Shannon Beauchamp, Migizzi Miigwan Equae is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a degree in Political Science and Canadian-Aboriginal History. She started her career as an Indigenous youth role model travelling across Canada for six months engaging youth on the topics of leadership and personal/ career development.
Committed to the health, vibrancy, capacity and strength of Indigenous communities, organizations and people, Shannon went on to have a successful career in the federal government first as a Senior Policy Manager working on Indigenous education, health, social, and youth initiatives. She then worked as a Senior Learning and Development Specialist with the Canada School of Public Service facilitating workshops across the country in the areas of leadership development, governance, management excellence, effective communication, conflict resolution, and Aboriginal awareness and self-government. A career highlight to-date includes Shannon addressing the United Nations in New York on First Nations Education and Quality of Life issues.
Over her 21-year career, Shannon has had the privilege of visiting and working with over 250 First Nation and Inuit communities and Indigenous organizations across Canada. Through her work and travels, Shannon gained extensive experience in collaborative consultation, respectful community engagement, and partnership management.
Shannon’s past client organizations include Federal, Provincial, Territorial and First Nation governments, municipalities, Provincial Territorial Organizations (PTOs), Tribal Councils, colleges, universities, Elders, and health and education service providers. Shannon lives in Victoria, B.C. and runs her own business working as a consultant, motivational speaker, trainer, and facilitator.
She specializes in working with First Nation communities and Indigenous organizations on authentic leadership, good governance, capacity and team building, effective communication, lateral kindness, emotional intelligence, performance management, strategic planning, comprehensive community planning, and youth engagement and empowerment.
Through storytelling and with great humour, Shannon challenges people and organizations to imagine and realize their goals, value, power, and potential. She takes a values and strength-based approach to her work, honours the values of the circle, and provides a lot of space for introspection and self-reflection.
I look forward to hearing from you on how we can work together!