'Best for My Career Development'
"Shawn has coached me for professional development since 2012. I found her knowledge, experience and skills to be superb. I have had opportunities to be trained and coached by many professional service, but I would rate Shawn the best for my career development."
— Amy Sun, MD, PhD, FACP
"Shawn led a high performance team workshop for us at eBay Fashion, which was effective and inspiring. Through a range of exercises on behaviors and motivators, Shawn helped us to (a) better understand ourselves and (b) identify ways to better communicate and work with others — a powerful combination for any team."
— Linda Lu
Senior Product Marketing Manager, eBay
'Accelerated My Development'
"Working with Kristy as a coach has accelerated my professional development by leaps and bounds. Using spot-on observations and an innate ability to problem solve, Kristy clearly illustrates how individuals can harness their talent to lead and develop better teams. Having Kristy as a resource has been invaluable and I look forward to continued growth with her support."
— Courtney Johnson
Director of Organizational Development
"I had the opportunity to engage Shawn as an executive coach and our work together has already making a difference in how I interpret and leverage communication styles and motivators. Shawn provided several assessments and tools that have helped me create more meaningful interactions. She was a delight to work with."
— Lisa Marks
VP American Express
"Shawn's expertise around the areas of Communication Styles and Workplace Motivators is exceptional, and the Talent@Work sessions have been of great value in my work. These tools allow our sales force to create more informed and strategic conversations with customers that result in more successful business relationships."
— Tia Finn
HR Manager, Pearson
"Shawn Kent Hayashi is an extraordinary coach and expert in her field. As one of her coaching clients I had the opportunity to participate in her a Talent@Work seminar. Shawn empowered me to recognize and interpret my "lens" through which I view and interpret the world, while creating in me a heightened awareness and appreciation of how others view, hear, and process their world."
— Lindsey Anderson
Senior Specialist, Development & Learning, Merck & Co., Inc.
'Retaining the Best'
"I attended the Talent@Work seminar and found that the assessment tools are ideal for Talent Managers, HR Business Partners and Executives. Understanding an individual’s behaviors, values and talents are key to attracting and retaining the best talent. A new concept for me was connecting values to workplace motivators, including the assessment of company culture for the right fit."
— Michele C.
Director of Human Resources, BioScrip (formerly CHS)
'Very Useful Professionally and Personally'
"I just attended your Service Strategies webinar on Conversations for Change and it was excellent! I enjoyed the content, especially the real life examples and found it very useful professionally and personally."
— Mary Wiedenman
Customer Support Program Manager, Oracle
"Shawn played an integral role in establishing our Mentoring Program at sanofi-aventis. I appreciated Shawn’s expertise and patience as she guided us through the initial process. She continued to provide extraordinary support once we were up and running. Shawn has extensive knowledge — and the ability to apply her knowledge — to ensure successful outcomes for her clients."
— Marie Tartaglio
'Best Courses Ever Taken'
"I attended two of Shawn’s courses, Talent@Work and Conversations for Change". These were the best courses I have ever taken — the information is so valuable! The assessment tools and additional information Shawn provides about communications styles, motivators, and emotional intelligence are very powerful."
— Erin Mierzwa
Community Development Studies & Education, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
"Thanks to Shawn, I learned so much about how to network effectively. Being equipped with the right information certainly makes it a less daunting process. Shawn proved herself to truly practice what she preached. She was accessible, friendly and gave the group plenty of useful tips."
— Chante LaGon
The Home Depot
A big part of your job as a leader, manager, or coach is developing team members—engaging, inspiring and motivating them. Who is coaching you to guide you to the next level in your growth as a leader? If you want a team of star performers, let’s create a roadmap to help advance each of their talents. We’ll show you how to make every conversation count. More→
Whether your team needs help communicating and collaborating, staying engaged, or dealing with organizational change, our workshops guide the way. We will create uniquely effective workshops, seminars, coaching sessions, retreats and presentations that meet your objectives for large groups, small teams or one-on-one meetings. We'll help you and your team perform at the highest level possible. More→
Need to energize and re-engage your team? Look to The Professional Development Group LLC to deliver a highly interactive presentation. Shawn is a dynamic, compelling speaker with decades of experience behind her working with entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 companies to empower their leadership and teams. We will provide a great opening—or unforgettable closing—to your conference or corporate meeting. More→
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In Conversations That Get Results and Inspire Collaboration, Shawn Kent Hayashi provides everything you need to inspire, take part in, and manage the kinds of conversations that are the hallmark of true teamwork. More→
Conversations for Creating Star Performers shows how managers can leverage conversations into game-changing moments. With a clear, pragmatic voice, Shawn Hayashi guides readers to master the art of conversations that will advance employees’ talents. More→
Our assessments will reveal your strengths and blindspots as an individual and as a team. Want to learn how to People Read in any meeting? Your communication style, motivators and emotional guidance system are the foundation to People Reading. More→
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Here it is: Criticism is a form of collaboration. Let’s face it, criticism is at the heart of conflict, and conflict is a problem that many of us... More→