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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Our company Shinebright is a career and life coaching company for people who want to know their strengths and create their best life.

What sets Shinebright apart other career or life coaching services, is that all our Shinebright’s programs are based our belief that focusing on your strengths will empower you to create the life you want.

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20 October 2019

I found Shinebright reading a lot of the reviews and my experience echos many of the great experiences others have had here. I had an unexpected change to my career this year and was forced to make a change. The problem was that I was stuck--everything I was doing wasn't working and I began feeling more lost, stuck, confused, and discouraged. I've always been good at finding my way out of challenges like this, but this time everything I was doing wasn't working. I decided it was time to invest in myself with a coach and I'm extremely grateful I found Shinebright. My first call with Meike set the tone for what would be a remarkable journey to uncover my strengths, reignite my passion, and propel me forward. I found the coaching to be very supportive but also helped me get the results I was looking for. I was able to revive my intuitive strengths and follow a journey of discovery that helped me choose a path I really love. I always leave my visits inspired and excited to take action on the things we discuss. My only regret is that I had not found Shinebright sooner! However, I believe everything happens at the right time and I'm very grateful for what I've been able to accomplish working with Meike. Being a fairly new resident to LA, it was hard to find the right coach, but I'm extremely satisfied with my experience at Shinebright! More...

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15 October 2019

I found Shinebright reading a lot of the reviews and my experience echos many of the great experiences others have had here. I had an unexpected change to my career this year and was forced to make a change.  The problem was that I was stuck--everything I was doing wasn't working and I began feeling more lost, stuck, confused, and discouraged.  I've always been good at finding my way out of challenges like this, but this time everything I was doing wasn't working.  I decided it was time to invest in myself with a coach and I'm extremely grateful I found Shinebright.  My first call with Meike set the tone for what would be a remarkable journey to uncover my strengths, reignite my passion, and propel me forward.  I found the coaching to be very supportive but also helped me get the results I was looking for.  I was able to revive my intuitive strengths and follow a journey of discovery that helped me choose a path I really love.  I always leave my visits inspired and excited to take action on the things we discuss.  My only regret is that I had not found Shinebright sooner!  However, I believe everything happens at the right time and I'm very grateful for what I've been able to accomplish working with Meike.  Being a fairly new resident to LA, it was hard to find the right coach, but I'm extremely satisfied with my experience at Shinebright! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

13 October 2019

After leaving my last job, I was looking for someone to help me figure out how to focus on and convey my strengths to potential employers, as well as help me determine what was most important in fulfilling my needs from a professional and personal perspective at this point in my career in the health care industry. Meike immediately put me at ease during our first session with her warmth and energy, and I felt comfortable sharing my experiences and perspectives with her. She gave me an assessment to take and an extensive bio to fill out, and she used the results to guide our discussions. One of the things I liked best about Meike's approach is that it is based on positive psychology, and she really helped me focus on leading with my strengths for my job search. Thank you Meike! More...

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10 October 2019

After leaving my last job, I was looking for someone to help me figure out how to focus on and convey my strengths to potential employers, as well as help me determine what was most important in fulfilling my needs from a professional and personal perspective at this point in my career in the health care industry. Meike immediately put me at ease during our first session with her warmth and energy, and I felt comfortable sharing my experiences and perspectives with her.  She gave me an assessment to take and an extensive bio to fill out, and she used the results to guide our discussions.  One of the things I liked best about Meike's approach is that it is based on positive psychology, and she really helped me focus on leading with my strengths for my job search. Thank you Meike! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

1 October 2019

My sessions with Meike were incredibly helpful! As a female entrepreneur who has recently taken a huge leap of faith in my career, it is invaluable to have the support and guidance of a career and life coach. Defining my strengths and determining the environment that supports my highest growth and potential, is exactly what I needed! Whether you have taken the leap already, or are searching for what's next, I would highly recommend Shannon and Meike at Shinebright! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

