If you can find your brave you will discover that moving through the fear and uncomfortableness of pursing your dreams will make you stronger than you could ever imagine.
Hi I’m Shannon and this is where I tell you the highlights of a 20+ year career in 3 sentences or less.
Here you go: From a very young, very naive contractor for NASA to running my own marketing agency to creating the Startup Woman, my geeked out love for understanding the why’s and how’s of digital marketing and building businesses has allowed me to work with hundreds of entrepreneurs, startups, leaders, and many, many businesses at different stages of growth. I am cofounder of The Bloom Foundation for Maternal Wellness, Founder of Open The Blinds and the face behind The Startup Woman.
Reality: All of those things above are true, and I also have kids (a couple with special needs) and husbands and parents and dogs… and therefore sometimes I took breaks in my career to attend to Life. Sometimes I needed and wanted the breaks and other times, I had no choice. This is the reality of being a working mom and an entrepreneurial woman. Gaps will happen, breaks will occur, because our people rely on us. I realized a long time ago (but probably not long enough) that getting frustrated or upset didn’t help. I realized when I stepped back a bit, the world didn’t end and I could dive back in as soon as it made sense.
That’s the thing, we tend to think that if we don’t do all of it right now, right away, we can’t do any of it. So not true. Not beginning because you don’t think you can do the work exactly the way others do it – or the way it looks in your head – is just kind of a bunch of bullshit. Others do it the way that works for them, and so can you.
I work with different individuals and organizations in different ways depending upon their needs, but I focus on the techniques, the mechanics, and the nuances of creating an online digital presence. This means coming up with the right idea to solve a problem, and pulling together a mix of marketing levers—tactics, partners, technologies, and more– to make it happen
In the days of yore (meaning about 5 years ago) being a mompreneur wasn’t really a thing and there were certainly no women out there grabbing the hands of other moms and women and lifting them up, sharing the wisdom needed to achieve success. I slogged through the mud alone, but I don’t want you to have to do the same.
I am here for you. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge with you to get you where you are going quicker, with a few less bumps, and a lot more support.
Whether you are just starting out or are looking to scale your business and team, I can help you get to the next level, because I get it. Let’s Connect!