At Guided Ventures Group, we specialize in helping leaders, teams and organizations create more human-centered and conscious businesses for the 21st century through elevating people.
We are your guide in expanding personal mindset, developing team and leadership awareness and practices and building collaboration based business strategies required to thrive in this time.
Through customized workshops, training and coaching, we combine newer research in motivation and human dynamics with conscious business practices to help you truly embrace the future.
A better world through inspired and collaborative work.
GVG is dedicated to guiding progressive business leaders in creating human-centered organizations through shifting mindset and building an environment of collaboration that inspires and elevates people.
Meet Shannon Gill
Founder, Chief Guide
Shannon started her own journey of transformation when she realized what a terrible leader she had been for many of her team members over the years. Growing up as the daughter of a bank CEO and holding Director and VP roles in large organizations did not make her a good leader of people. It took a Hero’s Journey saga of self awareness and challenge for her to uncover and embrace her true nature, a compassionate and inspiring leader with a strong dose of “GSD” (get stuff done). Taking control of her own mindset and skills was the first step in being a better leader, and a better person. She realized that unlike her beliefs from the 80’s and 90’s, work and life are not separate. We cannot just leave part of ourselves at home. Instead, we can embrace all of who we are in every aspect of our life and show up authentically.
This led her to create Guided Ventures Group (GVG), an organization of leaders and experts who use real-world experience to act as guides for others on their journey of professional and personal growth. GVG, a woman owned business, is the first business under the GVG umbrella because elevating people at work makes a difference in every aspect of their life.
Shannon Gill uses her 25+ years of business and leadership experience to support leaders and individuals during times of change and growth. She brings a diverse background in strategy, learning and development, product, operations and consulting in Fortune 100 to start up organizations. Living and working in Asia, Europe and North America, along with 20 years leading people, gives Shannon a unique perspective on business and personal development.
In her role with GVG, Shannon focuses on helping clients inspire mindset shifts and drive team connection in addition to updating their business for more conscious practices. She acts as a consultative coach, facilitator and researcher in this capacity. In addition, as GVG founder, she also manages a team of collaborators focused on exceeding client expectations every day.
Prior to GVG, Shannon was Head of Strategy (North America) for Elavon, part of U.S. Bancorp and a top five merchant acquirer processor in the U.S. She also spent eleven years at TSYS, a Fortune 1000 player in the Payments space where she managed a team of professional services consultants working on behalf of clients (mostly in Europe). At TSYS she also built and ran the Learning and Development function (12+ people) and served as Product Strategy and Chief of Staff in the development of the Global Product Organization (built from 2 to 150+ people in 3 years).
Before TSYS, Shannon served as Director of Operations for a start-up education company in Baltimore, MD owned by Sylvan Learning Systems (e-Sylvan). She also spent five years living in Hong Kong where she developed consumer products while working for The Walt Disney Company and got her first job after Undergrad as the only western employee for a family-owned Chinese watch and clock manufacturer.
Shannon has her MBA from Georgetown University in Washington DC, and her BA from St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, NC (with a year at Stirling University in Scotland where she developed a “travel bug” for overseas experiences). She is a facilitator of Development Dimensions International (DDI), a Birkman certified consultant, SAFe PO/PM certified, trained in McNellis Compression Planning, certified to use Enneagram style typology, and a certified coach with LPI, along with other credentials.
When not consulting or coaching, Shannon works on her passion project to bring positive and empowering messages to kids globally through her Cosmic Kitty® brand. She can also be found spending time with family and friends, traveling globally, scuba diving or practicing yoga. Shannon currently lives and plays in Atlanta, Georgia.
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