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About Shannon Lyn Maynard

How My Journey Began

Hi! I’m Shannon, a Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, introvert, INFJ, and HSP. I’ve been on a quest to feel known and understood for as long as I can remember, because I’ve always felt different.

I feel things deeply. I spend a lot of time in my head, lost in my thoughts. I love one-on-one conversations and when I’m in a group, I’m completely engaged but prefer to listen and observe. And I’ve spent so much of my life masquerading as an extrovert, wishing I was “normal”—especially at work.

My life coaching journey began when I took a new corporate marketing job only to discover that I was working under a hard-to-please, micro-managing boss who wasn’t a great communicator. Any of this sound familiar?

He slowly killed my confidence as I began questioning my value and whether I even belonged in Marketing. I started wondering if my deepest fears were true: I wasn’t a good enough leader, I wasn’t good at what I do, and… maybe I didn’t deserve a job I love after all.

A Pivotal Moment

On a rainy January day in downtown LA, I was reading a friend’s blog on my lunch break and the phrase “positive psychology” grabbed me. While the term is relatively self-explanatory, it wasn’t one I’d heard before, so I started down a research rabbit hole.

That eventually led me to life coaching, and the moment my eyes landed on this career path I intuitively knew that this is what I was created to do.

How Coaching Changed My Life

Coaching has impacted every area of my life. The internal changes I’ve made have completely transformed my relationship with my husband and the way I show up at work.

I continually do the work to change my beliefs and my thoughts, which helped me get my confidence back and become a more effective leader.

I’ve discovered that not only is masquerading as an extrovert exhausting, but it leads to invalidating my needs, like the time I need to recharge, and holds me back from operating at my best.

I’ve finally uncovered my introverted strengths and experienced first-hand that recognizing, understanding, and owning my unique value as an introvert is the true path to professional and personal success.

Beginning Your Journey

Now, I’m committed to helping introverted leaders like you build quiet confidence, understand your unique value, and create a career and a life you love.

I believe that we’re all perfectly and intentionally wired for our purpose, and I’d love to work with you. Schedule a complimentary call to learn more about how coaching can transform your life, too.

What Clients Are Saying

“When I started working with Shannon, I was in a tough place with my job—unhappy and not seeing any way to make things better.

Now, my interactions with colleagues are more productive and less anxiety-inducing. I have a clear vision of where I want to be in the future that is motivating and joyful to me.

I cannot thank Shannon enough for what she’s done.”

Meghan O’Brien


“One of the amazing things about working with Shannon is her approach of using the seven levels of energy. This is a way of framing our thought patterns that is so sensible and useful I feel like everyone should learn it. This really helped me approach situations more mindfully and I continue to work on it when I can.

If there’s a challenge in your life that you need to work through, Shannon is an insightful and empathetic guide. If you’re an introvert, you’ll find that she really gets you and can help you make lasting changes in a way that is genuine to you.”

Amy Hua


“Shannon is a highly intuitive certified coach. She creates an immediate trust with her clients. She helps her clients clarify what they really want so they can better understand their deeper motivations and desires. Shannon helped me do this when I was her client. I found her coaching transcendent, very inclusive. Eye-opening… and yes, transformational.”

Lisa Gillette


Ready to learn how you can build quiet confidence, understand your unique value as an introvert, and create a career you love?

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