Step-Up Omaha! Employment Director
Moniki Gunn-Cannon is the Director of the Step Up Omaha! Program for the Empowerment Network. She is also a national speaker, development coach and consultant with Gunn & Cannon Empowerment Group where she focuses on helping people and teams increase their performance. Prior to starting Gunn & Cannon Empowerment Group, Moniki was a District Human Resources Manager at Kiewit Corporation where she was also trained as a Certified Gallup Strengths Performance Coach. Cannon holds an undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management and graduate degree in Organizational Leadership.
Moniki is passionate about working with educational institutions and serves multiple local districts on a regular basis, including Omaha Public Schools and Elkhorn Public Schools. She serves in a variety of capacities throughout the educational system, including speaking to middle and high school students, working with families in the Family Leadership Institute, facilitating with Minnesota Humanities, Chairing the District Citizen’s Advisory Council or serving on her children’s PTA. All of these spaces have led her to her to a position she could only dream of as the Employment Director for Step-Up Omaha, a youth and young adult employment program.
Cannon is an adjunct instructor at Metropolitan Community College in the Social Sciences department and has spoken at the National Title 1 Conference. In addition to her professional career she serves on many boards and advisory committees, including the Women’s Fund of Omaha and Greater Omaha Chamber YP Council.
If that is not enough, Moniki is a wife to her middle school sweetheart Jaron and one cheering, coaching, yelling sports mom to their children Jayla age 13 who attends McMillan Magnet and Jaron Jr age 11 who attends Jesuit Academy.
Moniki’s personal mission and life’s work is to reach as many people as she can and provide an arsenal of information that allows individuals and teams to explode to the next level.