Nora Sheils (she/her)

Rock Paper Coin

A pioneer in event technology, Rock Paper Coin co-founder Nora Sheils translates two-plus decades of wedding industry experience into a thought leadership platform that educates and inspires event professionals at all stages of their careers. Speaking on topics ranging from automation and tech solutions to business expansion and effective leadership, Nora tailors such topics to the wedding and events industry with a thorough understanding of today’s market and the unique challenges faced by event professionals. 

Wide-ranging experience and a warm personality have made Nora a sought-after speaker, regularly sharing her expertise on local and national stages alike, including Coterie Retreat, Wedding MBA, Catersource, The Special Event, and NACE Experience. Her knowledge has earned her a spot in top industry podcasts, and her contributions have been featured in the NY Times, Town + Country, Brides, The Knot, Martha Stewart, Bridal Guide, and Special Event Magazine. 

Recognized as one of the Top 500 Event Professionals by BizBash and by Portland Business Journal in its 40 under 40 series, Nora has also been heralded as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry by Eventex and was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Award. More recently, Rock Paper Coin was celebrated by the Stevie Awards as the Best Startup in Technology Services and named Best Specialty Contract & Events Management Platform by Corporate Vision Magazine.

Speaking Topics

  • The Evolution of the Wedding Industry + What We Can Learn from It
  • Cruise Control: Automate your Business Today
  • Bringing Your Brand & Team Into the Digital Age
  • Breaking Down the Myths Behind Wedding Tech

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