Watch Shawn Casemore in Action


I spent enough time during my corporate career sitting through boring presentations to recognize the challenge that exists in finding the right speaker. I’ve sat through dozens of training sessions and conferences and experienced a variety of speakers, some were good, but most were boring. I came to realize that the success of an event relies on a speaker that is able to achieve three things:

  • Bring insights and ideas that the audience can connect with
  • Present in a fashion that engages the audience
  • Provide the audience with pragmatic takeaways that will improve their world

I began speaking professionally in 2008 and since that time I’ve invested considerable time and effort to create compelling and valuable talks that engage audiences and create a catalyst for change. I’m truly passionate about speaking and my hope is that this page will provide you all of the information you need to make your next event a success.

What you can expect

From the moment we speak, I can assure you of the following:

  • Rapid response to your emails and telephone calls.
  • Direct one on one contact with me, not someone from my team.
  • A professional talk, built around your specific objectives to achieve the outcomes you desire.
  • I will announce and promote your event (if you desire) through my blog and social media channels
  • Custom videos, podcasts and any other resources I can provide to help you promote and prepare for your event, to engage your audience in advance of the session, ensuring a successful catalyst of change.
  • A follow-up after the session to ensure your objectives were met.

Learn about me

I’ve been speaking publically for a decade, and as a profession since 2008. Since this time I’ve spoken at over 200 events and I’ve also been interviewed on several syndicated and local radio shows. I spent most of my career as a senior leader in several industries, having worked for organizations such as Magna International, N.C.R., Bellwyck Packaging Solutions and Bruce Power to name a few. I now devote my time to speaking, consulting and writing. In terms of my platform:

  • I receive over 2000 new and unique visitors to my blog monthly
  • My podcast – “Ideas with Impact” has been a top ranked podcast on iTunes.
  • I publish monthly for publications that include the Association of Manufacturing Excellence, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and several others.
  • I publish frequently in national publications that include the Globe and Mail.

I have been happily married to my wife, Julie, for nearly a decade. We have two energetic young boys and live in a small community just north of Toronto Ontario Canada.

Recorded video clips

I speak for corporations, conferences, and non-profits. Here are some brief clips from several recently recorded speeches:

Leading from Strength

Watch Shawn as he delivers a fun and inspiring talk on Leading from Strength at the Toronto MPI Chapter’s annual conference.

Engage to Succeed: Building and Evolving a Volunteer Culture

Watch Shawn as he speaks at the Vitalize Conference in Edmonton Alberta on How to Build and Engage a Volunteer Culture. If you need to attract and work with volunteers, this video is a must see!

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

Watch Shawn as he keynotes to a group of senior executives in the Public Sector, providing insight into how to be a more effective leader in a multi-generational workforce.

My most popular topics

I frequently speak on topics related to leadership, change, productivity, and employee empowerment. My presentations are customized to meet your objectives. My goal is to ensure we achieve the outcomes you desire. Most of my topics can be delivered as either a keynote or a workshop, including half-day and full-day sessions. Some of my most requested topics include the following.

Remaining Relevant in an Irrelevant World

Duration: 60 minutes
Overview: We are bombarded with information on a daily basis; text messages, social media, email, phone calls, all of which serve to distract our attention. The resulting impact is a slow and almost effortless slide into mediocrity through the erosion of our sensory acuity and diminishing ability to take notice and be noticed. Try signing into Facebook and you will see a plethora of people promoting their wonderful life, when in reality they are living in an empty and meaningless shell. How are you going to remain relevant? Are you putting personality behind your online presence? Are you seen as genuine and credible, or do you hide amidst the cacophony of social media and distractions that most call life?
We are in an age where people are distracted, and the realities we believe we see are not realities at all. There is a solution, a way to rise above the noise to stand out, remain relevant, and live an exciting existence. I’ve presented this talk numerous times for marketing teams and sales teams. The talk includes must-have pointers for anyone interacting with prospects, customers, or members on a frequent basis.
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Avoid Productivity Paralysis: Do More in Less time

Duration: 60 – 90 minutes
Overview: Being productive is not an objective or an outcome, it’s a philosophy. Our perceptions about “staying connected” and our desire to “multi-task” have in essence diminished our productivity to all-time lows, resulting in our feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. It’s time to put productivity into perspective, to mitigate distractions, set clear priorities, and hold ourselves accountable for the results we seek. Sound too simple? I’m here to tell you it’s not.
In this interactive session, we will explore the various factors that are diminishing the productivity of the “average” person, leading to disappointment and in extreme cases depression. I will share with you powerful techniques and practices, providing you with a new perspective on productivity and life. Whether you are an executive or administrative assistant, this powerful and productive discussion provides pragmatic ideas to quickly improve productivity.
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Idealize and capitalize: Introducing and initiating Innovation

Overview: Innovation has become a burdensome process for many organizations, with desirable outcomes being identified long after the opportunity ever exists. For innovation to be effective, there must be an agile approach to identifying, assessing, and capitalizing on new ideas, bringing solutions and opportunities to bear rapidly and in the most valuable way possible. You can disregard innovation as a buzzword or trend, but the reality is that as global competition increases it’s crucial that new ideas are quickly identified and integrated in order to elevate business performance.
In this workshop, we review a proven innovation performance model, discussing how to identify, inject, and enhance innovation across the organization, forming an approach that engages employees and external stakeholders to maximize innovation speed and value.
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The Empowered Leader: Motivate employees to get more done and look like heroes doing it!

Leadership can be a daunting task. Balancing our own business and personal objectives with managing a team can be draining mentally and emotionally. With little time available to spend with staff, the real question becomes how can we get staff to do more, care more, and be more? The secret is empowerment. With all of the demands placed on our time, it’s difficult to find the quality time necessary to develop, motivate, and encourage staff. By becoming a more empowering leader, we can help to develop our employees, freeing up our time to focus on strategic issues and building engagement. Join me for a powerful session devoted to helping you get more done through your employees, motivating them in the process.
In this talk we will explore your greatest time constraints, variables, and challenging employees, formulating a robust approach to building empowerment to further develop your employees and team, while freeing up your time.
This session is formulated to help leaders build empowerment within their teams, maximizing team effectiveness and freeing up precious time. Regardless of your tenure or position, I guarantee you will find significant value in attending this session.
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Managing and Motivating in a Multi-Generational Workplace.

Overview: Never before have we been faced with such generational diversity in the workplace. With the number of millennials in North America joining the workplace soon to surpass Generation X and Baby Boomers, we are poised for a distinct shift (or collision!) in how we interact, communicate, and work. Ever more urgent are answers to once seemingly insignificant questions, such as: Are baby-boomers and Generation Xers holding millennials back, or do millennials simply have unrealistic expectations for their career progression? Why does the definition of work-life-balance differ across these three generations? Our ability to successfully navigate today’s work environment relies on our ability to manage, motivate, and collaborate in this increasingly complex work environment.
In this powerful discussion, we will explore the key attributes of each generation; their beliefs, preferred communication methods, and how they are best motivated, all serving to contribute to forming a more productive, collaborative, and effective workplace.
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Conversations Count: Capitalizing on conversations to maximize member value

Overview: Every client, customer, and member interacts with an organization through multiple channels. It is through these interactions that members form their impression of whether the organization adds value, and the various forms within which they can receive that value. It is for this very reason that every conversation that our employees, board members, contractors, and associates have count. In order to continue to provide relevant and meaningful value to our clients and members, we must capitalize on every conversation, ensuring discussions align with our mission and providing mechanisms to capture member feedback.
Not-for-profits that realize every conversation counts identify new methods to tap into multiple channels and levels of client conversations to understand what it is that attracts and retains their clients, and how to further capitalize for future sustainability and growth.
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More than a transaction: How every customer interaction counts

Overview: Customer’s today interact with a business on multiple levels and through multiple channels. It is through these interactions that customers (both existing and potential) form their impression of whether the business adds value, and the various forms within which they can receive that value. You simply never know when or where a customer may access your business and it’s for this very reason that every conversation that our employees have counts. In order to continue to provide relevant and meaningful value to our customers, we must find ways to capitalize on every conversation, ensuring discussions align with our vision and providing mechanisms to capture customer feedback.
Businesses that realize every interaction counts identify new methods to tap into multiple channels and levels of customer interactions in order to best understand what it is that attracts and retains their customers, and how to further capitalize for future sustainability and growth.
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Here is what other people are saying

I would prefer to let others tell you of the value I can bring to your event, so the following are some brief testimonials I received from event sponsors and attendees from some recent talks.

“Shawn has a unique ability to connect with his audience through his trainings, creating a strong level of engagement and interest.”
Jessica Midwood, Conference Manager, Progressive Executive Business Education
“Shawn’s talk on The Performance Imperative provided ideas and best practices that our group found useful and geared towards taking action.”
Rick Harvey, TEC Canada #245 Chair
“Shawn was a pleasure to work with! He turned our ideas for a presentation into a very relevant and engaging presentation for a diverse group of employees.”
Sandra Tartaglia, Human Resources, McNally International Inc.
“Shawn presented one of the most engaging webinars we’ve ever had!”
Lorraine Bauer, Managing Director, CAFE Canada
“Shawn’s efforts to speak with stakeholders before his talk ensured he addressed key concerns making his presentation both timely and relevant”
Carole Brault Senior Manager Convention Trade Shows and Events, Produce Marketing Association
“Shawn did an excellent job of engaging the audience. He kept the members captivated and received outstanding feedback on his content and delivery.”
Graham Sogawa Manager, Member Network Professional Development Institute
“Shawn is an engaging and enthusiastic presenter. His presentation on “Motivation and Momentum in the face of Change” got the audience thinking about dealing with change and provided them great tools and tips to use in the future.”
Anna-Marie Christian CMA, Director Management Accounting CMA Ontario
“I have engaged Shawn to speak on several occasions. He repeatedly achieves excellent feedback from his audience which is why we bring him back again and again.”
Steve Johnston CIPMM President
“I enjoyed your presentation and there are some very good take a ways I can apply at my workplace.”
Michael W. Spence Q.A. & Facilities Manager B.C. Instruments
“Shawn’s stories and work experiences drove home the concepts of managing change His presentation was the perfect mix of a serious business based message, along with a very funny and engaging delivery.”
Peter Buscemi Past President Supply Chain Management Association of Manitoba
“Shawn brought an outside perspective that was interesting, provocative, and yet engaging to the audience and supportive to other panelists.Feedback from attendees was excellent resulting in a session that exceeded our expectations.”
Leah Gibson Director, Excelerated Response Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre

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Additional Resources
Motivate Your Team
Shawn's One Sheet
Managing a multi-generational workforce
Watch Shawn discusses how he motivates and mobilizes through engaging and provocative speeches.
Learn More About Shawn Casemore with his One Sheet
Watch Shawn as he keynotes to a group of senior executives in the Public Sector, providing insight into how to be a more effective leader in a multi-generational workforce.