Shannon WhittingtonInspiring Minds, Igniting Hearts

Who am I?

I help organizations squash homophobia in the workplace without the overwhelm. As an award-winning doctorate-prepared Registered Nurse and certified LGBTQ+ expert, I provide insights and simple tips for organizations to create a welcoming environment. As a gay woman, my mission is to raise your IQ of all things in LGBTQ!



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My passion is to empower, change through my work as a LGBTQ+ speaker and consultant. My commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging drives everything I do.

Keynote Presentations

LGBTQ+ 101: What Every Organization Needs to Know
Transgender Transitions: Cultivating An Affirming Environment for Everyone
LGBTQ: What's your IQ?
LGBTQ+ Patient-Centered Care: A Must for Healthcare Providers
LGBTQ+: ABCs for Grownups

Panel Discussions

Shannon is available to participate in panel discussions and forums on topics related to diversity, equality, and social change. Her insights and experience contribute to meaningful and informative conversations.

Event Hosting and Moderation

Shannon hosts and moderates events, conferences, and seminars, ensuring smooth proceedings and engaging discussions. Her expertise in facilitating conversations adds value to any gathering.

Workshops and Training

Interactive workshops and training sessions led by Shannon are designed to educate and empower participants. Topics may include LGBTQ+ sensitivity training, creating inclusive workplaces, and effective communication.


Shannon provides consultation for organizations seeking guidance on LGBTQ+ issues, advocacy, and personal growth. These sessions offer personalized support and actionable strategies.

Kindness through service

Shannon offers talks that encourage individuals to overcome challenges, embrace their authentic selves, and reach their full potential. These speeches empower and inspire audiences of all backgrounds.

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Video Reviews

Discover what others have to say about Shannon Whittington’s impactful presentations, workshops, and services. Watch these video testimonials to gain insights into the transformative experiences of past clients and event attendees.

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Shannon’s workshop on cultural sensitivity was a wonderful learning experience. I left the room with an understanding of the health disparities faced by this population, from both a medical and psychosocial perspective, and increased cultural competency in serving our LGBTQA patients. Shannon is an incredibly engaging presenter. She creates a very comfortable and fun learning environment, while presenting serious material in a very accessible way. Our nurses and social workers gave the workshop rave reviews and are asking for more training with Shannon. Most importantly, they were able to immediately apply what they learned to provide excellent, culturally sensitive care to our LGBTQA patients.


Social Work Manager, Clinical Operations Support
I was fortunate to partake in sensitivity training. The training was an educational experience that has enlightened my practice, and has made a positive impact on my nursing practice. As a CCM the training was essential on every level. It addressed the patient on every aspect of the continuum of care, from highly specialized nursing care to, to the cultural and social factors that greatly impact these patients, making the transition from hospital to home smooth. Because of the training, patients receive quality care by highly trained clinicians, which improve patients outcomes and overall well-being –mind, body and soul.


Shannon’s presentation on gender affirmation surgery and the LGBTQ population on the whole is inspiring. Shannon’s passion and commitment to this population is evident in all she does. In an ever changing nursing field where many have lost their passion Shannon has sparked my passion to be the best nurse I can be for all patients and populations. I feel so blessed to her as a leader in our industry for sensitivity and diversity training. We need more of Shannon’s energy and commitment in our nursing profession.


PHN Acute Care


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