Shannon Waller

Shannon is a natural collaborator who instinctively saw that a thriving Unique Ability® Team can strengthen their entrepreneur, the business, and themselves. A win-win-win. Go, team, is Shannon’s rallying cry.

  • The Face Of Leadership — And What Your Team Might Be Reading Into It

    The Face Of Leadership — And What Your Team Might Be Reading Into It

    Even a strong, skilled leader can send their team into a tailspin of self-doubt — and at worst, fear — just by being unaware of the emotion or lack of it writ large on their face. In the same way,...

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  • Why Perfectionism Is The Number One Enemy Of Teamwork

    Why Perfectionism Is The Number One Enemy Of Teamwork

    A lot of people consider themselves perfectionists, and they take a perverse pride in holding themselves and others to almost impossibly high standards. If this were a winning strategy, I’d be all...

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  • 4 Steps To Freedom: When Firing Yourself Is The Smartest Thing To Do

    4 Steps To Freedom: When Firing Yourself Is The Smartest Thing To Do

    Many entrepreneurs—and even team leaders and team members—fall into a trap that, at Strategic Coach, we call “Rugged Individualism.”

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  • 3 Teamwork Books To Make You A Better Communicator

    3 Teamwork Books To Make You A Better Communicator

    Communication is an art form. In both your personal and professional life, it massively impacts your relationships as well as your success levels.

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  • How NOT To Make The 7 Biggest Hiring Mistakes And Hire Right

    How NOT To Make The 7 Biggest Hiring Mistakes And Hire Right

    Letting a team member go is hard on everyone involved. Think about the time and expense of the search, the hire, and the training, only to find the person isn’t working out. Then come the agony of...

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  • 1 Simple Habit To Deepen Your Working Relationships

    1 Simple Habit To Deepen Your Working Relationships

    There are certain underpinnings and values every company operates with that determine the quality of their office culture and the relationships team members share.

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  • 5 Ways To Show Appreciation And Boost Company Morale

    5 Ways To Show Appreciation And Boost Company Morale

    It’s so easy to take our teams for granted—especially when we’re pushing toward big goals and driving for results.

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  • 3 Productivity Hacks For You And Your Team To Prevent Burnout

    3 Productivity Hacks For You And Your Team To Prevent Burnout

    Have you experienced burnout or seen it drag down your team? As defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, burnout is a physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress.

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  • How We Grow Entrepreneurial Team Members

    How We Grow Entrepreneurial Team Members

    “What’s my growth path?” is a common refrain I hear from team members. It’s also a question most business owners struggle to answer.

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  • Stop Complaining. Start Creating.

    Stop Complaining. Start Creating.

    A close friend gave me an incredible compliment. He said if he ever wants to complain about something, I’m his last resort. However, if he wants a solution—he’ll turn to me first.

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  • Meeting Makeover: 5 Productive Meeting Tips For Entrepreneurs

    Meeting Makeover: 5 Productive Meeting Tips For Entrepreneurs

    For business leaders, there are numerous conversations that have to happen with different team members to keep things moving, and back-to-back meetings are a daily experience.

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  • Podcast: Letting Go To Grow

    Podcast: Letting Go To Grow

    Firing isn’t easy. Sorting out personnel issues can be one of the most difficult parts of growing a business—our empathy and loyalty get in the way. In this episode of The Team Success Podcast,...

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  • To Succeed, You Must Be Able To Overcome Procrastination

    To Succeed, You Must Be Able To Overcome Procrastination

    We’re all procrastinators in one area of our lives or another, and there are valid reasons why we procrastinate—but it gets particularly problematic when it starts to impact teamwork.

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  • Caution! Feeling Burnt Out At Work?

    Caution! Feeling Burnt Out At Work?

    We’ve all been at the hands of performance-depleting fatigue. It’s mentally and physically exhausting and makes it difficult to deal with even the simplest of situations.

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  • 7 Characteristics Of An Innovation Manager

    7 Characteristics Of An Innovation Manager

    Ever had an idea you were extremely passionate about and thought could alter the course of your company?

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  • 10 Nice Ways To Say No And Still Be A Team Player

    10 Nice Ways To Say No And Still Be A Team Player

    Being an overachiever isn’t usually a bad thing unless you’re guilty of constantly over-committing and under-delivering—then it becomes your Achilles’ heel. Far too often, I’ve watched people...

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  • 3 Ways To Build A Company That’s Not Driven By Status

    3 Ways To Build A Company That’s Not Driven By Status

    How successful we are has everything to do with the way we structure our companies. In my experience, most entrepreneurs organize their businesses in one of two ways: the conventionally successful...

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  • How To Delegate Effectively: A 4-Step Guide

    How To Delegate Effectively: A 4-Step Guide

    In business, one of the most beneficial skills to master is delegation. While pursuing success, too many entrepreneurs avoid letting go of certain activities out of fear and habit, and instead end...

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  • 7 Mindsets Of Healthy Entrepreneurial Teams

    7 Mindsets Of Healthy Entrepreneurial Teams

    One of the most desirable reasons to become an entrepreneur is being able to choose the team you want to work with. But building a high-performance entrepreneurial team is easier said than done....

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  • 3 Challenges To Managing A Growing Business And How To Overcome Them

    3 Challenges To Managing A Growing Business And How To Overcome Them

    I began my career with Strategic Coach in 1991, and I was the sixth person to join the team. We worked in one large room, knew all of our clients personally, and also knew everything about each...

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