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Corrie Shanahan

Building Global Businesses
& Powerful Brands

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About


Corrie Shanahan is an expert in rapidly strengthening organizational performance, productivity, and corporate culture.

She works with clients all over the world, including leaders at Mars Inc., UNICEF, Discovery Communications, Deloitte, the World Bank and the IMF. She is a writer and frequent keynote speaker.

delivers tremendous value for her clients

Her clients engage her to rapidly improve their performance, to successfully manage transitions, and to develop leadership capacity across their organizations.

Her career has included being head of communications for the IIF, the world’s largest trade association for the financial industry, and leading external communications for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank.

Corrie was also the chief spokesperson at UNFPA and led Delta Airlines’ communications and investor relations in Europe. She covered international news as a journalist for NBC News and Reuters in Moscow, London, and Jerusalem.

She has been quoted in the New York Times, Financial Times and Harvard Business review.

She is the author of “Do it, Mean it, Be it. The Keys to Achieve Success, Happiness and Everything You Deserve at Work and in Life,” Career Press.

A native of Ireland, Corrie graduated from Trinity College Dublin and speaks German, French, Spanish and Russian. She lives in Washington, D.C with her teenage son Sam and their well-meaning beagle Patsy Cline.

Services


RAPID PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

Top performers constantly seek improvement and look for better, faster ways to get results. This program helps senior executives rapidly build on their strengths while mitigating weaknesses in order to improve their own performance and that of their teams. Typical results include improved communication, better optimization of team, and more effective collaboration.

HIGH STAKES TRANSITIONS

Successfully managing transitions in high stakes situations. Typical results include: increased productivity, greater clarity for the team, improved visibility and influence, measurable business results and increased confidence.

TALENT PIPELINE

Clients seek robust, diverse talent pipelines that can accelerate business growth. This program helps clients better identify talent, tailor support for high performers, and build capacity internally for leadership development. Particular focus on the development of women and minorities.

HIGH FUNCTIONING TEAMS

Most teams don’t operate as a team. They are a collection of individuals who sometimes share a common goal. This program helps teams agree on core principles of behavior, shared goals, and how to successfully navigate conflict and change. Clients see rapid improvement in how they work together, make decisions, communicate, and deliver for the business.

SUCCESSION PLANNING

Ensuring a strong leadership bench is essential for all successful companies. Typical results include an agreed plan for succession, a road map for transitions, contingency planning, and clarity on roles and responsibilities for building a strong bench.

TOUGH CONVERSATIONS AND IMPORTANT EVENTS

Clients seek us out for experienced facilitation of important conversations for the senior team or the board. We also design and lead staff offsites large and small, with clear business objectives that align people, culture and results.

Speaking


Corrie Shanahan has a unique combination of expertise in communications, strategy, and leadership that make her a compelling speaker for your audience.

Working for organizations like the World Bank, IMF, United Nations, Delta Airlines, Reuters and NBC News around the world, she has the experience and insights to help you motivate, innovate, and lead change in your company.

From the newsroom in Moscow to the boardroom in Washington, her experience as a communicator, strategist, and business leader allows her to deliver tremendous value for your event.

 

Topics Include:

  • Authentic Leadership – moving ahead, staying yourself
  • Building a personal brand: How to be more visible and influential
  • Leading and Sustaining Change: Delivering long term results

  • Professional Legacy: How will you be remembered?
  • Reputation Risk: Protecting the firm’s reputation, building your own
  • Thriving at the Top: Renewal and focus. Who supports you?


Featured Speaker on Building a Personal Brand at the Annual Conference of The Association for Financial Professionals

 

Speaking on Salary Negotiation at American University

 

Speaking about Crisis Communications to IESE Executive MBAs

For more information on booking Corrie as a speaker, please contact her at:
corrie@corrieshanahan.com or 202-294-4697

 

Testimonials


Corrie helped position us effectively with key audiences, raising our profile and making us more influential.

Corrie impressed me with her down to earth, yet always strategic and insightful manner of probing my thoughts. She was a terrific partner to work with during a critical transition in my career.

Corrie was an invaluable partner in my transition from public to private sector and move into the next phase of my professional life. I highly recommend her as a career coach.

Corrie has the ability to clearly identify the needs of an organization, lay out a plan, and then deliver results quickly that greatly benefit the organization and its clients.

Corrie is a highly skilled facilitator. She has the ability to connect with even very large groups of people and create an environment that is productive, constructive and really enjoyable. I highly recommend her.

Corrie Shanahan has terrific expertise in understanding a client’s long term goals and in thinking strategically about how to position a firm in the marketplace. She was instrumental in helping Atlas Mara manage its initial appearances with the global banking community in a way that strengthened our brand and created value to our business for the longer term.

Corrie has helped us get attention for the good things we do, that helps our organization attract members and means we spend less time on recruitment and more time implementing our mission and delivering for our members.

Relevant and impactful is how I would describe working with Corrie. We worked on the things that mattered most. This led to practical change, which was very impactful.

Working in emerging and frontier markets often presents challenging environmental, social and corporate governance issues. Corrie has tremendous experience dealing with those issues and the sound judgment needed to manage reputation risk in some of the world’s toughest markets

Corrie built a communications infrastructure for the IIF that greatly improved our ability to serve our members. She increased customer experience at our events, while also growing revenue. She made our staff better communicators. Our members really noticed the difference and appreciated the stronger brand and visibility.

What I really like is her global perspective. It’s very difficult to find people with a global perspective and yet in operations like Mars, that operate in almost every country in the world, it’s really important to coach people to operate in a global environment.

To work with Corrie was one of the best choices I made. Whether you are seeking a boost in your professional career or a change of path, I highly recommend her.

I really enjoyed working with Corrie. She was a personable and empathetic partner and had a clear, strategic approach to helping out with personnel and organizational issues.

 

Clients


Typical Client Results Include


Increased name recognition and brand visibility

Improved performance of management team

Increased inquiries from investors and media

Partners


Blog


News

Embracing conflict. Learning to disagree.

It is the rare office culture where people regularly and comfortably express their disagreement with each other. But where it exists, it can be a powerful tool for better decision-making and better results. People can move on after decisions are made. On the other hand, agreeing inside the room and disagreeing outside, can result in a toxic environment that paralyses progress. Opposing sides try to undermine each other and staff beneath them have to pick sides.

One technique to encourage open disagreement is clear signaling and focusing on the objective merits of the case. Rather than let your skepticism leak through your rolling eyes and crossed arms, simply say that you don’t agree with the idea and ask the speaker to explain why they do. Actively listen, repeat back to check your understanding, and if you still disagree say so and why. Two things happen here, by saying you disagree, it’s out on the table and your interlocutor isn’t trying to decipher your body language. Secondly, if you have listened well, the other person is more likely to now be able to listen to you. Always nice!

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Don’t forget to pick up a copy for a friend: DO IT MEAN IT BE IT, The Keys to Achieve Success, Happiness, and Everything You Deserve at Work and in Life is available here on Amazon

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Contact


Corrie Shanahan

+1 (202) 294-4697
corrie@corrieshanahan.com
3922 Morrison St NW
Washington, D.C. 20015