Hey, I'm Shauna
I’M A HUMAN-FOCUSED PERFORMANCE COACH, FACILITATOR, TRAINER AND AUTHOR SPECIALIZING IN EMPOWERING ENTREPRENEURS, LEADERS, TEAMS AND PROFESSIONALS TO ACHIEVE ALIGNMENT, SUCCESS AND PEACE; IN THEMSELVES AND THEIR WORK.
MY STORY BEGAN THE MOMENT I SAID NO TO TERRIBLE LEADERSHIP AND NO TO ENDLESS BURNOUT CYCLES.
Since I was a kid, my heart’s desire was always to help people by seeing them step into their truest potential and flourish.
My journey started when I decided to go to University and study the only thing I knew that would help me understand people- Psychology. While this gave me a strong foundation, the entrepreneurial mind within me wanted to learn more about business so I started in a recruitment role as my first corporate job over 10 years ago. I joined many corporate positions over the years in sales, business development and partnerships. I was stopped in my tracks when I emotionally, mentally and energetically burnt out 3 times over the space of two years. I had what I thought was my definition of success- a great paying job, the opportunity to travel and work remotely worldwide, and a leadership position and title, but I still deeply struggled.
I decided it was time to make a change again, and when I transitioned to another position I went back to University part-time and started to learn more about business, leadership and teams. I specifically focused all of my research around remote teams and distributed organizations and started to see patterns, similar to the burnout challenges I had faced myself not too long ago. I knew that ‘information’ wasn’t going to change the issues I witnessed first hand in the corporate world. That’s when I decided to go back to my roots and the vision I had as a little girl. I became an accredited leadership, business and life coach. It wasn’t long before people started reaching out to me for support- founders that felt stuck in their business and weren’t sure how to show up effectively as a leader and manage a growing team. Leaders and professionals that were running on empty and wanted to create more impact and success in their lives and work. Organizations that wanted to make transformational changes to their culture, the way that their teams operated and collaborated.
THAT’S WHEN I STARTED OPERATE REMOTE.
One year into building and running my business, the pandemic hit. My phone was ringing off the hook- organizations needed support in shifting a remote working environment. I was fully booked with training, coaching and consultancy work, rolling up my sleeves and helping businesses and teams move from surviving to thriving (a quote from a client.)
I also witnessed another huge problem in professionals across all industries, job positions and ages- burnout.
I started to further research burnout within organizations and teams. I uncovered the common threads as to why professionals and teams experienced burnout. I came to identify three major areas as a framework that supports organizations in creating healthy, happy and productive teams long-term. Time and time again, I found that burnout isn’t just an individual problem; it’s often a systemic problem within our organization. That’s not to say that improving and empowering ourselves as individuals isn’t a solution. It is, but it also requires the efforts of the leader AND the organization.
Personally midway through 2020, I moved my life and business from Ireland to Vancouver, Canada. Two months after moving here, I was involved in a serious car accident and was left with a lot of physical and emotional pain, which led me down the path of self-healing, somatic body, breathwork and energy work. Witnessing the importance of mind-body connection to create real transformation propelled me to learn how to bring this into my work with my clients to support them even further in their journeys in their professional and personal lives.
What’s been consistent in my journey is growing, evolving and healing. I am a life-long learner, and because of this, I’m able to constantly create experiences for my clients that transform not only their work but how they see themselves and how they show up in this world. We are always evolving; who we are is guaranteed to constantly change. I support my clients in getting clarity on that while ensuring they integrate those changes and desires into their lives, work, teams and organizations.
Today, I reside on Bowen Island with my partner David and Golden Retriever John. I work from my cedar cabin beside the ocean, tucked away in the forest.
I'M NOT JUST WINGING IT. EVERYTHING I DO IS BACKED BY YEARS OF RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE- THE HIGHS AND THE LOWS.
I came across multiple communication, leadership and cultural challenges by creating, building and managing remote teams across various SaaS companies.
I've experienced the highs and the lows of building and growing teams.
I've had uncomfortable conversations and lived the pressure that can come with being a leader.
My work is focused on empowering and aligning individuals and teams to develop and deepen their strengths and abilities in this ever-growing, ever-changing world of the workplace.
HERE'S THE FANCY PART....
I'm a qualified executive and leadership development coach, an emotional-intelligence practitioner. Meaning I've spent the past 8-years researching and studying leadership and remote teams and putting my learnings into practice in the real-world.
I've tried and tested these strategies again and again. They've solved the problems that my clients faced- the ones that were keeping them awake at 3 am. Now, they sleep peacefully.
I've worked with the leading tech, SaaS and agency clients all over the world and my work has been recognised and awarded as The Top Leadership Development and Coaching Businesses in Europe 2020. That's a fancy way of saying- I know what I'm talking about!
LET'S CREATE AN AMAZING REMOTE TEAM, TOGETHER
Book a 30-minutes non-obligatory discovery call with me. We'll discuss your main challenges and I'll let you know if I'm the best person to help you and your team or not.I'M READY TO REVIVE MY REMOTE TEAM!