Shawn Murphy, MBA

Shawn Murphy, MBA

Writer, Speaker, Consultant, Educator, Co-CEO Switch & Shift

Sacramento, California Area
Management Consulting

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Shawn Murphy, MBA's Overview

  • CEO & Co-Founder at Switch and Shift
  • Principal Consultant at Achieved Strategies
  • Instructor at Sacramento State College of Continuing Education
  • Senior Trainer/OD Consultant at VSP
  • Senior Trainer/Manager/Program Manager at US Bank

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Shawn Murphy, MBA's Summary

Change Management Consulting

I am a passionate, self-proclaimed “geek” for change management and leadership. I direct my passion, skills, and ability to lead change projects for small businesses and organizations of all sizes – private and public.

I've led change programs for culture change, leadership transformation, employee morale, new employee assimilation, and technology implementations.

Learning and Development

Over 19 years, using ADDIE model to deliver learning solutions to adults from senior executives, middle managers to individual contributors. Topics range from technical training, sales training, business skills, leadership and coaching, values training, and diversity training.


Over the last 19 years, I've coached individuals and teams to perform at a level critical to the success of people and the company.

Communications Specialist

I have a natural ability to connect with people. This ability transfers into my written communications, presentations, and digital media. It's critical to understand what's important to the audience and tailor the communication approach to maximize the opportunity to achieve understanding. I love using the principles of social media to connect with people in new and sometimes profound ways.


Change management consulting
Motivational public speaking
Leadership and Change Management Training
Training design and development
Training management
Performance consulting
Coaching for individual to group improvement (Group dynamics)
Organizational Development
Organizational Behavior
Communication strategies
Large-scale change events
Project management
Social Media

Shawn Murphy, MBA's Skills & Expertise

  1. Change Management
  2. Organizational Design
  3. Training & Development
  4. Performance Consulting
  5. Workplace Learning
  6. Corporate Communications
  7. Social Media
  8. Workforce Training
  9. Organizational Behavior
  10. ADDIE
  11. Blogging
  12. Organizational Communication
  13. Organizational Effectiveness
  14. Organizational Excellence
  15. Social Technologies
  16. Organizational Culture
  17. Organizational Development
  18. Employee Training
  19. Coaching
  20. Performance Management
  21. Leadership
  22. Operational Excellence
  23. Leadership Development
  24. Culture Change
  25. Program Management
  26. Training
  27. Workshop Facilitation
  28. Strategy
  29. Project Management
  30. Management
  31. Executive Coaching
  32. Employee Engagement
  33. Management Consulting
  34. Consulting
  35. Facilitation
  36. Onboarding
  37. Human Resources

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Shawn Murphy, MBA's Publications

  • Creating Joy at Work

    • February 2013

    We spend a third of our lives working. How do you want to spend that third of your life? Managers are positioned to help employees make that third matter, be meaningful. Challenging conventional, out dated thinking, Creating Joy at Work offers managers an alternative to the status quo and challenges leaders to create joy at work.

Shawn Murphy, MBA's Experience

CEO & Co-Founder

Switch and Shift

2011Present (3 years)

Principal Consultant

Achieved Strategies

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Management Consulting industry

April 2007Present (7 years 6 months)

Oversee business and strategic growth in regional markets. Lead consultant and project manager for change management, leadership development, and learning and development client engagements, budgets totaling over $1 million. Creator of online experience and social media strategies. Lead team of 3 managers and 5 consultants.

Significant Accomplishments Include:
• Increased coaching sessions by 20% and improved employee satisfaction by 5% through a custom designed learning and development program and follow-up coaching

• Redesigned customer service training curriculum to increase employee retention by 5% in 1 year

• Led large-scale change projects resulting in 85% employee change readiness score, 3% reduction in average handle time, and trained over 300 employees in managing change

• Designed awareness program that increased “problem child” project acceptance by 30% using multi-channel communication tactics

• Recommended “Living the Values” organizational design and change plan winning a 1 year $250,000 contract

• Generated $500,000 in revenue in 2 years applying custom consulting and change model

• Revamped talent planning strategy including performance management processes for over 20 job functions

• Created top 15 leadership blog according to using social media

• Improved executive team performance in key measures by 5-10% using Kouzes and Posner’s 360-degree LPI, Unleashing Leaders Team Performance Index assessment and coaching, facilitation, and training

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2008Present (6 years 9 months)

Top rated teacher for the Business Analysts training program, teaching Change Management, Innovative Analysis and Change, Power and Influence, and Telling the Analyst’s Story.

Senior Trainer/OD Consultant


Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Insurance industry

June 2004August 2007 (3 years 3 months)

Global Fortune 10 Company that provides insurance eye care benefits to employers with 4,200 employees.

Senior HR Training and Development/OD Consultant (Internal)
Collaborated with internal business partners at all levels and with learning and development community to improve workforce knowledge, skills and abilities. Managed divisional and corporate-wide projects. Trainer of 8 leadership/coaching programs, diversity training, and 10 core business skills training classes.

Significant Accomplishments Include:
• Saved company approximately $1 million in project implementation costs and TCO expenses

• Increased Project Manager job satisfaction by over 10% in talent planning initiative

• Formed and facilitated company-wide Workforce Development Group to create learning solution strategies for corporate trainers

• Increased class workshop attendance by approximately 5% in 6 months

• Designed 6 training programs; taught over 15 training programs

• Led analysis project to recommend solutions to increase diversity awareness

• Led project to understand talent gaps in employees critical and creative thinking capabilities

• Increased usage of Tuition Reimbursement program by 20% in 1 year

Senior Trainer/Manager/Program Manager

US Bank

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; USB; Banking industry

January 1993January 2004 (11 years 1 month)

Fortune 200 and top 10 bank in the United States with 55,000 employees.

Senior Trainer/Manager/Program Manager
Managed training function for Northern California and Northern Nevada with 5 direct reports (trainers). Developed and implemented learning solutions to increase sales production, improve operational efficiencies, and compliance. Developed and maintained partnerships with senior management.

Significant Accomplishments Include:
• Awarded bank stock for leading most successful learning solution for local bank merger

• Improved training completion by 20% by customizing and managing Onboarding Program

• Coached over 50 bankers who increased sales performance from 10-15% within 8 months

• Selected to speak about application of adult learning theories. Selected to mentor new trainers.

Shawn Murphy, MBA's Education

Drexel University

Masters, MBA


University of San Francisco

BS, Organizational Behavior


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