Accolades for Shannon Duke

Shannon offers a variety of coaching services, including one-on-one coaching, group coaching, VIP days, retreats, and more! Hear what Shannon’s clients, colleagues, and peers have to say about working with her in one-on-one coaching and in group coaching programs.

Private Coaching Testimonials

I would recommend Shannon to anyone that is looking to take either teams or individuals to break-through performance.

Mike Roberts“I am an executive within a well known technology company and chose to use Shannon’s coaching practice for a select group of high potential employees in 2009 and 2010.

I experienced Shannon Duke using a very unique blend of the following attributes to deliver outputs that are second to none;

  • Extremely high EQ
  • Deep track record of successful executive business experience
  • Outstanding co-active coaching skills
  • Extremely high level of integrity

The part that really brings it all together is Shannon’s over-all way of being with people – this can only be understood if you get the opportunity to work with her. I will use Shannon’s company in the future and would recommend her to anyone that is looking to take either teams or individuals to break-through performance.”

Mike Roberts, National Sales Operations
Xerox Canada Ltd.

If you are looking for true transformation
you have come to the right place.

Arlene Demars“How does one describe what it’s like working with Shannon that is adequately able to emote the experience. For me one word comes to mind and that word is “transformational”.

I could be dry and tell you my revenues have jumped 125%, that I have started a new business, that I have improved relationships, that I have had positive health changes, and all of that would be true. But the simple fact is that all of these things are simply by-products of personal transformation. When one is truly able to make the shift everything (and I mean everything) begins to shift along with it, and in positive ways.

If you are hoping to lead a life that is more balanced in all respects I know of no one better equipped to help guide you in the process than Shannon. If you are looking for something “canned”, something “one dimensional” she is not your gal. But, if you are looking for true transformation you have come to the right place.”

Arlene Demars, President, Canadian Mortgage Experts

My work was instantly impacted and I became a better leader and stronger mentor.

Tammy Connelly“I had an aha moment and realized that I needed to work with a coach. I was attending a seminar and was challenged by the facilitator to face being a work addict. I felt insulted and embarrassed but when we reviewed my circumstances, I knew he was right. I was working constantly and even when I wasn’t focused on my client’s needs I was finding other projects to immerse myself in. I wasn’t sleeping, had weekly migraines, was gaining weight, my marriage was suffering and worst of all, I wasn’t getting pregnant. We had been trying to conceive for over four years with no luck. Enter Shannon Duke.

After only a few months of working with Shannon, I started to see my life in a whole new light. I was able to connect with the truth of who I am and bring that person into all my interactions. My work was instantly impacted and by letting go of some of my perceived control I became a better leader and stronger mentor. My marriage strengthened and best of all, we conceived twins!

I attracted into my life everything I was seeking. I am now able to more consistently make decisions from a place of truth, not from expectation or control. Shannon brought such a calm and even approach to our sessions. She provided the space, the tools and a compassionate environment to allow me to tap into my own wisdom. I am extremely grateful to Shannon for her coaching and support. The impact of working with her as a coach is immeasurable in my life.

Tammy Connelly, Partner, Odgers Berndtson Executive Recruiting

Thanks for always expanding my mindset, and helping me to befriend the sabotaging voices inside me that held me back.

Paula Onysko“Wow, Shannon, to see my transformation over the last year through our coaching relationship is amazing! I now have such a clearer sense of where I’m taking my life and business and actually FEEL that all of it is completely possible. I am living my dream.

I developed and ran my very own 3-month wellness program; I’m loving being an H-TRIO facilitator and sharing healthy, positive solutions; I have narrowed my communications consulting to focus only on my passions; I’m much more connected to my daughter and husband; and my personal health and happiness have sky-rocketed! My stress levels are a fraction of what they used to be. Now that alone is success!

Thanks for always expanding my mindset, and helping me to befriend the sabotaging voices inside me that in the past have held me back. Thanks also for believing in me when I didn’t and holding my feet to the fire for what I said was important to me. What a gift your coaching has been – and all at the perfect time, my year of integration! Your wisdom and insights are truly a gift from God.

