Clients Say

Being coached by Shannon made such a difference in my life. She coached me through a period of transition and big change in my life. Her keen perception, insightful inquires and firm direction assisted me getting to a new more authentic place in my life. Couldn’t have done it without Shannon. I’m so impressed with Shannon and the results we achieved I have referred her other executives who are looking for an excellent coach.
Also, my colleagues and I engaged Shannon to design and lead two-day leadership retreat. As I was sure would be the case, she delivered a compelling learning experience that won rave reviews from us participants. She is a highly skilled facilitator who can deliver the content but can adjust in real time to ensure the participants an optimal experience.
I highly recommend Shannon. She is one of the unique individuals who has the passion and ability to make a big difference in people’s lives and in this world of ours.
I’d reached a point in my life where I felt stuck. For the most part, I’ve moved past some traumatic life events through therapy, self-help books and lots of journaling. Yet, I still wasn’t and am not living the life I want to. That’s starting to change because of the work I’ve done so far with Shannon. I’m enjoying the process, and am starting to see results.
The first session, we sat for two hours and set the ground work for what I wanted to accomplish in our work together. We set goals and started the process of defining my true values.
Shannon tailors her work with her clients to fit their personalities. I feel like I can be myself with her, I never feel judged. She’s a great listener but won’t let you off easy if you are trying to ‘BS’ your way through a difficult topic. I look forward to the work that I still have to do, and to continue to feel better about myself and my life!
“Shannon recently developed and presented a half-day program about coaching for our director-level Leadership Development Program. I knew I could trust her with the content, and expected engaging work, but what really stood out was the finesse with which she facilitated our group.
As our participants tried understand how the coaching principles she presented would relate to their work world, Shannon handled questions and questioning with aplomb. She invited the dialogue to help them create meaning for themselves, and honored the skeptics in doing so. Then, she hooked them with pointed, engaging practice of the coaching principles that won over one and all.
Shannon was a pleasure to work with, and delivered outstanding results and value – our leaders were moved by her presence, and thrilled with the content and concepts she offered. I hope to find ways to work with her again in the near future.
Shannon Kelly’s abilities to evoke the transformative best energies and directions from her clients – whether they are individuals, couples, teams, or whole systems – demonstrate tremendous compassion, great range, and honed and practiced skills. An outstanding facilitator and front-of-room leader for workshops and retreats and a committed convener of circles, groups, and communities of practice, Shannon is also well-trained for and highly experienced in intensive encounters with individual clients. Shannon is creative, completely trustworthy, and comfortable working with diverse individuals and situations discerningly and with dedication. For human change with a depth charge, consult Shannon Kelly.
Shannon is an incredibly talented facilitator. As part of the team she created a leadership retreat for, she made me feel heard & valued AND she delivered a program far beyond my expectations. She used surveys to find out what we wanted…but gave us what we needed. The program stretched us all as leaders, building on specific material we asked her to use as well as exposing us to new ways of thinking.
In addition to her skill as a program designer, Shannon’s ability to deal with people is unmatched and sets her apart from other facilitators. Shannon certainly earned my trust as a leader & facilitator…I would definitely her again in the future.
Leslie Stein, Author/Speaker
I hired Shannon as a Life Coach in summer of 2008 when I was feeling stuck, both personally and professionally. I had three goals – clarify my career and academic goals, start eating healthy, and start exercising again. With Shannon’s expert coaching, I was able to accomplish all three, and have never felt more grounded and confident. Shannon knows how to ask the right questions, provide guidelines, and push you to be your best. I strongly recommend Shannon’s coaching services.