Shawn Hunter is an 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. Hunter originally co-founded Targeted Learning Corporation with his father Hal Hunter, Ph.D., which was acquired by Skillsoft in February 2007.
He has been a speaker and advisor to Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing, Canon, Treasury Executive Institute, Scotia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Nintendo, the World Economic Forum, and numerous other companies. Shawn is the author of Small Acts of Leadership: 12 Intentional Behaviors that Lead to Big Impact (Bibliomotion) and Out•Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes (Jossey-Bass).
“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)
“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
“Shawn’s new book pops with brave energy and honesty. Crisp, taut writing combined with clear actionable ideas, Small Acts of Leadership is one of the best business reads of the year.” –Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World
“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
“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
“Your presentation today on leadership was one of the best I’ve heard in a long long time. You blended story, research, metrics, and real-world application seamlessly.” –Great West Insurance
“Every day we are confronted by complexity and urgency which leave us feeling we have no control over our own lives. Shawn Hunter’s new book shows us that a few simple actions which we can all start now will help us take control and help us reach our full potential. Clarity, simplicity and real world examples of success provide a high impact solution to the challenges of the modern world or work.” –Chris Roebuck Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership, Cass Business School, London
“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