A Community Gathering Space Where Leaders Come to Grow
House of Shine is a nonprofit interactive self-discovery museum whose mission is to help people from age 5 to 95 discover who they are and why their contribution to the world matters.
Who We Are
We achieve our mission through museum exhibits, K-12 curriculum and programs that help people unearth their SHINE—the Strengths, Hobbies, Interests & Irritants, Needs, and Experiences that make them unique.
When you visit House of Shine, you’ll become a Shineologist – someone who studies the science of self. Each exhibit will bring you closer to understanding yourself and making the most of your talents and gifts. Beyond discovering your Shine, we want to be the catalyst that helps you activate it, implement it and grow it, so you can make your corner of the world a little brighter. Read on to learn more about us, and visit us soon to learn more about you.
A Relentless Desire to Spread Shine
What you focus on expands. It’s as true for House of Shine’s story as it is for everyone our organization serves. Our founder, Dr. Claudia K. Beeny, began shaping the idea behind House of Shine in February of 2008, when she wrote the first post for her blog, HighLowAha. She began with the simple goal of sharing one creative idea a day for a year. However, the more she focused on creating, the more ideas came to her. She also began to explore the idea of promoting excellence, which requires greater self-awareness.
Soon, Claudia was hosting workshops and live events for women, children and parents, which led to the creation of the SHINE framework and the Principles of Shine. Next, she wanted to share the concept with young adults and educators, so she launched House of Shine, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and began creating curriculum for K-12 students. House of Shine partnered with schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, the Girl Scouts and other nonprofit organizations to spread the Shine message. The content was good, but the House of Shine team soon realized that while schools were interested in teaching self-awareness, teachers already had so many other responsibilities, they did not have the time or resources to fully implement the Shine curriculum. House of Shine needed its own space.
In 2020—12 years after the seed for House of Shine was first planted—we broke ground on our self-discovery museum, located at 334 South Barton Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine, Texas. Now, we are focused on delivering the Shine message beyond schools and workshops, to anyone aged 5 to 95 who is interested in discovering their best self. House of Shine is one of the most unique things to do in Grapevine, and we hope you’ll visit us soon. This is our journey, and we are excited to hear about yours. We know that, like us, you will find that if you focus on your Shine, it will grow.