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Shanah has served as a regional and global market and trend researcher for multiple organizations including the Impact Hub Global Network, serving as their Good Governance Global Community of Practice Lead.  She also mapped strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the global B Corp movement for her Ph.D. dissertation.

Shanah's professional experience includes owning companies and consulting in diverse sectors including tech, affordable housing, education, engineering, economic development, sustainability, energy, and conscious leadership development.  Shanah also served as the five-year CEO of Smart Sustainability Consulting, a company she started with ten staff.  Her clients have included Johnson Controls, SAIC, the Department of Defense, The Academy of the Pacific, Punahou, The Department of Education, Amel Technologies, Lighting and Engineering Integrated, Hawaii Energy Efficiency, Family Programs, and more.  She also helped found and lead Hawaii's associations for green business, The Sustainability Association of Hawaii.    

For these efforts she earned awards from the Hawaii State Legislator, the University of Hawaii President's Office, Pacific Edge Magazine, Pacific Business News and more.  She was named One Who Will Shape Hawaii for the Next 50 Years by Hawaii Business Magazine and was Hawaii Venture Capitalist Society's 2015 Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year for co-founding and Directing ProtoHUB, the prototype for Impact Hub Honolulu, the State’s largest co-working center.  

Shanah is originally from Canada and currently divides her time between Toronto and San Francisco.  She consults and coaches via video with over 100 global clients, including C-Suite executives from some of the world's largest companies. She is co-editing a book on global leadership for the UN's Sustainable Development goals with the International Leadership Association and Emerald Press and is working on her second book titled "The Beginner's Guide to Evolving the Global Economy" and her third book titled "Conscious Leadership."