podcast >


meet shannon >

Let's take some action!

I'm Shannon Russell, Television Producer turned Business Owner and certified Career Transition Coach, YouMap® Coach, and Host of the Second Act Success Career Podcast.

I help women and moms who are feeling stuck and unfulfilled in their careers pivot towards a "second act" that produces a balanced life of abundance. 

My goal in founding Second Act Success® is to support YOU as you "produce" your best life. If you are at a crossroads in your career or ready to launch your own business, you are in the right place!

My mission is to inspire you to be bold and begin a "second act" that fulfills you and brings you a balanced life of abundance. I can't wait to support you on your journey!

Unhappy in your Career?

Ready For A Career Change?

You're In The Right Place To Start A Second Act! 




Let's  Produce  Your  Best  Life Together!


Join our free
FB COmmunity
are you ready for a career change?
take the quiz!
book a
discovery call

speaking >

I help women/moms who feel stuck in their careers pivot towards a "second act."
I can support you as we "produce" your balanced life of abundance together!

Hey Friend,
I'm Shannon!




Is Now The Right Time To Change Careers?

Career & Business Coaching

Let's Produce Your Career or Business Together! 

 "I was an elementary school teacher for 15 years. I decided to leave teaching to focus on building my business.  Shannon has helped me work through these fears and doubts and believe in myself more. She has helped me grow and explore this new business opportunity. I am so grateful for her guidance and support. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable, compassionate, kind, knowledgeable coach."

-Meggan M.

What Clients Are Saying...

"Working with Shannon was exactly what I needed to take my business to the next level! When I first started with Shannon I was nervous to go "all-in" with my Health Coaching business, however after our time together I left my full-time job with confidence, excitement, and more clarity than I could have ever dreamed of.
I whole-heartedly attribute my success to Shannon's expertise, guidance, and support in such a crazy time of my life and can't imagine getting to this point without her!" 

-Sarah B.

Work  with  Shannon...

1. We will dive into your goals as we map your path forward with weekly one-on-one calls.

2. You will take a YouMap® Assessment to learn more about your unique strengths, skills, and values as you map out your next career move or business venture. 

3. You will have continued access to me via Voxer, as we walk side by side to get you closer to your new career or to cultivate the business of your dreams!

1:1 Career & Business Coaching

Second Act Accelerator
Group Coaching Program

1. Take part in the Second Act Accelerator Program and follow a course full of modules and resources to help you get clear on your next step and learn how to take action.

2.  Join weekly Group Coaching Calls with like-minded women.

3. Meet with Shannon monthly for one-on-one Coaching.

4. Be a part of monthly Goal Setting Calls to keep you on track.

5. Network in our private community of career changers to share progress, gather advice, and hold each other accountable. 

Career Clarity Collective

1. Join the Career Clarity Collective Membership to get inspiration and find support amongst a community of like-minded women. 

2. Partake in monthly live Masterclasses and Group Coaching sessions with Shannon. 

3.  Utilize monthly resources to help you plan your path towards creating the change you want.

let's chat!
Let's get you started!
Join in on the fun & Inspiration!
Let's turn your goals into reality!
you're invited! join the
career clarity collective!

Ready for your "aha" moment?
Second Act Success Career Podcast aims to inspire women and moms of all ages to get unstuck and begin a "second act" in life. Host and Career Transition Coach, Shannon Russell, teaches strategies on how to figure out what the next step on your career path should be. She discusses how to start over, what a change career entails, and the ways you can build a new life/career you love. The podcast also features interviews with people who have pivoted to a second act and succeeded, as well as experts in various fields that can add expertise and education. 

Career Podcast

Start listening →

Second Act Success

second act succesS


"When I first started my second career, things were hectic and I wasn't always 100% sure what my next step should be. Shannon helped me streamline my focus, promote my best self, endure through the trying moments, and she has truly been one of my biggest cheerleaders. Shannon, as my coach was the shoulder I didn't even realize I needed to lean on!"

CLient testimonial:

Christina Greenberg
The Littlest Detail Photography

You're in the right place!

  • 1 : 1 Career or Business Coaching

You can accomplish anything you set your mind to,
but sometimes it takes help to take your super power to the next level. I'll be your accountability partner on this journey!

  • Second Act Accelerator Group Coaching Program 

Let's Get You Started!

  • YouMap® Assessment to get clarity on your skills, strengths, and values

You are stronger than you think!

Join me for the support you won't regret...

  • Career Clarity Collective Membership 

Shannon Russell

🚀 Introducing the Interview Inspiration Guide:
Your Key to Landing Your Dream Job! 🚀


10 pages of Interview Questions, Conversation Starters, and Proven Tips
to prepare and perfect your interview strategy.


Are you ready to ace your next job interview
and land that coveted position? Look no further!

The Interview Inspiration Guide is your ultimate companion on your journey to career success!

I Need This!