About Shawn Ellis

Resilience Strategist and Motivational Keynote Speaker Shawn Ellis Empowers Leaders and Teams to Thrive in the Face of Uncertainty and Change

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.

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Client Feedback

Every solution offered is tailored to the unique needs and objectives of that client, to ensure lasting results and maximum return on investment.

“I cannot say enough good things about his presentation. 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. Shawn found a way to add humor to topics that had previously been tense. He was excellent!

Stephanie M.

Cancer Institute Manager, Bayhealth

Interactive, customized, and just what we needed to kick off our sales meeting!”

Deborah S.

General Manager, United Insurance Group

“From the initial booking to his presentation to our district, Shawn Ellis was exceptional! Shawn spoke to our employees from the heart and in a manner that was unique for us. He goes above and beyond to learn about the employees, filter his presentation, and read the audience in order to pace his message for the greatest impact. We were all energized and focused after our time with him.”

Kerry P.

Superintendent, New Milford Public Schools

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