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Shawn P Neal: Founder, Consultant at Saxus Leadership Development

Travels from: Indianapolis, Indiana

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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Speaking Topics

I Choose Happy

It’s time to get fired up about life! This one hour Keynote is full of energy and fun as it takes participants on a journey into the world of happiness opportunities! I Choose Happy is one hour that will inspire you!  Interested in this topic?  Info Coming Soon!

Organizational Emotional Intelligence

Organizational EQ (OEQ) brings emotional intelligence to the whole organization, not just the individuals. When OEQ is applied, the results are systemic and embed themselves as a part of the culture.  Interested in this topic?  Learn more here!

Leadership Optimized: Building a 4Core Leadership Program

Throughout the years, organizational leadership training has typically focused on teaching the attributes of a good leader. The 4Core Leadership Training model goes the next step.  Interested in this topic?  Learn more here!

The EQ of Customer Experience: How to Create an Emotionally Intelligent Customer Culture

Customer Experience is a holistic concept, but the ability for an organization to connect with and serve its customers will create brand advocates and loyalty time and time again.  Interested in this topic?  Learn more here!

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.


You can find Shawn on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnpneal or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/shawnpneal