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Shannon encouraged the audience to seek out our own targets, where our passion and our purpose intersect, and it was clear from the Q&A that Shannon had inspired many leaders in the audience to go and do exactly that. Thank you very much Shannon for your wonderful and motivating talk. We were honored and inspired to hear you speak, and we highly recommend you as a leadership speaker to other world-class organizations."

- Brian Ballantyne, Senior Marketing Manager, Amazon EU

Northwestern Mutual


Northwestern Mutual


Shannon was fantastic – we couldn’t have asked for anything more – other than a few more hours with her.  The presentation was captivating and delivered everything that we could have wanted.  A lot of buzz has been created around the presentation and I will share more of that as it is posted on our yammer site.  She hit on all the topics we discussed in our initial discussion, leadership, adversity, innovation, change, living up to high standards, doing your best work under pressure, etc.  It was perfect.

- Steven Webber, AMA Program Chair 2017

Bristol-Myers Squibb


Bristol-Myers Squibb


Shannon was AMAZING!

-Alok Bhatt, Associate Director, Global Engineering

ATTA


ATTA


"Shannon Huffman Polson delivered a passionate keynote to our delegation of adventure travel professionals. Her advice to "tune out the noise so you can focus on your purpose" resonated with this international audience who drive themselves hard every day to deliver impactful experience. She received a standing ovation!"

-Casey Hanisko, ATTA VP Marketing & Communications  

T-Mobile


T-Mobile


"I loved everything about the presentation. Shannon has so much energy in her talk, and is a fantastic storyteller. As someone who has very little exposure to the military, I was still able to visualize and empathize with everything Shannon spoke about. After the event, Shannon was great about engaging with people who came up to speak with her, and really took her time to talk with everyone. She has a very contagious optimism and presence, and I think everyone walked away feeling inspired and energized." - Atalia Shalier, T-Mobile

The International Association of Fire Chiefs


The International Association of Fire Chiefs


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The information Shannon introduced was easy to follow and easy to implement. I have already used it successfully.

-Chief Tim Holman

 

FDIC


FDIC


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"Your presentation was instrumental in making this year's program a success...the stories you shared were very engaging...Your humor and ability to engage the audience left a positive impression and we received numerous complimentary comments following the program."

-Avelino Rodriguez, Acting Director

 

 

NEW YORK LIFE


NEW YORK LIFE


“Shannon’s personal story of courage is both compelling and poignant. She weaves together her story with the role of story telling throughout history and with today’s culture and media. Her personal experiences combined with this macro perspective is fascinating and creates the urgency to have each and every one of us explore our stories, values, and goals. Shannon’s “call to action” leaves an indelible mark."

-Christine Birnbaum, New York Life

The Geneva Foundation


The Geneva Foundation


"Shannon’s insight on leading from any seat was extremely powerful and insightful! I particularly enjoyed how she shared her personal experiences and story all the while connecting it to the larger message of the day. Shannon was an absolute joy to work with from start to finish and I would highly recommend her for any organization looking to inspire and reenergize its team!"

-Michelle Beckham, Training Manager, The Geneva Foundation

Islandwood


Islandwood


“Shannon recently gave the keynote address at a large public event put on by IslandWood. She has an amazing way with words - so much so that when I noticed she had left her remarks at the podium, I stormed the stage after her remarks to grab the notes, so that I could read and reread them...she tailored her remarks to meet the specific needs of our event (and) spoke straight to the hearts and minds of our people. She’s a pro and our team really enjoyed working with her.”

-Ben Klasky, CEO, Islandwood

NRCS


NRCS


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"Shannon is an outstanding presenter who inspires the audience to reach deep inside themselves to find the place where their passion meets their purpose.  She engages people with her stories of strength and inspiration and challenges all she meets to find the leader within themselves."

Mary Podoll, NRCS State Conservationist

Mountaineers Books


Mountaineers Books


“Connected to this large audience of advocates, scientists, journalists, adventurers; people from 6 months to 90 years of age. What set her speech apart was her ability to tell a story in a way that defied cliche— and encouraged reflection. Her passion and knowledge provided an undercurrent that left a deep impression on the audience. Shannon is skilled in constructing a narrative in a way that the structure disappears, revealing truths through reverie and shared experience.”

-Helen Cherullo, Publisher, Mountaineers Books