Shannah Kennedy had an incredible career in sports management and sponsorship working with over 100 Olympic and elite athletes until she hit burnout and was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and depression. She hired a life coach for herself to shift out of the darkness, review, reset and refocus her life. In 2000 she studied to be one of Melbourne’s first life coaches, focusing on coaching athletes into retirement after seeing so much destruction in their lives outside of sport.
Shannah Kennedy is now a leading business and life coach and master strategist, trusted by her clients across the spectrum of business, sport and entertainment. She challenges people to rethink their relationships to work, wellbeing and life. “We work to discover who you really are without the title.”
Shannah is currently working with a mix of C-suite executives, clients in transition (and/or suffering from burn out), business owners and high-potential staff. She coaches the gap between where you are today and where you aspire to be in the future. She also supports people who feel exhausted and “need a new map”. Her bestselling book ‘The Life Plan’ is the basis of her transformative approach, developed over 20 years working with people seeking more meaningful lives. She is recognised as one of Australia’s most influential life coaches featured in the Australian Financial Review, Huffington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald and Thrive Global. She has co-authored 4 other books with global presence, Chaos to Calm, Restore, Shine and Ignite.
As a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator both on stage, in the boardroom and virtually via webinar and live Q&As, Shannah delivers highly engaging, interactive and educational workshops designed to have immediate impact and empower participants to simplify, take action and build their road map to success. She delivers essential life and wellness skills to transform the way you live and work, create clarity, purpose and direction with a light shone on the value of self-care, self-management, and self-leadership.
She lives in Bayside Melbourne with her husband Michael and teenage children Jack and Mia and is an ambassador for Asia’s best health retreat, Kamalaya, Koh Samui. She loves adventure and exploring the world as a family.