Motivational Speaker, Resilience Coach

Shawn Ellis
Speaking Fee: $10,000 and Below

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Primary Topic Category: Inspiration / Motivation / Overcoming Obstacles


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Shawn Ellis At A Glance:

Shawn Ellis has been inspiring readers and audiences for over 15 years, sharing ideas and principles to cultivate resilience and thrive in the face of uncertainty, adversity, and change. Whether in his “Mastering the Moments to Rise and Thrive” keynote, his “Built to Thrive” leadership program, Shawn shares lessons from mindfulness, neuroscience, and psychology combined with strategic coaching methodologies to facilitate immediate and lasting shifts in mindset and behavior.

Renowned as a motivational keynote speaker, dynamic storyteller, and modern-day philosopher, Shawn Ellis stands as a beacon for those seeking guidance and inspiration to navigate an ever-changing world. With over 20 years of leadership and entrepreneurial experience, Shawn expertly guides leaders and teams toward adaptability and resilience, offering insights rooted in mindfulness, neuroscience, and psychology.

Shawn’s journey began with a move to Nashville, pursuing his childhood dream of becoming a touring musician. He got as close as auditioning for country music superstar Lee Greenwood, but life’s unexpected turns have led him to travel the country—and the world—as a speaker, not a performer. (Turns out, it’s easier to pack a laptop than a band.)

His experiences, including leading a successful business and parenting a neurodivergent child, have shaped his signature philosophy of “Mastering the Moments” to live a better life and build a better business. Blending humor, heartfelt storytelling, and practical wisdom, Shawn deeply connects with his audience, offering “real world” perspectives that resonate and inspire.

Celebrated for their authenticity and transformative impact, Shawn’s keynotes and workshops, such as “Mastering the Moments,” “Beyond Resilience,” and “Adapt & Thrive,” empower audiences to navigate life’s challenges with grace and strength. His upcoming book, Mastering the Moments, delves deeper with personal stories and insights, illustrating how embracing each moment is a path to resilience, growth, and fulfillment.

Shawn’s message resonates with diverse audiences, from business executives and sales leaders to nurses, educators, engineers, and attorneys. His clients include notable names such as CMT, Bridgestone, Dippin’ Dots, Freddie Mac, and the Cayman Islands Civil Service College, among others.

Beyond speaking engagements, Shawn leads a boutique consulting firm that helps organizations elevate team morale and achieve excellence in sales, customer service, innovation, and other key areas. He also hosts The Better Life Better Business Podcast, where he and his guest thought leaders share valuable perspectives for personal and professional growth.

Recognized as a top speaker on navigating change, Shawn Ellis combines extensive expertise with a relatable approach, making him a sought-after guide in the complexities of modern life and business.

  • Adapt & Thrive: Navigating Change with Resilience and Grace

    "Adapt & Thrive" with Shawn Ellis offers a dynamic and insightful approach to embracing change in all facets of life. Drawing on over 20 years of life and leadership experience, Shawn equips participants with practical strategies for building resilience and adaptability in an ever-evolving world. This keynote, rooted in his "Mastering the Moments" philosophy, resonates with diverse audiences, combining humor, storytelling, and wisdom for a deeply impactful experience.

    In this session, you will be guided to:
    •Master Calmness in Chaos: Learn techniques to maintain composure and focus during personal upheavals and professional crises
    •Reconnect with Core Values: Rediscover and realign with your deepest values and aspirations, envisioning new possibilities beyond disruption and change
    •Live from the Future: Embrace a forward-thinking approach that enriches present experiences and drives meaningful action
    •Build Optimism on Past Successes: Develop a mindset that leverages past achievements as a foundation for future optimism, especially in uncertain times
    •Foster Resilient Connections: Uncover the crucial role of community and connection in building resilience, essential for thriving personally and professionally

    Above all, you will leave this session equipped with tools to transform daily challenges into opportunities for growth and success, one moment at a time.

  • Beyond Resilience: Four Steps to Come Back Better Than EVER

    For leaders and high-performing professionals who have pushed themselves to the limit and achieved remarkable success, burnout can often be an unwelcome side effect. “Beyond Resilience: Four Steps to Come Back Better Than EVER” is a game-changing presentation designed to help individuals and organizations shift from merely surviving to truly thriving.

    Drawing on his personal journey of rising above survival mode and learning to flourish, this powerful keynote introduces attendees to Shawn’s Reboot Roadmap—a clear path from where they are to where they want to be. This transformative framework helps participants reconnect with their passion and purpose, step outside their comfort zones, and embrace new behaviors that bring their visions to life.

