Hello! I am Shannon Dolan. I am Director of Performance Power International. I specialise in presence and impact. I work globally with major firms and the arts and education sectors. I am an Executive Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, and Keynote Speaker. I am a professional member of the International Coaching Federation and Professional Speakers Australia
I have been inspiring and empowering individuals, teams, and organisations for 15 years. I develop and deliver tailored solutions including individual coaching, group training workshops, large seminars, and engaging keynote presentations designed to support and enhance individuals and teams in creating their desired perceptions, impressions, image, impact, and profile.
Results are seen through greater confidence, presence, command, leadership, brand representation, career success, behavioural change, enhanced culture, and company profitability.
My professional and academic background are in the Performing Arts.I worked for 20 years at an elite level as a Choreographer, Director, Dancer, Actor, and Television Presenter for companies such as Andrew Lloyd Weber's Really Useful Company, 20th Century Fox, The Australian Opera, ATYP, NIDA, and Channel 10's Good Morning Australia.
Some organisations I have worked with either through direct or indirect contract include: Qantas, Accor, Oracle, Shangri-la Hotels, Raffles Hotels, Cochlear, Per Aquum, Avis, Four Seasons Hotels, PwC, CBA, Optus, Lenovo, Allens, Citigroup, BAML, The MCA, Scentre, Sydney Symphony, University of Melbourne, The Australian Bar Association, Railcorp, Soneva, UBS, Australian Institute of Police Management, Worley, BNPParibas.
You can take a look at my extensive list of experience here.
Some of the talented artists that have been influenced by me in the past include: Cate Blanchett (actor), Rebel Wilson (comedienne), Trevor Ashley (cabaret artist).
"Shannon Dolan is a true force of nature! This isn't your run-of-the-mill career coaching. This is something presented by someone with the savvy, skills, energy and creativity to impart career-changing guidance and tools. I had been relatively blasé about most training courses I'd taken and most were forgettable. I took Shannon's teachings to heart and it truly changed my professional approach, behaviour and "brand." I leverage the lessons learned from Shannon and the course to this day. If you are looking for truly impactful career coaching/training, then I suggest you to straightaway to Shannon Dolan!"
Lori Feldman, Global Head of Digital Media Strategy & Social Media Cigna International
"Met Shannon at an executive coaching session which she taught. It was an amazing two day event where Shannon and a colleague of hers brought over 10 women to the next level in their careers, teaching them personal branding and executive presence along with insightful career advice!"
Augusta Sanfillippo MD Citibank New York
"Shannon has partnered with our team on very successful Leadership Presence, and IMPACT programs to help people in Cochlear achieve their full potential. She has become a true partner in helping both individuals and the organization to achieve results."
Anne-Marie Leslie HR Director, Cochlear Ltd
"SHANNON PRESENTED TO OUR SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM INCLUDING ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS WITH THE MANAGING DIRECTOR. SHE WAS ARTICULATE, CREATIVE AND IMPRESSIVE - WITH A PRESENCE THAT CAPTIVATES ANY AUDIENCE AND DEFIES THEM NOT TO LIS"SHANNON PROVIDED EXECUTIVE COACHING AND PRESENTATION SKILLS TRAINING TO OUR SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM INCLUDING ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS WITH THE MANAGING DIRECTOR. SHE WAS ARTICULATE, CREATIVE AND IMPRESSIVE - WITH A PRESENCE THAT CAPTIVATES ANY AUDIENCE AND DEFIES THEM NOT TO LISTEN TO EVERY WORD SHE HAS TO SAY. I WOULD RECOMMEND SHANNON WITHOUT HESITATION."
HEATHER JONES, HEAD OF COMMUNICATION, LENOVO
KATHY SONG, DIRECTOR OF HR, RAFFLES HAINAN
"SHANNON REALLY LISTENS TO THE NEEDS OF CLIENTS AND THE OUTCOMES THEY ARE SEEKING TO ACHIEVE AND TAILORS SOLUTIONS THAT ARE PERSONAL, TARGETED AND EFFECTIVE."
BETTINA KELLY, HR, COCHLEAR
"WHEN WE WERE ABOUT TO COMPLETE OUR MAJOR RENOVATION, WE HAD SHANNON TO HELP US TO PUT OUR STRATEGY AND ACTION TOGETHER. THE RESULT WAS BEYOND OUR OBJECTIVES AND WE CAME UP WITH GREAT RESULTS AND TEAM WERE GETTING BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWING EACH OTHER BETTER. IT WAS A GREAT DECISION TO HAVE HER FLY ALL THE WAY TO BANGKOK. I WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH SHANNON TO HELP US AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE."
