The #EmpowerYou workshops bring you, your teams and your organizations on a journey of empowerment through love-based coaching and self-defense skills building. Ignite your intuition and leverage the skills you need to bring your best self forward in this life, putting your passions into action.
The #EmpowerYouToo workshops bring our youth, our community teams and our youth organizations on a journey of empowerment through love-based guidance and self-defense skills building. Help our next generation to ignite their intuition and leverage the skills they need to bring their best self forward in this life, helping to make our world better for all.
Shannon Rose is driven to empower our world through love. She started her career at a small tech company, moving into global business strategies and eventually on to corporate culture impact in some of our largest medical technology and healthcare companies. She has been an athlete her entire life and has studied martial arts and martial arts instruction since 2016. These experiences empowered Shannon Rose to develop her love-based empowerment coaching approach, bringing love to the forefront of all she does. When love is at the center, love-based outcomes realize.
Shannon has led and facilitated Peer Coaching Circles through LeanIn, coached adults and children in Muay Thai, led Empowerment Coaching seminars and workshops, and led leadership retreats for large and small teams.
Shannon Rose facilitates and coaches the deep conversations and transformational work needed for positive change to happen. As a result, Shannon Rose comes from a place of compassion, positivity and service-to-others.
Certifications & Methodologies:
Love-based Empowerment Coaching
Adaptability Intelligence – AQai
Emotional Intelligence – EQi2.0/EQ360
Martial Arts Coaching
Mindfulness and Compassion Coaching
Change Management – Prosci
SaGonna Thompson is a certified martial arts instructor under Guru Rick Faye of the Minnesota Kali Group (MKG) and Self-Defense Instructor under Guru Diana Rathborne of Rathborne Training LLC, and lead instructor for the Minnesota Kali Groups Women's Self-Defense Program.
SaGonna has taught Muay Thai, Women’s Kickboxing, and Phase 1 classes at MKG from 2015 to 2019, as well as led numerous self-defense workshops across the twin cities along with private instruction. SaGonna’s self-defense instruction began in 2011 and has enabled her to lead self-defense events geared for Corporations, Girl Scouts, Domestic Abuse Shelters, as well as local college students.
As a martial artist & self-defense instructor, SaGonna brings a practical and honest approach coupled with humor to her instruction. SaGonna is the owner of SaGonna’s Self-Defense & Fitness and works as a Program Manager for a local Minneapolis Non-Profit. SaGonna loves to train Jeet Kune Do, which is a martial art form created by the late Bruce Lee, as well as Muay Thai (Art from Thailand), and Reformer Pilates.
MKG Method (Kali/JKD/Muay Thai/Silat/CSW) - Instructor: Rick Faye
Women's Self Defense - Instructor: Diana Rathborne
Poundfit - Instructor: Pound Inc.