The world needs people like you.
And you need people like me.

Hi, I’m Shannon.

I believe that each of us has the potential to create the change we want to see in the world. But too often we get stuck feeling like we can’t. I want to change that.

The world needs people like you. People gifted with compassion and a desire to make a difference. People who see a problem and look for a solution.

And you need people like me. Someone who’ll not only help you find the confidence to step up and make that difference, but also support you as you create a life you love.

“Discovering Shannon was among my highlights of the year – right up there with hearing, “You’re okay, it’s benign.” If you’re ready for some hot-knife-through-butter change, you can’t do better than her coaching.”

Cairene MacDonald

Together we can:


Instill you with the confidence and conviction to bring your idea into the world.


Create a clear vision of what you want to achieve.


Develop an actionable plan to get there.


Clear the blocks and discover the mindset and headspace that will allow you to enjoy it.

Coaching since the dawn of the iPod.

My coaching career started back in the days when the iPod was just hitting the shelves, and Blackberry was the peak of mobile technology. My have things changed.

Since then, I have coached hundreds of people to find focus, get clear and maintain momentum. My clients have written books, run marathons, started and grown world-changing businesses.

But thousands of hours of experience is not enough. To keep offering my clients the best in transformational coaching, I have been collecting certificates, qualifications and professional development experiences for decades. I’m certified as a Trainer of NLP, Master Practitioner of NLP, Coach and Hypnotherapist. I have a bachelor’s in Humanities from Scripps College, and have spent semesters studying at McGill University in Montreal and at American University in Washington, D.C. I also have hundreds of continuing education hours in coaching, writing, finance and small business development.

But most importantly, I have over 13 years experience coaching clients through ambitious projects and massive life changes.

Walking the talk and climbing those mountains – literally.

I take my self-development seriously and I’m on a continuing quest to be the best life coach to my clients that I can possible be.
I don’t just talk the talk, though. A pleasant side-effect of my line of work is that I’ve coached myself into some pretty exciting achievements:


From couch potato
to mountain climber.


From avowed non-runner
to Boston Marathoner.


From corporate cog
to running my own business.

“I hired Shannon because I was deeply stalled – and increasingly panicked and discouraged by that. What I got was immediate relief and motion – as quickly and easily as promised (literally overnight). I just started doing what needed doing again.”

Cairene MacDonald

Still reading?

As your coach I have privileged access to your dreams, desires, fears and struggles. It only seems fair you learn a little more about me.

I'm proud to call Portland home.

I live in Portland, Oregon, in a beautiful neighborhood with a historic designation.

I grew up on a very small farm about 20 miles south of where I live now. When it was time to go to college, I couldn’t get away fast enough, so I packed up and headed off to Scripps College, in Southern California. It was an eye-opening experience for a girl who knew how to milk cows and gather eggs. It ended up being one of the most transformational experiences of my life. My liberal arts education started the foundation for my future as an entrepreneur and coach. Plus, I treasure the life-long friendships started there.

After more time away, and one very large earthquake, I was super happy to come back to Oregon.

Now, I love living in Portland–I’ve lived in all five quadrants–and take advantage of all it has to offer as frequently as possible.

And, no, I don’t watch Portlandia. I don’t have to, I witness it every day.

I'm getting married in 2017

I’m engaged to a fantastic guy (we’re planning our Summer 2017 wedding). Through him I’m getting the experience of co-parenting three teenagers. For someone who never wanted to have her own kids, it’s been an amazing experience! It’s crazy-hard and super-awesome all at the same time.

A car accident gave me a new perspective on life

While I was able to walk/drive away from the crash, the after-effects are on-going. Even a couple of years later, I’m still rehabilitating from it. Though, I’m now able to go on short run several times a week and am getting back into hiking, yoga and cycling.

The amount of work I’ve put in to regain my physical and cognitive abilities has been incredible. While there were times when I just wanted to give up, I cut myself some slack, took a break and re-started where I was.

One of the most strange things I’ve experienced through all of this, is that it has improved my coaching. I’ve always had pretty good focus and an ability to see patterns in people’s lives and behaviors, but now, it’s even more clear and intense. Learning to trust these intensified abilities and flashes of insight is my new challenge.

I'm a voracious reader.

That aforementioned car accident put a damper of this for some time, but I’m almost back to my previous reading levels.

I love all kinds of non-fiction and fiction. Well, except for thrillers and mysteries. I tend to avoid them, because I always stay up all night to finish them and make sure the bad guys are vanquished in the end!

I like to do things with my hands.

I always have some sort of creative thing or manual labor going on the side. In the past I’ve been into jewelry making, watercolors and gardening. I also like working on my home and rental properties. Recently, I’ve started messing around with calligraphy, hand lettering and zentangle. My efforts aren’t ready for primetime, but I’m definitely having fun with it.

Are you ready to take action?

Schedule a no-cost discovery call to learn if I’m the right person to help you do it.

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