Less angst. More action.

Less crisis. More change.

Hey there, brilliant one.

I’m Shannon Wilkinson, the not-so-mad genius behind Perception Studios.
I’m a life coach, teacher, writer + summit seeker based in Portland.
Want to know my soul’s calling — and lifelong obsession?
In a word: CHANGE.

Most of us think change equals angst, pressure and force.
Me? I believe change can be peaceful, simple, even playful.

As a coach, I use mind-bending tools (yep, literally) like Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis to help you change your mind, change your behaviors, and ultimately, change the world.

I’m on a quest to make change welcome again (because seriously, it’s got such a bad rap) — and help you stick to your highest ambitions, like crazy-strong superglue.

Want to become a master of change?
Keep your commitments?
Finish what you’ve started?
Create something BIG?

Bravo! I’ve got LOTS to show you.

Let’s make some (unbelievable) changes together.

Shannon Wilkinson

Want to know what’s been on my mind lately? Keep on scrolling . . .

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Hey Coaches! Ready to change your habits, change your practice and ultimately, change the world? Just imagine what becomes possible for when you feel confident, deepen your coaching skills and get the advice you crave. Join the pilot program Change Artistry: Coaching for Coaches Group Mentorship. It starts February 3. More info here.

Get Back on Track in St. Louis on March 14th

          and make 2015 the year you reach your goals!

Did you set a big 2015 goal for yourself, and now you wonder if it’s really possible? Did you avoid setting any goals, even if there’s stuff you’d really like to do, because you can’t stand the thought of being disappointed? (Again.)

Janine Adams & Shannon Wilkinson at the Create Freedom and Ease with Habits and Routines Workshop in St. Louis

Janine Adams & Shannon Wilkinson at the Create Freedom and Ease with Habits and Routines Workshop in St. Louis

Whether you’re trying to get organized, get in shape, or bring a big dream to life, it can be a struggle to stick with it and reach your goal. But . . .

It doesn’t have to be so hard.

In fact, using the latest research and our years of experience to guide you could make reaching your goals easier than you ever imagined. Join us, life coach Shannon Wilkinson of Perception Studios and professional organizer Janine Adams of Peace of Mind Organizing, in this powerful, yet informal and relaxed event to help you set or revise your goals for 2015 and create a plan to reach them.

This 90-minute event starts with us sharing the key points about what works (and what doesn’t) when you’re setting goals, then the real magic happens! We’ll spend the rest of the time answering your questions and providing live coaching to get you where you want to go. We’ll be using people’s real-life situations to illustrate how each of you can move forward with your goals. We hope you’ll join us for this unique, affordable opportunity to learn and grow in 2015 and beyond!

Details

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place: 3027 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103 (The upstairs meeting space at FLOAT – St. Louis’s new float place)

Cost: Just $34 + Special early bird bonus! Reserve your spot on or before Friday, February 27, we’ll send you our special virtual class and workbook kit, Why Resolutions Don’t Work (and How to Get What You Want Anyway). It’s a $19 value and its yours free when you register now!

To reserve your spot, click the Pay Now button

(Want to add private coaching? Scroll down to the bottom of the page!)




More about your guides:

Hi, we’re life coach Shannon Wilkinson and professional organizer Janine Adams. We’ve co-taught several courses, including the Declutter Happy Hour e-course and the Create Freedom and Ease with Habits and Routines workshop. We have collaborated many times over the years, and the results have been transformational for our participants!

Janine Adams of Peace of Mind Organizing

Janine

Shannon Wilkinson of PerceptionStudios.net

Shannon

Janine, a certified professional organizer, has helped hundreds of St. Louisans create peace and order in their homes over her ten years as a professional organizer.

Shannon, a certified life coach, is obsessed with change. She uses mind-bending tools, like NLP and hypnosis, to help you change your mind, change your behaviors and ultimately change the world.

Because Janine lives in St. Louis, MO and Shannon lives in Portland, OR this is a unique opportunity to learn from them together, in person.

Praise for Shannon & Janine’s collaboration, Declutter Happy Hour:

Declutter Happy Hour was extremely helpful. The dynamic duo of Janine Adams, with her practical advice, and Shannon Wilkinson, who delves into the emotional issues of clutter, and the 30 minute decluttering sessions were fantastic. Thanks for your help.

Cathy Barash – Des Moines, Iowa

Want to add private, individual coaching?

Shannon is making a special offer for event attendees to add private coaching sessions while she’s in St. Louis. These in-person, one-hour sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once those in-person spaces are gone, you will be guided to schedule a phone coaching session at a later date. You can use your session for coaching on goals, or any other issue. Shannon rarely offers single, private sessions, and when she does, they’re $215. As an event attendee, you’ll get a 16% discount, and pay just $181. It’s like getting the Back on Track event for free!

