About Grace

SHOPTALK 360® founder and host, Grace Daly, has been in the commercial development industry for more than 25 years, directing design, construction, facilities and procurement for national chain brands and major Fortune 500 corporations. 


As a creative director, award winning writer, certified coach, keynote speaker event producer and consultant - Grace's clients include: Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Commercial Construction & Renovation magazine, DRII Organization, GROHE LIVE! Center NYC, HAFELE, HardRock Cafe, IMCMV, Verizon Wireless. Her thousands of interviews include leaders from: Aarons, Aeropostale, Ann Taylor, Burger King, Carvel, Chanel, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Cinnabon, Citibank, Design:Retail, Forever21, Francescas, Gap, GlobalShop, H&M, Hello Fresh, IKEA, International Hotel Group, JCrew, JHM Hotels, John Varvatos Enterprises, LA Dodgers, Lord & Tayor, Macys, Michael Kors, M&Ms, NYU Langone Medical Center, Office Depot, Pandora Jewelry, Pollo Tropical, Ralph Lauren, Richemont, Saks Fifth Ave, Smashburger, SteakNShake, Subway, Target, TGIF, The Retail People, Urban Outfitters, Under Armour, Verizon Wireless, Whataburger.


Grace sets a high platform to launch her mission of spreading inspiration and shared learnings in this Industry she fondly refers to as her 'family'.  Get Ready, Get Inspired!®

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“The art of leadership development by stepping into your highest and best self takes both working hard AND working smart. Grace has perfected that unique recipe in her own career, and in this latest iteration, has provided that for us. Grace is a talented and insightful writer and interviewer, who manages to capture the essence of a message, and to skillfully communicate it. She works hard to connect with her audience, building rapport through her medium, and creatively weaves a message full of both style and substance. Grace and I have collaborated on many projects, and if you are looking for an author, a speaker, a coach or a business development specialist, reach out to her! She will not disappoint, and will empower you with insight, skills, and practical tools.”


Abe Brown, President, Certified Coaches Federation    

“Grace has the rare blend of practical, hands on experience and the ability to train and motivate.  This combination gives her the perfect insight into our industry and what motivates its leaders to be inspired and to inspire others.  Anyone who leads a team or is in a position of influence needs to take note of her and read every word she writes.  If anyone is looking for the day-to-day inspiration to develop themselves or their team; or for guidance through their career as a leader, Grace Daly’s works need to be required reading.”

Greg Carpenter  FMP, CMI, Senior Director of Facilities, HelloFresh US 

“I’ve known Grace for a number of years, first as a colleague in the retail world and secondly as an accomplished author. I have always found her to be inspirational, talented, energetic and passionate about her career! She is focused and result driven in this ever changing world of retail.  As an author her books have always been an incredible read hitting all of the different points of view on success! I always look forward to her next book!”

Tim Anderson, VP Store Development, Kendra Scott

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