26th - 28th February 2019 | Conference

GreenBiz 19

Phoenix, Arizona

The GreenBiz conference defines the trends, challenges and opportunities in sustainable business. See how you can join Shannon at the conference:

How to Win Cross-Functional Buy-in Through Hearts and Minds

This interactive workshop session will be co-hosted by Shannon and Mario GonzalezCemex‘s Head of Social Innovation:

Mario and Shannon traveled to 12 cement plants in 9 countries in Europe and the Caribbean to shift mindsets of cross-functional teams about social innovation. In only 1.5 day workshops they used empathy and role playing, “stepping into the shoes of their 500+ stakeholders”, to realize step changes in commitment and creativity of their operational teams on-the-ground. Rolling out a global CSR strategy was a bottom-up intervention, not top-down. Come and roll up your sleeves to learn how Mario and Shannon reached the “un-converted” to get them understanding and even leading the journey towards sustainable business.

Guru Lunch: Wow your audience with a 30-second elevator pitch

During this facilitated lunch discussion, Shannon will challenge you to answer the simple question – “what do you do?” – in just 30 seconds. You will learn how to:

  • Push through your fears of networking angst
  • Practice your pitch (and get critiqued) in a small and safe group
  • Walk away with a tool to continue perfecting your own elevator pitch

Your Coaching Corner: Realize the Impact You Really Want to Have

During a 15-minute personalized one on one coaching session with Shannon you will have time out to get perspective on what you personally want to be achieving in your work and life. You could:

  • Discover what is blocking you from achieving the impact you really want,
  • Consider how to reach your purpose through mindfulness, and
  • Learn to shift mindsets and gain buy-in within your organization

Signups will be available on site at GreenBiz 19, with two coaching sessions available during each networking break.

Shannon is thrilled to again be joining the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends and biggest opportunities in sustainable business today. Past speakers include Hannah Jones (Nike), Ellen MacArthur (Ellen MacArthur Foundation) and Yvon Chouinard (Patagoinia). Register and view this year’s speakers here.


Feb 26 - 28, 2019


JW Marriott Desert Ridge
5350 East Marriott Drive