Create a high performing organization that scales.   


About Epic Teams

We work with tech startups in San Francisco to accelerate the time it takes to become a high performing organization. We do this by taking a customized, data-based leadership approach that transforms your first-time managers and execs into epic team leaders.

Meet Dr. Shannon Arvizu Hall, Chief Empowerment Officer

Dr. Arvizu is an organizational sociologist, L&D consultant, and performance coach. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University and has unique expertise in behavioral science, positive psychology, and team performance. She leverages her 8 years of experience designing and delivering evidence-based trainings with startups and Fortune 500 companies into founding Epic Teams and serving as a lead consultant and coach.

“Dr. Arvizu’s coaching has been the biggest innovation in team development for me.”
— Maria Scileppi, Former 72U Director and IDEO creative resident

Partner Coaches and Organizations


Mike Bailen, Lever

Mike is the VP of People at Lever and a seasoned People Team Leader who understands the importance of a dual focus on recruiting and retention. While at Lever, Mike has spearheaded initiatives to empower leaders and teams for high performance, while placing the company's efforts towards diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything they do. 

Prior to Lever, Mike was the Director of Recruiting at Eventbrite and the former Head of Talent at Zappos.

Our Advisors


Inessa O'Childs, Future Food Center

Inessa is a serial entrepreneur currently working at the intersection of food and technology as the Co-Founder of the Future Food Center in San Francisco. She believes strongly in the power of high performance teams for creating wide-scale social impact.

Inessa is also the CEO and founder of Global Privat, as well as a partner with Seraph Group and Astia Angels. In this capacity, she provides capital and support to early-stage companies.


Rob Hall, Zendrive

Rob is the VP of Product and Design at Zendrive. He relies on the performance of his teams every day to build things people want, with data and machine learning as core building blocks. 

At Zendrive, Rob's team works at the intersection of exponential networks of connected sensors, behavior change, and the future of transportation.

Rob also teaches data science and coaches General Assembly's data science instructors.