DISCOVER WHAT YOU WERE BORN TO DO®
Do you need clarity on your natural talents?
Does your job need more meaning?
Is it time to do the work that really matters to you?
Join me for
Discover What You Were Born To Do®
a 12-week online course that will
help you uncover your hidden genius and
transform your relationship with work.
If you've followed the "rules" of traditional career
advice just to end up in another soul-sucking job,
you need a different approach.
"I've been helping people find their authentic path for over a decade and I'm positive I can help you find yours." ~Shannon L. Post
What you're really investing in when you join is
how you're going to feel
every day - for the rest of your career.
Before you join, I want you to know two things...
#1 You Aren't Alone
#2 You Can Figure This Out
Here's What We'll Unpack
+ How to reveal your inborn strengths (the talents that are effortless)
+ What to do if you don't have a "passion"
+ How to be confident you're choosing the best work for you
+ How to forecast your level of success in a job before you apply
And the most important decision you need to make to enjoy work for the rest of your life.
You are not broken.
You live in a society that values conformity, and doesn’t teach you to listen and to trust yourself.
I promise you that no matter how lost you feel, how disconnected you are from your own desires, you can discover what you really want.
I’m here to help you listen to that inner voice.
I'll answer all of these questions and more...
What's so special about this course
First, I'm not going to throw information at you and exit stage left.
Change takes time & I'm here with you for as long as it takes to find fulfilling work.
This is knowledge you'll use forever. Knowledge you cannot unlearn.
But I also want you feel ready to take action as soon as possible, so I've included these
specific features to help speed up the process.
Weekly exercises to ensure you have a place to work through the concepts
Mid-week email check-ins to answer your questions
Daily prompts to help you stay focused
Email access to me to ensure you have personalized support
What People Say About Working With Me
Candice Blacknall, MD
Founder at GABA Inc.
"Your personality is so warm and supportive. It was the perfect environment for me to ask questions and express personal doubts. It was also the perfect way to turn my Kolbe results into actionable changes.
Author, Editor & Writing Coach
"You're not a conventional coach/counselor/advisor and that's awesome because traditional, weirdly, has not worked for this erstwhile rule follower.
I cannot speak more highly of your integrity, rye wit, intuitive eye and efficacy in validating the humanness of the struggle to identify one’s work in the world."
"I think that, most likely, I would've given up on my dream career had it not been for the work we did."
Why You Need a Course
A course takes advantage of our natural brain wiring and helps speed up learning.
As humans, even if we KNOW what to do intellectually, we often don't DO what we know to do.
Change is uncomfortable. It's easy to get distracted by all things "life." Having a structure and daily reminders helps your stay on track automatically. And that's important because consistency is part of the formula for ensuring your dream career turns into your real-life reality.
Having support makes it more likely that you'll continue through the very human discomfort that comes with change and be able to reach for your dreams.
A course also streamlines your education. There are no awards for starting from scratch or reinventing the wheel. You may need to reinvent your career, but you don't need to create the process for figuring out what your path is. The shortcuts in this course will save you decades of trial and error.
Add to all of this my constant encouragement to reach for your dreams long after everyone else has left the theater.
A course is one of the best hacks there is to accelerate your learning and address your unconscious drive to remain in a state of homeostasis - stuck in"safe" mode repeating old patterns that you know don’t work.
What You'll Walk Away With
An ability to understand and clearly articulate your natural strengths
A long-term view of your future path
Flexible strategies to bring you from the "idea" stage to reality
Why it Matters
Because economies change.
Technology changes. Personal circumstances change.
Everything in the world around you changes.
But your natural strengths don't change.
This is a Long-term Solution
Your inborn talents are the solid foundation you can build on year after year.
They are the bedrock you need to build a long lasting career.
And a deep understanding of yourself and what you're best at will help you to adapt to the changing landscape that’s changing faster every day.
Career shifts (which WILL happen) will no longer feel overwhelming because you'll know your core strengths and how to apply them to whatever market you're in.
What We Won't Cover
Resumes & cover letters (I can refer you to amazing experts)
Interview skills (but I will send you a how-to guide)
Magic pills, instant fixes, and winning lottery ticket strategies
Old school, stuffy, blue suit & tie "professionalism" (also, if you're highly offended by the word "darn," or worse, we aren't a fit). However, the elements of modern professionalism — authenticity, integrity, respect, kindness, inclusion, openness and trustworthiness - will come up.
I’m Shannon Post and I’m a career coach—but not the conventional blue-suit-and-tie type. I believe finding the work you love is an act of rebellion that will change the world.
