Shawn Kent Hayashi is the best-selling author of Conversations That Get Results and Inspire Collaboration, Conversations for Creating Star Performers, and Conversations for Change™. She is also is a consultant, executive coach, and founder of The Professional Development Group LLC. A global expert in developing star performers and high-performing teams. Shawn facilitates growth in leadership ability, emotional intelligence, communication skills, building stronger relationships and teams. She guides leaders to achieve positive, lasting changes in behavior—for themselves, their people and their teams.
A Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, Hayashi earned an M.S. in Organization Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Shawn is the Executive in Residence for the Lehigh University MBA program.
Shawn shares over fifteen years of people development expertise, as well as deep experience in one-on-one coaching and team consulting. Her tenure with several organizations covered various roles including:
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Conversations That Get Results and Inspire Collaboration, soon to be released by early April, Shawn Kent Hayashi answers the questions she is most frequently asked during coaching and training sessions. More→
In Conversations for Creating Star Performers®, which hit Amazon Best Seller List as #2 in Running Meetings & Presentations and #4 in Communication, offers a roadmap showing how managers can leverage conversations into game-changing moments. More→
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