It's Not What Happened To You, It's What You Do With It.

From Tribulation to Triumph Motivational Speaking

Welcome Abuse Survivors…You are Not Alone.



Gridlock, bills, the weather, kids, and work are things everyone complains about, but Shari Karney doesn't complain. Sexually abused by her father and raised by a sadistic mother, who attempted to kill her, Shari learned to survive by staying quiet, and not telling anyone about the abuse. That is until attorney Karney stumbled onto her first legal case, defending a 3-year-old child who was being sexually abused by the father.

And that's when things got interesting...

Shari Karney's story is unlike anyone you'll ever hear. Moving in her frankness, Shari takes you through a satisfying, touching, and genuinely affecting tour through hell and back, from Tribulation to Triumph.

Shari went on to pioneer changes in the law for victims of child sexual abuse in California and assisted organizers who wanted help in other states. The law changes in Calfornia inspired 40 other states to give child sexual abuse survivors more rights. Shari excels as a motivational speaker, author, attorney and entrepreneur.

She asks audiences. "Is it a set-back or a starting point?" Shari has turned pain into a positive learning experience. She is a warm-hearted agent of change with a riveting message.

Shari inspirational story was the subject of an NBC Television Movie entitled: Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story. The movie about Shari Karney attracted 12 million viewers in the United States and 18 million viewers worldwide.

Shari has appeared as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC's PrimeTime with Diane Sawyer, 20/20, The Today Show, Weekend Today Show, Inside Edition, CNN, MSNBC, HLN, ABC, NBC, CBS Evening News, True TV, Bravo,  and thousands of other television shows.

Karney has also been featured in the New York Times, Sunday Magazine Section, The Los Angeles Times, Glamour Magazine, Variety Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, and TV Guide. Shari was featured in a syndicated reality court show on Fox television called Power of Attorney where the ten most influential and notorious attorneys in the US tried cases against each other. As one of the lead attorneys on the show, Shari would go head to head with Gloria Allred, Christopher Darden, Marcia Clark, Geoffrey Feiger, and Lisa Bloom (author of bestseller Think!).  Shari continues to inspire others as the author of Prey No Longer, A Step-by-Step Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse.

Today, Shari is an entrepreneur and has been a legal expert on shows and for news-breaking cases of the day. True TV is featuring Karney in an 30 minute show chronicling her life and legal work on behalf of trauma survivors.

Shari is willing to deliver her inspirational message to a wide range of audiences, including college campuses, to groups and organizations.  She is extremely passionate about her work. She understands that the trauma she went through made her who she is today. Shari believes in you and your healing journey. 

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