Get attendance to the event PLUS a session with Shannon for $215

 

Hope to see you in St. Louis!

 

Hey Coaches! Ready to change your habits, change your practice and ultimately, change the world? Just imagine what becomes possible for when you feel confident, deepen your coaching skills and get the advice you crave. Join the pilot program Change Artistry: Coaching for Coaches Group Mentorship. It starts February 3. More info here.

Get Back on Track in St. Louis on March 14th

          and make 2015 the year you reach your goals!

Did you set a big 2015 goal for yourself, and now you wonder if it’s really possible?

Did you avoid setting any goals, even if there’s stuff you’d really like to do, because you can’t stand the thought of being disappointed? (Again.)

Janine Adams & Shannon Wilkinson at the Create Freedom and Ease with Habits and Routines Workshop in St. Louis

Janine Adams & Shannon Wilkinson at the Create Freedom and Ease with Habits and Routines Workshop in St. Louis

Whether you’re trying to get organized, get in shape, or bring a big dream to life, it can be a struggle to stick with it and reach your goal. But . . .

It doesn’t have to be so hard.

In fact, using the latest research and our years of experience to guide you could make reaching your goals easier than you ever imagined.

Join us, life coach Shannon Wilkinson of Perception Studios and professional organizer Janine Adams of Peace of Mind Organizing, in this powerful, yet informal and relaxed event to help you set or revise your goals for 2015 and create a plan to reach them.

This 90-minute event starts with us sharing the key points about what works (and what doesn’t) when you’re setting goals, then the real magic happens! We’ll spend the rest of the time answering your questions and providing live coaching to get you where you want to go. We’ll be using people’s real-life situations to illustrate how each of you can move forward with your goals.

We hope you’ll join us for this unique, affordable opportunity to learn and grow in 2015 and beyond!

Details

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Place: A location in St. Louis City (to be finalized soon)

Cost: Just $34

Special early bird bonus! Reserve your spot on or before Friday, February 27, we’ll send you our special virtual class and workbook kit, Why Resolutions Don’t Work (and How to Get What You Want Anyway). It’s a $19 value and its yours free when you register now!

To reserve your spot, click the Pay Now button

(Want to add private coaching? Scroll down to the bottom of the page!)




More about your guides:

Hi, we’re life coach Shannon Wilkinson and professional organizer Janine Adams.

We’ve co-taught several courses, including the Declutter Happy Hour e-course and the Create Freedom and Ease with Habits and Routines workshop. We have collaborated many times over the years, and the results have been transformational for our participants!

Janine Adams of Peace of Mind Organizing

Janine

Shannon Wilkinson of PerceptionStudios.net

Shannon

Janine, a certified professional organizer, has helped hundreds of St. Louisans create peace and order in their homes over her ten years as a professional organizer.

Shannon, a certified life coach, is obsessed with change. She uses mind-bending tools, like NLP and hypnosis, to help you change your mind, change your behaviors and ultimately change the world.

Because Janine lives in St. Louis, MO and Shannon lives in Portland, OR this is a unique opportunity to learn from them together, in person.

Praise for Shannon & Janine’s collaboration, Declutter Happy Hour:

Declutter Happy Hour was extremely helpful. The dynamic duo of Janine Adams, with her practical advice, and Shannon Wilkinson, who delves into the emotional issues of clutter, and the 30 minute decluttering sessions were fantastic. Thanks for your help.

Cathy Barash – Des Moines, Iowa

Want to add private, individual coaching?

Shannon is making a special offer for event attendees to add private coaching sessions while she’s in St. Louis. These in-person, one-hour sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once those in-person spaces are gone, you will be guided to schedule a phone coaching session at a later date. You can use your session for coaching on goals, or any other issue. Shannon rarely offers single, private sessions, and when she does, they’re $215. As an event attendee, you’ll get a 16% discount, and pay just $181. It’s like getting the Back on Track event for free!

Get attendance to the event PLUS a session with Shannon for $215




 

Hope to see you in St. Louis!

 

Hey Coaches! Ready to change your habits, change your practice and ultimately, change the world? Just imagine what becomes possible for when you feel confident, deepen your coaching skills and get the advice you crave. Join the pilot program Change Artistry: Coaching for Coaches Group Mentorship. It starts February 3. More info here.

Really fear, you again?!

Kaanapali Beach, Maui, HawaiiLast week, I shared on Facebook, that I snorkeled for the first time.

For many people, that’s not such a big deal. I really didn’t expect it to be such a big deal for me either, because I thought I’d overcome a big water fear seven years earlier, and was very surprised to have it show up again.

