Shannon Rios Paulsen

Evergreen, Colorado

Soar Coach since November 2018

About Shannon


I partner with leaders in a new organization or new role to ensure success in work and life

Shannon R. Rios Paulsen, M.S., LMFT has spent the last 18 years assisting organizations in developing their most important asset, their employees. She has achieved this through her positions of HR Manager, Organizational Development Consultant, Training Manager and Executive Coach. Shannon’s passion is assisting employees to achieve their highest potential in work and life. She is deeply respected and trusted by her clients. She is known for her ability to coach individuals and organizations to perform at their highest potential.

Shannon has served as a catalyst for change in multi-national organizations. She has worked with the following organizations: Cargill, Zurich North America, Allianz, Noble Energy, The Ambling Companies, General Motors, Barilla, The Kohl’s Company, Columbia Bank, Rate One Mortgage, SAP, US Foodservice, The Children’s Hospital Denver, The Chamberlain Group, The Anderson’s Inc. and the Ken Blanchard Companies. She has led teams in union and non-union environments.

In 1997 Shannon created and implemented a strategic 360 degree feedback process for the world’s largest privately held company with 120,000 employees at that time. She officially began her coaching career in 1998 when she initiated a large-scale coaching effort within her organization (Cargill) focused on retaining high-performing employees. She trained over 150 managers and employees in the coaching process within the organization. Shannon started her own coaching/consulting organization in 2003. Shannon created a customized 360 process that allows her clients to receive invaluable feedback to assist them in performing at their highest level. She also focuses on the new employee’s entry into the organization and maximizing employee engagement and performance through her Right Start Strategy. She is certified in Booth 360 and Lominger 360.

Shannon earned her B.S. in Industrial Psychology from Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI. She also holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. She received her coach training from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Shannon also holds a licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has an extensive love for world travel and has traveled solo to many countries. She lives in the mountains near Denver, CO with her husband from Sweden and their two children.

Coaching Experience More than 3500 hours and over 18 years

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