Shawn Hunter is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker, and currently Founder and President of Mindscaling, a company dedicated to creating beautiful, and intelligent online learning products.
Until July, 2015 Shawn was Executive Producer & Vice President for Leadership Solutions at Skillsoft. For over a decade Hunter has interviewed, collaborated with, and filmed, hundreds of leading business authors, executives, and business school faculty in an effort to assemble video learning solutions. He started this journey as an entrepreneur, and later expanded that business for Skillsoft. Hunter originally co-founded Targeted Learning Corporation with his father Hal Hunter, Ph.D., which was acquired by Skillsoft in February 2007.
Shawn’s new book Small Acts of Leadership: 12 Intentional Behaviors that Lead to Big Impact (Bibliomotion) will be published October 4, 2016.
In business today, there is no offline and there is no downtime. Professionals are both exhausted and depleted. Being constantly tethered to our work through technology makes us overwhelmed and shortsighted, and deprives us of time for meaningful reflection or thoughtful connection to our professional communities, and often even to our own families.
For us to thrive—not simply survive—in this accelerating economy, we need to adopt small, intentional behaviors and practice them each day. From simply taking care of our rest and exercise to building our self-confidence and embracing challenges, author Shawn Hunter’s latest book Small Acts of Leadership will guide you through a series of incremental steps you can take to build a stronger version of yourself and make a broader impact in the world.
Weaving in personal life stories and meaningful interviews with business leaders around the world, Hunter presents the reader with twelve critical competencies that are consistently present in the daily behaviors of today’s most successful leaders.
“It was an honor for us to have Shawn keynote our annual conference. He succeeds in being at once insightful, relevant, witty, and interesting. Not many people are so thoughtful yet also practical. A triumph!” –Louis Biggie, Director of Learning, Johns Hopkins University
“Shawn delivers a wealth of knowledge in his new book. Key ideas from business and psychology literature are expertly distilled by Shawn into a concise, thoughtful and engaging narrative, allowing business leaders to read about recent and critical new research. Shawn draws upon his vast experience of working with business leaders to provide relevant and entertaining examples to show how new ideas from the book can be applied in real business situations. As a business school professor. I teach executives all over the world. I definitely recommend they read Small Acts of Leadership.” –Jill Klein, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, Melbourne Business School
“Shawn pulls his audience into an exciting and compelling story about this new era of leadership. His model of "Actionable Leadership" weaves together a variety of new and emerging perspectives, studies and personal observations from his years interviewing business leaders, thought leaders and academicians. Shawn brings truly infectious passion, energy and humor to this topic! Don't miss an opportunity to learn from Shawn's work!” –Kathy Doiron, Global Talent Lab, Starbucks
“Shawn was great to work with as he listened intently to what we were looking for and provided possible keynote topics for us to consider. The timing of the release of Out Think was perfect as the tone we were striving to set was one of ingenuity and innovation. Shawn delivered an insightful and engaging presentation that got more positive feedback than any other workshop for the entire event! Shawn’s humility, vast knowledge of leadership traits and colorful stories, make for a profound learning experience.” –Paul Reevs, Organizational Development, The Triumph Group
“Wow! A very dynamic and thought-provoking presentation – Shawn is definitely a very talented and engaging speaker.” –Workforce Management
“Shawn was one of (if not the) best speakers we have ever had! Thank you so much.” –ATD
“Out•Think is a wakeup call to any leader to embrace their team and create an environment that drives innovation. We had the pleasure to have Shawn speak, and work with a group of our leaders for a half-day at our global annual meeting. His engaging style is refreshing and feels as if you are having a conversation with a neighbor. He is not a "talking head" but an captivating and practical speaker who grabs the audience and keeps them hooked.” –Jim Hackbarth, President & CEO, Assurex Global
“Engrossing and compelling. Shawn shows how anyone can step up and quietly take the lead with small, intentional acts each day.” –Susan Cain, co-founder of Quiet Revolution and New York Times bestselling author of QUIET
“It was fantastic to have Shawn work with our organization. His content and ideas are cutting-edge, engaging, and most importantly, applicable. He had the best reviews of all guest speakers we have had this year. Everyone remarked on how well prepared, passionate, and interactive the event was. I absolutely recommend a chance to work with him.” –Jennifer O'Brien, President Canadian Community of Corporate Educators
“This is Shawn Hunter at his very best. All grit and courage…telling stories that hit home, ring true, and point the way to a better you. This is a must-have toolbox for every manager.” –John Ambrose, General Manager, SumTotal (a Skillsoft Company)