Insight ~ Inspiration ~ Implementation

Like a waterfall we start with the top of the organization to build leadership and management momentum that “cascades” to the larger organization. We collaborate with leaders, their teams, and internal consultants and coaches to design sustainable solutions that flow throughout organizations and drive transformational change.

At Cascade Leadership, we work with clients to:


  • Generate Insights through data-driven assessment
  • Spark Inspiration through deep listening, revealing points of leverage, and partnering to create optimal results
  • Guide Implementation by co-designing and customizing proven steps that ensure organizational success
Shannon Wallis, Founder
“Let’s accomplish the remarkable

Leadership Development

Growing your leadership with virtual, hybrid, and in-person programs.

Start Your Journey

Executive Coaching

Engaging One-on-One to achieve your potential.

Find Your Guide

Organization Optimization

Creating clarity and alignment to move quickly.

Align Your Team

Our Clients

Cascade Leadership works with non-profits to Fortune 50 corporations around the globe.

Anvil Corporation
Clearweater Paper
Cool Kids Learn

Duke University
El Monte High School

Grameen Foundation
Great Rivers Schools
Kibo Foundation
Kuraray Americas International

Empowered to Educate
Lakes Region General Hospital

Northwestern University
PCI Global Inc.
Revenue Solutions Inc.

SAP Concur
The Siegfried Group
United Planet

Testimonials from Cascade Leadership Clients

I have had the pleasure of working with and learning from Shannon for several years. I’ve enlisted her to run workshops, give inspiring keynotes and help develop organizational strategies. Through this wide variety of experiences, Shannon’s integrity and commitment to the overall vision and goal remains a constant. She uses her vast expertise and coaching skills to help you assess your needs and then applies her know-how to help you find the right solutions and path forward even if it isn’t a fit for Cascade Leadership. I’ve never felt like I was being 'sold' something, I always feel inspired about what is possible -- and that is why I keep coming back.

Cindy HealySr. Director, Microsoft Employee Onboarding

Shannon has an uncommon ability to stimulate breakthrough strategic thinking and manage high-level conversations even among the most senior of executives. Her deep understanding of the theories and science of organizational dynamics, blended with her natural intuitive understanding, make her a powerful trusted adviser for any leader.

Kaihan KrippendorffCEO, Outthinker

Time and again, Shannon has demonstrated deep expertise and creativity in helping equip leaders to successfully address the tough organizational and business challenges they face. She has led teams that developed and delivered award-winning, large-scale leadership development programs touching many hundreds of leaders located all around the world. And she has been equally effective as a trusted executive coaching to senior-level business leaders running multi-billion dollar businesses. Shannon is a person of tremendous honesty and integrity, never hesitating to surface and confront tough problems and issues. She is also a wonderful partner and collaborator, widely known and respected for her commitment to helping others learn and succeed.

Jeff McHenryRainier Leadership Solutions

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Shannon for the last 3 years in a couple of capacities, as my personal coach and as part of our company’s coaching pool. Shannon brings a balanced approach to her coaching. What I mean by that is that she is wealth of knowledge when it comes to models, frameworks and assessments and knows when to use those with her clients. However, she also knows when to lean into empathy and compassion to truly listen to her clients and what’s going on for them and meets them where they are. This approach helped me personally and I grew tremendously during my engagement with Shannon both in my leadership skills but also my confidence. Shannon helped me learn that the answers were already within me and helped me find ways to reach those answers on my own. Without Shannon’s partnership and support I wouldn’t be where I’m at today.

Corina KolbeVice President Talent Success

Shannon and the team at Cascade are superb – creative, effective design of our leadership development program that fits our industry and culture; and professional, engaging delivery. Also, I had my doubts about the ability to take our in-person program to virtual and still maintain the energy and impact; but thanks to Shannon and the team’s ingenious use of various tools, platforms, and experiences, it ‘worked’! It exceeded all my expectations.

Karen WilsonPartner & Leadership Development Program Champion, Guidehouse LLP

Shannon Wallis is an amazing leader and coach. Her work with Trinity Education Foundation has led the way to successful coaching for undergraduate awardees. She has led the development of our process and coach training. She is quick to recognize challenges and help us pivot to solve for best practices in our work. Shannon is excellent at setting guard rails and ensuring we do not wander off the road to our goals. I am honored that Shannon brings her amazing expertise and insight to our organization.

Jenny Lockwald-StewartExecutive Director, Trinity Education Foundation

Shannon, you were such an inspiration to NPH while we were going through a lot of changes in our organization. I’m so grateful for your coaching insights. You empowered me to find my inner strength. You have a great ability to listen and help me as well as others see their potential. I feel more uplifted and see clearer my mission and purpose.

NPH is an international organization with 23 entities from all around the world and you helped bring us together and create connections.Thank you so much for your compassionate and caring commitment to our NPH family.

Miguel VenegasExecutive Director NPH

Shannon Wallis is the best facilitator with whom I have worked. She has a keen and quick grasp of complex situations. She is very resourceful in finding constructive solutions to potentially explosive situations through leadership and insight. Our work comprises 24 nations and many different cultures. Through her profound cross-cultural sensitivity, she has moved us always forward. A true integrator.

Reinhart P KoehlerBoard President – NPH International

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