Paula Onysko, Wellness Coach, Communications Consultant | www.paulaonysko.com

I increased revenues by 100% and am on track to make multiple 6 figures.

Janet Nixon“Shannon Duke has quite simply over-delivered!

In reviewing the goals I set with Shannon, I’m thrilled to see I have achieved or exceeded my wildest dreams. Using Shannon’s skills and tools combined with her incredible ability to find the heart and soul of the issue, she subtly guided and supported me to reach the conclusions of what I needed to do and to execute action.

As a result, I have achieved a much more fulfilling life in every aspect of my life since starting my work with Shannon 3 ½ years ago:

  • I have strong ties/close relationships with friends and family.
  • I am in a loving, accepting relationship.
  • I have improved my consulting career income and quality of work, business plans and autonomy.
  • I increased revenues by 100% and am on track to make multiple 6 figures.
  • I have invested in a company which has created passive income streams for me.
  • I feel very fit, healthy and youthful – I’ve lost 10 lbs and 4.5% body fat and feel like I’m in my mid-30s, not 50.
  • I enjoy many creative outlets and learning opportunities.
  • I travel often, and I live in a warm, inviting home with plenty of light and space.

In so many areas of my life, I moved from stress to success – in my marriage, fitness levels, self-confidence, work manifestation, physical & inner strength – all this arose from our relationship, accountability and the work that happens from the coaching.

Working with Shannon has created a life enriched beyond my expectations and dreams. I look forward to where I can continue to grow. With deepest gratitude, I attribute this incredible journey to my relationship with my coach, Shannon Duke.”

Janet Nixon, CGA | President of multiple successful ventures
www.nixoncga.com | www.allworldpackaging.com

Shannon found a positive, nurturing way to “call me out” on my many negative thoughts. Thank you for making me see more clearly.

Sylvia Daoust“I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Shannon this past year. So many other entrepreneurs encouraged me to seek out a coach in order to be successful. Well, I was a bit of skeptical to say the least. What would I need a coach for if I wanted to be a successful business owner, I asked?

Shannon came to each session with such a calmness, and found a positive, nurturing way to “call me out” on my many negative thoughts. I am so thankful to Shannon for making me see more clearly.

The most profound realization came to me during our last session, which gave me something solid to work on every day. You are so much more than a coach, I wish I could carry you in my back pocket every day!

Sylvia Daoust, Founder & President | www.nichedesignsinc.com

One of the most meaningful endeavors I have enjoyed with Shannon’s help is the realization of a long-unfulfilled dream of becoming a practicing artist/painter.

Heidi Gedlaman“My work with Shannon has been nothing short of life-changing. Her buoyant and encouraging approach has helped me gain clear insight into myself and facilitated the growing belief that my life can and will become SO much more than it has been. The work with “saboteurs” has been especially beneficial, as I learned to identify and embrace the weak and scared parts of myself that were sending me in a direction I was unhappy with, and disarm them of their power to keep me from living the life I really want to live.

One of the most meaningful endeavors I have enjoyed with Shannon’s help is the realization of a long-unfulfilled dream of becoming a practicing artist/painter. With the greatest care and respect for my dream, she helped me to confront and shed the fears that kept me from sharing my creativity with the world. She stood by my side, both encouraging & challenging me, as I envisioned, prepared for and presented my very first art show – an incredibly energizing and well-received event that provided me with an exciting new direction to travel in and a deepening of confidence that will not be easily overshadowed.

Shannon has been gentle and loving, to be sure, but definitely holds me to expectations and steers me in the right direction when I wander off track and into my old patterns. She sees quickly and clearly to the “heart of the matter”, and has the unique ability to guide me to find the answers I need within my self. I no longer feel controlled by my moods and unexamined thoughts; Shannon has taught me methods and given me tools to lovingly look at what is happening in my world and consciously shape it into what I want it to be, trusting my own innate wisdom. My life is now regularly filled with laughter, my marriage is thriving and growing after years of spinning our wheels, I am modeling an intentional and joyful way of life for my beautiful children, and my heart is deeply and constantly grateful.

