DISCOVER WHAT YOU WERE BORN TO DO
Do you need clarity on your natural talents?
Does your job need more meaning?
Is it time to do the work that really matters to you?
If you've followed the "rules" of traditional career advice just to end up in another soul-sucking job,
you need a different approach.
Join me for Discover What You Were Born To Do®
a 12-week online course that will help you
unlock your hidden genius and
transform your relationship with work.
What you're really investing in when you join is
how you're going to feel
every day - for the rest of your life.
"I've been helping people find their authentic path for over a decade and I'm positive I can help you find yours." - Shannon L. Post
Before we begin,
I want you to know two things...
#1 You Aren't Alone
Finding the Right Path feels Confusing for everyone
(Regardless of what their Instagram says)
#2 You Can Figure This Out
everyone is capable of finding their true path
(No matter what "the experts" tell you)
You are not broken.
You simply live in a society that values conformity, and doesn’t teach you to listen and to trust yourself.
I promise you that no matter how lost you feel, how disconnected you are from your own desires, you can discover what you really want.
I’m here to help you listen to that voice.
Here's What We Unpack
How to reveal your inborn strengths (the talents that are effortless)
What to do if you don't have a "passion"
How to be confident you're choosing the best work for you
How to forecast your level of success & happiness in a job before you apply
And the most important decision you need to make to be happy at work for the rest of your life.
I'll answer all of these questions and more...
What's special about this course
I'm not going to throw information at you and exit stage left with your money.
Change takes time. Normal life is unpredictable and the change we want doesn't always happen in 12 tidy weeks. I know how frustrating slow change can be, but slow change is ideal in the long run. This course is an investment in the rest of your life and I'm here with you for as long as it takes for you to find the fulfilling work you desire.
What I've built for you isn't a fleeting trend. This is knowledge you'll use forever. Knowledge you cannot unlearn. And, because I want you absorb the lessons intellectually and also feel ready to take action, I've designed specific features to help speed up the process.
Weekly exercises to ensure you have a place to work through the concepts
Mid-week email check-ins to answer your questions
Daily prompts to help you stay focused
Email access to ensure you have personalized support
What People Say About Working With Me
Published Author & Social Worker
"You're not a conventional coach/counselor/advisor and that's awesome because traditional, weirdly, has not worked for this erstwhile rule follower.
I cannot speak more highly of your integrity, rye wit, intuitive eye and efficacy in validating the humanness of the struggle to identify one’s work in the world."
Why You Need a Course
As humans, even if we KNOW what to do intellectually, we often don't DO what we know to do.
A course takes advantage of our natural brain wiring and helps speed up learning.
Change is uncomfortable. It's easy to get distracted by all things "life." Having a structure and daily reminders helps your stay on track automatically. And that's important because consistency is part of the formula for ensuring your dream career turns into your real-life reality.
Having a container of support makes it more likely that you'll continue through the very human discomfort that comes with change and be able to reach for your dreams.
A course also streamlines your education. There are no awards for starting from scratch or reinventing the wheel. You may need to reinvent your career, but you don't need to create the process for figuring out what your passion is. Smart people find shortcuts and this course will save you literal decades of trial and error.
Add to all of this an instructor who inspires and encourages you to reach for your dreams long after everyone else has left the theater, and you've just poured rocket fuel onto your transformation.
A course is one of the best hacks there is to accelerate your learning and address your unconscious drive to remain in a state of homeostasis - stuck in"safe" mode repeating old patterns that you know don’t work.
What You'll Gain
An ability to understand and clearly articulate your natural strengths
A long-term view of your future path
Flexible strategies to bring you from the "idea" stage to reality
Why does this matter?
Because economies change.
Technology changes. Personal circumstances change.
Everything in the world around you changes.
But your natural strengths don't change.
Your inborn talents are the solid foundation you can build on year after year.
They are the bedrock you need to build a long lasting career.
And a deep understanding of yourself and what you're best at will help you to adapt to the changing landscape that’s changing faster every day.
Career shifts (which WILL happen) will no longer feel overwhelming because you'll know your core strengths and how to apply them to whatever market you're in.
What We Won't Cover
Resumes & cover letters (you can google that)
Interview skills (but I will send you a revolutionary how-to guide as a bonus)
Magic pills, instant fixes, and winning lottery ticket strategies
Old school, stuffy, blue suit & tie "professionalism" (also, if you're highly offended by the word "bummer," we aren't a fit). However, the elements of modern professionalism — authenticity, integrity, respect, kindness, inclusion, openness and trustworthiness - will come up.
I’m Shannon Post and I’m a career coach—but not your conventional blue-suit-and-tie career coach. I believe finding the work you love is an act of rebellion that will change the world.
What I know is, if you hate your job right now, it isn’t your fault. We live in a culture that depends on people believing work is supposed to suck. The good news is you have the power to change that. This is a skill you can learn.
I can also tell you that you're not alone. I searched for the work I was meant to do for well over a decade. I’ve had crappy minimum wage jobs and what on paper were “dream jobs.” I was a professional classical singer performing on the most famous stages in New Your City. I was a dog musher for a prominent Iditarod racer in Alaska. And I was a CIO and top senior IT executive leading teams in technology and mapping.
In each case where I had “made it,” where I had succeeded in society’s eyes, I was miserable. None of the jobs felt like me. I wasn’t fulfilled, I wasn’t fully using my natural talents (mostly because I didn’t understand what they were) and I wasn’t making the kind of impact I wanted to make in the world.
I’d tried to find the perfect career so many times without success that I thought something was seriously wrong with me. Like maybe I wasn’t allowed to have a career I loved and felt passionate about. Or maybe having a career I was naturally good at was just a pipe dream.
If you can relate, you need to know that it’s not you. It’s the box you were trained by society to try to fit yourself into. That box, the traditional career path, doesn’t work for everyone—and that’s okay. There is fulfilling work out there that fits you and your personality like a glove. And it’s my goal to help you find it.
After working with private clients for several years, I wanted to create a more affordable way to get help. Discover What You Were Born To Do® is a 12-week course where I work intimately with you to help you find a career path that not only fits your financial needs but also celebrates your talents, lifestyle, and desire to make an impact.
My work is informed by my own experience building careers in vastly different industries, over twenty years supervising, managing, leading, and mentoring employees, continuing education and my studies at the University of Montana, the University of Virginia, and Stanford University.
But the thing I’m most proud of is that, against all odds, the life I have now is the dream I had long ago. Alaska. Based in Talkeetna under the shadow of Denali and the Alaska Range. The ability to make a tangible impact in people’s daily lives and improve the world around me. Alaska is breathtaking, and I am indebted to the Denaʼina and Ahtna people and their traditional territory where I now get to live and work.
I’ve been certified as a coach by Kathy Kolbe, a leading authority on human instinct, and Dr. Martha Beck, a Harvard-educated sociologist specializing in human behavior.
I had a boss who said my results always broke the barriers of what he thought was possible and changed the world. He wasn’t wrong.
Now I want to break the barriers of what you think is possible and help you change your world and the world of everyone around you.
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What could you accomplish if you weren't in a job you hated?
What is hating your job really costing you?
How much time do you spend
coping, recovering, complaining, escaping, and
wasting your precious time and talents?
There's never going to be a perfect time.
Now is the time.
Let's partner together and find a fulfilling career path you will love for a lifetime.