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Shannon Ward, M.A., ColorWorks Course Creator, Instructor; Owner Family COLOR WORKS, LLC

I've been helping people build better relationships at work and at home for more than 25 years, since 1986.

  • Master’s Degree in Communication with a focus on organizational and family communication research (2002)
  • Certified as a parenting course instructor for 10 years (1986 to 1996) with a solcial services organization
  • 6 years overlapping experience as a Leadership Trainer, Corporate Training Manager, and Executive Coach (1998 to 2004)
  • Received more than 100 hours certification training in personality types, temperament theory, and its application in different settings including stress related situations (1999 to 2001)
  • Worked for 5 years (2004 to 2009) to research, create, design, teach, and test a set of research-based family communication courses called ColorWorks For Parents and ColorWorks For Couples that teaches parents and couples how understanding personality types can improve family relationships
  • In 2005, established Family COLOR WORKS, LLC, a family-focused, service-oriented business that promotes ColorWorks For Parents and ColorWorks For Couples classes, books, dvd's, cd's, home-based learning kits, and other products
  • I'm an Extroverted Blue Orange and I love sharing this information with parents who become hopeful once again about their kids!
  • I loves her family! My husband Steve, of 31 years, is an Introverted Green Orange, and our son Zach, 28, is a Green Orange and married to Lesly, 24, a Blue Orange. Our daughter, Caitlyn, 23, is an Orange Green and is married to Kendall, 25, a Blue Orange. I love Mexican food and camping in the mountains. My kids call me “Yoda Mom”... (Why? Hmmmmmm, know not do I!)


Rebecca Bockart, Certified ColorWorks Instructor; Corporate Trainer, Family COLOR WORKS, LLC

I've been working with families for more than 18 years. I've also been a part of Family COLOR WORKS for more than 7 years.

  • Preschool teacher with a passion for implementing the Montessori method in the classroom and at home
  • 18 years of early childhood classroom experience, and Preschool Director of my own preschool with 13 students
  • Received over 150 hours of early childhood continuing education training with an emphasis on teaching to the child's individual needs
  • Attended a ColorWorks For Parents course in 2005; learned and faithfully applied the ColorWorks For Parents process since that time
  • In 2010, certified as a ColorWorks Course Instructor and Parenting Coach, including more than 100 hours of training with Shannon Ward, M.A., creator of the ColorWorks programs and founder of Family COLOR WORKS, LLC
  • I'm an Extroverted Orange Green and I get jazzed when I see this information change the families I work with and teach!
  • I also adore my family! My husband of 16 years, Clay, is an Introverted Green Gold, and our daughters, Maggie, 14, a Gold Green, and Callie, 11, a Green Orange. I love karaoke and decorating my house with whimsy.