What I know is, if you hate your job right now, it isn’t your fault. We live in a culture that depends on people believing work is supposed to suck. The good news is you have the power to change that. This is a skill you can learn.
I can also tell you that you're not alone. I searched for the work I was meant to do for well over a decade. I’ve had crappy minimum wage jobs and what on paper were “dream jobs.” I was a professional classical singer performing on the most famous stages in New York City. I was a dog musher for a prominent Iditarod racer in Alaska. And I was a CIO and top senior IT executive leading teams in technology and mapping.
In each case where I had “made it” in society’s eyes, I was miserable. None of the jobs felt like me.
I wasn’t fulfilled, I wasn’t fully using my natural talents (mostly because I didn’t understand what they were) and I wasn’t making the kind of impact I wanted to make in my world.
I’d tried to find the perfect career so many times without success that I thought something was seriously wrong with me. Like maybe I wasn’t allowed to have a career I loved and felt passionate about, or maybe having a career I was naturally good at was just a pipe dream.
If you can relate, you need to know that it’s not you. It’s the box you were trained by society to try to fit yourself into. That box, the traditional career path, doesn’t work for everyone—and that’s okay. There is fulfilling work out there that fits you & your personality like a glove. And it’s my goal to help you find it.
After working with private clients for several years, I wanted to create a more affordable way to get help. Discover What You Were Born To Do® is a 12-week course where I work intimately with you to help you find a career path that not only fits your financial needs but also celebrates your talents, lifestyle, and desire to make an impact.
My work is informed by my own experience building careers in vastly different industries, over twenty years supervising, managing, leading, and mentoring employees, continuing education and my studies at the University of Montana, the University of Virginia, and Stanford University.
But the thing I’m most proud of is that, against all odds, the life I have now is the dream I had long ago. Alaska. Based in Talkeetna under the shadow of Denali and the Alaska Range. The ability to make an impact in people’s lives & improve the world around me. Alaska is breathtaking, and I am indebted to the Denaʼina & Ahtna people and their traditional territory where I now get to live & work.
I’ve been certified as a coach by Kathy Kolbe, a leading authority on human instinct, and Dr. Martha Beck, a Harvard-educated sociologist specializing in human behavior.
I had a boss who said my results always broke the barriers of what he thought was possible and changed the world. He wasn’t wrong.
Now I want to break the barriers of what you think is possible and help you change your world and the world of everyone around you.
Yoga Teacher & Owner at Studio Z Yoga
"This work has made me braver in putting myself out into the world as a yoga teacher. It’s helped me work more directly with my personal strengths and weaknesses. Even though I know myself fairly well, I didn’t see how I was holding myself back."
President of Deeptree
"By working with Shannon, not only did I discover my fire but I kicked the bottle over and let it spread like wildfire. Like Greek fire."
Professor, Author & Mahler Historian
"Our work together has led to an explosion of understanding of what I want to accomplish in the world and in my life. I am more alert, awake, and aware, especially of myself."
12-Week course delivered once a week via email
Video, audio and transcript delivery to align with your learning preference
Weekly exercises delivered in a fillable format to ensure you have a place to work through the concepts and keep track of your answers
Mid-week email check-ins to answer your questions
Daily prompts to help you stay focused
Email access to ensure you have personalized support
Lifetime course access to support you on your journey no matter how long it takes
Interview Secrets Guide
Insights from my years on the other side of the hiring desk to support your interview process as you find more fulfilling work.
VIP Coaching Session
A 1-hour private coaching session on the career topic of your choice. This normally retails for $397, so this is the very best gift I can give you. Plus, your bonus session is good for an entire year, so you have me as a support right when you need it.
Lifetime Discounts on VIP Coaching Sessions
You get $100 off any VIP Coaching Session as soon as you're registered. Purchasing the course more than pays for itself and ensures you'll have the individual support when you need it most.
Choose Your Investment Option
Take Your Career to a New Level with Private Coaching
I've done my best to give clients the most intimate experience possible with my online teaching, but
nothing compares to in-the-moment insight, feedback & care that you get with private coaching.
In this model, we'll follow the online format and meet virtually once a week to go in depth into the material, personalize it to you, and help you apply it to your specific situation.
I know you can make the changes you seek.Upgrade to the VIP Experience
If you're still here, you're here for a reason. Something is calling you. This is an investment in how you're going to feel every day - for the rest of your life. If you're still on the fence, ask yourself these three questions:
What could you accomplish if you weren't in a job that drained you?
What is your job really costing you?
How much time do you spend coping, recovering, complaining, escaping, and wasting your precious time and talents?
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There's never going to be a perfect time.
Still have that one lingering question? I've got you.
Email me now at [email protected] or let's hop on a quick call.