GVG specializes in strategy and people solutions for progressive organizations and individuals. Our clients recognize the world is changing and need support to make the shift. Through workshops, coaching, consulting and cartoon characters (for educators and kids), our methods combine personal awareness, mindset and deliberate choice with “tried and true” practices for new ways of developing strategy, leading others and managing personal and organizational change. We are your trusted guide in navigating the journey of growth.
Our Mission: GVG is dedicated to guiding organizations, individuals and children in making conscious, deliberate choices that create the work, life, and world we desire.
Our Vision: A world where we are each inspired on our journey and recognize the power of connection.
Meet Shannon Gill
The Founder of GVG, Shannon Gill, has been in business and leadership for over 25 years, with the majority of that experience inside organizations from U.S. Fortune 100 companies to startups globally. Her roles and projects ranged from Strategy to Operations to Learning and Development to Product Development (both software and manufacturing) to Consulting.
In her journey from Disney in Hong Kong to education in Baltimore, MD to Financial Services and Payments in Georgia and Europe, she began to search for some balance in her life and greater meaning in her work. In her research and exploration, she found a deeper need for connecting at work in a bigger way that includes engaging with the strategy and purpose of the organization and connecting with self and others. And when those things came together, she realized it creates a combination of empowered employees, organizational success and personal growth. That led her to create Guided Ventures Group, an organization that knows how the path works based on experience and research and provides support and guidance to organizations and individuals looking to empower change and drive connection. Her clients are focused on the future, and recognize the power created when you combine the latest in positive psychology along with known best practices for industry and change.
In addition, Shannon wishes she had some of these personal insights earlier in life. As a result, part of the work for GVG includes her passion project, Cosmic Kitty®. The Cosmic Kitty® brand is made up of characters and messages that empower and educate kids. The artwork and stories which began as doodles when Shannon was only 7 years old have developed into a full line of character art, books and products to support educators and non-profits for use with kids, and even adults who like to bring in play.
Shannon Gill uses her 25+ years of business and leadership experience to support organizations 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 develop direction and vision, execute on strategy, align the organization, and develop leaders and teams. In addition, she is an Executive Coach for many of her clients and serves a small number of private coaching clients as well.
Prior to GVG, Shannon was Head of Strategy (North America) for Elavon, part of U.S. Bancorp and a top five merchant acquirer processor. 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 (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 in Scotland). She is a facilitator of Development Dimensions International (DDI), a Birkman certified consultant, 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.
Partners and Associates
In executing its mission, GVG works with many Partners and Associates globally.
Current partners include: