Not enough commitment, courage and lack of clarity affected Shannon Skinner, until one day a dear friend made a shocking announcement that changed her life forever. He had less than one year to live. This caused Shannon pause and ask herself: If I had one year to live, what would I do? Yes, she had asked herself this quality question before. But this time it was different. This time, she felt a sense of urgency, a need to answer the question and follow up with solid action. Committed to move past all obstacles, naysayers — and get out of her comfort zone — Shannon launched her BIG dream. In less than 30 days, she premiered Shannon Skinner’s Extraordinary Women TV™, a first-of-its-kind television series (Rogers TV & web) that inspires the lives of hundreds of thousands through intimate, personal interviews, insights and commentaries. Since Sept. 2010, Shannon has produced 52 episodes of her show for television, and more than 300 webisodes. In June 2015, Shannon launched her new radio show, Shannon Skinner Live on VoiceAmerica Women’s Channel. Through her shows and media channels, regular column in The Huffington Post news site, and personal blog, ShannonSkinner.com, Shannon is reaching millions, and her featured appearances and keynote talks inspire women around the globe. Carrying on from a lineage of broadcasters, Shannon has established herself as a pioneer in Internet broadcast. She is the recipient of the Alumni of Influence Award 2014 by the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Arts & Science. She is an active member of Women in Film and Television (WIFT), the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television; and is a media expert with the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies. Her signature book, Whispering Heart: Your Inner Guide to Creativity, provides a how-to guidance to discovering and living your dream. Currently in development is the Extraordinary Women book series. Shannon has appeared in several media outlets: LIFE, Good Morning America, Rogers TV Daytime, Global TV, Canadian Living, The Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, Notable.ca, Good News Toronto. Internationally, in India, media includes: “DD News TV” Delhi, India’s The Telegraph, The Hindu, Assam Times, “Assam Talks” TV channel, Assam, and The Pioneer. Today, Shannon has found the heart of an extraordinary woman: a woman who listens to her heart and takes inspired action.