Shannon Cohen

Writer and Speaker

Shannon Cohen, Inc. [SCI] is a boutique firm founded and operated by Shannon Cohen.  Shannon helps leaders honestly uncover and address the tough challenges they face behind their smiles, titles, and roles, and helps organizations tackle the issues they wrestle with behind closed doors. Shannon creates safe spaces for leaders and organizations to unveil their truth and walks alongside leaders to strategize and pace solutions that yield results.

The Shannon Cohen, Inc. brand consists of three components: [1] Motivational Speaking and Corporate Training, [2] A positive affirmations retail product line, and [3] Book/Leadership Blog, and [4] Equity and Inclusion work. Shannon’s work has taken her to serve the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy as well as systems and organizations across the Midwest.

Shannon’s heart beats for what she lovingly calls, “rockstar difference makers” -  leaders who are pillars in their homes, marketplaces, and communities. Her Tough Skin, Soft Heart messages encourage rockstar women to lay down the burden of perfection, invincibility, and fearlessness to practice self-care. Her authentic and inspiring messages are catching—they pull you in and lift you up, leaving you confident in your purpose. Outside her writing and speaking, Shannon serves as an adjunct faculty member at Grand Valley State University, is the co-founder of Sisters Who Lead, the 2017 ATHENA Young Professional Award Recipient,  and was recently named among the 2018 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan by the Grand Rapids Business Journal. She is active in her community and gives freely of her time and energy so that other leaders can thrive at the intersection of joy and purpose in every aspect of their lives.

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