Facilitation Services & Topics

Welcome!

I’m Shawn of Shawn Fink Strategies LLC. If you landed here, you’re likely interested in the kinds of facilitation I offer for groups of any size — big or small. While most of my speaking and facilitation work happens in the Central PA area, I am willing to travel to your headquarters or offer facilitation virtually.

>> VISUALIZE + STRATEGIZE = ACTUALIZE << 

A Safe & Brave Space Approach for ALL

My philosophy when working with a group is to ensure there is both safe and brave space created and cultivated from the second we gather together so that ALL participants feel valued, respected and included.

For that reason, I begin every workshop, keynote or retreat with a warm opening to create presence as well as opportunities to define success for the experience.

From there, we move into an engaging, dynamic session that has your group laughing, sharing, connecting and being more courageous together. Every facilitation experience with me includes personal reflection, professional development and team-building exercises that make you think, challenge your beliefs and reinvigorate your WHY for the work you do.

FACILITATION TOPICS FOR 2024-25

BRAVE VISIONING & STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREATS

Visualize. Strategize. Actualize: To get your business or organization where you want to go, you’re going to need a vision and a strategic roadmap to follow to get everyone on the same page and path to get there.

At Shawn Fink Strategies LLC, we approach Brave Visioning with creativity and engaging interaction that will get everyone dreaming in the same direction. Once the vision is clearly agreed upon, we’ll map out the strategy that will help you and your team actualize it and roll it out in an engaging, accessible format for everyone to get on board with.

TIMEFRAME: 2-3 DAYS

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EXPANDING COMFORT ZONES WITH A BRAVE YES MINDSET™

We all know CAVE Dwellers — > People who are “constantly against virtually everything” and make change hard or impossible. If you have a CAVE dweller or two on your team — or maybe it’s you — it’s time to expand your comfort zone.

This group workshop offers powerful, interactive exercises that build courage, a curious, positive team culture and a growth mindset that embraces change and doing hard things. Your team will walk away stronger, braver and ready to say YES to possibility.

TIMEFRAME: 75-90 MINUTES

HANDS-ON VISION BOARD TEAM RETREAT (OR VIRTUAL)

VISUALIZE. STRATEGIZE. ACTUALIZE: Creating a visual map of your personal — or team — goals, dreams and intentions is a powerful exercise for greater clarity, productivity and cohesion. We believe everyone should be working toward meaningful, purposeful goals and intentions in order to live and lead their best life at work and at home.

During this 2-hour retreat, we’ll break down the visioning process and the vision board process to something that is accessible to all — even those who wouldn’t call themselves dreamers or visionaries.

Walk away with a vision board for an upcoming year, season or transition and learn how to do it again and again. Digital or paper-versions of vision board making will be offered.

TIMEFRAME: 2-3 HOURS

LEADING (AND THRIVING) THROUGH CHANGE

The only certainty in life — and business — is that things will change and are changing. How are you and your team managing change? Join us for this workshop (or keynote) to shore up your resources on dealing with change and helping your organization through it as well.

During this workshop/keynote, we’ll focus on three objectives:

  1. What is Change and Why It’s So Hard
  2. What it means to have fortitude in times of change and resources for success.
  3. How you can adopt a Brave YES Mindset and help your team do the same.

TIMEFRAME: 60-90 MINUTES

NAVIGATING TOMORROW: VISIONARY LEADERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE 

We are living in uncertain times after a handful of years filled with uncertainty. How do we prepare for the future? How do we become who we need to be to meet the future where it is — in this very moment?

During this workshop, your team will visualize the future and create a map on how to get there — and figure out who they need to be to prepare and be ready for what’s ahead.

TIMEFRAME: 120 MINUTES  — 4-HOUR RETREAT

CULTIVATING RESILIENCE TO CURB BURNOUT 

Capacity is Everything for your team. In order to be more courageous and lead bravely, you must have the energy, capacity and interest to be at the top of your game each day. Each person will create their own strategy for this. This workshop focused on your team members wholebeing capacity so you are all energized and resilient through times of change and adversity. During this workshop your team will work together and on their own to map out a wellbeing and resilience plan they can use going forward during challenging or uncertain times.

TIMEFRAME: 75-90 minutes

EMBRACING STRENGTHS-BASED LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

An empowered leader and strong team player practices self-awareness and shows up authentically, bringing their unique gifts to an organization. This workshop lifts up your leadership team’s practical strengths, identifies their core values and gives them time to cast a vision for their role and future in the organization. A focus on what’s strong over what’s wrong is stressed so that everyone walks away feeling inspired and motivated to be a braver leader. This workshop involves pre-work.

TIMEFRAME: 75-90 MINUTES

THE POWER AVERSION THEORY — AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

In their book The Power Code, Authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman highlight some eye-opening research that shares that women often experience what they have named, Power Aversion Theory. In their research, they learned a number of reasons why women are less likely to reach for positions of power.

In this facilitated workshop or keynote, your group will deconstruct the Power Aversion Theory with storytelling and sharing and apply the Brave YES Mindset to taking on more power by finding your WHY. You’ll work together to build new strategies that will pave a new way forward that makes positions of power more accessible to all.

TIMEFRAME: 90 MINUTES

 

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