In lieu of unrest in 2020, the death of George Floyd, other African Americans for decades and discussion of defunding police departments I wanted to ask Shannon "What is going on?". And who better to answer that question than a 30 year veteran of the California Highway patrol.
Combining her expertise in resilience-building and wellness, with 30 years of law enforcement work, she teaches others how to prepare for, manage, and work through adverse events. After recently recovering physically and emotionally from a life-threatening traumatic event, Shannon personally recognizes the importance of resilience preparation before trauma occurs to enable you to rise stronger.
Former Lieutenant with the California Highway Patrol, Shannon initially discovered her passion for officer well-being as a peer support member and assisted in developing and delivering the Department’s “Not One More” suicide prevention program. Her twenty-five years with the Highway Patrol earned her numerous commendations including the recognition of a California Legislature Assembly Resolution and a Department of California Highway Patrol Commissioner’s Commendation. She recently co-created and is currently facilitating a five-day Sergeants’ Leadership Forum for the Department.
As a trainer and speaker, Shannon has shared her message to large and small groups, including, headlining with Dr. Kevin Gilmartin at the Police Society of Problem Based-Learning’s International resilience conference and the Women’s Leadership Law Enforcement conference. During her ten years with POST Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute as a facilitator trainer, she created curriculum and taught over 200 sergeants from eighty agencies in California.
Shannon is a Certified Neuro-Transformational Coach, Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, HeartMath Coach/Trainer, and Certified Hypnotherapist. She has trained extensively in trauma-informed care, neuroscience, and resilience-building to partner with others in creating personal well-being and resilience.
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