Shannon without question “walks the talk” – to watch the way she has crafted such a radiant and meaningful life out of her own experiences is endlessly inspiring. I am forever grateful.”

Heidi Gedlaman, Artist

Shannon challenged me to challenge myself.
It was a fantastic experience.

Have you ever had the experience of meeting someone who changes your life forever? Of course you might feel that way about your life partner or a famous leader you admire. No, here I’m thinking more about an advisor – an amazing person you meet who causes you to think about your life in ways that you never thought possible, and afterwards when you look back you realize that your life has changed forever. That person is Shannon Duke and she truly is a remarkable woman – a cancer survivor with an infectious zest for life.

It was like developing and maintaining a strategic plan for my life – employing someone to be totally and completely on my side, and who could help me get to where we agreed I needed to go.

We looked at 18 different areas of my life, and where the priorities and urgent needs were. And then we set about addressing them as a team of two.

What I was not expecting, and which was different from my previous interactions with coaching, was how my thinking changed. We worked on a concept called saboteurs, and also looked at vision, goals, and most importantly, values. Shannon challenged me to challenge myself. It was a fantastic experience. Not over yet. Long may it continue.

Thank you Shannon, for making a real difference in my life…”

Jeremy Boswell MEng, Senior Consultant, Thurber Engineering

Shannon has been the main component for me to recover from an eating disorder, find the man of my dreams, and become a very successful entrepreneur.

Lisa Voykin“It is hard to explain what makes Shannon the best coach you will ever meet, probably better than the Wayne Dyers of the world. It is about who she is and what she overcomes, what she stands for and what she will inspire you to do. She has a way of bringing out the best in you and actually helping you to achieve what you say you are going to do. She has lived self-development, studied all the leaders and taken pieces from each to create the best program.

I knew what I wanted to do but tried and tried and couldn’t change old patterns to get what I want. She has been the main component for me to recover from an eating disorder, find the man of my dreams, and become a very successful entrepreneur. Shannon’s approach, her intuition, her tenacity and easy to follow steps can help you reach levels of awareness and levels of accomplishment you have only dreamed of. It is impossible to work with Shannon and not do what you need to do to live your best life.

What sets you apart? you truly care, you have strong intuition, you are an inspiration, you make people accountable, you are brilliant. Thank you!”

Lisa Voykin, CPCC, President, Get Connected

I don’t know where I’d be without Shannon – It is a privilege and honor to work with a coach of her caliber.

Leona deVinne“After working with Shannon for over a year, my life has been radically transformed. I’m taking responsibility for my life and what I want to create. I’ve run a company for the past decade and in combining my business expertise and my work as a coach, I created a business I’m truly passionate about. I moved my coaching company from personal coaching to now helping corporate clients become more resilient and stress hardy in times of change and transition. To create opportunities where others would see obstacles.

My clients rave about finding greater fulfillment and success in their business and personal lives…it doesn’t get any better than that!! Shannon is a loving, bold and intuitive coach. She holds my feet to the fire when I need it and is passionate about me moving forward with courage and grace…

Some of the greatest impact of our coaching has been on my relationships, with myself and others. I’ve grown to have a deeper sense of who I am, of what I want and what honors my values in the deepest sense.

My relationship has vastly improved with my children’s father to be one filled with kindness and respect. I’m learning to forgive myself and others which has given me the greatest sense of freedom. I’ve developed a daily meditation and reflection time that has provided me with incredible peace and a deeper sense of awareness and knowing. Thanks to Shannon, I’m moving forward in all these areas by leaps and bounds!!

I don’t know where I’d be without Shannon – It is a privilege and honor to work with a coach of her caliber.”

Leona deVinne CPCC, ACC | Accendo Consulting, www.accendoconsulting.ca, www.medistatcanada.com

Shannon has given me tools to assess situations for what they are instead of my negative past experiences affecting my thought processes.

Normandeau Interiors“Shannon has changed my life. This may sound cliché, however, Shannon has enabled me to analyze and perceive my daily life in a positive and healthy way. What does this mean? Shannon, with her many exercises, homework and visualizations, has given me tools to assess situations for what they are instead of my negative past experiences affecting my thought processes. Working through all the road blocks, pitfalls and detours made this journey a life changing experience. Frequently, I find myself using the information Shannon has provided me to evaluate various situations.”

