Keynotes

Inspiring, Motivating and Empowering Individuals to be their Personal Best

Empowering You to Find Your Passion and Purpose in Life

Through powerful motivational messages, Shawn has been able to remove the fear of failure and rejection from the minds of individuals and inspire them to chase their dreams and reach their full potential. By allowing Shawn to motivate your teams, you can take your company to new heights by increasing productivity, improving communication, and decreasing absenteeism and turnover.

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Are You Ready to Experience the Empowerment That Shawn K. Woods Has to Offer?

Fuel the Fire ™ - Realize Your Full Potential

This keynote takes your organization on an anecdotal journey comparing the stages of fire with employee growth, development, and motivation. This presentation helps participants to understand their level of “fire,” which is symbolic of their level of personal effectiveness or ineffectiveness. It is aimed at ensuring the “fire” level remains at its peak or is increased to reach the peak. This keynote addresses the impact of change and provides insights into the inputs required so that participants can be their best.

How You Will Benefit

  • Identify your personal level of effectiveness

  • Understand the engagement model

  • Learn how to increase engagement

  • Understand and embrace the impacts of change

  • Learn what it takes to “Be the Best You”

The PEPP Talk ™ – Discovering Your Purpose Enthusiasm Passion Potential

Are you looking to re-kindle participant excitement and have them achieve their best? Then the right keynote for your organization is the P.E.P.P. talk. Often, we are so busy with day-to-day activities that we do not take the time to understand our true purpose. In this motivational keynote, we help participants understand their purpose, be enthusiastic, live their passion, and realize their potential. Understanding the purpose will help participants stay focused and keep them P.E.P.P.ed to deliver results.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand how to find your purpose

  • Overcome limiting factors that hold you back

  • Increased motivation compelled by the attributes of P.E.P.P.

  • Focused goal setting

  • Increased initiative driven by living your purpose

The Leadership Journey - Take Aim: ASPIRE to be GREAT™

This discussion takes you on a leadership journey that will build skills and enable you to be a more effective leader and motivate others to deliver results. Being a great leader is not an easy task, and you cannot lead if no one is willing to follow you. By leveraging the learnings in this keynote, you will be on the right path to leadership and be able to motivate and inspire people to follow. Do you A.S.P.I.R.E™. to be G.R.E.A.T™.?

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand what it means to be an effective leader

  • Learn tools and tips to motivate and inspire people to follow you

  • Learn tools and tips to get results

  • Develop personal skills necessary to resolve conflict and understand how conflict can make you a better leader

Power of T.E.A.M – Get the Results You Desire

Teams are the lifeline to the success of any organization. Whether the focus is on service, quality, cost, value, speed, efficiency, performance, or other similar goals, teams are the basic unit that will make or break most companies. Cross-functional teams are at the core of the corporate strategy. Your success as an organization can often depend on how well you and other team members effectively collaborate and come together using the power of “We” and not “I.” This dynamic and interactive keynote will challenge your team to raise the bar and achieve maximum success.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn why it is vital to build good, vulnerability-based trust

  • Learn the 14 characteristics of a highly effective team

  • Enhance team goals and dynamics by using the D.R.I.V.E ™ Model to keep team members motivated, driven, and engaged.

Dreams, Drive, and Ambition: Without Them You Have NOTHING!

Dreams do come true, and nothing is impossible. Many people want the finer things in life; great health, better relationships, successful careers, and financial security. Yet, most fail to take their dreams from mere thoughts that are buried in the back of their heads and lost in their souls and turn them into realities.

In this inspirational message, audiences learn the tips on how to dream big and become dream makers rather than dream chasers. Shawn uses personal success stories, his troubled past, surviving the inner-city projects, a near-fatal car crash, being a victim of gun violence, and other life-changing events to show audiences just how powerful dreams are, and that they can come true. It takes drive and ambition to think big and overcome the roadblocks on the highway of life.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand why it is important to have dreams

  • Learn the steps to move from complacency and mediocrity to excellence

  • Learn the power of saying “No” to help reach your dreams

  • Learn the four-step process to overcoming obstacles

  • Identify the one thing that has had the most significant impact on your happiness and success and ways to eliminate it for good

Driving Excellence: Tour de Greatness in You

Everyone has greatness in them, yet most people never challenge themselves or dig deep inside to discover the lion that has been tamed. For some, they ponder about their day-to-day lives and live in a state of complacency, mediocrity, passiveness, and fear of risk and failure.

