My name is Shannon Hall.
I am a Ph.D. sociologist, positive psychology coach, and the founder of Epic Couples.
My mission is to help you and your partner create your best possible life together.
I started Epic Couples because of my own experience navigating the relationship terrain.
In my quest to be the best partner I can be, I spent countless hours diving into the science of relationships. There's a ton of good data on what works best in partnership, but none of it is presented in a way that's easy to grok and tailored for a new generation looking for love.
Epic Couples is a result of this quest.
I bring my background as a researcher, professor, and coach to distill the "best of the best" in relationship science. I've designed the content with busy professionals in mind, creating short and effective modules for hyper-efficient learning, with proven techniques to increase your relationship intelligence.
My practice is grounded in positive psychology, a relatively new field of study that centers on what enables people to thrive in their daily lives. Rather than focus on "what's wrong" (as is often the case in traditional couples therapy), I help couples look for "what's right" in order to strengthen the partnership.
I have always been fascinated by human nature and social change. My fascination led me to pursue a B.A. in history at U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. in anthropology at the American University of Cairo. I received my Ph.D. in sociology at Columbia University, where I also taught courses in the Sociology of Marriage and the Family.
Aside from my work related to couples and life coaching, I have a passion for helping organizations with a social mission. I've helped startups, nonprofits, and utilities apply behavior science and strategic communication insights to create large-scale social change.