BigimpactHQ™ About Us
Big Impact Headquarters (Big Impact HQ) based in Austin, TX is the home of the world’s most cutting edge influence and leadership training for the advancement of female professionals across the globe.
The future is female! Mark and Shannon Grainger believe an investment in women is the only investment that will create a dynamic and powerful workforce to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of modern workplaces. An investment in women will create Heaven on Earth and in the workplace, so female empowerment can appear in all facets of our lives. Mark and Shannon specialize in helping ambitious women leaders access their inner power and become more influential to help guide our world into the modern era by using untapped potential and leadership skills hamstrung by lack of proper leadership and influential training.
As a husband and wife team, Mark and Shannon are dedicated to living their higher purpose to uncap female leadership and help women everywhere spread their wings. It is their joy to support women leaders and executives with training, coaching, and consulting, so together, we can make a positive impact on the planet.
We strive for a new era of social, economic and corporate responsibility by awakening the power of voice in women leaders all over the planet.
Mark and Shannon Grainger
are the Co-Creators of Big Impact HQ, helping multiple 6 Figure Professional Women lead, speak, and inspire so they can get their voices heard and change the world one female voice at a time.
Mark & Shannon have consulted with some of the biggest brands in the world including AFLAC, Marriott International, Porsche, Harley Davidson, Clear Channel Communications, Anheuser-Busch, and Mary Kay. Mark and Shannon have been long time advocates for women leaders and Big Impact HQ is their platform for helping women stand up and use their voice to change the dynamic of leadership roles, the workforce, and the world.
As Conscious Capitalism Consultants and Conscious Leadership Executive Coaches, Mark and Shannon are passionate about working with organizations and their leaders who see business as the answer to the world’s greatest challenges. Mark and Shannon help women who are ready to take on the challenge of building a profitable corporate culture of sustainability and personal transformation.
In 2014, Mark and Shannon launched Big Impact, Inc – a seminar and training company that has trained over 3000 women leaders in the art and science of feminine influence and persuasion.
These women leaders have used their newly honed skills of leadership, presentation, and influence to shape the future. These powerful women have generated over $43 Million dollars in revenue in their own businesses. After Mark and Shannon’s leadership guidance, they have gone to speak on some of the world’s most coveted stages, including TEDTalk, Tony Robbins, Good Morning America, and The View.
and his wife Shannon are the Co-Creators of bigimpactHQ, helping multiple 6 Figure Professional Women lead, speak and inspire so they can get their voices heard and change the planet. He’s worked with some of the most prestigious brands in the world including AFLAC, Marriott International, Porsche, and Harley Davidson. As a Conscious Capitalism Consultant and Conscious Leadership expert, Women Executives seek his counsel to assist them in developing women leaders and integrating diversity and sustainability programs into their culture.
A prolific, entertaining and in demand public speaker, Mark has shared the stage with such luminaries as the author of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” Robert Kiyosaki, Jack Canfield, Marcia Weider & Gabrielle Bernstein. As a storyteller, women’s advocate and Conscious Capitalism Consultant, Mark’s keynote presentations are truly inspiring and always well received.
As a Senior Branding Strategist for Clear Channel Communications, Mark has written and produced over 1100 radio ads and 100s of radio campaigns – using his command of language and messaging to grow his client’s businesses by an average of 144%. His study and research lead to a 11 year specialization in linguistics, rhetoric and the structure of story.
Mark holds a special place in his heart for Exceptional Women Leaders who have a love of words and language as his “genius zone” is helping them be even more influential and persuasive.
Mark’s path with being an advocate for women started early in life. In college, Mark volunteered for Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, a Women’s Abuse Hotline. In addition, he helped reduce partner violence through crisis intervention, community education and the promotion of healthy relationships. His time at Catalyst was an imprint experience where he witnessed first hand how brilliant and amazing women give away their power, get stuck in people pleasing, addictions and avoid setting boundaries. This is where Mark made the decision to support women leaders in finding and using their power to change the world.
In 2002, Mark’s company, Grainger Leadership Institute, LLC was launched as an incubation for women entrepreneurs to experience the benefits of “Conscious Capitalism” years before the phrase was coined. As the founder of the “Innovative Leadership Network”, Mark applied his research in advanced communication and influence to support women leaders in personal branding and culture design.
In 2014, they launched Big Impact, Inc – a seminar and training company that has trained over 3000 women leaders in the art and science of persuasion and influence. These women have used their skills of presentation mastery to own their thought leadership, have generated over $43 Million dollars in revenue in their own businesses and have gone on to speak on some of the world’s most coveted stages, including TEDTalk, Tony Robbins, Good Morning America and The View.
He believes that millions of women, who are experts in their field, are craving a skill-set that allows them to distinguish themselves as leaders in their industry. So, bigimpactHQ was created as a leadership platform built exclusively for multiple 6 Figure Women Professionals, to help them be seen and heard and make their big impact in the world.
In 2009, “Prosperity Summit” Seminars marked the beginning of Shannon’s journey to empower 900 women financially. As an event promoter, Shannon has created and produced over 1100 live events, workshops and retreats. She has worked with over 200 industry leading speakers including Tony Robbins, Mark Victor Hanson (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Fredric Lehrman (Prosperity Consciousness), and Loral Langemeier (The Millionaire Maker).
For more than 12 years, Shannon has studied with women’s empowerment luminaries like Alison Armstrong, Mama Gena and Brene Brown. She’s continued to deepen her research of Feminine Leadership and Women’s Studies, helping women to increase their productivity and be more effective leaders, without leading like men. Shannon has supported over 400 women leaders to own their authentic voice and speak on stages all across the world.
In 2014, Shannon launched Big Impact, Inc with her husband Mark, a seminar and training company that has trained over 3000 women leaders in the art and science of presentation mastery. These women leaders have generated over $43 Million dollars in revenue and spoke on some of the world’s most coveted stages, including TEDTalk, Tony Robbins, Good Morning America and The View.