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Shawn P Neal: Founder, Consultant at Saxus Leadership Development

Travels from: Indianapolis, Indiana

Seminars, Keynotes, Breakouts, & Workshops

"I believe that everyone has a purpose and igniting that purpose creates unparalleled passion and engagement. Throughout the years, I have taught this message and the skills to find that purpose and focus so that each person can grow, experience more happy moments each day, and therefore contribute beyond themselves to help others achieve. " ~Shawn

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"Shawn is an amazing speaker whose passion for helping others is truly motivating. His knowledge of human behavior and willingness to openly share his deepest self to assist others in developing their emotional intelligence has helped me to become a better person. I am deeply grateful that I had the opportunity to hear Shawn speak!" - Ted Corbin

"Shawn is a passionate thought leader that shares all of his knowledge to make a difference with his audience. If you're thinking of leadership training, it's worth your time to connect and speak with Shawn"
- Ron Sukenick

Speaking Topics

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Building Corporate Culture

  • Communicating your "Why"

  • Workplace Bullying

  • Leadership

  • Happiness

  • Emotional Wellbeing

  • Personal Empowerment

  • Customer Experience

  • EQ in Education

  • Career Development

  • Team Building

Don't see your topic here?  Contact Us to see how Shawn can build a talk around your organization's needs!

Shawn P Neal Bio

Shawn began his career as an audio engineer, mixing sound for over 200 national and international recording artists, 25 professional theatre productions, and corporate clients such as the Brickyard 400 (Indianapolis), Hyatt Regency, and Daimler-Chrysler. In 2004, he left the world of audio to pursue his career in consulting. Shawn uses his theatre production background to build an engaging and immersive experience for his speaking audiences.

He founded Saxus Leadership Development in 2012 as a way to help others find happiness and fulfillment in their lives , starting with the work they do. From banking to healthcare, Shawn has consulted with clients across the board in myriad industries. He has over 15 years combined experience in leadership, community development, public relations, speaking, and coaching and has been the keynote speaker at chamber events, corporate training seminars, churches, and large public discourse meetings.

His practices are rooted in Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Positive Psychology, and Leadership Psychology. Through active listening and empathy, he has the ability to quickly assess a situation, identify behavior patterns and barriers, develop a strategy, and affect change. In addition to speaking, Shawn is a consultant and coach for businesses, organizations, and individuals seeking positive, lasting change.

Shawn is passionate about positively influencing the lives of young people and he spends his free time as a volunteer speaking to students in the JAG Program (Jobs for America’s Graduates), mentoring students participating in the Young Entrepreneurs’ Academy (YEA), and speaking to groups about the importance of emotional intelligence in the development of our future leaders. He also enjoys writing music, watching live theatre, and spending quality time with his family and friends.


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