The world is changing — rapidly.
are you ready to speak a new leadership language?
is your team ready to RISE through stress, overwhelm and uncertainty?
we have never needed more brave and resilient leaders than we do right now.
I help forward-thinking organizations turn a stressed and burned out or stressed out team into a vibrant, energized group of leaders by cultivating a spirit of courage, growth, resilience and wellbeing.
>>> Your time to lead with courage is right now.<<<
Why Should Your Organization adopt a Brave YES Mindset right now?
As conversations rise around quiet quitting, burnout and mental health issues — and our country’s racial and political uprising — you and your team need unshakeable resilience and radical well-being skills and strategies to show up and lead with courage and authenticity.
As a society, we’ve experienced so much turmoil, divisiveness, change and loss over the past several years. Those shifts have been felt both internally and externally and your team members have never had higher expectations or less patience.
That means you can’t do business as usual.
Deep work needs to be done to bring people together and to help them feel like they belong, like they have a voice, and that they are a part of your vision and mission.
Brave work. Brave leadership. Brave well-being. Brave communication. Brave leadership that requires holding space for people to feel safe and be vulnerable.
A LITTLE ABOUT SHAWN (she/hers):
My obsession with being human and the hardships 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 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 coaching business where I not only serve 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 well-being practices for those who are stepping up to be more courageous.
Now, I am taking the Brave YES Leadership into beyond the Zoom room and into the board room, the lunch room and the meeting room for ALL team members to learn to find their voice and their inner brave.
How I Can Support Your Organization Lead Bravely through Change & Chaos
I facilitate powerful, engaging Brave YES Leadreship retreats designed to energize your team through brave conversations, self-awareness and discovery that highlights everyone’s strengths and personal growth coaching to help every team member have the capacity to rise to the occassion with your goals and mission.
Through interactive workshops infused with engaging exercises, mindfulness and positive psychology, I help your organization or team with any of the following:
- Coping through change, uncertainty or adversity.
- Boosting low morale.
- Stress management, burnout and overwhelm.
- Conflict management.
- Low productivity and disengagement.
- Quiet leaders who need more confidence.
I offer Brave YES Leadership retreats that include a variety of learning modalities: engaging, interactive discussions, and opportunities to practice being vulnerable and brave in real time with each other.
Below is a sampling of just a few of the keynote, workshops and retreat facilitation topics that are possible for your organization.
Rise. Lead. Flourish.
RISE: Empowered Leaders Empower Others
An empowered leader and strong team player practices self-awareness and shows up authentically, bringing their unique gifts to an organization. The RISE portion of the Brave YES leadership Retreat lifts up practical strengths, identifies core values and casts a vision for their role. A focus on what’s strong over what’s wrong is stressed.
LEAD: Brave YES Mindset Boosting
A Brave Leader is the heart of a thriving company. Brave Leadership is rooted in self-leadership strategies, perspective building and a Brave YES mindset. What makes a brave leader? Each participant will walk away with a blueprint of the kind of leader they want to be as well as an in-depth understanding of how to embrace a Brave YES Mindset at work and in life.
FLOURISH: Develop an Action Plan to Boost Energy and Capacity
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. The flourish portion of Rise Lead Flourish focuses on your wholebeing capacity so your team is energized and resilient through times of change and adversity.
I love to create and customize offerings to suit your organization’s needs and goals. Here are a few other examples of trainings and retreat topics I can offer.
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.
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
"I knew as soon as I saw Shawn speak at a community event that I wanted her to speak at our strategic planning session. Shawn delivered an amazing presentation on leadership and personal growth and provided our team with valuable information and tools that will help all of us. The comments I received from our management team confirmed that she was the best speaker that we have had in a very long time. Simply put, Shawn is awesome, and I highly recommend her Lead, Rise, Flourish Leadership Retreat. We can’t wait to have her back next year.
Sue DeStephano, CCE | President/CEO, Member’s First Credit Union
"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