Take Your Career to a New Level with Private Coaching
Do you need to fast-track your results?
Are you ready to find work that really matters to you?
Do you thrive with individual support?
Are you finally ready for true transformation?
Then you won't want to miss out on this private engagement. This is where it all started. While the online model is truly fantastic, there's nothing quite like a live session with me to really make the magic happen.
If you're ready for genuine transformation, this is the opportunity for you.
In this VIP experience, we'll dig deep into the your natural strengths and desires to uncover the type of work that will feel most fulfilling for you long-term, plus we'll ensure you know how to navigate your career in a changing world.
"I've been helping people find their authentic career path for over a decade and I'm positive I can help you find yours." ~Shannon L. Post
This VIP intensive is what inspired
Discover What You Were Born to Do® the online course that was born out of years of 1:1 sessions with my clients.
This is the original magic.
And while I tried to make the course as close as possible to the private experience, I just couldn't include everything.
In fact, some of the most crucial elements can only be done inside a live, private sessions like this.
"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."
- Candice Blacknall, MD & Founder at GABA Inc.
Why You Need Private Support
Trying to figure out the right career path by yourself is the slowest way to get there.
(Most likely you'll be in your 40's before you find it.)
Our culture indoctrinates us into thinking we should know what we want to do from childhood. And while a few people do, that's not the vast majority. We're also sold the idea that we're weak to ask for help.
But in reality you're not supposed to figure out your life's work alone.
Individual support also fast-tracks your results. In this tailored-to-you sessions, you'll be able to take advantage of my experience across industries and roles, as well as my expertise in putting people in the right seats for over a decade.
Your time on this planet is finite and 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.
This VIP Experience will save you decades of trial and error. (Translations frustration and money.)
Think of it like tutoring or private lessons. You can learn information in a huge lecture hall, but it's in the hands-on lab or an advisor's office hours where you get to ask your unique questions and ensure real change happens.
Private coaching also provides a new model for your nervous system so the change you want to make feels safe for the primal part of your brain. We often underestimate the power of our unconscious mind to keep us stuck in homeostasis.
A trusted professional can help you break that cycle.
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.
This is the Complete Discover What You Were Born To Do® Package
- 14 Private VIP coaching calls
- 12-Week video course delivered once a week via email
- Daily mental prompts to help you stay focused
- Mid-week email check-ins to answer your questions
- Weekly exercises delivered in a fillable format to ensure you have a place to work through the concepts and keep track of your answers
- Priority email & text access to ensure you have personalized support all week long
- Video, transcript and audio delivery to align with your learning preference
- Lifetime course access to support you on your journey no matter how long it takes
Kolbe A™ Index
Instantly understand your inborn strengths.
Did you know there's more than one type of strength? The Kolbe A™ Index reveals the strengths you were born with. Your hard-wired instinct to take action and solve problems. The very strengths that can predict your success in any career.
Interview Secrets Guide
Land your dream job without compromising who you are.
Get insights from my years on the other side of the hiring desk to support your interview process and help you find fulfilling work.
Private VIP Coaching Session
Get the clarity you need - fast.
In a world full of advice, you can waste precious time sifting through endless information. You need someone who can hear the nuance of your circumstance, help you map out a plan, and give you the confidence you need to take that next step. This 1-hour session is normally $397.
Lifetime Discounts on Private VIP Coaching Sessions
Get $100 off any VIP Coaching Session as soon as you're registered.
Plus, you'll gain access to special offers, future discounts, and early access to events, retreats or other courses that I create.
Kolbe A™ Deep Dive
Predict your success in any career
During this 60-min private session, we'll focus on clarifying your innate strengths revealed in your Kolbe A™ Index so you can articulate them in any situation. You'll not only walk away understanding your strengths, but also how to apply them to your career and your decision-making process.
Critical support at just the right time
Two 30-min calls you can use anytime. That means right before that board exam, sales call, or heart-to-heart with your boss you'll have the support you need, right when you need it most.
