Shawn Murphy has over 20-years experience as an organizational change and culture transformation expert, author, teacher, and speaker.

He's been recognized by and The Huffington Post for his thought leadership on developing leaders. Shawn was hand picked to be part of IBM's elite Futurist Group that advises and gives input on topics related to new ways to work.

Shawn is the CEO and Founder of Switch & Shift, an organization dedicated to developing and advancing human-centered, positive organizational business practices.

Shawn holds a MBA from Drexel University, LeBow College of Business, and a Bachelor's in Organizational Behavior from University of San Francisco.

Shawn's debut book, The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment that Energizes Everyone, shares path-breaking beliefs and simple techniques to help leaders at all levels positively shift how people not only perform but how they feel while at work. Read Shawn's weekly column, “Positive Business,” on

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Create an Optimistic Workplace

Shawn Murphy

We spend most of our day at work and over 1/3 of our life working. The workplace needs to be a positive part of our lives.

Using the latest social sciences research as a foundation, this program covers the five optimism building practices that leaders can use to shift their work environment to be positive.

– Create Clarity
– Lean on Leadership
– Magnify Meaning
– Promote Positive Identity
– Reinforce Relatedness

By the end of the program, participants will have a plan to cultivate workplace optimism for their team or organization.

Other topics discussed include the role well-being plays in creating an optimistic workplace, the origins of optimism, and creating a purpose-centric team.

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