    Throughout the presentation, attendees will learn to overcome limiting beliefs, create a faith file to inspire confidence in the face of adversity, and harness the power of being present in the moment. By uncovering the four steps present in every great turnaround story, “Beyond Resilience” empowers individuals and organizations to build a more engaged and inspired workforce, even amidst constant uncertainty and disruption.

    “Beyond Resilience: Four Steps to Come Back Better Than EVER” will equip your team with the tools and strategies needed to rise above challenges and embrace a future where they not only survive but thrive with passion and purpose.
  • Mastering the Moments: Finding Clarity and Focus in a Busy World

    In today’s fast-paced and increasingly complex world, leaders, salespeople, service professionals, and employees across all industries face mounting pressure and distractions. “Mastering the Moments” is the perfect antidote to help individuals and organizations rise above the noise and find clarity, focus, and higher performance.

    Drawing on valuable lessons from mindfulness and neuroscience, this engaging keynote presentation empowers attendees to slow down, be present, and fully engage in the task at hand. A renowned resilience speaker for leaders, Shawn reveals the three essential tools of creation that can transform any moment into an opportunity for increased peace, happiness, and productivity.

    With countless distractions vying for our attention, it’s more crucial than ever for leaders, teams, and organizations to prioritize mental well-being and focus. “Mastering the Moments” delivers actionable insights and strategies to help attendees cultivate a more mindful, resilient approach to work and life.

    By embracing the power of the present moment, individuals can unlock their full potential and drive meaningful results in their personal and professional lives.
  • Leading with Heart: Harnessing the Power of Heart-Brain Science for Enhanced Leadership Performance

    In the presentation “Leading with Heart,” heart-centered leaders will discover the transformative power of tapping into the intelligence of the heart. Drawing from cutting-edge research in heart-brain science, this presentation demonstrates how fostering a deep connection with the heart can lead to increased peace, purpose, intuition, and overall enhanced performance for leaders and their teams. Attendees will learn practical techniques for cultivating heart-centered leadership, enhancing emotional intelligence, and creating an environment that fosters collaboration, well-being, and sustainable success. By embracing the wisdom of the heart, leaders can unlock the full potential of their organizations and create lasting, positive impact.
  • Surrender to Success: Unlocking Effortless Achievement through the Art of Letting Go

    In “Surrender to Success,” high performers and leaders will explore the unconventional path to achieving their goals with less effort and greater ease. While taking responsibility for one’s actions is crucial, true success often lies in surrendering control over outcomes. By applying principles rooted in both ancient wisdom and modern science, this presentation empowers attendees to redefine their approach to success, revealing the transformative power of surrender. Attendees will learn how to embrace the delicate balance between taking action and letting go, fostering a mindset that allows for serendipity, synchronicity, and unexpected opportunities to flourish. By surrendering to the natural flow of life, professionals can unlock their true potential and achieve success with grace, ease, and authenticity.
  • Mastering the Moments: Five Key Shifts to Find Clarity and Calm in the Midst of Chaos

    As you’re scrambling to adapt to a new way of life and work—as we all are—in this time of unprecedented uncertainty, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and even afraid. You’re human! The combination of rapid change, increased demands, and limited resources is a lot to process. That’s why a renewed emphasis on self care is critical, and that’s what this session is all about. The most important human resource, after all, is YOU. In this session, you’ll learn how to tap into the power of your heart, mind, and spirit to cultivate the resilience that will allow you to not only survive, but thrive, in the face of this crisis... one moment at a time.

Shawn was charming, very sensitive to the needs of our group and found very creative ways to weave in some of the touch points we had discussed beforehand. He found a way to add humor to topics that had previously been tense. At the end of the talk, Shawn centered the group back to why all of this is actually important and why it's so important to live in and enjoy the moment. He was excellent!

— BayHealth

Shawn did great and his positive message and energy was well received by the attendees. I sat at a table where people shed a few tears and others prayed/meditated during his presentation. I’m so glad we were finally able to work with him after waiting a whole year.

— American Trucking Associations

I love how his presentation really feels like a journey from start to finish. He's got great content, humor, and experiential elements ranging from meditation to dancing - which really adds a spark to virtual sessions! I think Shawn's message combined with his authenticity and his delivery is just what audiences need right now. It's not a ‘fluffy’ energy, but something you can come back to throughout the year.

— Freddie Mac

Gotham Artists