Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker and organizational consultant. She speaks and consults to a diverse range of clients, including SABMiller Brewing Company, Broadcom, Johnson and Johnson, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Edwards Life Sciences, and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. She leads workshop sessions at a variety of conferences, including the Association for Talent Development and the Society of Human Resource Management.

Shawn is a frequent contributor to the publications of the Association for Talent Development, Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network, and Training Industry. She is the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion columnist for Training Industry Magazine, and in 2015, she received the Training Industry Magazine Editor’s and Readership Award for her writing.

With over two decades of corporate experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, she has a strong history of leading, educating and inspiring others. Shawn is experienced in leadership development, facilitation and training, and has helped thousands of leaders improve and develop using presentations, workshops, coaching, and psychological instruments. She is an accredited practitioner for EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 Model, Insights Discovery Colors, and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership.

Extensive work experience, coupled with dissertation research, has given her a research-based, expert level of knowledge in Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Gender, and Unconscious Bias, and she is the author of the soon-to-be-released book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and the Gender Divide (release date March 6, 2018).

She serves as adjunct professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, and teaches courses on Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Ethics, Diversity in Organizations, and Women in Leadership. Her specific areas of focus include Organizational Leadership, Learning & Development, Talent Management, and Diversity & Inclusion.

Shawn holds an Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, an M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University, and a B.A. degree in Psychology from University of California, Irvine. She has authored multiple published articles and blogs, leads webinars and workshops, and serves on advisory and editorial Boards of Directors. She is founder and CEO of Andrews Research International.

My Philosophy

I believe that everyone should have access to equal opportunities. I want to see talented professionals succeed in their career, and I want to see organizations be more diverse and inclusive so that everyone’s talents are utilized and valued. Unfortunately, too many knowledgeable and capable individuals fall short of their career goals, and too many organizations leave untapped talent on the table. The world is becoming more diverse every day, and I believe that we can do better.

Building cultures that are more inclusive and gender balanced takes awareness, dialogue and ongoing action—and there are many individual and organizational strategies that can move us forward.

In 2014, I launched my speaking and consulting business, and shortly after started writing and teaching for business schools. I’m passionate about helping others take control of their professional lives, helping businesses be more effective, and making an impact on the world. This is what drove me to research, speak, teach, and write on the broad topics of leadership, emotional intelligence and gender—and it’s why I wrote The Power of Perception.

I invite you to join me on the journey.