What Others Are Saying

“Working with Shannon has been a transformative experience in building our employees’ confidence. Through her mentorship, they have learned valuable strategies for overcoming self-doubt and navigating professional hurdles with greater assurance. I am grateful for the positive impact Shannon has had on the confidence and overall professional growth of our employees.”
Rick Hoegler, CPM ®

President, Pan American Properties, Inc.

“We are immensely grateful to Shannon Alter for inspiring us to be influential in our presentations, meetings, and conversations. Thank you for empowering us to carry that essence into our daily routines!

Lindsey Rodriguez, Program Chair

BOMA Orange County

“Shannon was wonderful to work with! She took the time to understand our needs, team dynamic, and how her training session would make the biggest impact. All of the pre-work came to life in the training session and through her facilitation style, which was much appreciated. We look forward to working with Shannon again! ”

Josh Coy, Director, Hotel Openings – Training Delivery

Openings & Transitions | MPACT Marriott International U.S. and Canada

“Shannon Alter facilitated an insightful and interactive session that provided practical tools and powerful examples, instilling clarity in all. Her connection with our members resulted in an impactful experience. She’s an expert in her field and truly excels at helping build the skills needed to present in an effective and engaging way. Thank you, Shannon, for speaking at CREW Orange County’s Multifamily Summit!”
Joanne Lucas

Chapter President , CREW Orange County

“Thank you so much for your presentation and leadership, Shannon. We are hearing rave reviews and positive feedback. I always have a few great takeaways after listening to you speak.

Kristopher Kopensky, CPM®

Irvine Company

“Shannon is an insightful and engaging presenter and facilitator who is adept at customizing programs for her clients’ needs. We are thrilled that she has joined us on our mission to empower employees and give them a voice to do their best work. Her work with us is of great benefit to the employees and company alike. We look forward to doing more work with Shannon. ”

Lori J. Gast, CLS, Chief Operating Officer

Red Mountain Group

“I enjoyed the easy and insightful read of this new book on speaking! Having presented hundreds/thousands of times, for meetings, conferences, and events, this is a great go-to book on focusing your message, reading the audience, and making great eye contact while connecting with your listeners. I would highly recommend this DIY book for those starting their speaking careers, elevating their careers or for experienced speakers who need a refresher.” ”

John K. Scott, BOMA Fellow, RPA®,

Regional Managing Director, Southeast and Mid-Central Regions, Real Estate Management


“Shannon really covered it all in “Be Influential”. This book is full of great in-depth functional knowledge, stories and practical solutions everyone can use, whether they are newer professionals or experienced ones. I enjoyed reading this book and recommend having your highlighter in hand to mark all of the great resources you’ll want to use!”

Bob Osbrink

EVP, Market Leader, Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

“While reading Shannon’s book I felt like I was sitting across a small table from her while she was giving me one-on-one advice on how to be successful in every imaginable speaking opportunity. This book is filled with great stories and tips for both the beginner speaker and the pro.” ”

Richard Muhlebach, CPM®, RPA®, SCSM, Vice President

Bond Retail

“I just participated in a session with our team led by Shannon on Earning Trust & Respect. What I so enjoyed about this session was Shannon’s ability to effectively make it real so our team could easily connect with the ideas to be able to bring them to life in their daily activities.”
Mary Beth Hays, Human Resource Manager

RTI/Community Management Resources, Inc.

“I really enjoyed Shannon’s seminar for a couple of reasons: She took the time to understand our business and what we do in advance of the presentation. Shannon was able to tailor this to the needs of our team and allowed us to relate it to our business, which really makes a difference. I look forward to future sessions with Shannon!”
Wendie Newman, CPM®, Executive Vice President

American Healthcare REIT

“I had a great experience working with Shannon Alter on a webinar for our team. We received great feedback- it was interactive with great, usable content and we walked away with some key strategies. Overall, Shannon is a really great person to work with and hopefully you’ll get a chance to work with her too!”
Tracie Moran, Director of Marketing

United Paving Co.

“ Thank you so much! It was an absolutely wonderful presentation. I’ve seen quite a few virtual presentations and I was happy to see how everyone remained engaged throughout. We are looking forward to the plans you inspired. ”

Krista Capp, CPM®

IREM Michigan

“Shannon has always impressed me with her presentation skills. She allows the audience to fully engage in the topic, and she provides real-life scenarios that are relatable to all. Shannon provided my team with strong tips that will be useful in their leadership roles going forward. I look forward to another session!

Cheryl Todd, CPM®

Principal, Coreland Companies

“I was thoroughly impressed with Shannon’s ability to scope out the project, execute and deliver a product far superior to what I was expecting. Her professionalism and extensive network helped us to even expand the scope of the project. I would definitely look forward to working with Shannon again.”

Diane K. Danielson, Chief Operating Officer

SVN Commercial Real Estate Advisors

“Shannon is an expert’s expert and her passion or our industry is second to none. She has the knowledge, experience and expertise to provide solutions and her collaborative, team-building approach is exceptional. Shannon’s organizational skills, attention to detail and her ability to thoroughly complete any assignment are exceptional.”

Christopher E. Lee, President & CEO

CEL & Associates, Inc.

“Shannon is a dynamic and energetic presenter whose expertise and experience was valuable for our growing team. She is a professional and knowledgeable trainer who delivers solidly and keeps participants involved. Shannon provided our team with interesting and useful information. We consider her an extension of our team.

Elena Molodykh, HR Manager

Jones Lang La Salle, Russia

“Shannon is our Go-To partner for consulting and training opportunities! We highly recommend her well-developed programs to help get a firm or project to the next level. Our firm retained her to complete a consulting project that included development of a comprehensive property analysis and property management plan. Shannon’s work was outstanding, and allowed us to deliver a well- researched, thorough and comprehensive report to our client.”

Jay Kacirk, CPM Emeritus, CCAM

Eugene Burger Management Corporation, Executive Vice President, President - Rental Trust Division

“I am thrilled to provide a wholehearted testimonial for the exceptional executive coaching lessons I received from Shannon Alter.

Shannon exhibited remarkable expertise and a wealth of knowledge in leadership development and communication skills, especially in navigating through an institutional workplace environment. She utilized various coaching techniques, including thought-provoking questions and constructive feedback to help me.

I am eternally grateful for the impact executive coaching has had on my life. I highly recommend Shannon to anyone seeking to unlock their potential, overcome obstacles, and achieve extraordinary results.”

Andy Chen, Asset Manager

ANCHOR Health Properties

“Shannon is an energetic and well-spoken presenter whose expertise and experience is a valuable resource. Her delivery is excellent and she is professional and personable. Shannon provides interesting, relevant and useful information that our clients can take back to their offices and use immediately.”

Brian K. Cescolini, Executive Chairman

Allied Universal Security Services

“Shannon´s unique combination of best practices, practical and hands-on expertise was exactly what we were looking for. As our company experienced rapid growth and our client base transitioned from private owners to publicly traded institutional firms, Shannon provided strategies and tactics we have been able to implement to further develop and position our organization for further growth.”

Mark D. Toothacre, President

Pacific Medical Buildings San Diego, CA

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