Hello, I’m shawn

a Brave Life & Leadership Coach, Facilitator & speaker who is trained in mindfulness, positive psychology & Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead™ + anti-racist.

The world is changing.

are you ready to speak a new leadership language?

is your team ready to grow and evolve?

we have never needed more resilient leaders than we do right now.

I help values-driven organizations cultivate a spirit of resilience & well-being by building a team of vibrant hope spreaders & authentic leaders. 

>>> The time to lead with courage is right now.<<<

As the pandemic and recession continue to wreak havoc —  and the work of our country’s racial uprising continues — you and your team need leadership and well-being skills and strategies to show up and lead with resilience, courage and authenticity.

As a society, we have experienced so much loss … loss of connections and hugging, loss of life and life as we have known it, and the loss of support systems that have caused serious mental health issues to rise and grow more than ever before — especially among our future generations.

–AND–

We have gained so much, too. We’ve gained freedom and flexibility. We’ve gained family time and time to relax. We’ve gained new perspectives and new realizations that a lot of work needs to be done to make sure all of our neighbors experience equity and justice.

The trauma of the past year is going to take its toll on everyone as we re-emerge into a whole society again.

Deep work needs to be done to help our collective healing and recreate feelings of belonging.

Brave work. Brave leadership. Brave wellbeing. Brave communication. Brave leadership that requires holding space for people to feel safe and be vulnerable.

I offer professional development trainings to teach your board, leadership team or staff strategies and skills to cultivate high level resilience, wellbeing and leadership skills that cultivate positivity, belonging, creativity, resilience, authenticity & courage.

Through engaging conversations, interactive exercises and effective leadership strategies, I help your organization or team with any of the following:

  1. Coping through change, uncertainty or adversity.
  2. Boosting low morale.
  3. Stress management, burnout and overwhelm.
  4. Conflict management.
  5. Low productivity and disengagement.
  6. Quiet leaders who need more confidence.

I offer Brave Leadership through various modes of learning: engaging, interactive discussion trainings, board or leadership retreats and workshops, or through small group coaching of a team of leaders.

Interested in learning more about how my Brave Leadership strategies can help you, your team or your whole organization? Let’s chat. I’d love to walk you through a Brave Leadership Assessment and discuss your company’s needs and goals to better help you create a culture of resilience, courage and belonging.

A LITTLE ABOUT SHAWN (she/hers):

 

My obsession with being human and the hardships that people experience began during my best education — being a journalist for 10 years, covering everything from homicides and house fires to racism, race relations and poverty. This was the start of my own Brave Yes Leadership journey.

When I experienced severe burnout from covering stories about death, conflict and hate groups, I left journalism and began leading a mentorship program for teen mothers for a local non-profit. I took a dramatic paycut to do so but working with volunteers and serving those in need was the start of my Brave Yes Journey to live a wholehearted life that is in my values.

Another Brave Yes for me happened a few years later when I agreed to serve as the Chief of Staff for a local state representative. It was during this role where I learned how challenging it is to be a courageous, honest leader as a woman — and how difficult it is to be taken seriously when you speak up and challenge the status quo.

After nearly five years in that role, I resigned to start my own business where I created dozens of engaging, online courses and a membership community of women around the world — leading them to find their own truths and start their own Brave Yes Journeys.

After just three years, that business grew into a 6-figure international business where I not only served women around the world but I learned how to show up courageous and authentically.

Along the way I became certified and trained in what I feel is needed in the world — daring leadership, mindfulness and resilience and wellbeing practices for those who are stepping up to be more courageous.

Below is a sampling of just a few of the trainings that are possible for your organization.

Rise Stronger Resilience + Well-Being Overview

Well-Being + Resilience. Give your team the 6 tools they can use to be stronger in mind, body and spirit. This workshop combines self-care and resilience together into one presentation of well-being practices.

Power Your Leadership with a Strengths-Empowered Focus

A interactive workshop to boost your team’s energy by helping them find and uncover their own strengths — and to use strengths to empower each other to do their best work. This session does require pre-work.

Being You -- Stepping into Authentic Leadership

Imagine setting yourself apart from all the other leaders in your industry.  During this group coaching workshop, I’ll walk you and your team through a series of fun and engaging questions and exercises to identify, claim and clarify your personal — and collective — strengths, values and help you get beyond your own limiting beliefs. 

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Morale Booster -- Thriving in Positivity and Joy

This workshop is rooted in the science of well-being and will address low morale issues in a non-confrontational way. This workshop will inspire and encourage your team to treat each other with kindness, gratitude and to show appreciation.

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Become your own CEO -- Chief Energy Officer

This workshop addresses common energy zappers as well as guides participants to creating energy boosting  practices to help your set boundaries in order to sustain a positive workplace. This workshop is rooted in mindfulness and well-being practices. This is a 3-hour training or a multi-session training.

How to Rest & Recover for Greater Well-Being and Productivity

The fastest way to deeper creativity and productivity is to take a break. how Rest and Recovery are essential to greater well-being and productivity. Discover what you need a rest from. Learn the Art of Pausing and the 6 Forms of Rest to Add In to Your Life. And, finally, Create Your Personal Rest Rules

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Brave Leadership 360

Learn the 6 foundations of Brave Leadership so that your team can start to be out front in your industry. This is a great training for your quiet team members who need to know how to speak up and stand out. Using vulnerability and courageous conversations, this workshop is perfect for teams of any size.

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The Power Shift: Finding a New Way to Manage

Brene Brown talks about the three types of power — power over, power with and power under. This workshop explores each of these areas of power and influence — and how to use your power more effectively for the greater good. 

Finding and Working in Flow for Greater Productivity

When we are working in flow, everything runs seamlessly and easily. This level of ease, though, is fleeting. This interactive workshop gets your team to consider what being in flow means for them and how to manipulate your day for greater flow and productivity.

The second you start caring about your team’s well-being is the second they will care about yours.

wellness is an inside job. 

Our leadership team recently participated in Shawn’s Six Foundations of Being a Resilient Leader training.  We received positive feedback from the attendees about the interactive aspect and core values presented. Leaders stated that the content was informative, inspirational and empowering.   Many talked about incorporating these values into their daily work.  If you are looking to invest in your leadership team, this may be the training for you.  

Kevin Traister, HR Director of Bell Socialization

Increase Positivity & Morale

My work is rooted in authenticity, resilience and well-being. I use mindfulness, positive psychology and life design and wellness coaching throughout all of my trainings. Boosting resiliency so your team can be more whole-hearted, brave leaders is at the heart of every training and retreat I lead.

Relieve Stress, Burnout & Uncertainty

At the heart of my work-life wellness workshops and keynote speeches is this fact: We are all juggling a lot and stress is a given. How we handle that stress is what matters. Through goal setting, mindfulness practices and time management instruction, your team will be more fired up to get to work and handle the hard things and mistakes.

Boost Your Bottom Line

The science is clear. When a person’s well-being is thriving and flourishing they are going to be happier and more productive at home and at work. All of my programs are rooted in the science of well-being based on the theories of positive psychology. Not only will your team feel better after implementing what they learn, they will be more happy and more engaged in your outcomes.

Turn your workplace into a strong, calm and healthy environment where every team member thrives and flourishes at work and at home.

Testimonials & Featured Clients

"Having the opportunity to work with Shawn Fink through our Leadership Program here at Family First Health has been truly an amazing experience. Shawn Fink is a breath of fresh air. Her program has allowed me to focus on myself so I can be at my best!”

Jessica Hubbell, Family Planning Coordinator/Clinical Educator at Family First Health