It all starts with a belief system, and the first thing you must do is start believing in yourself. Once you believe that you have what it takes to be successful, you will then take your life, career, relationships, and goals to higher levels and achieve greatness.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how to discover your unique gifts and talents

  • Developing confidence in your capabilities

  • Powerful way to not get stuck in circumstances

  • The three types of goals everyone should set and ways to make them stick

  • How to eliminate limiting belief systems

  • Discover the five things that all great people must master

Next Steps – Maximizing Your Journey™

Life is a journey, and time waits on no one. Everyone has dreams and goals and wants to advance but sometimes gets stuck on the way. This dynamic keynote is the perfect guide for leadership development. It is designed to help motivate participants to create and accomplish their personal best as well as to help them engage others to get extraordinary things done.

At its core, leadership means setting goals, lighting a path, and persuading others to follow. By taking the next steps and accepting the challenge to lead, participants come to realize that the only limits are those they place on themselves. This keynote will help them break the barriers, take the next steps, and maximize their journey!

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn current trends, behaviors, beliefs, and characteristics that either hinder or foster leadership

  • Gain a deeper appreciation of leadership skills and their impact on successful careers

  • Enhance communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skillsets to better position yourself for the future

Huddle Up – Plan, Execute, and Win™

We all agree that employees who feel they are valued and recognized for the work they do are more motivated, responsible, and productive. The best way to achieve this is to ensure that each person understands their unique value and how they fit into the organization. As with any winning team, the journey starts with making sure everyone knows the end goal.

This powerful presentation will help you create a more dynamic, loyal, and energized team. Participants will learn powerful strategies for executing the plan so that they can achieve maximum results, which leads to an effective, winning, and engaged group. If your organization is looking to create and maintain champions, this is the presentation for you.

How You Will Benefit

  • Explain the importance of planning and execution

  • Identify the two key ingredients that will aid in developing the plan (Agoal™) and execution (Score™ Model)

  • Understand team mentality and how it is relevant for organization

  • Understand your unique style of leadership and the importance of it in planning, executing, and winning

Building an Unforgettable Brand – Separating the Contenders from the Pretenders™

Have you ever wondered if others see and view you the way you intend or see yourself? Everyone has a brand, and yours must represent the best you! As the old saying goes, thoughts become actions, and actions become a reality. Participants will learn immensely powerful and simple strategies to brand and position themselves for maximum success. You will build a sustainable personal brand that will boost your performance, image, and exposure while creating a lasting relationship and influencing and winning over people along the way.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how to be your authentic self and incorporate it into your branding

  • Gain valuable insights on how to position yourself with poise, power, assertiveness, and confidence

  • Discover your unique strengths and talents and create your brand around them

  • Stand out in a crowded room with similar and likeminded people

  • Learn how to build strong networks that support your brand and image

Motivating the Unmotivated™

This is a dynamic presentation designed to help discover the driving forces of motivation and create a more productive, loyal, and energized workplace. It is no secret; employees who feel praised, inspired, and empowered are more motivated, committed, and driven to deliver results. This program is a great starting point for those who desire to ignite their spark and champion more innovative and collaborative ways of motivating and engaging themselves and their teams.

How You Will Benefit

  • Discover how fear, know-how, and desire affect employee motivation

  • Explore ways to create a dynamic and motivating climate

  • Understand the motivational theories that affect workplace performance

  • Learn the engagement model and how to apply it to create a buzz of energy and excitement on teams and in workplaces

Breaking the Barriers: Effective Communication in Multicultural / Generational Environments

Today, there are five generations of employees in most workplaces. In addition, many cultures and personalities must all come together, get along, and accomplish goals and tasks to help their organizations grow and thrive.

Without the proper tips, tricks, and tools, navigating this road can be disappointing, hard, and chaotic. This keynote will bring real-world examples and success stories around understanding and building dynamic workplace relationships. Participants will also learn powerful strategies for bridging the generation and culture gaps.

How You Will Benefit

  • Accepting all people with empathy and compassion. The secrets to building successful relationships – through effective communication

  • How age, gender, and culture impact effective workplace communication

  • How to promote and embrace healthy conflict while respecting generation and culture differences

  • Bridging the generation gap while communicating with poise power and confidence

  • Experiential exercise revealing the similarities and differences and value that each generation bring to an organization