” using engaging exhibits, events, programs, and the Shine Framework and methodology that was originally explained in Dr. Beeny’s book What’s Your Shine?: A Method for Discovering Who You Are and Why It Matters.

“The impact we are having on people’s lives is profound,” Beeny said. “For elementary and middle schoolers, it is about creating positive campus cultures – whole environments that use shared language and experiences to showcase students’ attributes. In high school and college, it is about creating confident decision-makers; self-aware students who choose relationships, studies, and career paths that align with their values and innate talents and strengths. For employees, it’s about making sure the right people are sitting in the right seats on the bus. And for retirees and senior citizens, it’s making sure people feel relevant and purpose-filled until the end of life”

Those trained in their techniques can become certified Shinetologists, with their next certification period coming up in late October.

The organization plans to book as many events as possible to increase mental health awareness, an issue Beeny calls a “national problem.”

They host approximately 15 programs and events a month, many of which focus on leadership development, the arts, and entrepreneurship.

Beginning Sept. 9th, they will have their Rise and Shine event, a monthly workshop for women held one Thursday of the month.

“It’s inspirational, thought-provoking, and the perfect chance to be in a community with other growth-minded women,” Beeny states.

In addition, they offer a Teen Leadership Institute in which twelve selected students intern with House of Shine for a year while gaining life experience and leadership skills.

For more information on House of Shine, visit their website here.

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