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Shannon MacDonald

I support people in reaching their full potential by working together to clarify what they want, build confidence and unlock resources within to make transformational changes in life and career.


About Shannon

I began my career as a lawyer in Canada, working as a litigation attorney. Now a serial expat, I’ve lived and worked in five countries over the past decade. Relocating so frequently and being a parent in a foreign country has required ongoing career reinvention.

What drew me to coaching is the conversations I’ve had with other people (in my case, often expat mums) who are feeling lost or stuck, whether that be in their personal or professional life. It was easy for me to see their potential, transferable skills, and unique value, yet difficult for them to see it themselves.

I work with people who are seeking a career change, having issues in the workplace, returning to work after a career gap, or adjusting to the challenges of expat life.

My favourite part of coaching is the “aha!” moment when a client lights up with a deeper understanding of themselves. We all have huge potential within us, and I love working with clients to bring this to the surface.

My coaching style is supportive, light-hearted and encouraging. I will help you to identify your motivations, values and skills and put a plan into action.

  • United Arab Emirates
  • B.A Communications
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • LL.B (Law)
Who I Help
  • Career change
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Expats
  • Leaders
  • Managers
  • Women