About Prove Them Wrong®



  • Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) – U.S. Business Leadership Network
  • Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) – State of Texas

Who We Are

Prove Them Wrong®, headquartered in Austin, Texas, has more than a decade of experience in providing exceptional keynotes for meetings and conferences plus dynamic interactive leadership trainings, ranging in length from one hour to full-day. Supplemental materials are also available.

We build motivated teams and empower people to reach enthusiastically for excellence. We help to increase productivity and improve customer loyalty by training everyone to perform like a leader.

Prove Them Wrong®’s founder and president, Nancy Shugart, delivers this vital training with passion, strength, and grace.

As a child, Nancy Shugart was not expected to amount to much. But she proved them wrong. She is a former public school educator, award-winning author, professional keynote speaker, leadership trainer, recognized community volunteer, and celebrated businesswoman as the recipient of the Blazing Star Award presented by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas.

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“Courage is the capacity to hear what others say is impossible and believe you are the one to make it happen.”
- Nancy Shugart

What We Do

We teach, we inspire, and we provide evidence of what is truly possible.

Why We Do This

We see tremendous courage every day in those who refuse to accept the word “impossible.”

We believe that, if only others had known what was possible, they, too, would have found the courage to persist.

We believe that courage is the key that will stop the quitting.

For this reason, we work hard to reveal courage, believing that this courage will strengthen others to refuse to quit.

Our Mission

The mission of Prove Them Wrong® is to give a voice to courage by telling real-life stories of people who prove that we can all do more than most believe to be possible.

  • We provide evidence of what happens when we have the courage to not give up.
  • We help people have a determined and unshakable quest to be the very best.

Selected Clients Include:

American Foundation for the Blind, Dallas, TX
Association for Persons in Supported Employment, Oklahoma Chapter
Austin Independent School District
Baranoff Elementary School – Austin, TX
Casey Elementary School – Austin, TX
Children’s Association for Maximum Potential
Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority
Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center – Austin, TX
El Paso Rehabilitation Center
Evangelical Lutheran Education Association
Jackson Woman’s Club – Jackson, KY
JB Goodwin Realtors
Leadership Texas
Madison County Schools – Huntsville, AL
Parks Elementary School – Pasadena, TX
Pasadena Independent School District, Special Education Department
South Shaver Elementary School – Pasadena, TX
Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind
TX Dept of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services – Austin, TX
TX Dept of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services – Beaumont, TX
TX Dept of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services – Corpus Christi, TX
TX Dept of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services – El Paso, TX
TX Dept of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services – McAllen, TX
TX Dept of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services – San Antonio, TX
Texas Education Service Center, Region 4
Texas Lions State Convention
Texas Parent to Parent Network
Texas Rehab Action Network
Texas School for the Blind
Texas Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend – Corpus Christi, TX
Texas Workforce Solutions of the Golden Crescent – Victoria, TX
Texas Youth Leadership Forum

Our books and DVD provide unshakable evidence of what happens when a person has a bull-dogged determination to succeed despite overwhelming obstacles that attempt to stand in their way.