Totally overwhelmed. One distraction after another. Constant multitasking. Completely exhausted. These are the words we hear from business leaders and their employees, as they try to keep up with the accelerating pace and increasing demands of life and work today. No wonder we’re struggling to do the things we know we should do! The missing link between where we are and where we want to be is rarely “more information.” What we need is to be refreshed, renewed, revived–on a moment-by-moment basis–so we can do the things that we already know how to do.
All of Shawn’s presentations are designed to be motivational, inspirational, fun, and energizing, with story-driven lessons drawn from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness, and classic personal development. But why do audiences listen to Shawn? Because as an entrepreneur, small business owner, and single parent, Shawn has lived–and is living–what he talks about. The goal is to help your people “look up” from the challenges of the day, and to equip them with the skills and strategies they need to be more resilient. Resilience, after all, is the key to less stress and more happiness, which yields higher performance.
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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, Closing Sessions, Corporations, Entrepreneurs, Management, Opening Sessions, Sales, 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 six 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!
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?
All According to Plan: A Refreshing Perspective 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.
“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