Shannon Bayer

Vice President, Revenue


Advancing Women Leaders , Creating Cultures of Inclusion

​About Shannon

Shannon Bayer, JD, is the Vice President of Revenue at Linkage. In this role, she helps organizations to drive business results through improved team effectiveness, effective negotiation, coaching, and innovation.

Shannon specializes in designing, facilitating, and implementing innovation, change leadership, and leadership professional development programs and has led strategic initiatives across a variety of industries, ranging from government to financial services, healthcare, insurance, and consumer products and goods. Notably, she designed and successfully launched Creating an Innovation-Capable Organization in partnership with innovation expert Stephen Shapiro.

Background & Experience

Prior to joining Linkage, Shannon was a Scientific Recruiter for Kforce and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. At Dana-Farber, she coordinated the training and career development of Dana-Farber’s postdoctoral researchers while attending law school at night. She started her own law practice and successfully grew her business using alternative and innovative methods in a challenging economic environment.

Education & Training

Shannon holds a BS in animal science from the University of Vermont and a JD in international law from Suffolk University.

Shannon's Insights

What Is the Edge Effect? How Collaborating Helps Us Thrive

The truth is that we all have the capacity to innovate and adapt–even in today’s hyper crazed and information-rich business world. The key is coming together in collaboration through the “edge effect” to leverage our differences.

“What ceiling am I going to crack tomorrow?’’

We can all learn something from the barrier-breaking new leader of the NBA Players Union.

I’m sorry…I hate you

Sometimes, the simple words “I’m sorry” are enough. But usually, we need something that goes a bit further. A real apology actually has three parts.

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