I’m Shannon Wilkinson.

And I L-O-V-E change.

No, I’m not a freak, or a masochist, or a cult member.

I’ve just trained my brain to approach change with a playful, creative framework. And so, change feels like a game — instead of a god-awful nightmare.

For the past 10 years, I’ve worked as a professional life coach — helping BIG dreamers become BIG do-ers, by making small, meaningful behavioral changes.

From running marathons to completing novels to launching businesses to learning to LOVE bookkeeping (yup, it’s possible!) my clients never fail to inspire me. And I’ll never get tired of watching their lives get easier, more fun and deliciously productive.

I became a coach because I know first-hand how time + life + busyness can bury your creativity under shoulds + worries + what-ifs.

I know how hard it can be to break out of your (icky) mental conditioning — the auto-pilot track that kicks in, whenever your brain detects a hint of change … or a necessary challenge.

But most of all, I know this:

Change is inevitable — in fact, it’s ALL there is — and the sooner you learn to run, skip + play with it, the happier you’ll be.

I love simple changes. Easy changes. Brilliant changes. And boring changes.

If there’s something you want to change about your life — or something you want to create (hint: it’s kinda the same thing) — I’d love to show you a whole WORLD of ease + speed.

You can learn all about my fancy credentials — including my training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, life coaching + hypnosis, right over here.

Or, you can stay right here, and scroll down to the fun stuff.

With love + ease,

Shannon Wilkinson

The (aforementioned) FUN STUFF:

1. In a previous life, I worked with Public Companies and Wall Street as an Investor Relations Consultant — where I translated avalanches of numbers into language that human beings could understand. And to this day, I LOVE exploring messy patterns, and finding the simplicity + ease.

2. I became an avid runner in my 40s, with zero previous experience. About a year after starting, I ran the Portland Marathon in just over four hours. My next mission? To qualify for the Boston Marathon. (Did I just say that out loud?)

3. I’ve been self-employed since 1996, and I can’t imagine having a better Boss than … me.

4. I’m a voracious reader — from classic literature to the latest teenage-vampire-magical faery tale to personal development tomes to Sufi wisdom, and beyond.

5. When I’m bustling around my house, you can (almost always) find me blasting 80s new wave and alternative music. Because I’m hungry like the wolf.

6. When I need a jolt of awe and achievement in my system, I like to climb mountains. And once, I helped rescue an injured climber on Mt. Hood. We live in a strange, bewildering world — but it’s also a world where strangers stop + save each other.

7. My writing has appeared in The Washington Post and The Whole Dog Journal, which was ranked #11 of the best 50 magazines in the country by the Chicago Tribune. Oh, and I write about life, business, and the simple art of changing your mind on my blog.

8. I grew up on a farm in a small town in Oregon. But I escaped to the city. And now, sometimes I hear the rural life whispering my name again…

9. Give me a glass of red wine and a closet to declutter, and I’ll be happily occupied for hours.

10. I know what it feels like to leave the job, leave the guy, leave everything that holds a glimmer of safety, and start over. It doesn’t have to be agonizing. In fact, it can be empowering. Trust me. Or better yet, work with me, and learn to trust yourself. ♡