13 September 2019

Two years ago, I realized that the trajectory of my future wasn't aligned with what I had in mind my life. I decided it was time to bring in a coach to help me out. I talked to two coaches, but they weren't a good fit. Then came Shannon. When I talked to her, it was an instant connection; she just got me. My first session with Shannon began with discussing the results from the Strengths test. Because one of her strengths is empathy, she was able to connect with me on a personal level. During our sessions, we discussed how I can leverage my strengths in all areas of my life and how to partner my strengths with my goals. This gave me an anchor and good foundation in both my personal and professional life. Throughout our time together, I gained clarity, focus and confidence to achieve my goals and dreams. I always thought that as individuals, we're given each tools. Those tools are our strengths and yours are different from other people. Having Shannon as a coach is like having your own personal guide. She helped me sharpen my tools and now I'm able to use them to their best abilities. I couldn't be more thankful for our time together. Thanks so much Shannon! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

3 June 2019

I have been married for the past 12 years. But after we lost our 4 years old baby to a drunk driver 8 years ago. My husband never makes me happy anymore, he comes home in late hours, he blames me for every bad thing that comes his way,He does not work anymore. I have to work so hard to put food on the table and keep the shelter over our heads. He started seeing some other lady two years ago. After i worked so hard to make sure we had a good life. Four months ago my marriage started leading to divorce because he no longer gives me attention. But i love him and i wanted him back. I couldn't waist 12 years of my life. My whole life almost ended .I cried , lost integrity , all my project stopped , i was sick for 2 months. A real woman would understand my pain. I wanted to forget him but i love him and dint want to loose him. My best-friend told me to buy books about relationships and marriage so i went online for relationship books while i came across a spell caster called "Professor Dread". I really didn't believe in the supernaturals but I read about him , 567 reviews and testimonies so i contacted him immediately, explained my problems to him . Same days , He cast a spell for me and assured me of 2 days that my husband will return to me and to my greatest surprise the second day my ex came knocking on my door and beg for forgiveness. I am so happy that my love is back again and not only that, we are about to get married again, He proposed. I wouldn't stop talking about him. Contact him today if you are in need of his help via call, text or add him on Whatsapp: +17042439645. and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

27 May 2019

It's true that I could not have been more skeptical about this coaching thing when I started, but Meike has chopped through my tangled vines of distrust in a (relatively) short amount of time. She has taught me how to see strength in my character where I had previously only seen weakness. Still a work in progress, no doubt, but the experience has been remarkably impressive thus far. Highly recommend Shinebright for anyone who is motivated to improve their lot in life. Keep up the great work, Shannon and Meike. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

30 March 2019

I can't speak highly enough about Meike and the outstanding services her and her company provide. I had been in a stagnant space with my career and came across Meike; who graciously offered to sit down with me and discuss my career goals and what my plans were for the future of my job. It's been (3) meetings so far and I can honestly say, I don't know where I'd be if I hadn't started this process. I have a new found love and passion for what I do and have nailed down precisely what it is I should be doing to move forward. I can't thank you enough Meike, it's truly appreciated. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

28 February 2019

The two women, Shannon and Meike, at Shinebright are incredibly talented and compassionate. They were able to help guide me to fully understand my personal strengths and how to hone those talents and utilize them in my career. They gave me the ability to clearly map out my future with an understanding for what motivates and fulfills me. I have a much deeper understanding of my strengths and weaknesses and how to use them to my advantage in work and life. I will come back to them throughout my life for coaching and guidance. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

27 February 2019

Two years ago, I realized that the trajectory of my future wasn't aligned with what I had in mind my life. I decided it was time to bring in a coach to help me out. I talked to two coaches, but they weren't a good fit. Then came Shannon. When I talked to her, it was an instant connection; she just got me. My first session with Shannon began with discussing the results from the Strengths test. Because one of her strengths is empathy, she was able to connect with me on a personal level. During our sessions, we discussed how I can leverage my strengths in all areas of my life and how to partner my strengths with my goals. This gave me an anchor and good foundation in both my personal and professional life. Throughout our time together, I gained clarity, focus and confidence to achieve my goals and dreams.I always thought that as individuals, we're given each tools. Those tools are our strengths and yours are different from other people. Having Shannon as a coach is like having your own personal guide. She helped me sharpen my tools and now I'm able to use them to their best abilities. I couldn't be more thankful for our time together. Thanks so much Shannon! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

