They call me Cocoa…

My mission in life is to empower you to create the life  YOU KNOW you deserve!

Everyday I sit, meditate, pray and manifest ways to create informative, empowering and entertaining programming that will inspire you to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.

I received my formal training as a broadcast & communications expert from Howard University, my training as a wellness expert from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and my life training from the school of big blessings and hard knocks.

For the “official” story, check below.

For over 15 years, Shawna Renee has dedicated her life to creating compelling, entertaining and informative radio and new media programming.  She is a graduate of  Howard University with a dual degree in Telecommunications Management and Radio Production.  After graduation Shawna was hired as the  Assistant Program Director for WOL-AM in Washington DC.  She went on to produce and co-host the #1 rated morning show at WERQ-FM in Baltimore and eventually landed back in Washington DC as the Program Director of the world’s first 24 hour World Music/Culture channel on XM Satellite Radio, setting the standard for the thousands of Internet and broadcast world music programs to follow.  Shawna was later asked to create and program another breakthrough format, Global Hip Hop.  Flava 209, broke the mold by bringing Hip Hop and urban music from all over the world to audiences in Europe, Asia and Africa on the Worldspace Satellite Radio platform.  In 2006, Shawna Renee founded Green Lioness Media, a multi-media company dedicated to bringing the issues and concerns of  young women of color to talk radio.  Her show Cocoa Mode  debuted on XM Satellite Radio in March of 2007.  Since then Shawna Renee’s approach to combining popular culture and current events has earned her recognition among her peers and industry leaders as one of the most innovative and important young voices in radio.  She’s been recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by Howard University’s School of Communications as has earned a place on the list of Entrepreneurs to Watch by the Minority Media and Telecom Council.

Shawna also shares her passion for health and wellness with women all over the world as a writer, public speaker and workshop facilitator.  Shawna Renee is also a board certified holistic health coach, wellness educator and yoga instructor.