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SHANNON CLARK JOHNSTON founded True HR because she knows that an authentic, efficient approach to human resources can truly transform businesses and bring out the best in individuals. With over 25 years in the field in a variety of roles including head of HR, corporate trainer for a Fortune 100 company, executive coach, thought leader, and keynote speaker, Shannon has seen it all. She meets each new challenge with insight, integrity, warmth, and a dose of good humor.

In addition to extensive on-the-ground experience, Shannon’s MS in organizational leadership and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification attest to her mastery of HR strategy and policy. 

She is a master certified professional life coach, serving businesses and individuals who want to apply her powerful goal-setting strategies in the service of holistic success and thriving. She has also committed to paying forward True HR’s success through charitable giving to organizations that support personal transformation. Shannon maintains an extensive network of talented collaborators, ensuring True HR can offer the well-rounded perspective and expertise to rise to any HR challenge. She can’t wait to explore what True HR’s real experience and authentic partnership can do for you.

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I loved Shannon's easy-going demeanor and fun personality. She has a smooth, calming quality to her voice that instantly set the stage. Shannon asked thought-provoking questions and tied the conversation up very nicely creating more clarity for the audience.


- Nikki Gangemi, Coach, Author, and Founder of Mindful Matters LLC

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