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

I help women who are feeling stuck and unfulfilled in their careers pivot towards a "second act" that produces a balanced life of abundance. Ready to ditch the 9-5 and launch your own business? Let's go!

My mission in founding Second Act Success® is to support YOU as you "produce" your best life. If you are at a crossroads, and want to own your time, schedule, and future, you are in the right place!

 I can't wait to support you on your journey!

Unhappy in your Career?

Ready To Launch A Business Of Your Own?

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

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I help women who feel stuck in their careers pivot towards a "second act", by starting a business that fills them up!
Let's produce your best life together!

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 "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.

Ways  to   Work  with  Shannon...

Second Act Accelerator Course

Take part in this self-paced course designed to teach you how to take action and get your business off the ground.

1.  Follow a self-paced course full of modules and resources to help you plan your next steps to launch and grow your business.

2.  Join bi-monthly Q&A Calls with Shannon

3. Meet with Shannon for a one-on-one Coaching Call 

4. Network and get support in our Private Community

Career Clarity Collective Membership

Join a membership of like-minded women as you get inspired and plan how to leave your corporate job and start a business!

1.  Bi-Weekly Group Coaching Calls

2.  Monthly Masterclasses

3.  New Monthly Resources

4.  Access to our Private Community for accountability and support

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YouMap® Assessment Profile

YouMap® is a profile that outlines your strengths, skills, values, and personality, and is a valuable tool to help you reach your goals.

1.  Take the YouMap® and receive a personalized profile 

2.  Join Shannon for two 1:1 coaching sessions to debrief your results and discuss how your YouMap® can work for you.

3.  Receive a Workbook and guides to help you utilize your YouMap® in various areas of your life. 

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Get 1:1 Coaching with Shannon to launch and grow your business.

1.  Meet with Shannon for 8 weeks of 1:1 coaching calls, as you focus on goals to accelerate, market, and scale your business.

2.  Take a YouMap® Assessment to learn more about your unique strengths, skills, and values as you map out your business venture. 

3.  Have continued access to Shannon in between sessions via the voice/text Voxer app

1:1 Business Coaching

Ready for your "aha" moment?
Second Act Success Career Podcast aims to inspire women of all ages to get unstuck and begin a "second act" in life. Host and Career Transition Coach, Shannon Russell, shares advice and strategies on how to pivot your career to build a life you love. The podcast also features conversations with people who have changed careers and launched their own businesses to find success, as well as experts in various fields that can add expertise and education. 

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"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!"

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  • 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