Shannon Murphy Robinson, MA
CEO and Co-FounderCompany: BrainSkills@Work, LLC
Role: Session Presenter / Webinar Presenter
2019 Conference Session:
Ending Unconscious Bias: Using Neuroscience to Attain Leadership Buy-in and Engagement to Advance Inclusion
2020 Conference Session: A.C.T. Inclusively™: Re-Pattern Bias in the Brain (Spotlight 9)
2021 Conference Session: Revolutionizing Equity and Inclusion at the City of Minneapolis (S5-G)
Shannon Murphy Robinson, CEO of BrainSkills@Work, is a highly sought-after organizational consultant, trainer and speaker that applies neuroscience to help individuals be more inclusive, culturally agile. She brings a wealth of experience in global diversity and inclusion, intercultural management, executive presentation skills, and leadership development. She is co-author of the book, “Neuroscience of Inclusion: New Skills for New Times,” the BrainStates Awareness Profile®, a white paper on “The Neuroscience of Inclusion: Managing Unconscious Bias,” and a recent journal article, “Inclusion and the Brain: Building Trust Across Differences,” published in the Diversity Business Review inaugural journal.
Shannon has more than 15 years of experience working with organizations and leaders to communicate more effectively to improve global performance. As an experienced executive speech and presentation coach, Shannon helps leaders develop executive presence and strategic messaging in virtual and face-to-face settings to help them drive results and higher-level outcomes. She has successfully created and implemented large-scale training initiatives (20,000-plus employees) with clients such as Deloitte, Deluxe, Boston Scientific, CHRISTUS Health System, Barr Engineering, Aetna, Cargill, Mayo Clinic, University of Michigan, Intel, Medtronic and others, so she knows how to execute results.
Formerly a vice president for ProGroup, a leader in providing diversity programs globally (now part of Korn Ferry), Shannon designed multi-year strategic global training initiatives, and launched and managed affiliates across three continents. With profit-and-loss and sales responsibility for 48 percent of the firm’s revenues, Shannon knows exactly what she is talking about when she speaks to leaders.
In 2012, she achieved Advanced Certification as a NeuroBusiness Coach at Harvard with Dr. Srini Pillay (Harvard Medical School). Shannon is on the faculty of the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Ore., teaching neuroscience of inclusion. She served as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business Executive Education.
Shannon has a MA in intercultural communication, with an emphasis on leadership training and organizational development from American University, School of International Service, in Washington D.C. She is certified in the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Quantum Healing. Her infectious style and warm candor have made her a favorite keynote speaker, coach, presenter, and trainer.