[x]

CLIENT LOGIN: ADD SPEAKER TO FOLIO

Please enter your username and password below to add this speaker to your folio.


Tabs

A blues singer who hits all the right notes in the world of business, Shawn Amos (son of Wally of the Famous Amos cookie brand) has lived his life in the music business and also in the regular business world. He is founder and CEO of Freshwire, a digital content studio offshoot of the marketing giant Omnicom. Freshwire has been nominated by Forbes magazine as an up and comer to watch.

With four albums of his own to his credit, the most recent of which is The Rev Shawn Amos Tells It, Amos has been an A&R executive at Rhino Entertainment and vice president of A&R at Shout! Factory. Several of his projects in this latter role were nominated for Grammys, as he worked on broadcast, DVD and audio titles for many notable artists including Quincy Jones. Jones' I Listen Up Foundation was later run by Amos.

A regular guest on Bloomberg West TV, Amos is widely recognized as a brand marketing expert who holds out for the values of quality content and authenticity even in the current helter-skelter media world. He is a former board member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Los Angeles chapter of The Recording Academy. His current post is at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, where he serves as vice-chair on the board of directors.

Full Profile

Prior to founding Freshwire, Amos was an A&R executive at Rhino Entertainment and vice president of A&R at Shout! Factory, where he produced and recorded multiple Grammy-nominated projects. He produced broadcast, DVD and audio titles for legacy artists ranging from Heart to Quincy Jones, for whom Amos later ran the Listen Up Foundation. Amos has released four albums of music, including his most recent, The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It, a collection of blues originals and covers.

When not playing blues clubs, Amos is a regular contributor on Bloomberg West TV, where he is known for his expertise in brand marketing. In a world of 24/7 media, people and companies are having a difficult time competing and standing out in the marketplace. Amos speaks to the need for content mindfulness and authenticity in the 24/7 real-time race for relevancy.

A former board member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Los Angeles chapter of The Recording Academy, Amos currently serves as vice chair of the board of directors of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.


Shawn Amos Speaker Videos Back to top

Shawn Amos: TEDxEast


In his moving and deeply personal presentation, Shawn Amos explains how he came to realize who he is and how he can be authentic by combining all sides of his personality. He tells his audience: “This is the big lesson from me, all of us needs to show up, all parts of us need to show up, and that's the challenge for people in the social media space, because it's easier… watching other people do things than to step in ourselves."

Always striving for authenticity, Shawn tells us, “We all have this kid inside us, this joy that maybe we're cut off from, not connected to at various points of the day."

Shawn Amos: 'Viral' Content Is Usually an Ad Buy


The Reverend Shawn Amos: Performance Reel



Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


Shawn Amos is an expert guide through the supersaturated world of modern social media, in which marketers and consumers excessively share everything they have. Sean asks his audience the question; what is special about your company that you need people to know, and what is important to your customers?

After a personal epiphany during which he questioned his own authenticity, the thing he is always preaching to others, Shawn Amos reassessed his life. He can show you, by demonstrating his own journey through Hollywood and corporate America, how you can rediscover your authenticity and retake control of your own life.

Shawn is passionate about removing the stigma around mental health issues. His passion stems from his own personal experience of the challenges and sometimes tragedy of mental illness; his mother suffered from a schizoaffective disorder and ultimately committed suicide, his wife suffers from anxiety and his teenage daughter has an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Finding warm humor in the most unlikely scenarios, Shawn will change the way you think about those who have mental health challenges and the society which deals with them.

Content Mindfulness
In a world where social media has become oversaturated, brands and consumers have found themselves addicted to sharing, manically and mindlessly. Companies are in a 24/7 real-time rush to be relevant. Marketers are mimicking the “always plugged in” behavior of consumers. A tipping point has been reached; both consumers and marketers have killed content marketing. In its place, an era of content mindfulness had been birthed. What do you want people to know about your company? What do your customers care about?

Living with Authenticity
“Is all of me showing up?” “Am I being as authentic as possible?” These are the questions Shawn Amos asked when he found himself on a life-changing journey to a castle in Northern Italy. A trip to the other side of the world forced him to reconnect to the family history he forgot and denied, and hold himself accountable for not following his own advice about authenticity. Walk with Amos through the infamous streets of Hollywood to the boardrooms of corporate America. Find out how these events opened his eyes to feeling more authentic and gave him the keys to being fully present daily and in all aspects of life.

Mental Health Is A Family Matter
Mental illness is not contagious; however, its ripple effect extends beyond the person afflicted. Unfortunately, there is little light shined on friends and family impacted by those with mental illness.

