As one of the first women to fly the Apache helicopter in the U.S. Army, leading line units on three continents, Polson combines her passion and firsthand experience in and study of leadership and grit to deliver world-class keynotes and training to companies and organizations on leadership and grit.
After serving for a decade in the armed services, Polson earned her MBA at the Tuck School at Dartmouth. She went on to lead outstanding teams in the corporate world at Guidant Corporation (later Boston Scientific) and Microsoft Corporation.
Shannon lives in Washington State.
We talked about the following and other items
Her appearance on NBC Today
Can women have it all
What makes someone a leader
Becoming one of the first females to fly the Apache helicopter in the U.S. Army
How do you influence other women to tell their story
The Grit Factor
Living in France
Advice to anyone who is the only blank in the room