Shannon Cohen and Pat VerDuin
August 24, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Citizen Tiki Bar
part of a series on Community
About the speaker
Shannon Cohen is an award-winning industry leader and sought-after strategist, innovator, and inspirational leader. She is passionate about empowering emerging and existing leaders to be transformative in the communities they serve. Most recently, Shannon birthed ‘Tough Skin, Soft Heart’—a movement specializing in empowering today’s overextended executive to navigate the emotional, mental, and, physical strain that often accompanies a life committed to being a difference-maker.
Shannon and her husband are the proud parents of a 3-year old son, Duriel Cohen II.
Pat VerDuin is a powerhouse leader in public, nonprofit, and private spaces. She is the founder of a nonprofit and past Executive Director of Ready for School, is a Kellogg Foundation Leadership Network Fellow and the Lakeshore Athena 2012 recipient.
Pat is a lifelong resident living along the beautiful shores of West Michigan with her husband Ken her high school sweetheart. She is the mother to four amazing young men.
Ferris Coffee & Nut is a family-owned and -operated roaster, retailer, and wholesaler, providing specialty coffee, gourmet nuts, and snack mixes. Their shop can be found right here on the West side on Winter Ave.
A local partner of CreativeMornings GR, AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future.
Atomic Object helps companies create custom software that transforms the way they do business. We design and build web, mobile, desktop and embedded products that are beautiful, durable, and easy to use. Whatever your industry, Atomic can help you change the status quo and set your company or product apart from the competition.
Mighty is a web and mobile design and development company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We craft beautifully smart, responsive websites and applications.
TEKsystems Digital and Creative Services supports strategic marketing initiatives for clients ranging from boutique agencies to Fortune 500 companies by supplying skilled design, development, functional and technical resources. A division of TEKsystems, a $3.7 billion global IT staffing, talent management and services leader, TEKsystems Digital and Creative Services thrives at the intersection of technology and marketing.
The Image Shoppe (TIS) is a brand marketing agency in Grand Rapids, MI, specializing in branding, marketing, graphic design, print, website design/development, copywriting, SEO, and more. Since 2003, TIS has dedicated themselves to being brand marketing allies and lifelong partners for their clients, community and planet.
Grand Rapids Ballet presents numerous styles of dance from some of the finest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Company, consisting of 30 professional dancers from the United States and around the world, rehearses in its own Meijer-Royce Center for Dance and performs at GRB’s Peter Martin Wege Theatre, located in the heart of Grand Rapids.
The Grand Rapids Ballet School is the premiere school for classical ballet training in the region, offering classes for students ages three through adult.
CQL is a digital agency that specializes in world-class ecommerce, digital marketing, business software, experience design and digital business strategy.
Kairos® is a font super family, featuring both sans and serif, designed by Terrance Weinzierl in Grand Rapids.
Leigh Ann Cobb is a Grand Rapids resident, Pure Michigan enthusiast. Documenting intimate moments has always been an interest of hers; starting with an undergrad thesis as a printmaking and drawing major in 2011. Since then, she has grown a strong liking to the more portable means of capturing a moment, and have been strengthening her photographic skills ever since.