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What People Say About Working With Me
Professor, Author & Mahler Historian
Imagine an opportunity to take an object, perhaps glass that will be refired, perhaps a building that will be redesigned, and stepping into a co-creative process and asking the question, "What does this object really want to be?" A glass bowl? A fire station?
But instead of a finite object with surface area, volume, and a finite number of uses the work being performed is on the infinite space of one's own life. Imagine peeling back the layers of the prison of the mind, imagine freeing up space to do exactly what you want, and understanding what it is exactly that you want.
Refiring, redesigning, this is what is done.
President & CEO of Deeptree
I've had the pleasure of working with Shannon for a number of years now. We initially started working together shortly after I started a new business. This was a substantial shift in terms of lifestyle and demands upon my mental, physical, and spiritual health. As a former IT manager and software developer who decided to go into business, and having never done so before, what lay before me was a vast blue ocean and I had a vague idea of where I wanted to go and an even vaguer notion of how I would get there.
Throughout our time together, Shannon and I have worked together to tackle the strategic, the tactical, and the personal elements of running a new business. Everything from business strategy to time management to critical feedback on management issues, Shannon has been a vital ally and coach in sorting through the many challenges that presented themselves before me. In doing so, I was able to develop and use many of the tools of the trade needed to move forward in the direction of my dreams. Navigating the vast ocean has become less daunting.
The time commitment for working Shannon has been easy to fit into my busy schedule. The weekly phone calls provide a welcome moment to unpack my mind and let the bigger ideas unfold. The work in between sessions is easy, just remembering to do a small thing here or there. In this way, like with many things, small things bring about significant change. Details matter.
Prior to working with Shannon, my time horizon was limited and my work habits reflected that brevity. Now, as I make decisions with where I spend my time, I'm able to see a much bigger picture with a broader sense of impact. Being able to telescope in and out of detail is something that has been enhanced in my time working with Shannon.
For me, the consistency of the weekly sessions with Shannon has helped yield greater impact with less effort than had I worked with her on an as needed basis. Many times, when a problem arises to the point that it needs to be addressed, the myriad opportunities to catch it before the arrival of untoward consequences has passed. I appreciate having someone help me catch things before they swallow up time and energy.
By following this consistent approach, during the sleepy, easy times and the chaotic, turbulent times alike, I've been able to solve a wide variety of problems from the strategic direction of the business to how I work with others. Even figuring out what work is right for me on a daily basis. Building a business, a new life, isn't easy. It takes focus and effort. And coaching. Someone who is impartial and yet gentle enough to make facing the truth a welcome prospect.
I've worked with Shannon for some time now and I don't hesitate to renew each year. The investment has been both a prudent business and personal decision. There's quantitative impact I can trace from the sessions to the balance sheet the impact. Our double digit growth is, in part, due to the work Shannon and I have done together. I remember a couple of vital, creative sessions where we batted around a few ideas. Those ideas grew into lines of business and a stronger vision for the future company. I remember the sheer joy of putting those ideas to strategic documents, to contracts, and to business processes like it was yesterday. The creative spirit was flourishing.
There's a qualitative element as well. I am a stronger, more confident, and more balanced individual. I understand myself, what motivates me, and what my pitfalls are in a gentle, caring way. I have moved from a place of try-hard striving to one of more confident action.
As I pilot this vessel across the broad, blue ocean of a new life, Shannon is a welcome and exceedingly competent navigator.
Published Author, Editor, and Writing Coach
For the first 20 years of my life, I could not imagine having anything like a career. I didn’t have enough clarity, confidence or self awareness to know where to begin and thought that the despair I felt around work and the nostalgia for childhood (it wasn’t super but I didn’t have to figure out the least miserable way to make ends meet) would just be part of adulting. I couldn’t fully accept the next 50 years being barely worth living while having to work so hard emotionally to get through; true to my nature, I rebelled against that story… which, temporarily made things worse.
