Creative Strategic Planning for Mission-Driven Small Business Owners & Teams

Hello, I'm Shawn (she/her)

I am a Creative Strategist and Facilitator for small business owners and teams.

I help you to define your Brave YES Edge™ and the goals that support that advantage so your business or organization stands out in your community or industry.

Making an impact and being visible isn’t about vanity likes on social media — it’s about raising your platform as the go-to expert or business in your field and seeing more momentum across the board. I’m here to help you create resonance so you can make a deeper impact in the world with your mission and vision.

Ready to learn more? Book a consultation call now. 

Shawn is the business coach I’ve been searching for for years.

“She’s the real deal. She’s able to talk about business systems, strategy, and growth, while also addressing personal needs and emotional blockers required to fully own your power.”

Michelle Fifis

I am definitely showing up more fully myself than ever and it shows in my work and my private life.

I started working with Shawn when I felt a lack of inspiration and creativity to pursue my dreams. I wanted to get to the bottom of what is causing it and recover my sense of purpose to pursue my work. While working with Brave Yes Coaching, I uncovered layers of limiting beliefs, identified my energy zappers and put together an action plan that is aligned with my lifestyle. I am definitely showing up more fully myself than ever and it shows in my work and my private life.

Aliz Merlics, Founder of a Nature Playschool

Shawn has supported me in my role as the visionary and CEO to help empower my team.

“My business is in a growth stage and Shawn has supported me in my role as the visionary and CEO to help empower my team. She’s provided the guidance and resources I need and brought a new perspective to the challenges of our industry that have helped us innovate and adapt to the changes of these times. I’ve really enjoyed working with Shawn and highly recommend that everyone have a “Shawn in their corner” to guide self-care, innovation, and growth.

Alice Dommert, Private Coaching Client

I can already see my own transformation taking shape!

“Within the first few minutes of talking with Shawn I felt at ease and connected on a deep level. We’re just six weeks in and Shawn has already given me so many incisive questions and prompts to reflect on to help me cut through entrenched thinking patterns that were holding me back. I can already see my own transformation taking shape!”

 

Kristen Haaf

She gave me the tools I needed to find clarity on my business direction and make some tough decisions.

“Before starting coaching, I was convinced I was a hopeless cause. But Shawn has helped me challenge so many of my limiting beliefs – including that one!  She gave me the tools I needed to find clarity on my business direction and make some tough decisions. She has advised me, guided me, and cheered me on. Working with Shawn was undoubtedly a worthwhile investment in my business and in myself.”

 

Charmaine Dymond

She has inspired me to step up into my leadership role and to expand beyond what I thought was even possible to do.

“Shawn helps you dream bigger and think smarter in achieving your scariest (and hairiest) goals.  She has inspired me to step up into my leadership role and to expand beyond what I thought was even possible to do. I appreciate her candid and honest assessment, and I find her feedback is always on target. Everyone needs a champion in their corner who can get you to the next level.”

 

— Lisa Leander, Founder & CEO, Women in BizEd

Honestly, I'm braver now.

“Honestly, I’m braver now. I’m putting myself out there and asking for what I want. And, I’m better at talking about what I do and really putting myself and my needs out there.”

 

— Claire Brislin, writing coach

Helping YOU Prepare for the Future

 

As a Futurist & Equity Leader, I live by this motto: A Safe & Brave Space for ALL to Thrive & Flourish.

LET’S VISUALIZE. STRATEGIZE. ACTUALIZE and take your small business or mission led organization to its next level!

To do that, I provide brave visioning, strategic thought leadership, facilitated team experiences, creative thinking experiments and focused goal-setting that empowers founders, leaders and teams to stay engaged, flourishing and peacefully productive.

  • I am dedicated to helping you design strategies that connect your mission with your core values.
  • I am experienced in understanding people as customers and what drives their motivations, beliefs and behavior. I bring a humanity first approach to my work.
  • I am passionate about thinking beyond the box problem solving, turning things upside down and finding new possibilities and potential within a team or organization.
  • I have an nwavering commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in the workplace and in seeing that it’s built into all areas of your strategic plan. It’s not an afterthought. It’s a way of being.

The future is uncertain but your strategy doesn’t have to be.

The Brave YES Business Podcast + Blog

3 Business Momentum Zappers to Stop for Greater Success

If you want more momentum in your business, you may have to stop doing a few things that you are caught up in as a business owner. When I'm working with a founder who is trying to get more traction with sales and revenue, we'll work through all of the momentum zappers...