Eight years ago, it was a different story

Back then, snorkeling would have been absolutely unthinkable. See, at that point, not only did I not know how to swim, but I had a pretty strong water phobia. It had gotten so bad, I obsessively tried to not let water splash me in the face while in the shower.

Just imagine the mechanics of that for a moment.

When faced with an actual body of water, I was thisclose to a panic attack. I don’t mean just a little anxious, but rather, full-on, heart-pounding, sweat pouring, choked breathing, pretty sure I was actually having a heart attack and going to die, panicking.

The last time I’d experienced it was when I was standing on the banks of a four-foot deep, man-made lake with my girlfriends. They were trying to talk me into canoeing. I was trying not to cry.

Something had to change

Then, in January 2007, I came to a crossroads. I was going on a month-long adventure in New Zealand in March of that year. I realized I could miss out on some amazing things, or do something about it. I decided to do something about it, and learned to swim.

Fast forward to now, eight years later. There I was, standing in a few feet of water, mask and snorkel on, those long-ago feelings of panic starting to rise.

I was near tears

Standing there, I was panicking about the water, and about the fact that I was panicking. It didn’t help to be upset that I was upset about something that I thought I had already transformed. Recognizing that helped. In that moment, I could recognize that I had overcome something similar before; that I had tools available to me; that I had many choices available to me, including simply breathing. And, most of all, it’s not about never getting stuck again, but how you treat yourself when you inevitably do.

Remembering all of this allowed me to choose what to do next. I set myself up for success, clutching the hand of my very patient guy and practiced putting my face underwater.

It didn’t take long before I felt brave enough to let go and float for a few minutes. Then, I was able to swim off a few feet. I floated over a coral reef and there were fish! Beautiful tropical fish. Gorgeous coral. Bright anemones. It was a whole new world just 15 feet off the beach.

I was near tears again, but for a completely different reason

What is fear keeping you from? What might you discover if you could venture out and see something new?

If you haven’t been able to get there on your own, yet, consider what it would be like to do it with Unbelievable Ease.

 

Hey Coaches! Ready to change your habits, change your practice and ultimately, change the world? Just imagine what becomes possible for when you feel confident, deepen your coaching skills and get the advice you crave. Join the pilot program Change Artistry: Coaching for Coaches Group Mentorship. It starts February 3. More info here.

42 is the answer to . . .

Tuesday, 11/11, will mark three and a half years of monthly Explore & Play classes, which means it’s also class 42.

Since 42 is the answer to “the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything,” it’s the perfect time to let go of something that was once a big thing, to create space for . . . → keep reading

October Coaching Hour (an Explore & Play Class)

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It’s October coaching hour on Tuesday! What’s keeping you stuck? Call in on Tuesday and get coached through your pattern of procrastination, angst about uncertainty or frustrating situations.

Whether you get coached or not, I can guarantee that you’ll leave the call with new techniques and strategies that you can use immediately. And, as always, . . . → keep reading

Put off Procrastination (an Explore & Play Class & Coaching Hour)

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Is your to-do list cluttered with things you just can’t get yourself to do?

Do you have things you’d love to be doing, but just can’t find the time?

Imagine what your life be like if . . .

. . . you could quickly get through the stuff that has to be done and . . . → keep reading

August Coaching Hour (an Explore & Play Class)

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Tuesday it’s time for our August coaching hour! If you have a project you can’t seem to start, a relationship that pushes your buttons or you find yourself in an unhelpful pattern, call in and get coached through your situation.

Whether you get coached or not, I can guarantee that you’ll leave the call with . . . → keep reading

How Are You Celebrating Boring & Dull Day?

Shannon Wilkinson can't help smiling!

Yes, it’s totally a thing here in Oregon! And it’s this Saturday, August 9th.

It commemorates the pairing of the city of Boring, in Oregon, and the village of Dull, in Scotland, as a “Pair for the Ages”. If that makes you smile, you’ll find the full text of the law pretty entertaining.

Now, as . . . → keep reading

Freedom from Self-Talk (a No-Cost Explore + Play Class + Coaching Hour)

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How’s your inner critic treating you? It’s not unusual to have an unkind tyrant with a non-stop monologue criticizing your every move. Even if your inner dialogue isn’t so harsh, if it’s distracting or anything other than supportive, it can keep you stuck and feeling bad.

During the July Explore & Play Class & Coaching . . . → keep reading

Change your Mind, Change your Life (an Explore & Play Class & Coaching Hour)

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Your perceptions guide your actions. What you think directly impacts how you feel and what you do. You have much more control over your mind than you think.

During the June Explore & Play Class & Coaching Hour, I’ll be teaching you how you can change your mind to make small and big changes in . . . → keep reading