about shannon seek, B.Sc., CPCC, CPO
shannon’s story (she has shorter bios, too!)
Seek Solutions Founder + Living Legacy Focus Strategy Coach Shannon Seek inspires her omni-talented, go-getter genius-type clients to organize long-term business success, freedom + ideal lifestyle priorities to do, be, have what they love every day. All day.
Such sustainable, living legacy-level performance requires ongoing fine-tuning, fun, happiness + effective organization. In essence, what Shannon calls Focus Strategy. After 2.5 solid years of development of this technology, Shannon adds her #mindsetAIM (allowing intentional mind), as the fulcrum of her Organic Organizing Matrix 2.0 sm (OOM2)* lever to being focused, effective and organized naturally to the Seek Solutions group coaching programs in Fall 2017.
#mindsetAIM takes Growth Mindset principles, neuroscience (Conversational Intelligence + memory programming), mindfulness, Law of Attraction, and The Secret teachings to the next level with pragmatic, interweaving of “anchors” (neurolinguistic-programming) as well as strategic action for deliberate dependable results (LOVE!). Shannon has taken her love of design and incorporated it in multimedia teaching tools big time.
we are who we are
(themes reflect life purpose going back to childhood, including an example of #mindsetAIM in action and this level of review can be profoundly grounding when getting ready to play a really big game in life!)
Shannon Seek began her career as a happiness entrepreneur at the age of 6 years old with a successful lemonade stand during a heatwave, sparking her interest in the economics of happy clients.
Add her Model United Nations (7th grade at Redwood High School, Marin County California) success as a Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E.) student. Her resolution (see below) in Social Economics was the only 1 of 100’s chosen to go to the floor vote after a grueling day of caucus and debate. It seems obvious she’d graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics. It wasn’t!
As a Regents’ Scholar and science major at University of California, Santa Barbara, she became a senior in less than 2 years. Taking art history, drama and culture courses led to taking a year of travel and finding herself. During an extended stay in Zurich, she traveled to Venice, Florence, Monaco, Paris and London — her love affair with cosmopolitan beauty + cross-cultural self-employment in business, ideal lifestyle happiness and design began.
Ultimately she transferred to the Academy of Art, a design program at the Jesuit University of San Francisco. Ironically, her envied internship at Gensler, the largest commercial architectural firm in the World to this day, drove her ultimate choice of a degree in Applied Economics, pursuing her own business and lifestyle happiness journey over a promising career in design alone.
Her Senior Thesis in Strategic Planning, Organizational Development required first-hand experience. Studying the duplication systems of a renowned upline in Amway for 22 months, Shannon got sales training, a computerized business inventory, exposure to hundreds of success stories, a taste for ideal lifestyle priorities (e.g., no alarm clock, working virtually), residual income + a 100% score at school in the mid-1990s (yes, before google was even a name).
Her love of systems and duplication was sealed long before, however, as a Swimming Instructor.
Having struggled with “not wanting to start” swim class herself as a kid, she was mortified for not knowing how to swim in the 4th grade mandatory swimming upon moving to California. Once she learned how-to swim, she fell in love with the quiet peace being in the water swimming lap after lap gave her. She did make Varsity Swim Team as a Sophomore in High School after 6 weeks of training one Summer.
After flaying as a teacher using just Red Cross tactics, Shannon was exposed to a Mother-Son teaching dynamo at Chamisal Tennis Club in Monterey, California, USA.
She was struck, going north the next Summer to South San Francisco, when she was given the freedom to develop her teaching style with the oversight of an early-adapter manager. As a result Shannon developed a teaching process that had a 90% pass rate over 32 program deliveries to 6-year-old “new beginner” students spanning a demographic of 9 spoken languages, for two consecutive Summers.
Normal pass rate was 10% (still greater than most online training programs which apparently are 3-10%). She drew crowds of parents from Brisbane to Burlingame (between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, California, USA).
