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We Help Organizations and Individuals Unleash Their Full Potential Through Highly Interactive Workshops, Inspiring Keynotes, Individual and Group Coaching


At Shawn K. Woods & Associates, we recognize the competitive nature of today’s markets for organizations and individuals. We are an experienced provider of personal and professional development solutions, and we partner with our clients to help them achieve growth, advancement, increased productivity and performance.

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders and Driving Organizational Success

Our leadership development, diversity & inclusion, talent management, and coaching programs are designed to build long-term success.  We pinpoint challenges that may be working against you and your organization, and instill change from the ground up. 

Shawn K. Woods & Associates


Shawn K. Woods & Associates is a minority owned business that delivers customized, life-long solutions that can adapt and change to any need that may arise.  Delivering personal and professional development programs in the Unites States, Canada, and Globally.  Our organization is focused on:

  • Helping individuals and organizations achieve their full potential by building their strengths and cultivating developmental opportunity areas.
  • Developing a collaborative partnership with our clients to identify and address their core challenges.
  • Providing services that result in long-term benefits and instill sustainable change.

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A Partial List of Clients

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Thanks again for sharing your message on how to “Fuel your Fire” with Kraft Heinz as part of our Speaker Series. We received exceptional feedback from our employees who attended the event.  We were extremely pleased with the energy and passion that you brought while sharing your message and leadership development tools.  Your presentation was well organized making the presentation very easy to follow. You were able to deliver the presentation in a manner that was in line with our company’s culture & values, while also maintaining a great level of professionalism and clarity. 

The Kraft Heinz Company

Leadership & Development Chair

The training was very valuable. I learned a lot of new things and it also served as a good reminder to helpful tools I already know but don’t use effectively.I just wanted to let you know I already used some of the training from the past few days.


Operations Manager

Captivating and Inspiring Speaker/Leader

I had the distinct pleasure of working with Shawn K. Woods on launching an event designed around teambuilding to my management team from the Brazil and USA operations.  Shawn delivered a teambuilding event that far exceeded the expectations of the team, his presentation opened up fresh philosophies on the dynamics of a strong, resourceful team.  Shawn’s ability to command the entire room, capture the attention of every individual in the group and convey the overall training objective was an astonishing experience to personally witness.  I would highly recommend Shawn to any company that is looking to motivate their team, achieve training goals and most importantly have their team acquire the benefit of his knowledge and inspiration delivered during his sessions.


VP Human Resources

Shawn; Thank you, again, for providing such an engaging and informative training on collaborative leadership here in ATL. I didn’t at all expect the Shawn K. Woods experience! I’m happy to report that I’m using the stovetop planning approach (it’s on my dry erase board already).

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Senior Analyst

Hi Shawn,
Great job this past week. I was impressed by your ability to identify and start working with our team on their various “Team Weaknesses”. I truly believe that you can help us become a much more effective team. However, I think the key is this takes commitment by our entire team as well as commitment to completing the process with you. This kind of transformation does not happen overnight nor does it happen after one meeting.

Again, thanks for your efforts. I believe it is a process that is worthwhile.


Vice President, COO

Hi Shawn –
It was my pleasure meeting you this week at the GRCA Training. I had the privilege of listening to your CD. You truly are an inspiration and I admire your energy and lust for life and learning.

For now, I’m focusing on removing the Lulu’s from my life and keeping an optimistic and positive view of making change in the lives of others.Keep doing what you’re doing.

City of Stockton

Revenue Collector


Thank you for sharing your knowledge and energy in the Delegation Training.  I enjoyed the class and learned a lot.  I wish I had an opportunity to take a class like that 20 years ago.  I believe I would have been more successful if I had.  I will try to emulate your energy and charisma in my future team presentations. Thanks again,

Cintas Corporation

Service Manager

Shawn K. Woods is a dynamic speaker and learning facilitator with an innate ability to make any learning subject enjoyable! Shawn is knowledgeable, energetic, flexible, and seamlessly fosters psychologically safe learning environments. He is innovative and creates compelling, relevant content, values participatory learning, and supports participants to meet learning objectives. I highly recommend Shawn K. Woods & Associates for your organization’s learning and development needs!


Sr. Manager, Organization Learning & Development

Shawn did a 1-hour session with my team and left everyone wanting more. He was energetic and engaging over Zoom. Everyone stayed involved and people were messaging during the event both thanking me for setting it up and saying how awesome it was. Shawn made me look amazing for bringing him in and left us with actionable steps to build our mental resilience. Something that everyone needs during this pandemic. I can’t wait to get more budget and work with him again!

