”As senior leaders we have the privilege to create immense value by authentically connecting with our employees, driving our organization's success.” Shona Elliott
Shona Elliott is an experienced senior leader who is passionate about helping other senior leaders connect and engage with their greatest assets – their employees – for the purposes of building trust, increasing employee engagement, and achieving an organization’s strategic goals. As a previous CEO, with fifteen years of senior leadership experience, Shona understands the many challenges and competing priorities of busy executives. Having been in their shoes, Shona recognized and harnessed the power of a positive, anything is possible mindset. This mindset coupled with her leadership philosophy of alignment with employees helped Shona achieve her organizations’ goals all while increasing employee engagement.
In March, 2020 Shona’s first book: Create Value as a Senior Leader achieved best-selling status on Amazon. It is scheduled for print and audio publication in the fall and will be in bookstores in April, 2021. Shona has been a guest on many podcasts and is scheduled to be interviewed by Marianne Williamson, NY Times bestselling author as an endorsement in December.
Throughout her fifteen years as a senior leader – in Healthcare, IT, Supply Chain and ISO Quality Systems Certifications in both Canada and the United States – Shona has a proven track record helping organizations emerging from crisis, achieve cultural renewal with a people-centered focus. Through connection with leaders and employees, Shona has led an organization through the process to achieve two Top 100 Employer designations. Shona has extensive expertise in strategic planning, pandemic planning, infection prevention & control, crisis management, human resources, transformational leadership, organizational development, and quality management. In addition, Shona has served as a director on a healthcare technology board and a healthcare supply chain board for many years. With ten years of board experience, coupled with her governance support of boards, Shona recognized the importance of the role of boards in setting culture and vision for organizations.
Shona previously worked and lived in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, where she obtained her bachelor’s of science, honors degree in biochemistry. Shona also holds an MBA from NYIT, an advanced program certificate in human resources management from the University of Toronto, and obtained her certification as an ISO 9000 auditor. She now lives in Edmond, Oklahoma and travels frequently to Ontario to visit her family. Shona is an avid golfer, having golfed six out of the seven continents. In addition, she is a novice biohacker, a cautious skier, a world traveler, as well as a food and cooking enthusiast.
Creating Value as a Senior Leader: https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Value-Senior-Leader-Organizations-ebook/dp/B08Y121SLC/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1618861545&sr=8-1
Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Oklahoma City
Speaking Topics: The Employee Experience, The Power of Connection with the Front Lines, Closing the Leadership Gap
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