Shannon Banks


What she does: Works with teams, using a highly-effective Action Learning method, to solve challenging business issues while developing team members as individuals and leaders. Provides executive coaching to senior leaders and high potential talent to help bridge the gap between they are and where they envision they can be, bringing more authenticity and engagement into their work.

How she works: With extensive global and corporate experience, Shannon is a pragmatic, positive and energetic coach and enjoys helping people increase their business impact and get more fulfilment from their lives.


Shannon is a coach, consultant, and facilitator, with extensive experience working with leaders and teams in the commercial sector. In addition to executive coaching, Shannon specializes in Action Learning, an experiential approach that provides the framework and methodologies to advance leadership skills while solving complex business challenges. In both her Action Learning and her executive coaching, Shannon helps leaders and teams to increase both their individual capabilities and performance, and the performance of their organisations.

Prior to starting her own practice, Shannon spent 17 years in the technology industry, where she held a variety of global leadership roles across the business and HR. She has won global awards for her work in leadership development and talent management and is a sought-after public speaker.

Shannon is a Master Action Learning Coach, certified through the World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL) and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Birmingham, England. She is also a WIAL Board Member, leading the Institute’s work in fundraising, scholarships and grants. Shannon’s executive coaching work is supported through study with the NeuroLeadership Group, which explores connections between brain science and leadership.

Areas of expertise

  • Action Learning
  • Social Leadership
  • Learning Circle or peer-based coaching
  • Facilitation of large-scale leadership development programs
  • NeuroLeadership and the Results-Based Coaching Method