Vocational flailing is absurdly painful. This is what I was avoiding by attempting to accept 8-to-5 misery. I would think I’d found The Thing—my passion, as the buzzword goes—and promptly lose all interest as soon as I learned how much effort it would take to become proficient in The Thing. Nothing seemed to work: I had no idea how to find my passion; the things people asked for me weren’t things I liked giving; I didn’t enjoy what people told me I was good at. But, most importantly, I had disavowed the dreams of being a writer I’d had since that childhood I longed so much for: I didn’t think what I wanted was possible, that I could be good enough to do it as well as I wanted (which was, of course, perfectly) or that I was allowed to want to be a writer while the world burns. After all, poetry is not penicillin.
So, when I was referred to Shannon by a dear friend who had totally transformed in her approach to her own “why should I be allowed to do this?” dream, I signed up for a free call. It became clear on that call pretty quickly that I had found the weirdest career coach ever, and in that moment, I learned what true hope felt like. Much as I want it to, traditional, beaten-path stuff just does not work for me; weird has always been how I roll. And this time was no exception.
I mean, except the transformation in me: that was exceptional. I actually was one of those people who knew what she wanted to do since she was four years old. I simply had taken it as a given that I was not allowed to do it. By the end of my work with Shannon, I had stopped looking for permission from the world to be a writer and started giving huge, heaping helpings of it to myself every day. I stopped apologizing for who and how I am and what I want out of my work life—which is satisfaction, fulfillment and the ability to make a huge impact for good in the world. And I finally got—like in my body—what it feels like to be truly listened to, validated and seen for who I am and what I want while at the same time being challenged to grow out of the comfort nest I’d ensnared myself in. The ability to do both of those things, which requires creating and holding a truly safe (which is not synonymous with “swaddled” or “coddled”) space is but one of Shannon’s superpowers.
I am now a writer slash social worker slash business creator slash investor because of my work with Shannon. And I know how to add or swap what comes after each slash—a huge feat for someone who does not enjoy flexibility or change once A Plan is in place—when the times come to do so. Not even therapy or the other career coach I worked with got me there.
Before I worked with Shannon, I didn’t think what I wanted to do was possible. I was restraining myself and not allowing myself to tune in to what I wanted. The world felt small to me. I wasn’t allowing myself to figure out what I wanted because I didn’t think I could have it. I had a belief I couldn’t go after what I wanted. I thought I had to wait for things to fall into my lap and I didn’t know that I was allowed to decide.
What I first noticed about myself changing as a result of working with Shannon was that I started learning how to listen to and trust myself. I gained confidence that I didn’t have before both in myself and that I could actually have what I wanted. I realized that I can just go do things to get what I wanted. I don’t have to wait for someone to invite me to be in a band; I can start a band and invite other people. I found a sense of empowerment that I had not known before.
I now have a belief that anything is possible and that it’s very important to figure out what you truly want. That would not have happened without Shannon. I also learned that what I truly want can change as I grow and change. Now I have the skills to recognize and identify it, let go of my picture of how things should go and do the ongoing work of identifying what I truly want.
Shannon made it safe for me to explore the world. I knew that, no matter what happens, I have this person who can help me figure out what to do with this shitty mess I just made. If something I try doesn't go well, it’s okay. I have this person I can talk it over with. I felt like I could connect with my inner child and that was so good for me because I really needed to connect with that part of me to figure out what I really wanted. I did not feel embarrassed when we did visualization exercises and something “weird” came up. I felt safe to find myself.
Shannon is a calming presence and really creative, relational. She’s more creative than she realizes she is because it’s just how she is. And that is her message for everyone: you don’t know just how awesome you are because your gifts feel like breathing to you.
If you're still here, something is calling you. You know you're worth the investment and time. You know you're more than capable of creating the career (and life) you want. You know this will change 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 or give back if you weren't in a job that drained you?
What is your job really costing you?
How much time and money do you spend coping, recovering, complaining, escaping, and wasting your precious time and talents?