Corel Corporation


I have taken Shawn's classes at our Indiana Assessor's Conference twice a year for about 7 years. Shawn is a very genuine, energetic, and enjoyable motivational teacher! His variety of class topics have helped me grow professionally and personally in several ways. Shawn's passion for teaching along with interesting and interactive classes are always something I look forward to!

Deputy at Wells County Assessor

Shawn and I met several years ago at an ICAA Conference. After participating in Shawn's amazing classes, I was left feeling motivated and inspired. The classes made me have the drive to want to continue to reach my full potential. Over the years he has aided me in discovering my passion and desire to not only grow personally, but professionally as well. Shawn has great charisma, truly cares about your successes, and isn't afraid to hold you accountable in achieving your goals. I highly recommend Shawn in all capacities, whether that is through coaching, workshops, seminars, or public speaking events!

Xsoft Inc.

Software Consultant

Every year at the ICAA winter conference, Shawn presents a new class! I make sure I attend each and every year. He is energetic and presents each topic with enthusiasm! I know, without a doubt, I will learn more about myself and receive valuable information to put to use in my daily life! This year’s topic of Maximizing your Journey was a perfect fit for what I’m working towards with my personal goals. He spoke about leadership, understanding and dealing with personality types, and setting SMART goals. I'm already excited for next year’s class; i know Shawn’s class won’t disappoint!!

Randolph County Assessor's Office

Chief Deputy

Shawn's is an amazing motivational speaker!! Have learned so much and still learning. Cannot wait for next year's conference to see what amazing things here has for us. He is awesome and makes me think how I'm acting and reacting. Very positive experience.

Tipton County

Deputy Assessor

Thank you for the wonderful class these past two days. I truly hope and plan to implement some or all of the methods that you have taught. Your teaching style kept me (and the entire class) involved and integrated. Thank you!

Waukegan Steel

Director of Operations

I arranged for Shawn to speak at the SHRM NE State Conference in 2013 as a Keynote. From the moment I first contacted him months before the conference, I knew that he was going to be great! And, of course he was. There were several wonderful comments and even life changing stories (including mine) that I have heard about Shawn's presentation that day. I highly recommend Shawn as a speaker, motivator, coach and overall great guy! 


Human Resources Consultant

I had the privilege of meeting Shawn a few years ago during our semi annual Assessor Association Conference in Indiana. Shawn had impressed me so much within the first five minutes of his speaking. I later emailed Shawn regarding something pertaining to bullying of a child. Shawn not only replied to my email he replied via a phone call to me. I was so touched by his compassion. Shawn has made a difference in my life. His advice and encouragement has helped me decide on life changing events. If you have any issues either personal or professional please grant yourself a blessing and contact Shawn. I have been blessed to have him a teacher and a very dear friend. 

Owen County Government

Auditor and Level III Assessor

Shawn Woods presented at the Human Resources Association of Greater Oak Brook in January 2013, "Motivate the Unmotivated: Helping your employees discover their purpose and increase morale!" Shawn's passion is inspiring and motivating, his energy is certainly contagious. His style is direct, yet sincere and compassionate! Everyone in the room embraced the program so much, that we invited him to come back for our December meeting! You are excellent Shawn!

Human Resources Association Greater Oak Brook

Vice President Client Services

The coaching I received from Shawn K. Woods was a powerful experience where I gained deeper insight into my DiSC profile. I had taken the assessment prior to coaching and in 3 sessions Shawn helped me discover some of my blind spots and asked thought-provoking questions that enabled me to develop a stronger appreciation for my strengths as well. His manner and pace throughout the coaching process allowed me to embrace my DiSC profile where I had been resistant initially. He gave me challenging homework assignments to complete between sessions and held me accountable to action items in a motivational manner. Coaching opens the door for individuals to engage in self-discovery and provides a safe space to address personal challenges as well as celebrate one’s skills. Shawn inspired me to begin creating a personal development plan and gave me some tools and practical steps that I can use to do so. His coaching expanded my perspective of key attributes and helped set a course to discovering my full potential. I highly recommend executive coaching and Shawn. He is a dedicated professional who will help you find your path to fulfillment. 

The Charmm'd Foundation

Director of Community Development

Shawn did a virtual presentation for our Dubuque Young Professional Luncheon. He was incredible! Everyone I talked to was amazed by the energy he was able to bring and bring out of the attendees, especially in a virtual environment. He was very engaging and made the presentation very interactive and interesting. As great as it was have this e-meeting, I can't wait to see him in person. And trust me, we will be bringing him back.

Cottingham & Butler

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