Have you ever wondered what it takes to truly thrive in both your personal and professional life without compromising your well-being? Meet Shannon D. Smith, a Certified Trainer, Speaker and Coach who has made it her mission to guide professional women on this empowering journey towards work-life harmony.
How I Started
My journey started off rough. I was raised in a strict religious home by a single dad. I grew up feeling invisible and powerless.
Every day, I longed for someone to truly see me, and validate my worthiness. I let others take the lead because I doubted my decision-making abilities. I was convinced that I didn't have what was required to control my life.
Yet, somehow, in spite of what life threw at me-- trauma, divorced parents, illness and financial hardships; my core remained the same: a compassionate person who desired to teach, guide and inspire others.
How Did You Become Trainer, Speaker and Coach?
To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment, and turning point that brought me to where I am today –helping professional women to redefine success on their own terms and thrive in work-life harmony.
A catalyst for healing and transformation
My journey towards where I am now began with a defining moment in the summer of 2011...I end my ten-year marriage. It was a breaking point that forced me to confront the harsh reality of my toxic and abusive situation and reclaim my personal power in order to do something about it.
This marked a HUGE turning point in my life, one that would eventually lead me to discover my purpose to empower women like you to redefine success and create harmony in their lives.
Through the pain and turmoil, I found the courage to begin a healing process of peeling back the layers of low self-esteem, trauma and conformity that had stifled me for far too long. I embraced the importance of forgiveness, wholeness, self-care and the truth: I deserved happiness and freedom.
The Impact of Coaching
During this healing period, I experienced firsthand the profound impact of coaching. I healed from my past and I began exceeding my own expectations.
Coaching was a powerful tool that helped me reclaim my voice and power. Seeing the positive changes it brought in my life ignited a passion within to empower other women to achieve similare types of transformation.
The Birth of Mindful Empowerment Coaching
It's often said that the most impactful journeys are born from personal experience, and this couldn't be truer for the Mindful Empowerment Coaching Method that I created out of my own life experiences, extensive education, and dedicated training.
With a background in learning and development, psychology and a wealth of personal experiences, I knew that there was a unique path towards empowerment waiting to be discovered.
I believe that success is not a destination; it's a journey. It's about creating a life that aligns with your values, passions, and aspirations. It's about finding fulfillment, joy, and well-being on your terms. I recognize that your journey towards empowerment is deeply personal. I don't offer one-size-fits-all solutions.
Instead, I guide you in discovering your own path, equipping you with the tools and practices you need to thrive in your unique way.