In order to be the person she felt she needed as a teen, stumbling through life following a suicide attempt, sexual assault (rape), and unwed teenage motherhood, Shaneequa Cannon became a public high school Language Arts teacher. During those 13 years as an educator, Shaneequa’s mission was to be the change she wanted to see and the beacon of possibilities in the lives of others.
But, after narrowly surviving a bout with pulmonary embolisms in her lungs, Shaneequa had to confront her mortality and habits of mediocrity. This brush with death gave her a fresh pair of eyes and a fervent desire to see the women around her rise out of their own mediocrity, winning through telling their stories on stage and on the page.
Shaneequa became inspired to start a business as the Master Brand Story Coach, drawing on her love of teaching and her fascination with storytelling, helping women entrepreneurs embrace the power of their story so they could move forward with permission and purpose. This is a new multi-faceted mission that Shaneequa takes to the stage, page, and screen as a speaker, author, and screenwriter. She's a graduate of the University of Miami and Full Sail University.