Adam Shopshire

Adam Shopshire

Business Relationship Manager

Strada Education Network

Indianapolis, IN USA

I have learned to have a voice, but it’s taken time. Speak out and communicate with others about what you want.


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Adam Shopshire


My road in life took a while to figure out.
In high school, I was an athlete and a musician, but I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
I attended the University of Washington, where I switched majors a few times before earning my bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication.
I got married shortly after graduating from college.
My wife and I started working for a nonprofit that helped students with their spiritual, emotional, physical, and social development.
The company had a music division and I became a band director, touring across the country for a few years and designing creative ways to communicate spiritual messages through music.
As my wife and I started our family, touring around the country became difficult, so we left the road and I started working for a friend who worked in technology.
I worked as an IT help desk administrator and even became a certified Microsoft consultant.
I began working for Strada Education Network as a systems administrator—I am now a Strategic Technology Partner helping business leaders implement technology solutions.
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High School
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
University of Washington
Business Relationship Management Professional Certification (BRMP)
BRM Institute
Microsoft® Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Microsoft® Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS Exchange)


Business Relationship Manager

I work within my company to leverage current technologies and plan for future technologies.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working with Others

Day to Day

My job is a combination of Relationship Management, Change Management, Project Management and System Engineering. I will operate in each of those roles throughout the course of a day. I help the team troubleshoot technical issues, manage communications to the company, interview teams about technology issues and future technology desires, and plan and track technology projects.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

An internship is the best way to see first hand what technology is all about. And since experience is so highly valued, it's a great way to get something on your resume.

Recommended Education

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The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I can't be an expert on everything. There are so many areas of which I have little understanding."

Challenges I Overcame

Changed Major
Family Stress
Career Change