K Suite Podcast
The K Suite Podcast a twist on the C Suite concept. This podcast explores the perspectives and experiences of women and people of color who are leaders, entrepreneurs, small business owners, CEOs, and activists. The K Suite Podcast also has solo podcast episodes that feature issues impacting women and people of color entitled “The culture.”
The K Suite Podcast is not just a podcast, it’s an ecosystem for learning, growth, and connections.
Dr. Robin Kelley, President, and Founder of Kelley Consulting Firm is the host. Dr. Kelley has over 22 years’ experience in management consulting, and senior leadership in higher education, EEO, equity, diversity & inclusion as well as HR.
K Suite Podcast Episode 6 - Operating In The Fog with Shannon Cohen. Shannon Cohen is the founder and principal of Shannon Cohen, Inc. -- a boutique firm with a mighty imprint and reputation for excellence. Shannon specializes in developing customized emotional intelligence, equity, and wellness colloqui for organizations across diverse sectors and industries. Shannon excels in engaging change agents in transparent conversations about the unspoken truths of leadership and self-care to nurture longevity in leadership. Shannon doesn’t just ‘speak’ to leaders; she speaks ‘into’ the lives of leaders. Shannon is an author, podcaster, and owner of an inspirational product line called Tough Skin, Soft Heart. Listen to Shannon unpack what she means by "operating in the fog" and leadership during a crisis.
Her clients include: The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Amway Corporation, United Way, The American Heart Association, Steelcase The City of Grand Rapids, The University of Michigan, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, The City of Holland, Gentex Corporation, Atomic Object, Henry Ford Health System, Mercantile Bank, The Urban Core Collective, and Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Using a head+heart approach, Shannon excels in engaging change agents in transparent conversations about the unspoken truths of leadership and self-care to nurture longevity in leadership. Shannon doesn’t just ‘speak’ to leaders; she speaks ‘into’ the lives of leaders. Shannon is an author, podcaster, and owner of an inspirational product line called Tough Skin, Soft Heart. Her Tough Skin, Soft Heart products are available at a host of retailers spanning several states. Her podcast reaches subscribers nationally and globally with weekly grab-and-go encouragement for difference makers.
Shannon is respected and renowned for empowering organizations to integrate innovation, research, emerging trends, and creativity to cultivate continuous improvement and spur ongoing learning. Shannon was named one of the 2020 and 2018 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan by the Grand Rapids Business Journal and is an alumnus of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellowship. Shannon is also co-founder of Sisters Who Lead, an affinity movement designed to advance the well-being and career mobility of women of color to executive leadership. Shannon has co-authored two regional workplace climate studies entitled: “Invisible Walls, Ceilings, and Floors: Championing the Voices and Inclusion of Female Leaders of Color in West Michigan” and “From Knowing Better to Doing Better: Closing the Opportunity Gap for Women of Color in the Workplace through Transformed Systems Behavior”. Learn more about Shannon at
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