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?
Shawn Ellis, founder of The Speakers Group, is on a mission: to help today’s entrepreneurs, executives and business professionals live a better life and build a better business. Shawn’s entry into the fields of motivation, inspiration, employee engagement, productivity and performance began in 1996 when he authored a paper on “Motivating Your Workforce to Perform.” Since then, he’s partnered with leading authorities such as Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield, Marcus Buckingham, Marci Shimoff, Keith Ferrazzi and many more to bring their empowering messages to individuals and organizations through live events. He recently collaborated with over 25 speakers, authors and thought leaders to publish an ebook titled Good Advice to Live a Better Life and Build a Better Business.
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Change, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Life Balance, Mindfulness, Resilience, Spouse Programs
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$5,000-9,999, Under $5,000
Associations, Corporations, Entrepreneurs, Management, Senior Executives
• Discover the power of this moment -- after all, everything happens in this moment
• Be refreshed, renewed and inspired to perform at a higher level
• Find focus in the midst of endless distractions
• Learn that slowing down is the path to higher performance
• Be reminded that in the midst of change, uncertainty, and adversity, there is still something GOOD happening
*Speaker fees vary based on event location, program duration and other factors, and are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for an accurate fee quote for your event.
Not just another motivational speaker…
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.
Experience you can count on.
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 Moment Matters: Live a Better Life and Build a Better Business... Right Now!
“This presentation was a breath of fresh air in my otherwise busy and stressful day. Thank you!” — Valari, Crowe Horwath LLP
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.”
After this presentation, your people will walk away with practical ideas and actionable strategies 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.
Shawn’s mission when he speaks is to help you and your people:
- Rise Up: In the face of adversity and change, it’s time to stop blaming, stop complaining, and take responsibility for what happens next.
- Stand Strong: Claim your inner power by aligning with your goals, values, and priorities, and bring your best self to the moment at hand.
- Break Through: You know there’s something more for yourself and for your organization, so step into the next level of happiness, productivity, and performance.
All According to Plan
Zoom out and look at your life for a moment. How many tiny, seemingly insignificant, moments can you pinpoint that influenced the path that led you to where you are right now?
For me, I can trace my path back to a moment when I was sitting in front of the TV with my family and a promo came on for the PBS show, Austin City Limits. That’s where became acquainted with a band called Sawyer Brown, which later sparked my interest in music, which later led me to Nashville, which–through lots of twists and turns–ultimately led me to where I am today. All because we were sitting in front of the TV at that moment.
We like to think that we’re in total control—or at least we try to be. But that’s a lot of pressure. No wonder we’re so stressed out. Because we are NOT in control. (And if you watch the news, it seems we are reminded of that more and more every day.)
What does this have to do with your people?
Well, they may be feeling a little out of control right now. They might be experiencing some anxiety. How is the change at our organization going to affect me? How are the new competitors in the marketplace going to affect me? How is this new person sitting next to me going to affect me?
In the midst of it all, if you can step back, look at your life, and recognize a pattern of moments that have guided or influenced your life in some way to bring you to this point, then… is it possible to relax just a bit? To realize that, “Hey, maybe there’s something else going on here”?
When I look back on my life, I can tell you about all sorts of plans I’ve had that have “failed.” I’m not here today because I made brilliant plans and they all came together perfectly.
I’m here today because I just keep SHOWING UP and RESPONDING to whatever came my way.
The truth is, those are the only two things we can control. And if we focus on that, everything else has a way of taking care of itself.
You have an amazing group of people. Maybe they’ve been going through some tough times. Maybe there are some tough times ahead. They’re fighting for their lives.
Is it possible that what they need is not someone to get them fired up, but someone to help them settle down? Someone to say, “it’s all right”? Someone to say, “You are all right”?
Let’s give them the gift of a fresh perspective. Remind them that, if they look back on their lives, they’ll see that it’s all unfolded according to plan. And there’s no reason for it to stop now. Everything’s going to be okay. Enjoy the ride!
“Shawn Ellis is a wonderful speaker and really proved his points about awareness, renewal and that a moment does matter. I was amazed at how I felt after we took a few minutes to look at a picture & imagine that we were there. I was super focused afterwards. Renewal rocks!” — Session Attendee
“Attending this program at the recent convention was one of the most meaningful… being able to truly connect with others and fully enjoy each moment is a gift we’ve all been given but need to be reminded to embrace in our daily lives.” — Vice President of a Community Bank
“This is one of the top issues facing executives. I believe it’s hampering productivity more than we know or realize!” — Vice President of Human Resources at a Fortune 1000 Technology Company
“This presentation was a breath of fresh air in my otherwise busy and stressful day. Thank you!” — Session Attendee