McKinsey & Company
MBA | Yale School of Management
ASSESSMENT & CERTIFICATIONS
New Ventures West
Insights Discovery Profile
International adventure travel
Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant
Shannon Small specializes in executive leadership development, team effectiveness facilitation as well as career transition coaching. Shannon also leads long-term leadership development programs for both high potential women as well as high potential leaders. Shannon brings to her work not only the acumen of a seasoned business professional, but also the strength of a collegiate All-American athlete and the resilience of a Breast Cancer survivor. Shannon works with individuals, teams and organizations in a variety of industries. She has coached clients ranging from CEO’s and senior managers to students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is also an experienced speaker and workshop leader.
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND
Her previous work experience includes operations management and management consulting in both strategy and human capital. Shannon is committed to empowering members of her communities as an active volunteer, and is an avid world traveler and recreational athlete who treasures being outdoors– climbing mountains, navigating rivers and oceans and exploring. A third-generation native of Southern California, Shannon lived in the Bay Area for 20 years before moving to Austin, Texas.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Shannon on several projects and each one delivered extremely successful outcomes. Working with Shannon on a one to one basis was the most satisfying in that her attention to detail, wealth of information and experience helped me to see issues and challenges from many different angles — big picture to minute details. On a more personal note, Shannon is truly a wonderful, warm and giving person.
– Executive, The Schmidt Family Foundation
Shannon was a fantastic partner and a trusted resource for me while I was at Blurb. She helped us build a leadership development program for our talent, and worked closely with the Executive Team as well. Shannon’s breadth of experience—from coaching to training and off-site facilitation—allowed me to expand the reach of HR in a start-up environment. She quickly establishes credibility with all levels, and approaches her work with a sense of humor that is much appreciated at a hectic start-up. I hope to continue to work with Shannon for years to come!
– Sr. HR Business Partner, Engineering at LinkedIn