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To set in motion

 connection to an external power source to impart fresh or renewed energy

About Jump Start
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Jump Start Training & Development was sparked in 2015 by Shannon Stober when she recognized that no matter which organization she was working with—from small start-ups to national nonprofits—they all faced similar challenges. Focusing on relationships, processes, and outcomes, Jump Start's methodology is rooted in experiential learning and engaged participation. The use of creative dialogue and group interaction fosters an environment where participants can draw on existing knowledge, skills, and experiences in order to create a greater outcome, together.

About Shannon



Trainer, Facilitator, Coach

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With a background grounded in public service, programming, and leadership, Shannon brings two decades of experience in delivering high-impact training, group facilitation, and organizational development. Her efforts with Jump Start have earned her several accolades, including being named as one of Bozeman’s Top 20 Under 40, an award reserved for southwest Montana’s top young business professionals.


An alumna of Fort Lewis College, Shannon earned Cum Laude Honors while studying Communication, Psychology, Sociology, and Gender Issues, as well as completing graduate level courses in Organizational Theory and Leadership and Strategic Planning. She has also received Executive Certification in Entrepreneurial Leadership for the Social Sector and a Certificate in Youth Entrepreneurship Education, both from Babson College.


Prior to launching Jump Start, Shannon completed two terms of service as an AmeriCorps *VISTA and went on to serve as the Statewide Training Officer for the Montana Governor’s Office of Community Service. From there, she served as a Program Manager for Montana Campus Compact and invested eight years working with Montana Conservation Corps, earning the title of Director of Programs.

Professional Learning

The Community Building Institute • The National Conference on Volunteerism and Service • The Wilderness Risk Management Conference • The Montana Nonprofit Association Annual Conference • The Governor’s Conference on Civic Engagement.


Youth Mental Health First-Aid provider • Prevention Specialist • Associate Academic Life Coach • Work Safe Champion with Montana State Fund • Executive Certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership for the Social Sector from Babson College • Certificate in Youth Entrepreneurship Education from Babson College


The Society of Human Resource Management • The Montana Nonprofit Association • America’s Service Commissions

Professional Awards

2014 AmeriCorps Alumni Local Leadership Award • 2019 Bozeman, Montana’s Top 20 Under 40

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