19 February 2019

When I first reached out to Meike, I felt stuck. I was in a job that I had known for a long time wasn't the right fit--it wasn't what I wanted to be doing in the present and wasn't a career that I wanted for myself in the future. However, I had no clue where to turn or the steps I needed to take in order to get on the right path. Essentially, I knew I wanted change, just didn't know what change I wanted or how to get there. I had been thinking that a career coach would be the next logical step and based on reviews like this, decided to call Shinebright to inquire about their services. I set up a phone consultation with Meike the next day and after the call, I immediately knew that this was how my new journey was going to reveal itself.  Meike, as a person, has the most incredible presence. She exudes such a warmth and energy that instantly made me feel like I was in good hands. And undoubtedly, I was. Our time together lasted a little over two months and during those two months, I gained an entirely new understanding of the aspects that make me, me. I learned and became deeply familiarized with my strengths, my values, my motivations, and was given great exercises to keep up the momentum outside of our sessions. I took up meditation, reintroduced myself to arts-related/creativity-flexing activities that gave me such joy growing up that I had drifted from during adulthood, and when ready, jumped into lots and lots of informational interviews from individuals in varying industries to try to get a better understanding of different fields and their people. When I came across a career/job opportunity that was a good fit--Meike was there every step of the way--during the cover letter writing, the multiple interviews, the compensation negotiation, and even the final "is this really right for me?" She gave me amazing advice, guidance, and reaffirmed in my mind that I was ready, capable, and going to rock it. This experience with Meike was entirely invaluable. I have gained access to a whole new sense of self and have never felt more powerful. I am so thankful that she came into my life when she did and while I am now on a new career journey that I am very excited about, the lessons I learned with her will undoubtedly transfer to all aspects of life. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

13 November 2018

Making the decision to work with Shinebright really allowed me to take back control of my future. I worked with Shannon in the Santa Monica location. After my initial scepticism of the process, she really taught me a different perspective on how to understand and use my own strengths in all areas of life. After fully embracing the exercises it has given me a new level of self awareness into my own abilities. As a result Shinebright has given me clarity on how to be my best self and how I want to move forward with both my career and personal life. Shannon has been amazing throughout. She is always positive, friendly, knowledgeable, and will go above and beyond to help you understand yourself and grow personally. She was also a huge help for me in identifying next career steps and how to transition professionally. For anyone confused about their next steps, personally or professionally I cannot recommend their services enough. Thank you Shannon! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

4 October 2018

Had a wonderful experience working with Meike. She was great at understanding where I was at in my life and helped me figure out not only what I was good at, but what motivates me. The entire process she was very professional, understanding, and inspirating. She helped direct me into the field of fitness and grateful for the whole experience. Highly recommend SHINEBRIGHT! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

1 August 2018

Working with Shinebright brought a much deeper understanding and clarity than I could've imagined or even asked for.I had high expectations and was not disappointed. I went into this eyes wide open and was eager to learn as much about myself as possible. I thought I had a pretty good understanding of myself, and was delightfully surprised to see that there was much more to learn.  It was fascinating to dig in, to identify, to relate, then to learn how to apply these strengths.  Shinebright also helped me look back on what I have been doing up until this point, to see what was working and what wasn't. I am incredibly excited to utilize these new tools when searching for my next endeavor, not only in my job search but also when updating my resume and interviewing. Being able to translate these skills into different job opportunities that I may have not explored otherwise, is awesome. I am grateful for this experience and so thankful that Shinebright was able to walk me through this and help lead me on MY path... More...

Reviewed on Yelp

23 July 2018

When I was 29, Starting my college degree a little late in my life, I met with Shannon to do some career/life counseling. She had me take the Strengths finder test . In just 2 meetings, I learned more about myself than in the past few years. I now understand why I interact with people the way I do and what career environments would be best for me. I'm so thankful. It gave me a clearer picture of what I want for my future. Thanks Shinebright for your wonderful and irreplaceable advice and inspiration. I have recently graduated with honors and am so excited to start my career. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

I'm a photographer who has always been sure about my path but Shinebright took my knowledge of myself and the love of my work to the next level. It's so valuable to know your strengths and the experience left me invigorated. After taking the strengths test and receiving the results, it was very interesting seeing my strengths on paper but what was extremely valuable was the two sessions I had with Shannon after the testing. She took the time and asked the right questions to really open up what my strengths were, what they meant and, most importantly, how to continue to use them to excel not only in my career but in my day-to-day life. Shannon is very kind and patient. I could tell it was just as important to her as it was to me to fully understand my top five strengths and that care made the process easy. I will never be the same person professionally or personally in the best ways because of what this process has taught me. Thank you Shinebright! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Shinebright was one of the best things I could have done for myself this past year! You have to try strengths coaching through Shinebright! !

