Shawn Stratton is an international leadership and team-building consultant, bestselling author, Ironman competitor, expedition leader, and podcast host.
Shawn has a Masters in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Driven by a love for education, adventure, and leadership, he devoted he has devoted 20 years to leading teams, including over 2,000 days of wilderness expeditions around the world, and eight years consulting with corporations on leadership and team development. His first book, Teams on the Edge: Stories & Lessons from Wilderness Expeditions, released in 2013, was an instant bestseller.
Shawn Stratton is an international leadership and team-building consultant, professional speaker, bestselling author, Ironman competitor, expedition guide and podcast host. Shawn has a Bachelors degree in Experiential Education and a Master of Arts in Leadership.
Shawn is driven by a love for education, adventure, leadership, and team building. He has devoted 15 years to leading over 2,000 days of wilderness expeditions into some of the world’s harshest environments as a senior instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School and other international organizations. For nine years he did not live in one place for more than three months. As a result, he has travelled extensively across six continents. Along the way, his skill for fostering powerful teams has made him a successful, sought-after leader and international speaker.
As a keynote speaker, Shawn brings energy, thought-provoking ideas, and a passion for team building to the stage. He shares breathtaking photos, captivating stories, and valuable leadership lessons that are just as relevant inside the boardroom as they are in the wilds of Alaska or the Himalayas. His first book, Teams on the Edge: Stories & Lessons from Wilderness Expeditions, released in 2013, was an instant bestseller. Shawn has sat on the boards of various volunteer organizations, which benefit from his dynamic leadership and wide range of team-building expertise. He is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio’s DNTO and in 2013 he was inducted into the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows.