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    What Others Say About Shawn


    “For several years the highlight of our annual conference has been Shawn Shepheard. The audience is laughing one moment, dabbing at a tear the next and all the while being challenged and inspired. He delights all ages and backgrounds and his message is universal. At a recent conference, an octogenarian said, “Shawn teaches me something new about life each time and I am so energized now!!!” And THAT is why we have him back each year.

    – Casey Truffo
    Be A Wealthy Therapist Orange County, California

    “As the host of my signature event, Book Breakthrough New York City, Shawn was nothing short of amazing! His style is engaging, entertaining and inspiring – all of which made both our in-room attendees and simulcast audience feel special and right at home. If remarkable is the word you want people to use in describing your event, look no further than Shawn Shepheard.”

    – Elizabeth Marshal
    Co-founder of Book Breakthrough NYC

    Shawn and I have worked on and on for more than a decade. And through that decade, I opened two restaurants in New York City, given two stars by The NY Times, featured in an international documentary, wrote a critically acclaimed best-selling cookbook, left a relationship that was not working, and now I’m well on my way to becoming POTUS! Well, that last part isn’t in my sights but knowing Shawn, if it were, he’d help me get there.

    - Nicole Ponseca
    Founder – Maharlika Filipino Moderno NYC As seen on The Chew, New York Times, The Huffington Post, Time Out New York


    “Before Shawn I thought I could do it all. I realized how unproductive I was and allowed interruptions. I have since recognized the importance of closing my door and hiring staff that are way better than me. We have exploded because of Shawn.”

    - Jillian Burns
    Co-Owner of Burns Landscaping & Snow Management

    “Before working with Shawn I didn’t have anyone to keep me focused and accountable on the growth of the business. I am much more focused now on working on the business, and not caught up in the day to day. He is genuine, diligent and has a great strategic mindset, working with Shawn has been game changing.”

    – Kevin Cassidy
    Founder & President of Cassidy Paving Haverhill, MA

    Shawn is a rare gem in the business world. He cares deeply about others and is absolutely committed to challenging his clients to be the best version of themselves. He lives and breathes coaching and is dedicated to excellence. It's such a pleasure to work with Shawn and his network of talented genuine business stars. He calls it as he sees it and his frankness has helped me grow significantly!

    - Mark Bloodworth
    Behavioural Change Coach


    Across the veritable sea of those in the coaching, consulting, or leadership development realm- it is my sincerest belief that Malcolm Gladwell wrote 'Outliers' because of Shawn Shepheard. Shawn reminds me of the concept of "possible" that I allowed myself to lose sight of over time, and under the easy lull and short-term promises of keeping the status quo. Shawn reminds me again and again of all the reasons why the status quo is the easiest trap to fall into. He retaught me that it is my responsibility to do the work that makes me feel alive. He reminds me of the unmatched importance of taking Immediate Action. Like a Canadian Mary Poppins, Shawn Shepheard came into my life with his brilliant energy and his medicine bag of critical questions and accountability and he completely shifted the entire landscape and trajectory of my path. He got me to polish my own mirror in ways that hurt (the good kind), even as I couldn't stop finding reasons to thank him. Simply put, Shawn Sheppheard is a GIFT. His only crime? Easily, it would be in knowing that he is unduplicatable. Any attempts to try and clone him would be spotted right away. One particularly cruel version of professional heartbreak is learning that Shawn is not taking on any new clients. And yet you ABSOLUTELY are willing to wait as long as it takes to work with him anyway. Because he really is that remarkable. But also because there is but one Shawn Shepheard.

    – Mykal White
    Change Maker and CEO of Nunda

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    I’m the coach that won’t make you feel stupid.
    I work with family owned business leaders that have a long track record of success.
    I help them continue to grow their business and profits, without working 24/7.
    The truth is your hard work ethic and willingness to do whatever it takes, starts working against you when trying to get to the next level.
    In other other words “What got you here, won’t get you there.”
    I support you in building the business and life you love.
    Your vision, on your terms.
    No BS.
    No hiding behind a pre-determined methodology.
    Its real conversations with a coach with a long track record of success working with business owners and leaders just like you.
    I don’t see myself as an outside consultant, but an essential part of your winning team.
    Proud to wear your team jersey.
    That is why I work by invite and referral only, and choose to work with a small group of courageous leaders.
    If you are ready to play full out, are coachable and have a bias for action, let’s talk.

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