BHADA SINHAPHALIN, GM, 5 STAR LUXURY HOTELS, BANGKOK
"IN A GROUP OF 15 COLLEAGUES, THE DIFFERENCE IN THE STYLE OF OUR PERSONAL PRESENTATIONS FROM THE START OF THE DAY TO THOSE WE PRESENTED AT THE END OF THE DAY'S TUITION WITH SHANNON WERE REMARKABLE AND A GREAT TESTAMENT TO HER TEACHING AND SKILLS. WE GAINED SO MUCH OUT OF THE WORKSHOP - I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND SHANNON."
CLAIRE OXLADE, HEAD OF EVENTS, NSW BUSINESS CHAMBER
"Shannon, you are a remarkable facilitator and coach! Thank you for creating such a wonderful space for the team to learn and grow through feedback and honestly. I found this program quite life changing and will remember it and you fondly."
Marni Leffler HR Cochlear
"Shannon has conducted training for us with a large client with AMAZING off the chart positive response. I recommend her highly."
John Izzo PHD
"I got a heap of feedback (from customers, partners and Lenovo people) - all said, great to see a CEO talking from the heart without slides etc..."
Alan Munro, CEO Lenovo
"Thanks Shannon. Suffice to say I wouldn't have been where I am today without your intervention. I will always remember our coaching session and the impact you had on me!!"
Matt McGuire Regional Operations Manager National Australia Bank
"Shannon Dolan is a professional of the highest calibre."
Keith Bain, OAM, Head of Movement NIDA
"Shannon was an absolute delight to work with! From coordinating training sessions, to discussing training needs, to leadership coaching, Shannon was able to bring out the best in every participant she trained, and more importantly, always left a positive impact on her participants. And unlike most trainings where participants tend to forget what they learn soon after Shannon's classes were simple, practical, and easy to remember - that was what all our staff would comment about after having attended Shannon's training programs. She keeps the sessions interactive, lively and invaluable for the participants! Always a pleasure to work with Shannon and look forward to our paths crossing again in future!"
Sindhu Sarachandran, Manager, Human Resource (Corporate) at Liberty Insurance Berhad
"As part of the launch orientation for the first Shangri-La hotel to open in the western world, and the intricacies of translating not only cultural but also social differences for a new continent, Shannon lifted, inspired and gifted the entire team with a passion for their assignment. When I look back at Shannon's background in acting, and business acumen, I understand why her amazing delivery of focused content and philosophy worked so well with our diverse new team. The results far exceeded my expectations. I must highly recommend Shannon as one of the most brilliant trainer/consultants I have ever met or used, and believe that she will deliver amazing results to those who choose her to contribute to their organization."
Stephen Darling, GM Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
"Shannon was very warm, fun & very professional, she knows her stuff."
Avis Orientation Participant
"Shannon is great to work with. She makes sure she really understands what we are trying to achieve and tailors her programs to ensure she hits the mark and provides highly valuable content and delivery format to the groups. She exudes energy and passion which is infectious and highly motivating for all who she works with."
Lyndall York, Head of Group Finance Cochlear
"I am an avid supporter of great Key Note speakers and I found Shannon Dolan to be in this category. I have had pleasure as the recipient of some great inspirational advise from her by listening to her speak at a large NSW BC event where she shared her life experiences in the business world. I look forward to having her present at one of our events in the near future."
Carmel Soames, B2B Events
"Thanks for your passion and drive!"
Bruno Cristol, General Manager, Shangri-la Hotel Cairns
"Love your energy."
Steve Pink, Senior Consultant, Rogen
"She walks the walk!"
Transactional Sales Team, Commonwealth Bank‘
"THANK YOU for your fabulous efforts in Queensland for the Q-Balance program? The feedback has been very positive from the participants and I know a few of them put your ideas into action in their promotion interviews with some great success."
Tara Edggton, Team Leader AIPM
"You have reached legend status - and the differences are so noticeable."
Edweena Stratton, Head of HR, Krispy Kreme
"Based upon your input, I was able to have an impact and demonstrate my passion and competence in a short space of time."
Chris O’Connor, Director of Sales Asia Pacific, Oracle Corporation
"I wanted to thank you for the Leadership Presence Course you delivered last week. I have gained so much from the strategies you taught and the awareness you raised with practices that can hold us back. I have already started implementing in my role as well as in my day to day practices "
Cate Dart, Clinical Educator Cochlear