Shawnee holds a Masters Degree in Coaching Studies and is a two-time Olympian as the former Assistant Coach for the Canadian Women’s Basketball Team. She has over 25 years of elite coaching and leadership experience including the Rio Olympics in 2016, the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, World Championships in Australia and Turkey, Pan Am Games in Toronto, FIBA Americas in Brazil and Argentina, and the World University Games in China.
Back in the day, Shawnee was a basketball student-athlete at the University of Victoria and a member of two National Championship teams led by coaching legend Kathy Shields. When her playing days were over, she pursued coaching and was a full time student at the National Coaching Institute where she served as an Assistant Coach with UVIC for three years. Her first appointment was at Brandon University where she took a program that was 0-63 and lead them to the playoffs two years later. Shawnee finished her head coaching at the University of Calgary where she led the Dinos for 18 years.
Basketball Alberta came calling after Shawnee left UC. She took the role of Director of Coaching Development and the Technical Director. Today she runs her own coaching business, building champions in both sport and life. Shawnee also continues in her role as a Master Coach Developer and Master Learning Facilitator for the National Coaching Certification Program where she trains and mentors both advanced and novice coaches from all sports.
Since winning matters not only in sport but also in business, Shawnee has become a sought after corporate coach, leadership coach, mental toughness coach and motivational speaker. Her vast experience in the elite world of sport transfers directly to the boardroom where success is talent oriented and people driven. She is currently training corporate managers to become wise and insightful while leading their team to winning results.