An accomplished business leader and speaker, Shawn is the Co-founder and Principal of Outside Force. He is driven by a fervor for people development and team excellence. A successful career spanning higher education, manufacturing, service, and nonprofits is a foundation for his work as a business coach and operations strategist.
Shawn’s strategic acumen, complemented by hands-on industry expertise and executive leadership experience, uniquely positions him to guide clients in driving business growth and achieving strategic outcomes while creating workplace cultures rooted in trust. Shawn offers expert coaching, impactful leadership development programs, and strategic planning expertise.
He walks the talk. A lifelong learner, Shawn has earned a few degrees and certifications. You can check out his learning journey by clicking HERE.
Partner with an experienced business coach to unlock transformative growth and enhance business skills that translate to performance. Maximize leadership skills and confidence to identify and achieve goals and drive success.
Collaborate and innovate with an Operations Strategist for unparalleled business optimization. Elevate leadership bench strength, achieve business outcomes, leanify processes, and drive organizational performance and operational excellence.
Leadership & Team Development
Partner with a Leadership and Team Development expert. Tailored training programs drive impactful growth, and cultivate effective leaders enabling cohesive teamwork for sustained organizational excellence.
“Outside Force was instrumental in the owner’s creating a working transition plan for our 80 year family firm. Through Outside Force’s help, the firm successfully aided one generation in moving the firm’s executive management over to the next family, the Chief Executive Officer. This transition was augmented by an Outside Force experiential learning program designed for the company’s senior management. Positive results were achieved in their professional growth. Outside Force’s counsel and programs of the company’s key management have led to significant financial and personal results”
Gary R., Chairman, Total Biz Fulfillment
"Before partnering with Shawn as my business coach, I faced challenges in leading my team of 10 employees. Since working with Shawn, not only has our team grown to 34 members, but our annual revenue has tripled! Shawn’s expertise in strategy and business operations helped me streamline business operations and improve our efficiency. Shawn's approach involved a deep dive into understanding my personal leadership style and the business objectives I had in mind. He didn't stop there; he also took the time to recognize the unique strengths within our team, enhancing our overall performance. His experience as a CEO combined with his academic credentials make Shawn an incredibly valuable resource, and my ROI on the time spent with him has been immense."
Luke M., Owner, ShieldCo
"Shawn provides immediate value and impacts sustainable business growth with his unique ability to translate theory into actionable plans. You can read books and watch YouTube, but those aren’t tailored to where you or your business is and what’s required to reach your next level. Shawn’s coaching has provided me with clarity on both the destination (goals) and the journey (strategy) for personal development and professional advancement. I highly recommend him!"
Jean R., Owner, OpEx Process Consulting
“Shawn's extraordinary insight and wisdom on a range of topics seems to know no bounds. He is able to bring his considerable experience and leadership skills to bear on an amazing variety of business opportunities and challenges. My time working with him has helped bring clarity and an action plan for achieving goals.”
Michelle L., Esq., Leveque IP
“I appreciate Shawn’s servant leadership, his passion for and commitment to the success of the engagement.”
Chad G., President, Furmano's