I reached out to Shannon as my small and fast-growing consultancy was reaching the point where we needed to shift from startup to established practice. While the business side of that transition is well documented, I really wanted an external party to help me, personally, shift my role and my thinking.
Shannon provided an excellent sounding board and reflection of what my peers in similar situations have grappled with. She worked with me to identify the goals I was struggling to articulate around my changing role in the company, and helped me clarify entrenched habits or fears that were limiting my ability to see and address real obstacles. She provided me with a toolkit that I found myself referring to repeatedly while making decisions between our sessions; a new way of thinking about my daily tasks to help create immediate small changes that build toward a larger and more lasting pivot, in alignment with the health of the company and my own needs and goals.
None of this could have happened effectively without the framework and pragmatic guidance Shannon offers, and the skill she has in crafting solutions that worked for me. She listened and really heard what I was expressing, and worked with me to find exercises and mindsets that were easy for me to adopt because they resonate with who I am as a person and how I work.
Working with Shannon has helped me gain clarity not only on personal and professional priorities – but to act on that by putting more of my time and focus toward those activities that support those highest priorities – as well as my team and my company’s goals. I strongly recommend her services to anyone needing a shift – whether you want to get clearer on your own priorities in the face of change or need to shift so you get more done of what really needs doing – and find more balance! She’s been there and done it and is an excellent guide for those of us needing a little support and direction for the same.
I’ve worked with Shannon for many years and it’s always a pleasure. The professional coaching is a natural extension of the passion, energy, and focus Shannon brings to all of her work and I’m looking forward to engaging with her again as I grow and change professionally.
– Jennifer Taylor, COO, 501 Partners