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Shannon Skinner

Broadcaster, Speaker, Author

Shannon Skinner is the creator and host of the television and online series, Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner, and the radio show Shannon Skinner Live on VoiceAmerica Women.

Shannon inspires and uplifts audiences around the globe with her keynote talks. Her signature book, The Whispering Heart: Your Inner Guide to Creativity, provides how-to guidance on discovering purpose and following your dreams.

As a writer, Shannon contributes to several publications on women's issues, inspiration and travel. A wine enthusiast, Shannon recently completed the Wine Specialist certificate program at George Brown College and conducts educational wine tastings for small groups when the opportunity arrises.

Website: ExtraordinaryWomenTV.com
Blog: ShannonSkinner.com
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This Highland City is Teeming with Art

When you think of Glasgow, art may not be the first thing that comes to mind. On a recent trip to Scotland's second largest city, my discovery of a vast collection of world-class fine art was not only a pleasant surprise, it was revealing of this city's cultural soul. Glasgow boasts more than 20 art museums and galleries, many of which the whole family can enjoy. Best of all, a number of them are free to the public.
11/20/2012 12:37 EST
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So Your Dream Fails, Now What?

It is wise to be driven by enthusiasm and to have a well thought-out plan to make it happen, and it is certainly nice to fantasize about, but reality has a habit of ensuring that not everything we start in life comes to fruition. Like it or not, accept it or not, it is simply the way it is.
11/05/2012 12:23 EST

Actress Sarena Parmar Gives Back to Girls Everywhere [VIDEO]

Canadian actress and emerging playwright, Sarena Parmar, has performed in film, television and on the stage. In this in-depth interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner, Parmar discusses her rapid rise in her acting career, how her South Asian background has influenced her work, her interest in human rights and advocacy, and also her involvement with Plan Canada's "I Am A Girl" campaign.
10/11/2012 12:09 EDT
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How a Mother's Love Spawn a Business

Jennifer Carlson Broe is the founder and president of Baby Gourmet Foods Inc., an organic baby food company specializing in nutritious and delicious packaged food for babies and toddlers. At the age of seven, the entrepreneurial bug bit Jennifer. The right idea finally came along when she started experimenting with healthy and tasty food recipes for her young children in her kitchen.
10/01/2012 03:47 EDT
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The Surprising Key to Success for Many Women

After interviewing hundreds of accomplished women over the past few years, in my quest to discover the keys to their success, I have become aware of recurring themes. For many of these successful women, the importance of having a regular meditation practice is not only important; it has been paramount to helping them achieve career and/or overall life success.
09/11/2012 05:17 EDT

The Woman Who Started a Travelling Supper Club

After a fateful trip to Paris, Ackerman was inspired to turn her love of travel, food, art and culture into a business. So she launched Butter and Egg Road, a travel-inspired private members' club that brings together an international community of like-minded people to share their love of food, art and culture during weekend social events in different cities across North America.
08/29/2012 03:09 EDT
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Courageous Women Who Follow Their Hearts

It requires bravery to start a business, ask for a job promotion, travel the world solo, direct a film, rock climb, or make a lifestyle change. It also takes courage to follow your heart. On my web TV talk show, I have had the privilege of interviewing many successful women. These are women from all walks of life who boldly take inspired action, do something beyond the ordinary and, in their own ways, make a difference in the lives of others.
08/13/2012 05:21 EDT
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The Price You Must Pay to Follow Your Dreams

As a talk show host, I love to delve into the what inspires the hearts of my guests -- and their success secrets. I also know there is a price to pay for success. The question is: what is the price you are willing to pay? Every goal we set out to achieve has a price tag attached. When we look at the big picture, we must determine if we are willing to pay the price to follow our desires.
07/12/2012 04:11 EDT
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The Woman Who Made it up Everest -- Then Died

On May 19, 2012, Shriya Shah-Klorfine became the first Canadian woman of South Asian origin to summit Mount Everest. Only a few hours later, at the age of 33, Shriya died on the descent. This past weekend, nearly two months later, her friends and loved ones gathered at a memorial service to celebrate Shriya's extraordinary life. I wanted to celebrate it, too. So I decided to honour her in this blog.
07/09/2012 05:08 EDT

What Makes These Women So Extraordinary?

I have had the privilege of interviewing more than 150 successful women from all walks of life who have chosen to listen to their hearts. That is what makes them "extraordinary." I would like to introduce you to some of them.
07/03/2012 11:57 EDT

Olympics: My Interview With Synchro Canada's Senior National Team (VIDEO)

Meet Synchro Canada's senior national team members who are training for the 2012 Olympic Games. I recently caught up with these young women at the Etobicoke Olympium Pool. Check out what they have to say about how they push past fear, their keys to success, their dreams, hopes and the upcoming Olympic Games in this Shannon Skinner Special Report, which is part of an ongoing series of on-location interviews.
06/23/2012 11:29 EDT

My Interview With Suzie McNeil (Video)

The moment Canadian pop rock star, Suzie McNeil, walked into the studio for my interview with her on my web TV show, Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner, a brilliant smile -- and a breezy "Hi everyone!" -- lit up the room. This burst of friendliness gave me insight into the woman whose music touches many hearts.
06/18/2012 04:13 EDT