I was fortunate enough to sit down with Shannon and get one on one strength coaching. She started by giving me background and a further understanding of their philosophy. Then we dove right into my strengths and started exploring aspects of my strengths and myself I didn't know existed. This was such an eyeopening conversation and every corner we turned I only wanted to find out more! Shannon is very easy to relate to and you can feel her genuineness. She makes sure you are comfortable and enjoy the experience every step of the way. Her questions were guiding and thought provoking. I had never been asked some of the questions she had asked before and they definitely made me take a step back and contemplate different aspects of my life. At no point did I feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable by the conversation we were having. Shinebright helped me clarify my career path, gave me a deeper understanding of the choices I make in my daily life that will affect me in the short and long term and helped me simplify and improve communication with family and friends by giving me a better understanding of how I naturally operate.

If you are looking for a little guidance, get out of a rut, looking for clarity or need a little push? Shinebright can definitely help!
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23 July 2018

I had such an incredible experience working with Meike, I wish there was something beyond 5 stars I could give.

In general, I have a hard time asking for help (I'm an independent go-getter and a little stubborn), but moving to a new city while also transitioning jobs left me feeling overwhelmed and unsure.

Thankfully, a friend introduced me to Meike and we began working together to identify my core strengths. At first, a couple of the strengths surprised me, but it rapidly became apparent how they all worked together.

We delved into how my strengths can be used both positively and negatively, which was a turning point for me personally. This realization helped me become more aware of my internal thought process and how I approach problems in my life. We also talked about adjusting the 'volume levels' of my strengths which has already impacted my day-to-day life.

While I'm still figuring out what my life looks like in my new city, I feel less alone and better prepared to move forward. Thanks Meike, I couldn't have reached this point without your insights, warmth, and encouragement!
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Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

I was introduced to Meike through a good friend, and our sessions couldn't have come at a better time in my life. I had just moved to Los Angeles from Texas, to pursue a career that I had been planning for the past two years. I thought it would be my dream job, but within two months of landing the position, something didn't feel quite right. I felt lost and discouraged, rendering me to look inward for further clarity.

Thankfully Meike booked me for three sessions, graciously opening up her schedule to be flexible for my extremely limited availability. These sessions impacted my outlook on my professional life profoundly. Through identifying my top five strengths and understanding how different environments can affect them, we were able to come to the conclusion that the line of work I had finally joined was not the best fit for me.

It was meaningful to pinpoint environments that I thrive in, and understanding the "why" behind it. These sessions gave me the confidence to cut my losses and gracefully exit my job to make way for a better and more fulfilling fit. Meike is an amazing, personable coach that truly can help someone figure out the missing pieces to the puzzle that the professional journey is. Because of her guidance, I am intentionally moving toward a more authentic, happier career. The effects are already bleeding into other areas of my life, and it's fantastic. Thank you, Meike!
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Reviewed on Facebook

29 May 2018

I had such an incredible experience working with Meike, I wish there was something beyond 5 stars I could give.In general, I have a hard time asking for help (I'm an independent go-getter and a little stubborn), but moving to a new city while also transitioning jobs left me feeling overwhelmed and unsure about, well, everything. Thankfully, a friend introduced me to Meike and we began working together to identify my core strengths. At first, a couple of the strengths surprised me, but it rapidly became apparent how they all worked together. We delved into how my strengths can be used both positively and negatively, which was a turning point for me personally. This realization helped me become more aware of my internal thought process and how I approach problems in my life. We also talked about adjusting the 'volume levels' of my strengths which has already impacted my day-to-day life.While I'm still figuring out what my life looks like in my new city, I feel less alone and better prepared to move forward. Thanks Meike, I couldn't have reached this point without your insights, warmth, and encouragement! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

