Are your people in need of a morale boost? Are you looking for a "motivational speaker" whose principles work in the real world, and not just in the meeting room? Do you want a speaker who will take the time to truly understand your audience and your objectives, who will be a true partner in making your next event the best yet?
In today’s rapidly changing, highly demanding business world, it’s no secret that leaders are struggling to keep morale up while their people are constantly striving to “do more, faster.”
That’s why Shawn’s message has been called “a breath of fresh air,” as he shares a manageable way to not only keep up with it all, but to actually thrive... and it has nothing to do with to-do lists, and everything to do with slowing down (yes, that's right!) and focusing on what matters most:
“This moment matters,” Shawn says, “because everything happens in this moment.”
It's an idea that is simple yet profound, considering the fact that "this moment" all too easily zooms by unnoticed with the accelerating pace of life and work today.
With an inspiring message packed with practical tools and strategies for immediate implementation, Shawn’s mission is to help you and your people:
In the face of adversity and change, it's time to stop blaming, stop complaining, and take responsibility for what happens next.
Claim your inner power by aligning with your goals, values, and priorities, and bring your best self to the moment at hand.
You know there's something more for yourself and for your organization, so step into the next level of happiness, productivity, and performance.
Shawn takes pride in sharing a message that is "real world compatible," and that's because it's a message that was born in the real world. From growing up on a farm, to almost 20 years of small business leadership experience, (which includes navigating through the great recession), to caring for a loved one with chronic illness, and raising a young son, Shawn understands the value of resilience, and audiences connect with his authenticity. He is driven by a passion to help people live better lives and build better businesses, for the good of the individual, the organization, and all stakeholders.
While Shawn first took the stage with his "This Moment Matters" message five years ago, he's been helping clients create amazing events since 1999. As a program consultant, he has facilitated hundreds of events with leading speakers such as Marcus Buckingham, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marci Shimoff, Jon Gordon, Waldo Waldman, and many more. He understands the importance of creating an engaging experience for your audience, and he also understands the pressures you face as an event planner. That's why he takes the time to understand what matters most to you, and he tailors his presentation to hit the right marks so YOU shine as the true hero of your event!
“This is one of the top issues facing executives. I believe it’s hampering productivity more than we know or realize!”
-Lori, Unisys Corp.
“I really took to heart your message. Better yet, YES, I am taking time to ‘Breathe.’ Thanks for the reminder and I’m going to be sharing your message with my co-workers as well.”
-Joni, Cattaraugus County Bank
“This presentation was a breath of fresh air in my otherwise busy and stressful day. Thank you!”
-Valari, Crowe Horwath LLP
Shawn Ellis is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and resilience coach who helps business professionals successfully navigate the challenges of life and work in the pursuit of purpose, peace, and prosperity... one moment at a time.
You might say it was inevitable he would end up doing this work. Shawn grew up with his dad listening to the cassette tapes of Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, and Tony Robbins, and his grandma called him her “little preacher man.” Then after graduating college, Shawn found himself with a front row seat to some of the world’s best advice in personal and professional development as he worked to facilitate live speaking engagements for best-selling authors such as the late Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marcus Buckingham, Marci Shimoff, Patrick Lencioni, Jon Gordon, and many more. He also partnered with these renowned thought leaders as host of “The Better Life/Better Business Podcast,” and as creator of the Good Advice ebook series.
It was not until the stress of his own life and work brought him to the verge of burnout that he found the courage and conviction to speak up with his own message, however.
Faced with the increasing demands of life as an entrepreneur, business owner, caregiver and new father, Shawn, like many entrepreneurs and business leaders, thought the only solution was learning to “do more, faster.” What he soon realized, however, was that this approach was not helping him create a better business, and certainly not a better life. Quite the opposite.
This sparked a time of deep introspection and exploration of the fields of mindfulness, neuroscience, and psychology, which led to a seemingly paradoxical discovery: the only sustainable way to “keep up” is by slowing down. By taking things one moment at a time. That is the key to a better life, and a better life is key to a better business.
Today, Shawn is on a mission to rescue fellow business professionals from the road to burnout, and he writes, speaks, and coaches to share some of the same transformational lessons he has learned—and continues to learn—so they, too, may “live a better life and build a better business.”
Shawn’s programs have been attended by professionals from companies such as Panera Bread, ING Americas, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Panera Bread, Unisys Corp and others. His presentations have been called “a breath of fresh air,” leaving attendees feeling “refreshed” and “super focused.”
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