Shannon Dolan specialises in corporate performance skills including elite presentation skills, people branding, physical presence, voice development, image, impact, creative team building, and business communication. She is the Director of  a boutique consulting firm specialising in communication.

Shannon has a BA in Dance and Psychology from UCLA, a Post-Graduate degree from The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Direction and Movement and a Masters in Theatre from The University of NSW. Shannon worked for more than 20 years as an actor, dancer, singer, director, choreographer, and presenter in theatre, film and television for such companies as Andrew Lloyd Weber's Really Useful Company, 20th Century Fox and The Australian Opera.     

Shannon works with groups and individuals of all levels up to CEO assisting them in achieving greater confidence, clarity and understanding of their personal power and charisma. Results are recognised through increased presence, confidence, command, leadership, credibility, and career as well as company success.

Shannon is a sought after keynote speaker with inspirational and motivational themes as well as MC, trainer, coach and facilitator

Keynote Topics include:

Creating Your Own Personal Brand
Charisma and Confidence!
Creating a Presence
Being Seen for All the
Living Your Brand through Your People
Women's Programs
Your Brand-Your Story

Workshops, Presentations, and Facilitations:
1. "Telling our Story-Utilising your people to advertise your brand"
2. Inspirational Outplacement Programs
3. Communicating our Key Messages with Clarity and Impact

Specialty Areas: Presentation Skills, Presence, Image, People Branding, Impact, Confidence, Charisma,
Warm Ups/Games/Icebreakers for Conferences, MC, Facilitation


I am so pleased to have you working with the team- you have reached legend status - and the differences are so noticeable. A couple of times I have heard people say "What would Shannon think of that".... which, I think is the highest compliment.
- HR Director, Krispy Kreme

I would have no hesitation in recommending Shannon as her enthusiasm, professionalism and skills are world class.
- Director P&I Pharmaceutical Printing

Your presentation was brilliant. It captured everyone! We have a large task ahead of us - for some, your messages were simply a refresher, however, for others, I am sure your messages were a timely eye opener.
- Senior Executive, Commonwealth Bank

I just wanted to thank you for the session you led on Wednesday afternoon with our HR team. It was absolutely on the mark and the feedback without exception from everyone was that it was a fantastic session. I had many comments from the team including "Shannon was fantastic, I could have listened to her all day", "I learned so much in that one session", "Shannon really made me think about how I come across to others" and many more. So thanks again Shannon, it's good to have such a great professional as yourself working with us.
- Head of HR, Aristocrat Technologies

Thank you for your summary and your observations.Clearly, they felt comfortable talking to you. This is a huge benefit as we really value our staff opinions.
- Head of HR Shangri-la Hotel

Shannon is an amazingly dynamic persona and I have recommended her to just about anyone in the hotel industry. Her training of how to display genuine 5* service obtaining utmost success is SPOT ON!!! Shannon supports any level to achieve excellence. I would pursue future training ventures with Ms. Dolan any day...
- Sandie Johanssen Global Spa Manager

Shannon Dolan is a professional of the highest calibre. I recommend her whole-heartedly.
- Head of Movement, NIDA

I had heard of Shannon's workshop that she custom-developed, and the results that she delivered through it. As part of the launch orientation for 5 Star Global Hotel, 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, General Manager and International Hospitality Consultant

Shannon provided our sales team with a session designed to address impending company changes, poor sales results and internal frustrations experienced by sales group. Her approach was excellent, she took the time to understand the role, engage with key stakeholders and present a fresh and inspiring program for future growth and development of the team. The group was most responsive to this approach which set us up for good results in the next 6 months. I would recommend Shannon to any organisation seeking a bright creative approach to motivate their sales or customer focused teams.
- Anne Marie Kelly, Optus, Sales Manager

Shannon provided executive coaching and presentation skills training to our Senior Leadership Team at Lenovo, 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

Shannon Dolan is a true force of nature! When she kicks off the High Performance Training session, she sets the stage for the dynamic, intense and behavior-changing program you're about to start. 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 haf been relatively blase about most training courses I'd taken and most were forgettable - until I experienced HPI and the follow-up class two years later. I took Shannon's teachings to heart and it truly changed my professional approach, behavior 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!
- MD, Citibank New York City

Shannon Dolan has worked with the staff of Museum of Contemporary Art since 2006 providing one to one coaching and group training programs across many areas of the museum including Senior Managers, Curators, Public Relations, Sponsorship, Education and our Gallery staff. Shannon’s expertise in the areas of physical, vocal & professional presence, communication, branding, image and presentation has had a powerful impact on staff. The training program for gallery staff which commenced in 2006 has positively influenced the culture of our gallery staff, who in turn continue to receive unsolicited feedback nationally and internationally. Shannon is extremely engaging, articulate and creative and our staff thoroughly enjoyed working with her. It is without hesitation that I recommend Shannon.
- Head of HR, The Museum of Contemporary Art

I was lucky enough to work with Shannon on the Really Useful Companies production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat where she filled the role of Resident Choreographer. Shannon was always great fun and extremely dedicated to the show and the especially the welfare and well being of the cast. Her eye for detail was brilliant and her management and stewardship of the choreography on the long running production ensured a high standard each and every performance.
- Mik Aukland, Technical Director Jack Morton Worldwide

I just wanted to thank you very much, especially Shannon for such a great night..........everybody gained a lot out of the session and the feedback was just wonderful. Again, thanks very much.
- Tony Halcrow, Director PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia

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