29 May 2018

The past 14 months have been a journey to better myself in all facets. My goals have been to improve my physical health, spirituality, mentality, emotional health, everything. I am so fortunate and happy to have had Shannon help me with such a crucial part in my development which was of little focus before. Recognizing and understanding my strengths.I had become so adept at identifying my weaknesses and trying to remedy them that I had forgotten about what I am already good at. I was under utilizing these gifts that I possess. I had been under-handing my potential.Shannon helped me understand how I operate best in any and all environments. She taught me how to balance my strengths and recommended many beneficial exercises and readings per my request that I incorporate into my life everyday.Shannon has been a blessing. She has helped me above all to realize my purpose and has given me the tools to apply my purpose to a career. She has been a godsend. Without her I'd likely be spinning my wheels in an aimless search for existential purpose because I couldn't recognize how to blend the gifts I possessed with my interests.If you're uncertain of what the hell you're doing with your life, but have the desire to get off your ass and find out then I highly recommend Shinebright's services. Being honest and diligent in the work with Shannon's guidance has given me clarity and insane confidence in this journey.So happy I took the opportunity to improve my life. Thank you Shannon! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

29 May 2018

As I began my search for a job in a field relatively new to me, I found Shannon’s assessment and coaching to be extremely beneficial in helping me to dive deeper into previously unconsidered strengths. The coaching not only shed new light upon my talents, but also taught me ways to utilize them both in the workplace and while seeking a new career. What I’ve learned has already saved me a considerable amount of time and energy by focusing my job search on positions where I know I would excel and feel personal fulfillment. I feel confident to successfully interview armed with talking points I would have never thought to address. Shannon even provided positive solutions for areas that I saw as deficiencies, focusing on utilizing existing talents to address other perceived shortcomings. I just began the resume process with Silvana and was impressed with depth and types of questioning asked to translate my best self on to paper. I am looking forward to seeing the final results and am now ready to make the next big steps! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

29 May 2018

After nearly 10 years as a stay at home mom and with a new fire to go back to not only work, but work with purpose, I reached out to Meike at Shinebright. This wasn't an easy step for me but I was at the point where I was paralyzed with indecision and how to take the first step.Within the first couple of sessions she shed a very focused light onto my strengths and how they reflect in both my personal and professional life. We were able to take a deep dive into what my abilities are and succinctly identify an actionable path forward that aligns with my goals and needs.Meike's integrity and enthusiasm for her work is infectious. She brings a high level of professionalism to each session. There's never a minute wasted, yet the tone of every session is relaxed. She creates a safe place to explore and be honest about who I am and what I need to be doing. Her positivity has given me fuel to take on my own business and the Shinebright process has given me the tools and clarity to succeed professionally and personally. Thank you Meike & Shinebright! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

12 April 2018

Shannon and Meike make a valuable contribution through their work at Shinebright. With passion, professionalism, and expertise, Shannon and Meike will help you uncover your strengths and learn how to maximize them in your life. You will come away with tangible tools to help you make more informed decisions on your professional and personal paths. Shinebright's strengths-based approach can also be a good complement to psychotherapy, helping one to better define and understand the unique value they bring to the table. I would recommend Shinebright to anyone considering a career transition or wanting to better understand their strengths. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

11 February 2018

After just three sessions with Meike, I am now fully aware of how my top 5 strengths function in my life. I can now identify when they are serving me, and when they are getting in my way. I'm a creative problem solver, a deep thinker, and an empath. I am someone who focuses to a point of obsession when it comes to reaching their goals, and I seek to be recognized for my important work. With this self-knowledge, Meike and I started to brainstorm careers that I would thrive in and companies that I would enjoy working at. I realized that just because I love art and film, for example, it doesn't mean I would thrive working a job in that industry, if the job didn't allow me to utilize my top strengths. I had to think even more out of the box. What kind of job allows me to be creative and to express myself? Sitting behind a desk in an art gallery or working as an assistant on a set is not going to do the trick! Meike also connects you with someone who can help re-write your resume and your story, and even create a stellar LinkedIn. I'm right in the thick of this process, but I would never have even gotten to where I am now without Meike at Shinebright. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

9 February 2018

Just shy of 3.5 years ago a major in-my-life event happened. It shook my world in ways that I couldn't imagine and I was put into the position of being required to visit a therapist. It was only 2 visits. But it opened my eyes to the good that could be gained from discussing life's many challenges. So began my half-hearted attempt to figure out how I might have more of this in my life. I say "half-hearted" because I only chatted with a few life advisors, poked around at the various apps now available for online (and on-the-go) therapy, and started collecting articles about self-improvement. So really, not much of an effort. Meanwhile life was happening and I wasn't improving. In fact, if you thought of my problems in terms of odds, odds were that I was having a bad day more often than a good one which really meant that anyone within my inner circle probably had to bear the brunt of the fallout. Meanwhile, as I haphazardly spent moments here and there struggling to figure out how to make life work, a friend of mine, Linda Espinosa, had started working as VP of Marketing for Shinebright, a career and life coaching company. We talked briefly about how it might be a good fit for me and through a series of events I ended up giving it a try.The glaring difference between my first experience with Shannon, compared to my visit with the therapist I had to visit those two times, is that I feel like we, Shannon and I, started from a place of positivity. Within 10 minutes of our first session I kind of knew I never wanted Shannon to leave my life. There was instant rapport. I felt that she truly cared and was there to help me find my way toward making life happen -- instead of life just happening. Ultimately, what Shannon has broadened my vocabulary in terms of being able to understand and explain the feelings that lead to the actions. This has helped me slow down just enough to become more able to act, instead of react, to the world around me. Shannon is helping me identify things that are important to me. Life things, family things, work things ... goals. Things that are meaningful to me that I want to do. I'm gaining a sense of renewed purpose and it is super invigorating. Hopefully I will always be growing and learning. Life happens. It's true. But when it happens because of intentional choices I make it is so much better. Shannon, thank you for shining your bright light in my life. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

25 October 2017

If you're feeling stuck in your job, confused about your future, relying on someone else to fill the void....then you're probably not tapping into your passion. And the way to do that is to find out what your strengths are, think out of the box and put those dreams to work!  Shinebright offers many tools to help you recognize your potential and/or educate you on how to make successful choices on your journey! Shannon and Meike, thank you for making a difference! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

5 October 2017

I have had the distinct pleasure of having Meike as a personal development/accountability coach for the past few months. She works on the cutting edge of personal development with unparalleled insights that allows her advice to make perfect sense. Meike is a trustworthy individual, a great listener, a confidant and someone I will go back to if the need arrises. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a personal/life coach or is going through a life change of some sort and needs a fresh perspective. I will always hold her in the highest esteem. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

4 October 2017

I started working with Meike at Shine Bright about 4 months ago and along with marry my husband and having kids, she is one of the best decision, I have ever made! I started working with Meike after a year of struggling and trying to figure out my next career move on my own. Being overwhelmed, I started working with Meike and things slowly started to take shape and her guidance was invaluable. Two of my favorite things about working with Meike are, she works off of your strengths, by using Gallop Strength Finder, that really made me understand how my strengths work and when to utilize them! Second, she is very intuitive and knows how to get you to realize where you want to be and how to get there! It's almost like the saying Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime. Meike just doesn't tell  you your strengths, she teaches you when and where to utilize your strengths and why that is important! I could go on and on, why Meike is awesome..but you get my point!!!! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

20 September 2017

I was in the process of exploring career options, when a friend suggested I consider Shinebright. Taking the Strengths Test and having Shannon as a guide, allowed me to explore and better understand my strengths. This in turn gave me greater confidence and validation that I was on the right track -- by putting my strengths into clarity, I was able to see that my new career choice was a good one in that it utilized my strengths in the best way possible. Shannon also introduced the idea that our strengths can sometimes be over or under utilized, and that having the awareness of when to adjust up or down depending on situations is an incredible tool. Having this insight helped me better understand myself and think of how I could use my strengths to better my career and relationships. With Shinebright's adaptive capabilities to varying life stages, I highly recommend their services to everyone regardless of where they are in life! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

11 July 2017

The past 14 months have been a journey to better myself in all facets. My goals have been to improve my physical health, spirituality, mentality, emotional health, everything. I am so fortunate and happy to have had Shannon help me with such a crucial part in my development which was of little focus before. Recognizing and understanding my strengths.I had become so adept at identifying my weaknesses and trying to remedy them that I had forgotten about what I am already good at. I was under utilizing these gifts that I possess. I had been under-handing my potential.Shannon helped me understand how I operate best in any and all environments. She taught me how to balance my strengths and recommended many beneficial exercises and readings per my request that I incorporate into my life everyday.Shannon has been a blessing. She has helped me above all to realize my purpose and has given me the tools to apply my purpose to a career. She has been a godsend. Without her I'd likely be spinning my wheels in an aimless search for existential purpose because I couldn't recognize how to blend the gifts I possessed with my interests.If you're uncertain of what the hell you're doing with your life, but have the desire to get off your ass and find out then I highly recommend Shinebright's services. Being honest and diligent in the work with Shannon's guidance has given me clarity and insane confidence in this journey.So happy I took the opportunity to improve my life. Thank you Shannon! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

26 April 2017

I had such an incredible experience working with Meike, I wish there was something beyond 5 stars I could give.In general, I have a hard time asking for help (I'm an independent go-getter and a little stubborn), but moving to a new city while also transitioning jobs left me feeling overwhelmed and unsure. Thankfully, a friend introduced me to Meike and we began working together to identify my core strengths. At first, a couple of the strengths surprised me, but it rapidly became apparent how they all worked together. We delved into how my strengths can be used both positively and negatively, which was a turning point for me personally. This realization helped me become more aware of my internal thought process and how I approach problems in my life. We also talked about adjusting the 'volume levels' of my strengths which has already impacted my day-to-day life.While I'm still figuring out what my life looks like in my new city, I feel less alone and better prepared to move forward. Thanks Meike, I couldn't have reached this point without your insights, warmth, and encouragement! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

31 March 2017

A game changer...and quite frankly a life saver. I was really struggling with what I was "supposed" to be doing at this stage in my life. I have reinvented myself several times in my adulthood, but as a mom I felt that none of those prior hats really fit me. I had been doing a side business for the past couple years which I loved but didn't think it was an authentic career and that I needed to shift my focus. After just a few meetings with Meike, I was able to explore, and discard other ideas that seemed more responsible, but didn't ignite my passion any longer. I was able to focus on my priorities, identify the foundation of my personality and finally put into words not only what strengths drive me but also what holds me back. She helped me identify how to get out of my own way and quiet that voice in my head that stops me from reaching my fullest and most authentic self. Ironically, I found out that this side business that I thought I had to apologize for, is actually where I want to be and what fires me up each day. I now have the tools and plan to reach for my dreams and the steps I need to take to get there. The paradigm shift of realizing that I'm right where I want to be, pursuing my passions, and how it is simply a matter of jumping in with both feet has been invaluable. I have not doubt that if I hadn't met with Meike, I'd still be spinning my wheels and second guessing myself. If you are feeling like you can't find clarity, and need someone to take your hand and lead you through the maze that is yourself,  I cannot recommend Shinebright more! More...

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24 February 2017

I can't say enough positive things about Shannon and Shinebright. I was in a rut professionally and definitely at a crossroads in my career when I came to her. I was incredibly confused about what path I should be taking and even lacked a basic understanding of what I was 'good at.' Working with Shannon helped me view my situation in a completely new context that empowered me to move forward. She helped me understand my strengths and gave me permission to own them. Just as importantly, she helped me think about how to approach careers that will make the most use of those strengths. In addition to all her knowledge and insight, Shannon is one of the warmest, kindest and most attentive people I have known. She takes a genuine interest in everyone she meets, especially her clients. She also cares passionately about helping others reach their full potential and bring their dreams into reality. Her energy is infectious and she has an ability to inspire and connect that is unparalleled. More...

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3 February 2017

Working with Meike at Shinebright has been mind-blowingly amazing. When I think about where/who I was when we started working together six months ago. ..I was not 100% sure I was in the right career; I was not super confident about decisions I was making; I was undercharging clients; I was beating myself up whenever I was doing anything during the weekdays besides work. Nothing major or anything, but I was definitely not "owning my awesome," as my brother would say. My brother had worked with Shinebright at Stanford, and he gifted me a couple sessions with Meike. She not only gave me information about--and helped me understand--my Gallup strengths, but she also gave me the tools so that I could really capitalize on them (and kill my impostor complex once and for all). She is funny and super smart and warm and pushed me without being pushy. Thanks to her, I discovered that things I thought made me less-than, were actually strengths; that those strengths were perfectly aligned with my job; and that, as an expert in my field, I should be charging accordingly and unapologetically (which I now do). And that actually, I do need to take time during the day to step away from the computer. Meike is now helping me to use my strengths and giving me more tools to really be the best, strongest, most confident me--at work, in my community and (next step) in love. More...

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Q&As

Our co-founders and coaches, Shannon and Meike, are passionate about helping clients navigate their lives and career paths by looking inward towards their innate strengths. We love helping clients understand what things they do best and why, what they need out of your environment, and how they can contribute at their highest level in order to find a role where they can thrive. Our favorite moments in our work are when we have truly helped our clients own their strengths, create authentic goals and have obtained the self-confidence to go after them.

We just love to help people!

At Shinebright our mission is to help people discover and embrace who they are, we celebrate their uniqueness and empower them to fulfill their greatest potential.

Our founders started Shinebright from their belief that everyone is born with unique gifts and talents. Unfortunately, too many people go through life without the understanding of that unique thing that only they have to contribute to the world.

Our happy clients have said:

“It was Meike and Shannon’s coaching that really made strengths-based learning click for me. They turned it into action in a short amount of time by connecting my results to what I can learn in the real world to have an impact on my own life, and how I can put it into action when working with the others that I actually work with day to day.” - Caneel Joyce, Stanford d.school Professor

"Working with Meike to recognize my strengths has revitalized my career and self-awareness. She now has supported me through a job search, career switch and ongoing strengths coaching. Previously threads of success had lined my work, but I didn't have the tools to connect the dots. I found myself enjoying elements of my job but not being able to articulate the reasoning or replicate the experience. Meike empowered me with the StrengthsFinder vocabulary to understand the elements of my personality that drove success. Her thoughtful questions and patient listening brought great clarity to my path and helped me select a career that highlighted my strengths. Now when a new opportunity presents itself I reference my strengths as my filter to determine if it's the right fit. I continue to consult Meike on a quarterly basis to realign and focus on my strengths. And the best part is the learning carries across career into daily responsibilities, family and relationships. Flipping this switch creates a positive ripple across every area of your life. There's nothing like having an expert in your court to help you be your best self." - Jessica Cox

"Working with Shannon was eye-opening to say the least. Her keen insight into what makes me act & do what I do in the way that I do it was eye opening to say the least. As an example, she pointed out that my tendency to focus on the future, when taken to the extreme (as I do), had me ignoring the daily discipline of my business and instead spending too much time on futuristic strategies and not enough time on what needed to be done today. WOW! I also appreciated how Shannon delivered this feedback... I never felt judged... and she was sure to point out how my strategic strength was a good thing, but if over-used even a good thing can turn into a negative. She also helped me create strategies for moving forward.
I would highly recommend Shannon to any professional who is considering, or embarking on a new career. Having Shannon as a coach has changed the way I think about myself and my career. She has helped me gain greater self-awareness, which in turn has enabled me to make better decisions about my career direction." - Suzanne Freiberg

Services

Shinebright helps professionals gain a deeper understanding of who they are so they can find a career that aligns with what is most important to them and allows them to feel at their best every single day.

Work one-on-one with Shinebright coach to help you:

- Explore your powerful strengths and who you truly are
- Understand what motivates you and which work environments you would thrive in
- Understand why you have been frustrated in previous roles and what you need in future roles to find happiness
- Find career paths that align with who you are, your strengths and values

Investment per hour $185

Shinebright helps graduates to identify their unique talents, create a personal brand, and carve out a career path that is perfect fit for them.

Work one-on-one with Shinebright coach to help you:

- Explore your powerful strengths and who you truly are
- Understand what motivates you and which work environments you would thrive in
- Connect the dots between what you truly love and possible careers
- Explore career paths that will align with your strengths and bring you the happiness you’re searching for

Investment per hour $185

Shinebright helps parents recognize their child’s unique talents and create a positive, strengths-celebrating culture in their home.

Work one-on-one with Shinebright coaches to help you and your family:

- Discover and develop each family member’s natural talents and motivations
- Build a home environment where every family member can thrive
- Learn how to make space for positive communication and an appreciation of differences

Investment per hour $185