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“This is my second time working with Shawn and once again he has been an outstanding facilitator for our team building session. He brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience working with teams. His messages are delivered in a style that is interactive, thought provoking and a lot of fun at the same time. Shawn created a positive learning environment where our group members felt comfortable to share insightful personal information that will help our team reach its full potential. The varied sessions took us out of our daily routines and assisted to look at ourselves from different angles. The feedback communication skills that we learned and practiced were being implemented upon returning to the office. Shawn’s inspirational presentation on The Power of Teams shared invaluable lessons that will resonate with our team.” 

Gerard Luursema / Director Inmarsat / Burum, The Netherlands

 “It was a pleasure working with Shawn in the planning and delivery of our 2-day leadership team retreat. From the planning stages through to the facilitation, Shawn was a consummate professional and easy to work with. His expertise and passion for organizational team building were evident as he led our team through a riveting series of fun, thought provoking activities. Teamwork and mutual respect were themes that were maintained throughout the retreat and positively impacted our team exercises.”

Manager, Human Resources / Suncor Energy

“Shawn was recently the keynote speaker at a Staff Development and Team Building Session for Canada Business Newfoundland and Labrador.  Everyone enjoyed the Shawn’s thoughts on the importance of teams  in our professional and personal lives.  The photographs were stunning and the comments were thought provoking and relevant.  Everyone left the meeting full of  excitement and enthusiasm.  Shawn’s love of adventure and commitment to team building was contagious, we all left the meeting with a renewed commitment to working as part of a team and the need for each of us to do the best we can  … “and then some.” 

Terry J. Johnstone / Director / Canada Business Newfoundland and Labrador

“On behalf of AMEC Earth and Environmental, I wish to express our sincere appreciation for the impact your Leadership Retreat has had on our local operation. Each and every one of the participants has commented on how useful it was both from a personal and professional growth perspective. Although the retreat was held only a few weeks ago, I have noticed a renewed interest and energy in all our management staff. The teamwork recipe we developed is on the wall of our office and serves as a constant reminder of the commitment we have made to each other. This is so vital to our operations. I would recommend your curriculum to any business who values teamwork and sees benefit in developing leadership skills in its line managers.”

– Rod Winsor / Business Manager / AMEC Earth & Environmental

“On behalf of the TEDxStJohns Executive Planning committee, I would like congratulate you on delivering an outstanding presentation. We’ve received a great deal of positive feedback from the audience. “ Exciting, funny, breathtaking images & powerful story” were all words used to describe your talk. Working with you has been easy and an absolute pleasure. We appreciate your willingness to adapt to fit with TED’s unique format and theme. Your professionalism and positive attitude are evident in everything you did, from rehearsals to the inevitable minor tech problem on our end, you rolled with the punches and delivered an outstanding lesson on team-building. We would love the opportunity to work with you again.”

– TEDxStJohns Executive Planning Committee.

“Shawn Stratton’s, Team Building training session for the North East Avalon YMCA’s senior leadership team was fantastic! Our non-profit organization is dealing with growth and motivational challenges and out hope was to offer supervisory staff some additional strategies. Shawn’s presentation, “Motivation at Work” offered valuable insight into the varying perspectives encountered at work. We appreciated the time he took both before the conference and during to talk with our planners to deepen his understanding of our group. Throughout the interactive session Shawn provided solutions that were relevant and usable, as well as valuable takeaways. We were all talking about ‘the amazing display of team work’ in the story (and images) that Shawn shared from his expedition in the Himalayas. It was a pleasure working with Shawn.”

– Chris Roos / President and CEO / YMCA of Northeast Avalon

“Shawn is a really inspirational man. I think it would be great for Shawn to speak in high schools. I think too many individuals who do not fit into traditional educational systems struggle to fit into “mainstream” careers, and Shawn’s finding something that fits so perfectly for him would be a nice thing to show high schoolers. It may get them thinking outside the box about career. Thank you so much for presenting to our AAHP recognition celebration audience. The presentation left me with a really positive feeling.”

– Jodi Spiegel / Registered Psychologist / Eastern Health

Shawn Stratton is an inspiration: overcoming his own personal obstacles and helping others overcome theirs.”

– Mark Ferrari / Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise