Shannon Wallis

Award-winning Non-Fiction Author


About Shannon Wallis

Anything is possible — it’s a phrase most people write off as a cliché. But not Shannon. Before she was a leadership consultant, before she was the senior executive at a Fortune 100 company, before she received her MBA from Duke, she was a young woman in a small town with little hope of ever leaving. But she did leave and achieve, and she believes anything is possible. More importantly, Shannon believes you too can accomplish the remarkable, and she is here to help you make that happen. Bottom line – she’s not satisfied with “what ifs” that lead to “only ifs,” and you shouldn’t be either.

As a leadership consultant, Shannon pushes and inspires leaders to model the exemplary leadership that can transform companies, organizations, and communities. It’s a job she loves, and it’s given her the opportunity to work with remarkable people at incredible companies like Amazon, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Grameen Foundation, Guidehouse, Microsoft, Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, Trinity Education Foundation, United Planet, and Zillow.

But before she was helping senior leaders do the impossible, Shannon was one of them. At Microsoft, she became the first person to head up High Potential Leadership Development on a global level. How? By being the first person to both see the need and act on it. In this role, she led a global team of high-performers and managed a multi-million dollar budget. I also learned a lot; like, no matter where you work or where you live, exemplary leadership cascades through an organization and makes everyone better.

Shannon is also the proud mother of two teenage daughters. She’s been happily married to her husband for twenty-two years and resides in Bellevue, WA, outside of Seattle. When she’s not supporting clients and organizations to embrace their highest potential, you can find her traveling the globe, exploring cultures, meeting new friends, and seeking connection, community, and…chocolate.
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