When people connect to themselves on a deeper level, they can show up in ways that are more authentic and productive.
When people connect more meaningfully to each other, work flows more easily and produces higher quality outcomes.
When people connect to new ideas, they discover new possibilities to take action, individually and collectively.
That's how connection works.
I help you understand the 'jungle in here' so you can thrive in the 'jungle out there'.
Clarify your purpose
& unique capabilities
I help people create identity-centered lives, leadership, and organizations. Visit my colleague's website to learn more while I create cool stuff to show you the power of identity & purpose.
Build your capacity
& confidence to lead
Through coaching and workshops, I help new managers and leaders build their capability and confidence. I also help companies create leadership development programs.
Demystify team dynamics
with data & dialogue
I help teams quickly surface the insights and actions needed to improve performance. The Team Elements app, "real work in real time" approach, and follow up coaching ensures change.
& collective wisdom
These days you need everyone's ideas to make progress on your most tricky challenges. Using Liberating Structures, I help people transform their meetings for greater participation and productivity.
Teams matter. Teams are the unit of belonging & transformation. Teams are where people make sense of and act on changes (or, not).
Invest in yours.
Shannon Patterson is the founder of Connection Works. She brings deep expertise in leadership and organizational development. Her work is grounded in 20 years of business experience across the engineering, architecture, construction, education, and personal development fields.
Shannon draws on the practices of Identity Mapping®, emotional intelligence, nonviolent communication, group dynamics, and Liberating Structures to help her clients navigate “the jungle in here” so they can navigate “the jungle out there” from a place of authenticity and wisdom so they can amplify their positive impact . Whether that jungle is your personal leadership or your team or your culture, Shannon's experience and business acumen will help bring clarity to whatever complexity you face.
Recent clients include leaders and teams at Sound Transit, Indian Health Service, Yukon Government, Yukon Energy, WA Dept of Natural Resources, Seattle Children’s Hospital, SOG Knives, Cares of Washington, Tacoma Public Schools, and Holmberg Mechanical.
Prior to shifting her to focus to leadership and organization development, Shannon spent 15 years in the engineering and environmental sciences field as a transportation planning consultant and project manager. She worked closely with the Washington State Department of Transportation, Metro Transit and Sound Transit as well as many local jurisdictions and community groups.
Shannon has a BA in Psychology and Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington as well as a Masters in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management.
I love diving into conversations with you about the challenges you face and the hopes you have for a better life, team, or organization.