RoseAnne Normandeau, President, Normandeau Interiors, www.normandeauinteriors.com

With Shannon’s insightful strategies and tools I have been able to change and repattern behaviours and reactions … I am now empowered with an optimistic and hopeful energy to create a joyful, abundant future.

Carmen Olson“I sought Shannon’s coaching after listening to her at a workshop I attended. I listened to her presentation and I believed with her coaching and guidance I could find a path to a life I was yearning for. Shannon encouraged me to speak and describe very specifically my thoughts and feelings. She encouraged me to examine areas of my personality and my behaviours that have not served me well. With her insightful strategies and tools I have been able to change and repattern behaviours and reactions I have, especially in my personal relationships with my spouse and family. She is persistent and resourceful in finding the right tools that resonate truthfully for me.

With Shannon’s patient and empathetic coaching I am experiencing a powerful and exciting transformation – a metaphysical shift – from my heart that once was shriveled with pain, anger and sadness to a healthy heart bursting with sparkling light and hope. I am now empowered with an optimistic and hopeful energy to create and manifest a joyful, abundant and peaceful present and future for myself. With sincere and deep gratitude for Shannon’s gentle, loving kindness I now am dancing joyously along my life’s path.”

With love, light and gratitude I thank you Shannon!”

Carmen Olson | Archeologist/Environment Monitor

Shannon Duke has an extraordinary way of coming to each session with compassion, respect, and faith in the possibilities of life. I am continually amazed by her.

“Shannon comes from a place of spirituality and reverence, At the same time she is practical and grounded and I have experienced a great deal of positive change in my life. She is generous in sharing her journey and the work she has done. She has high expectations for her clients and she constantly challenges me to do better. She is a wonderful role model and I have learned a great deal from her.

Shannon is a very gifted coach and I consider myself lucky to have worked with her.

Nancy Jacklin, Psychologist/Coach

Group Coaching Testimonials

Shannon’s wise guidance, insight, shared vulnerability, love and teaching are treasures freely offered and gratefully received.

Sandie Black“For the past few years, I have belonged to a woman’s ‘soul’ group, lead by Shannon Duke of Revelations Inc. Shannon both leads our group and participates with such a deft and gentle hand. Each month she has introduced readings, activities and lessons that have deepened our inner work, self understanding, self love and connection with each other.

We are like tender artichokes continually peeling back beautiful (and sometimes prickly) leaves on our journey to our hearts. Shannon’s wise guidance, insight, shared vulnerability, love and teaching are treasures freely offered and gratefully received. Our work has created great opportunities for change that I now anticipate monthly.

Thank you, Shannon!”

Sandie Black, Head Vet, Calgary Zoo

My work with Shannon led me to reconnect with my father after 45 years, manifest a new love into my life and helped to significantly improve my relationships with my family.

Cindy WintherMy personal journey under Shannon’s guidance has been nothing short of AMAZING.

“With her guidance, the act of going inside and tapping into my inner wisdom, hopes and dreams has burst my whole world wide open. I have welcomed so many gifts into my life that sometimes I have to pinch myself and wonder what more can I expect. My work with Shannon led me to reconnect with my father after 45 years, manifest a new love into my life and helped to significantly improve my relationships with my family.

And I’m not ready to quit, I’m just getting STARTED! Her coaching has impacted every area of my life and she is a constant source of inspiration – she really walks her talk.”

Cindy Winther, Entrepreneur/Business Owner, NeedOne Inc.
www.yogainmypocket.com, www.need1.ca

I published my children’s book and we sold more books on the author signing day than any other one Chapters had previously hosted.

Carol Meibock“A year ago I was really questioning if I was living the best life so I decided to become involved in one of Shannon Duke’s groups.

Shannon took us through an amazing process which resulted in me unlocking a lot of my fears. She gave me the tools that eventually taught me how to recognize when I’m in self-doubt and to work through it on my own.