Shawn Amos understands the ripple effect well: His mother committed suicide after years of battling a schizoaffective disorder, his wife battles anxiety, and his teenage daughter lives with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

“Mental Health Is a Family Matter” is a lecture and workshop that is heartfelt and will challenge you with an unexpected humor in the face of a daunting affliction. It’s filled with colorful, candid anecdotes stemming from Shawn’s personal journey through blast zones that can be created by mental illness. Shawn’s aim is to remove the stigma that shames and wounds not only those with mental illness but the community that supports them and each other.





* Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.

Share

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on LinkedIn
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Google Plus

Top25 Speaker Voting

Shawn Amos needs 14 vote(s) to make it into the Top 25 speakers on Speaking.com!


Speaker Booking Tip

“Tip: ask your speaker to do a book signing or attend a VIP meal with your guests. ”

For Event Planners



Keynote Speaker Booking Toolkit.
Booking a Celebrity Speaker.
How to Find and Book the Right Speaker.
Google+ Event Planning Forum.
Tips for International Clients Booking U.S. Based Speakers.


Similar Speakers

  • Wendy Booker In many ways an “accidental athlete," Wendy Booker's story of overcoming disability to achieve beyond most of our dreams is an inspirational tale of achievement,…
  • Michael Solomon Michael is a former NYPD Special Investigator. He is the recipient of 19 awards for Excellent and Meritorious police work. During his tenure in the…
  • Nikki Stone At the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, Nikki Stone became America’s first-ever Olympic Champion in the sport of inverted aerial skiing. What made this…

SPEAKING.com Testimonials

DeVry Education Group

I just wanted to send a quick follow-up note to say – THANK YOU! I appreciate your partnership, and perseverance in helping us to find the right speaker for our group. Our speaker was absolutely excellent! The group loved him; it was perfect.

DeVry Education Group



About SPEAKING.com

Established in 1994, we are exclusive agents for some of the world's leading experts, celebrities and professional speakers.

We offer event planners a fully staffed speaker logistics planning team, plus a personal SPEAKING.com Account Executive – a knowledgeable and trustworthy partner. We guarantee your satisfaction with your speaker and a smooth booking process.

Contact us today to book your favorite speaker.



Content Mindfulness
In a world where social media has become oversaturated, brands and consumers have found themselves addicted to sharing, manically and mindlessly. Companies are in a 24/7 real-time rush to be relevant. Marketers are mimicking the “always plugged in” behavior of consumers. A tipping point has been reached; both consumers and marketers have killed content marketing. In its place, an era of content mindfulness had been birthed. What do you want people to know about your company? What do your customers care about?

Living with Authenticity
“Is all of me showing up?” “Am I being as authentic as possible?” These are the questions Shawn Amos asked when he found himself on a life-changing journey to a castle in Northern Italy. A trip to the other side of the world forced him to reconnect to the family history he forgot and denied, and hold himself accountable for not following his own advice about authenticity. Walk with Amos through the infamous streets of Hollywood to the boardrooms of corporate America. Find out how these events opened his eyes to feeling more authentic and gave him the keys to being fully present daily and in all aspects of life.

Mental Health Is A Family Matter
Mental illness is not contagious; however, its ripple effect extends beyond the person afflicted. Unfortunately, there is little light shined on friends and family impacted by those with mental illness.

Shawn Amos understands the ripple effect well: His mother committed suicide after years of battling a schizoaffective disorder, his wife battles anxiety, and his teenage daughter lives with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

“Mental Health Is a Family Matter” is a lecture and workshop that is heartfelt and will challenge you with an unexpected humor in the face of a daunting affliction. It’s filled with colorful, candid anecdotes stemming from Shawn’s personal journey through blast zones that can be created by mental illness. Shawn’s aim is to remove the stigma that shames and wounds not only those with mental illness but the community that supports them and each other.



Shawn Amos: TEDxEast


In his moving and deeply personal presentation, Shawn Amos explains how he came to realize who he is and how he can be authentic by combining all sides of his personality. He tells his audience: “This is the big lesson from me, all of us needs to show up, all parts of us need to show up, and that's the challenge for people in the social media space, because it's easier… watching other people do things than to step in ourselves."

Always striving for authenticity, Shawn tells us, “We all have this kid inside us, this joy that maybe we're cut off from, not connected to at various points of the day."

Shawn Amos: 'Viral' Content Is Usually an Ad Buy


The Reverend Shawn Amos: Performance Reel