ABOUT SHONA ELLIOTT

"As senior leaders we have the privilege to create immense value by authentically connecting with our employees, building trust while together achieving organizational success." Shona Elliott, best- selling author of Creating Value as a Senior Leader: Effective Strategies to Increase Engagement, Align with Your Employees and Achieve Your Organization's Goals.

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 increasing employee retention, employee engagement, and achieving an organization’s strategic goals. As a previous CEO of an information technology & supply chain MSP, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Human Resources, Shona understands the many challenges and competing priorities of busy executives and senior HR leaders. Having been in their shoes, designing and successfully implementing her organizations’ strategic, operational and employee experience plans, she recognized and harnessed the power of employee engagement to achieve her organizations’ goals.

As the best-selling author of Creating Value as a Senior Leader, Effective Strategies to Increase Engagement, Align with Your Employees and Achieve Your Organization's Goals, Shona's book has been endorsed by many thought leaders and authors including, Marianne Williamson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of four books including A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles; Heather Monahan, author of Confidence Creator, entrepreneur and podcast host of Creating Confidence and Professor Debashis Chatterjee, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Author of 17 books, including: Timeless Leadership and Leading Consciously and Recipient of Harvard University’s Fulbright Fellowship

Throughout her fifteen years as a senior leader – in healthcare and technology organizations both in Canada and the United States – Shona has a proven track record helping organizations achieve cultural renewal and business success 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 human resources, board governance, strategic planning, transformational leadership, talent management, organizational development, and quality management. Having served in a number of director positions on technology, supply chain and human resources board, Shona understands the impact a well-balanced board can 
provide to organizations. In addition, Shona has helped organizations through SARS, H1N1, and Ebola outbreaks and has prepared hospitals with their pandemic plans, response and communication strategies.

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, completed three years of doctoral studies in organizational leadership and obtained her certification as an ISO 9000 auditor. Additionally, she is a graduate healthcare leadership course designer and is part of the faculty at the University of Western Ontario. She now lives with her family in Edmond, Oklahoma. 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.

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