She was able to do it with, professionalism, a trusting atmosphere, unbelievable positive energy and what I call her secret sauce. Shannon guided us all year, starting with baby steps. Her leadership allowed us to dig deep into who we truly are and how we can accomplish anything that we set out to.

I set many goals for myself and had some spectacular successes. I lost 8 lbs and got in much better shape by working out every week. I published my children’s book and in January it was in Chapters where I was asked to do an author signing day. What a terrific experience as we sold more books on that day than any other author signing day Chapters had previously hosted. I learned so much about my own personal development and really started to learn how to enjoy every moment .

At the end of the year we each did an inspiring presentation on what we had taken on and how we arrived at the finish line, actually you might say it is the starting line.

Thank you Shannon Duke!”

Carol Meibock, Author Children’s Book, “Big Red’s Ice Machine”
www.bigredsgarage.com

Through working with Shannon, I not only saw that I was capable of becoming a Yoga Instructor but of having my own yoga business. A dream come true!

Teresa Fabi“Working with Shannon is truly an amazing experience because she brings so much positive energy to the table. Because of her kind, loving and understanding personality you feel very safe while working with her.

From Shannon’s amazing background, both personally and professionally, her experience and knowledge is so extensive and she has the ability to turn every negative situation or thought into a positive situation or thought. She will show you the “gifts” in your life that you were totally unaware of, giving you a positive perspective in all areas of your life. Shannon introduced many “life tools” that I use daily that have improved my relationship with co-workers, family and friends.

  • I gained the confidence I needed to become a certified yoga instructor
  • The relationship with my husband has improved due to much better communication
  • I understand my behaviors and am able to understand others with much more compassion
  • I like myself a lot more

I was feeling very insecure about becoming a Yoga instructor and feared that I wouldn’t be “good enough”. Through working with Shannon, I not only saw that I was capable, we also explored the possibility of having my own yoga business. A dream come true!

I would recommend Shannon and her work in any area of your life, be it personal or business –she is amazing!”

Teresa Fabi, Oil & Gas Consultant, Yoga instructor

In our group, we set the deepest and most exhilarating personal visions and supporting one another along the way.

Michelle CrawfordWorking with you has been soft … and yet strong. You are gentle in your approach, always holding me in light and faith … and yet at the same time you hold me as able and ask me to be accountable. It was your soft and yet strong hands that guided me to look more closely at my childhood abandonment, write a letter to my father after a 32 year absence, reunite with him … and bring my fabulous sister along for the journey. The impact of this reunion has been a true healing for the little girl inside of me … and a lift in self-confidence in knowing that I really can face the challenges of my life.

After 5 years I’m thrilled to continue working with you, having moved from a one-on-one relationship to join one of your spectacular healing circles. In our group, we set the deepest and most exhilarating personal visions and supporting one another along the way. The manner in which you hold our circle in light, love and encouragement is breath-taking to observe and receive.

Thank-you dear Goddess. You have truly changed my life.”

Michelle Crawford, Owner Yoga Studio, www.yogalotusgarden.com

Working with you has been such a blessing. You have such a beautiful way of helping people love and accept themselves as they are.

Laura Nielsen“For years I had put myself, my interests, my pain and my happiness on the back burner. I needed some guidance to find myself again as I really didn’t know who or what I was about.

Working with you has been such a blessing. You have such a beautiful way of helping people love and accept themselves as they are. You have an amazing way of making each of us feel like we are the only ones in the room. You are always so ‘present’ in the moments we share with you. Your honesty of where you are and your experiences is refreshing and encouraging. You lead us with a gentle strength as we journey through he ups and downs of our lives. I value your Laser Insights!

With you I have learned how to work with my saboteurs and negative thoughts. That has been very empowering for me – to accept all aspects of myself. I have a newfound trust, clarity and direction as I move through my breakthroughs. I trained and ran a marathon. I lost 25 pounds and got in shape. I started exploring new business opportunities doing things I love. I am getting my “sparkle” back.

My big lesson is to trust the process especially in uncharted waters. I love how you encourage us to set our intentions – that has been so powerful to me. I am now opening myself up to many different possibilities for my future & look forward to making a worthwhile contribution.”

Laura Nielsen | Finance