This 90% pass/effective standard drives her today in how her coaching, training, writing and programs will help people. It is a big part why she took the last decade researching and testing her processes, time possible thanks to building a residual business that has lasted. (She wasn’t driven by money at the expense of experience and quality.)
And, looking back….It seemed “normal” a girl or woman could do this (oddly before the internet became public domain).
Now it is obvious what an exception her entire story is when you consider Shannon has created her opportunities herself (her adoptive Mom did scout the Swimming Instructor’s job and did help her learn about NAPO, The National Association of Professional Organizers, though).
Otherwise, upon reflection, she’d clearly see what she needed to see and it would usually appear (a skill she had to re-learn at that level of purity to make the Organic Organizing 2.0 (OOM2)* #mindsetAIM allowing intentional mind the work it is).
In 1995 she started interdisciplinary Seek Solutions. Early on she came up with her 3 organizing secrets + 9 essential daily actions. Used by herself + her high-achieving clients, these techniques produce predictable, deliberate results. This led to her simple tool that tackles the complexity of being focused, effective, organized, healthy and happy — the Organic Organizing Matrix*.
Shannon even used her OOM* to triple Seek Solutions’ virtual conferencing business (rentabridge) twice in one year after business protocol mentor, Chet Holmes (mentor to Warren Buffet and Anthony Robbins before he passed away in 2012, saw it and encouraged her to do so in 2004 (a success lasting for more than a decade due to great systems and personal long-lasting relationships). And, now OOM 2.0* is only being used with private clients and parts of teaching programs that address Organized Mindset #mindsetAIM (allowing intentional mind).
pioneering virtual training
Thousands of virtual training programs have grown from Seek Solutions, with healers, educators + businesses helping communities in 48+ countries,including a Professional Organizer Certification program that she helped pioneers like Judith Kohlberg and Terry Prince spearhead using teleseminars at NSGCD (now ICD).
As a conferencing bridge and teleseminar systems pioneer (Seek Solutions’ rentabridge) to innovative agencies, publishing houses, IT departments, universities, training organizations, cutting-edge coaches + consultants, Shannon adds VaaS (Video Meeting Software as a Service) Cloud Seer to her skill-set @seekcollab.
Thinking long-term, Shannon spent a good part 2014-2016 developing an easy on-boarding process @seekcollab for her clients which will formally roll-out just as soon as the industry is a little more mature and clients have a more refined palette. She is teaching #mindsetAIM Organic Organizing Matrix* programs @seekcollab.
@seekcollab is a high-end (much like Zoom, more like BlueJeans), secure cloud-based video and collaboration services. @seekcollab is currently used by select clients, team members and Shannon.
studies, collaborations, leadership
Credentials: Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC — 1997) from the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, CA; and, the fourth-ever Certified Professional Organizer (CPO — 2004) + 2003-2004 Certification Trainer/Course Developer at NSGCD (now ICD).
Shannon is: Past President/Executive Chair of the Bay Area Professional Coaches Alliance (BAPCA — 1996-98); a featured expert in the book Get Clients Now! by C.J. Hayden (AMACOM,1999, 2007, 2014); a lifelong student of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (creating models for excellence), healing systems, the Enneagram, Iyengar Yoga + other eclectic tools for personal evolution.
She has an urban live-workspace in the San Francisco Bay Area port town of Oakland, California, USA (Pacific Time Zone) with additional organizing research facilities on the water in San Rafael, Marin County California (CA), United States of America (USA).
*Currently the Organic Organizing Matrix 2.0 (OOM2) materials are only available through programs at Seek Solutions. Originally, Shannon did publish OOM in the early 00’s and has materials on file at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, USA. She taught the OOM program extensively in person in the San Francisco Bay Area at prestigious venues and in private teleseminars and is teaching OOM 2.o with #mindsetAIM (allowing intentional mind) formally as of Fall 2017.