Entrepreneur, Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Resilience Expert

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.

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 development program, or his “Working with What Is” online course, Shawn shares lessons from mindfulness, neuroscience, and psychology combined with strategic coaching methodologies to facilitate immediate and lasting shifts in mindset and behavior—so you, rather than your circumstances, are empowered to be the creator of your life experience.

Audiences especially appreciate Shawn’s “whole person” approach to thriving and his humor and authenticity as he shares his own decade-long journey of rising up under challenging circumstances and limiting beliefs to make the shift from just surviving to truly thriving.

His “thriving” clients include Bayhealth, Bridgestone, CMT, Dippin’ Dots, Freddie Mac, Medallion Transportation, Michigan Medicine, New Milford School District, United Insurance Group, and many more.

Shawn is a graduate of Belmont University and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. When he’s not developing or delivering content for his clients and community, you’re likely to find him in a Nerf war with his son, or on a nearby hiking trail, enjoying the beauty and rhythm of nature.

  • Rising from Uncertainty... One Moment at a Time

    As we are collectively focused on how we can slow the spread of the COVID- 19 coronavirus, we as leaders must also focus on what we need to be spreading among our team members right now: CERTAINTY.

    This is a time of unprecedented uncertainty and we are all of scrambling to adapt to a new way of life and work. What was familiar and reliable just days ago has been taken away, and now we must develop and implement new strategies to not only thrive, but to survive.

    We will get through this, and we will rise above, but we must not make the mistake of rushing into the “how” of it all before we first address the fear, anxiety, sadness, loss, and other disempowering emotions that are consuming your people right now.

    The key to rising up is to shift from states of fear and anxiety into an elevated, empowered state of CERTAINTY. It is from this state that you will find the creativity, resourcefulness, optimism, and other qualities you and your people need to implement the strategies required to succeed today.
    This is the principle of State Before Strategy.

    So, where do you find this CERTAINTY? We must stop looking for it in our circumstances—which continue to change by the day, or by the hour—and instead cultivate it from within.
    If you need help, this is exactly what popular speaker and coach Shawn Ellis teaches in his new virtual workshop—designed specifically for this moment in time— titled “Mastering the Moments: Five Key Shifts to Find Clarity and Calm in the Midst of Chaos.”
  • 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.

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