Entries by Shannon McKain

Intrinsic Motivation

A couple of years ago, I traveled to Barcelona for a trip with two of my girlfriends. We were having the time of our lives exploring the city, enjoying new experiences, and dining on great food. Unfortunately, I had packed the wrong shoes for walking around this beautiful city and by day three my feet […]

Do you have this one key attribute?

I was recently leading a two-day workshop for the leaders of various divisions across a company. We were having a blast talking all things leadership, emotional intelligence, generational differences and personal development in the workplace. I love having opportunities like this to spend so much time with corporate or student leadership teams, helping them grow […]

Advancing Your Career After a Break

Last month, I was on CBS KCTV5 Better Kansas City TV Show for my monthly TV segment. These segments explore a variety of topics that align with my keynotes. From emotional intelligence and leadership to this month’s topic: getting started in the workforce or advancing your career after a break. The job market can sometimes […]

Interview Spotlight: Liz Murray

If you’ve heard me speak or read my past blog posts, you may know I have a few themes that apply to all audiences. Dream big, then make a plan to reach your goals We are all just one mentor away from becoming our best self Your success is heavily reliant on your personal brand […]

KCTV5 | Generational Communication Differences

Earlier this month I was on CBS KCTV5 Better Kansas City TV Show for my monthly segment. These segments explore a variety of topics that align with my keynotes. From emotional intelligence and personal branding to this month’s topic: personality and generational differences. Thanks to technology, there are many ways we communicate with loved ones, friends, […]

The Go-Giver

CBS KCTV5 Better Kansas City TV Segment | The Go-Giver “The Go-Giver”, one of my all time favorite books was given to me in 2011 by two individuals I now call dear friends. The premise of the book is that shifting one’s focus from getting to “giving” (in this context, giving meaning constantly and consistently providing […]

3 EQ Strategies to Get A Better Read On Your Boss

3 EQ strategies to get a better read on your boss When it comes to getting ahead in your career, understanding your boss is paramount for your own career goals. This month on CBS KCTV5 Better Kansas City, I chatted with Alexis about how to read your boss’s behavior using some techniques of Emotional Intelligence. Here’s […]

Honoring A Legacy

Last night as I watched many of my friends on social media post in shock, excitement or outrage; I silently pondered what the next four years would look like. It was an easy answer for me. Recently, the world lost one of its brightest lights, pioneers and inspirational women and the next four years won’t […]

The Power of Kindness

If you follow my travels on social media, you know that I just finished up 23 presentations in 21 days across Missouri, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Michigan and New York, and also enjoyed a quick trip over to Barcelona, Spain. I’m exhausted. Since I got home, it has taken everything inside of me not to […]