Is your business thriving, yet your people are… just surviving? Are you hearing talk of overwhelm, fatigue, frustration, or even burnout? These are complex times, yet the solution is a simple one: All that matters right now is right now. You don’t have to figure it all out. You don’t have to get it all done. At least, not right now! The path to rise above, to return to joy, to reconnect with your values and purpose, begins right here, right now, in this moment. The challenge, of course, is that “this moment” is quite elusive. We live in the age of constant distraction, in a state of continuous partial attention, often scurrying here and there to keep up with the accelerating pace and constant uncertainty of life and work today. Sound familiar? If so, Shawn Ellis has the solution. In his engaging, inspiring keynote presentations, Shawn reveals the framework for “Mastering the Moments” in life and business, as he shares stories from his own journey, packed with humor, vulnerability, and practical lessons to equip your people to create the life and work that they love.
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Attitude, Change, Entrepreneurship, Happiness, Inspiration, Life Balance, Mindfulness, Motivation, Resilience, Sales, Spouse Programs, Stress Management
Domestic Keynote Fee Range*:
$10,000-14,999, Under $10,000
Associations, Closing Sessions, Corporations, Entrepreneurs, Management, Opening Sessions, Sales, Senior Executives
• Learn how to reclaim “this moment” in the midst of uncertainty and busy-ness
• Be refreshed, renewed and inspired to perform at a higher level
• Reconnect with your true purpose and passion to live a life of meaning
• Create a spirit of collaboration to last through your entire event
• 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.
“I appreciate your vulnerability…”
“I feel like a different person than when I walked in…”
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.
Beyond Resilience: 5 Steps to Shift from Just Surviving to Truly Thriving
It’s time for a fresh start…
No, things haven’t unfolded exactly as we imagined. Yes, there have been some setbacks and detours along the way. The good news is, we’re still here. You’ve survived 2020. Now the question is:
What next? How can you not only survive, but thrive in these turbulent times?
That’s exactly what the “Beyond Resilience” program is all about, making it the perfect way to close this year or start the new one. In this engaging and interactive session—available virtually or in-person—Shawn Ellis will inspire your team while sharing tools and strategies to help them perform at a higher level with the flexibility, resilience, and focus required to be proactive in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace.
Mastering the Moments to Rise and Thrive... Right Now!
Moments. Life is full of them. Some of them are magical, many of them are mundane. Some of them take your breath away, many of them are unnoticed. Yet every moment matters. This moment matters. Because in this moment, everything can change.
Sales are won or lost.
Employees are engaged or checked out.
Customers are thrilled or alienated.
Relationships are built or broken.
This moment matters, because everything happens in this moment. Yet how often are we really here for the moments?
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.”
It’s been said that we live in the Age of Distraction, in a state of Continuous Partial Attention. So, no wonder we struggle to do what we know we should do.
Before we start chasing the “next new thing” that promises to get us from where we are to where we want to be, we must first learn how to “be here now” so we can do what we already know how to do.
After this presentation, your people will be equipped with the strategies they need to combat overwhelm, fatigue, distractions, endless thoughts, and everything else that threatens to rob us of this moment… so they can focus on what matters most.
- The Power of Awareness: In order to find the right solution to this situation, you must first slow down and be aware of what’s really happening. Be here now; be somewhere else later.
- The Power of Focus: Is your attention set to “spray” or “stream”? Do what you’re doing, and bring your full talent, skill, and experience into this moment.
- The Power of Alignment: Are you living by default or by design? Align with your goals, values, and priorities in any given moment by asking a simple question: What’s the right thing, right now?
- The Power of Perspective: The “problem” almost always has more to do with your perspective than with the reality of the circumstance. Take another look. Is there a gift here?
Rise and Thrive -- Unleash Your True Power to Rise Up in Times of Change, Uncertainty, or Adversity
I’m not supposed to be here.
This shouldn’t be happening.
Nothing is going according to plan.
Have you ever had any of those thoughts? We all have. And if your organization, your team, or your industry is going through a time a change, uncertainty, or adversity, you can bet your people have.
What we know as leaders, of course, is that change is normal. Adversity is a given. The only certainty is uncertainty!
But challenging circumstances can rock our world if we’re not ready for them. One “bad” moment can easily spiral into “one of those days.” The key is to realize that circumstances are never in our control. What is in our control is how we SHOW UP, and how we RESPOND.
If your people are overwhelmed by thoughts like, “How is the change in our organization going to affect me?” or “How are the new competitors in the marketplace going to affect me?” or “How am I going to get used to this new person sitting next to me?” then there’s no way they can perform up to the level you know they’re capable of.
So, let’s help them. You have an amazing group of people. Let’s give them the gift of a fresh perspective. Let’s share some laughs, and 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.
Just relax. Show up at your best. Respond with intention. And enjoy the ride. It’s going somewhere good!
- The Power of Perspective: While you don’t get to choose your circumstances, you do get to choose how you SHOW UP and how you RESPOND.
- The Power of Presence: Your company needs you, your coworkers need you, your family needs you… we ALL need ALL of you.
- The Power of Purpose: You are here for a reason, and the reason is not something grand and far away in the future… it is THIS MOMENT.
- The Power of Gratitude: This is life, and life is a gift… so what can you find to be grateful for in this moment? Nothing negative can exist in the presence of gratitude.
"What a welcomed opening speaker! I have attended so many Conferences and National Sales Meetings... It has become quite the 'snooze fest'! Shawn was able to connect with the audience and get us excited to be where we were. His techniques and stories were easily relatable and entertaining." — Architectural Sales Manager, Rockfon
Attending this program at the recent convention was one of the most meaningful… — Vice President, First National Bank of Fredonia
Interactive, customized, and just what we needed to kick off our sales meeting. — General Manager, United Insurance Group
Finding the right speakers for the right moment for the right conference is the most challenging thing for us. We really enjoyed you and your point of view and your message. Thank you for helping us create an excellent conference. — Senior Director, Dippin' Dots
Learn more about Shawn at www.shawnellis.com.