Shannon Murphy Robinson
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)
Shannon Murphy Robinson, MA, is a highly sought-after organizational consultant, trainer and speaker. She is CEO and co-founder of BrainSkills@Work, a consulting firm devoted entirely to applying the latest neuroscience research to develop more effective leadership, diversity and inclusion, and cross-cultural skills. She and Mary Casey co-authored the book “Neuroscience of Inclusion: New Skills for New Times,” the “BrainStates Self-Awareness Profile™,” and a white paper on “The Neuroscience of Inclusion: Managing Unconscious Bias.”
Shannon brings a wealth of more than 15 years of experience working with organizations to successfully create and implement large-scale diversity and inclusion training initiatives (20,000+ employees) with clients such as Deloitte, CHRISTUS Health, Deluxe, Boston Scientific, Barr Engineering, Aetna, Cargill, Mayo Clinic, University of Michigan, Medtronic and Champlain College, so she knows how to execute results.
She achieved Advanced Certification as 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 teaching nurse leadership.
Formerly a vice president for ProGroup, a leader in providing diversity programs globally, Shannon designed multi-year strategic global diversity 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.
Shannon has an 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, presenter and trainer.