Shawn’s expertise and passion for helping teams achieve peak performance didn’t just happen overnight. After a nearly twenty year corporate career in automotive, packaging, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and power generation holding various leadership roles from team leader all the way up to Assistant General Manager, he learned a thing or two about being an effective leader, and more importantly what it takes to build a strong and productive team that would consistently deliver results.
Interestingly Shawn learned that it wasn’t just great leadership that lead to high levels of team performance, it was through the introduction and effective integration of employee empowerment and autonomy.
His journey as a professional speaker began in 2009 when he left his corporate career to launch his speaking career. Today, as a speaker, consultant and author Shawn invests significant time studying top performing organizations around the world, consulting with and advising CEOs and Entrepreneurs on how to grow their organization by empowering their teams to maximize customer value through the creation of compelling employee-customer connections.
Shawn’s experiences have lead him to work with Fortune 500 companies such as CN Rail, Tim Horton’s, and Pepsi Co; with some fast growing and dynamic mid-market companies including Calhoun Superstructure, Eaton Lighting, Gerson and Gerson Incorporated, and Saje Natural Wellness, and with various franchise organizations such as Winmar Corporation. As the composition and performance of teams are the same in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, Shawn’s also spent a considerable time working with several not-for-profit and charitable organizations that include the Electricity Distributors Association, Kids Help Phone and the Chartered Professional Accountants.
Recognized as a thought leader in the area of team development, Shawn’s ideas and perspectives are frequently published in industry publications including the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Fast Company, Industry Week, 20/20 Magazine, the Globe and Mail and CFO Magazine to name a few.
His prolific publishing includes over 1000 articles, booklets and resources on topics related to improving team and individual performance. Shawn has also served on several not-for-profit boards, providing him with insight into the areas of growth, member retention and motivation and engagement of volunteers.
Recently, continuing his mission to spread the word about how to improve team performance, Shawn published his first book with McGraw Hill entitled “Operational Empowerment: Collaborate, Innovate, and Engage to Beat the Competition.” You can view a free chapter or order your own copy by visiting shawncasemore.com.
Despite a hectic travel schedule across North America, Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and their two young boys in the small town of Chatsworth, just North of Toronto, Ontario. In his free time Shawn also enjoys cross-fit, golfing, and what he describes as riding an assortment of fun, albeit dangerous, motorized vehicles.