Get to know GVG

At Guided Ventures Group, we specialize in helping leaders with their biggest leadership challenge – people!  Our “human first” approach acknowledges that getting discretionary effort is more challenging than ever and leadership skills have shifted drastically from command and control to coach and collaborate.

Building skills in emotional intelligence, adaptive communication and creating an environment of psychological safety are just a few of the skills required of a modern day successful leader.

Are your leaders ready for the journey? We can be your guide on the path to great results through better leadership.

 Our Purpose: 

A better world through inspired and collaborative work.

Our Mission: 

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 Dayhoff
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.


After 21 years of leading teams inside of large and small organizations, Shannon left her corporate career 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 leadership and professional growth. In addition to being a continuous learner and research hound, she is also certified as an Executive Coach, Birkman Consultant, Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, Enneagram Practitioner, SAFE P.O. and many other credentials she uses in support of those she guides.

The Official Career Bio

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.

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 Birkman certified consultant, a Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, certified by the Center for Executive Coaching, SAFe PO/PM certified, and certified to use Enneagram style typology along with other credentials.

When not coaching or advising leaders, 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 and her husband Dwight currently live and play in Roswell, Georgia.

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“A trusted advisor, Shannon is my go to resource for coaching, training, and strategic thinking.”
– Katie Goldberg
SVP, People and Culture

Partners and Affiliates


In executing its mission, GVG works with many Partners and Associates globally.


Current partners and affiliates include: