Shaun is a Gallup Certified Strength Coach and the Founder of Command Performance Coaching. She works with non-profits, commercial organizations and leading educational institutions – such as Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business – to increase employee engagement, leadership capacity, productivity and organizational effectiveness.
As a coach, Shaun facilitates a variety of assessment discussions, provides crucial insights and feedback and assists in setting stretch personal and professional goals to annual cohort of five non-profit leaders. She also provides individual coaching for professionals looking to expand their roles and responsibilities within the non-profit and commercial sector.
Shaun, a veteran commercial banker, is committed to working in the non-profit sector and has benefitted from various professional experiences in both Chicago and London. She is experienced in collaborating and consulting with board of directors, executives, faculty members, community leaders, cross functional teams and colleagues through process of change management, institutionalization, governance and best practice.
Shaun’s background includes experience in fundraising, consulting, grant management, commercial lending, wealth management, entrepreneurship and sports coaching. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Santa Clara University in Northern California, where she was a member of the Division I women’s tennis team.
She has travelled extensively and spent a decade living and working in central London. She was a finance career advisor and employer relations specialist at London Business School. In Chicago, Shaun served as Director of Development at Chicago Scholars, Senior Consultant and Project Manager at Civic Consulting Alliance and Senior Grant Manager at Skills for Chicagoland’s Future.
Shaun feels strongly about giving back to her community and currently serves on the Leadership Advisory Council of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago; the Chairmen’s Advisory Council of Big Shoulders Fund; and the Executive Council of Cara. She is also a founding partner of Social Venture Partners Chicago, a venture philanthropy organization.
Shaun lives in Chicago with her daughter and husband, Tom Gullikson.