Travels From: Richmond, VA
Topics: Diversity and Inclusion, Networking, Sales and Prospecting, Marketing, Women Empowerment, Motivation
Things I can't live without: Lipstick, toothpaste, water
My favorite piece of advice: Be yourself and impact other peoples lives.
Describe yourself in one word: Magnetic
Things I love: Chocolate, travel, kids, God
One thing you would like to check off your bucket list? Skydiving
Born in Quito, Ecuador to a Jewish American father and Spanish Catholic mother, Shanna often felt that she didn’ fit in anywhere, but regardless always found a way to create friends and actively participate.
When she moved to the United States to attend Mississippi State University, she was suddenly immersed in an environment unlike any she had previously experienced. She felt uncomfortable and alone. Everything changed when she realized the keys to connecting with people different from herself. Her relationships transformed.
Shanna went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Information Systems and create a successful 20-year career as a trainer, manager, and exceptional business development professional in the financial services and banking industry. Today, she is the Founder and CEO of FABWOMEN, a community built for women to come together and collaborate and learn from each other. She is also, a bilingual speaker, motivator and author. Shanna specializes in helping all professionals truly connect in a diverse world so they can experience reduced workplace conflict, increased productivity, and more successful sales conversations. Her own “art of connecting” story is featured in Gusty Tales Off the Rails- Living out Loud.
OWN THE FAB WOMAN IN YOU Have you ever wondered what it takes to be truly FABulous – Fearless, Authentic or Bold? How would that impact your career, business, and life? Would you be more innovative? Be more productive? Be more influential? Have better communication and stronger relationships? If you are ready to take that leap, or you are feeling stuck trying to figure out how to move forward, you will find this presentation empowering and motivating to do just that.
THE ART OF CONNECTING FOR AUTHENTIC SALES CONVERSATIONS Now more than ever, people don’t want to be sold to, but they do want to buy. That’s why today the most successful business development and sales professionals know how to create connections built on an authentic desire to understand what someone needs and offer real solutions to solve their biggest problems
“The thing about Shanna as a speaker is that she draws you in. Her relevant topics, her doable takeaways, and her infectious laughter together create an experience where you let go of any tension and want to learn. Time and again I’ve watched others feel more energized, equipped and empowered when they leave Shanna’s sessions…!” - Mary Foley - Business coach for women entrepreneurs, speaker + host of P.O.W.E.R. Plug podcasts, Bodacious! Ventures