Raving Fan Testimonials

-Parker Wallace, On-Air Host/Producer, Business Maven

"... After working with Dr. Shawn Haywood, my business is has grown by many tens of thousands...

Shawn has a completely transformed my emotional life, love life and business life!! I now have the confidence to tackle any challenge. And the ability to speak my mind, say no, and set iron clad boundaries. Shawn's ability to create realistic and approachable strategies to changing your life, your relationships and your business are unlike anything I've ever encountered. She has incredible energy and passion for what she does and for the people she works with. Hire her. It’s the best decision I made, and it will be yours too!" -

- Monica Shah, Founder of  Revenue Breakthrough, Business Coach


"Shawn is simply brilliant.  Within 5 minutes of being on the call, my husband said, "Man she knows her stuff, glad we are here!”.  We learned how to come together behind a unified vision and to follow something better in our relationship then, “he’s right/she’s right”.  Shawn’s work is nothing short of a necessity for all couples.  I know that I’m trying to get every couple I know into her classes.  This material should be mandatory.  It’s way better than couples therapy or retreats because it goes under the surface into principles that really work." 

 - Alexis Underwood, GA Pacific Executive, Loren Simmons, Sustainability Expert

"Loren and I have been together for 11 years, we've changed A LOT over time. We knew we were falling into unhealthy patterns. But didn't know what to do about it for many years. We hoped there was a better way, a way with less friction and more happiness, but we couldn't find it on our own. 


Transformation is a BIG word. But it is the best description for the couples retreat with Shawn. I can honestly say that we have never grown so much, and in just two days.  Our marriage has taken a major quantum leap forward.  After the retreat, the positive transformation has continued in ways we hadn't dared hope.


In the month following the retreat, we had 5 of the best-ever days together. Just ordinary days by most standard, but so amazing, loving and peaceful. We are feeling SO in love and positive for the future.  The tools Shawn taught us keep propelling us forward and keep us deeply connected to each other. And now, several months later, everything continues to improve at a beautiful, steady pace. 


Shawn gave us the best present anyone could ever ask for - a stronger relationship with the person I've chosen as my partner for this crazy roller coaster called life".​

- Daniel Jessee, Outdoor Programs & Outreach Manager, REI, Mountain Biking Expert

"Our vision of life and marriage is aligned now and this has removed a ton of stress and pressure. We take things less seriously and our focus is on play and love, with work being lower on the totem pole! Julie is happier, which makes me happier! Julie is more approachable when it comes to my problems, and this feels really good. She now prioritizes better and takes great care of herself first, at the expense of pleasing others, including me (haha!), which is ultimately a good thing because she can’t please me unless she is genuinely happy with herself. Married life is easier with the tools and a plan to navigate lovingly and confidently."

– Jennifer Pete, Co-Founder SlingShop  Zifty.com, Forbes Top Women Business, 2016

“Shawn is like no person I have ever met or worked with. Part of her genius is her ability to hone in on complicated situations with amazing insight and questions that elicit clarity and action  When I hired Shawn, I wanted to shift my life so there was no more split focus between personal and professional. She helped open me up to amazing opportunities, and to become less fearful of the unknown in all of the compartments of my life. I think anyone who deals with complexities and leadership challenges would greatly benefit from working with Shawn. I most certainly did!”

-- Dr. Kate Mihevc Edwards PT, DPT, OCS, Owner of Precision Performance Atlanta

"Since working with Shawn I have re-invented my life to be the one I want to live. I am learning everyday that the story we tell ourselves is not who we are and we can change our story at any time. I came to realize that I was the only person in the way of my dreams.


The moment I realized that perfection is unnecessary, I was no longer paralyzed with fear of failure.  What seemed “crazy and impossible” became possible, and then became my reality. Shawn has literally changed my life for the better in so many ways.  She came to me when I was literally crumbling and has helped me to find peace and happiness that I didn’t know I could.”

- Dr. Julie Granger, health coach & physical therapist, owner of PRISM Wellness Center

"When I first came to Shawn I was living in a world full of overachieving. I wanted nothing but to be perfect to everything and everyone. This brought me a lot of success and achievements, yes, but under the surface, all that overachieving brought me nothing but overwhelm, frustration, and never feeling good enough at anything. Shawn helped me see that I was defining who I was based on what I did or accomplished. I was making up story after story about what defined a successful life for me and living by someone else’s definition of success and happiness. With her guidance, I rewrote my own story and learned to take responsibility for who I truly was and what I really wanted in life. This meant letting go of the stranglehold and control that all of the rules and perfection used to have over me and to reinvent my career, relationship, and create a life that is just simple, fulfilling, and downright fun every single day. I no longer wake up overwhelmed by my to-do list, but instead excited about what happiness I could possibly create for my self each day." 

-- PhD Student, Neuroscience, Kelly Michaelis

"Shawn has been a invaluable resource over the course of our relationship. Her insight has given me a grounded, loving perspective that has been crucial in my efforts to be both the person and partner I want to be. With her help we are learning to balance self-care, independence and partnership, while creating the healthy, joyful relationship we desire."

Featured on 5 Seasons of A&E’s 'Flip This House' - Brian Trow

"In any good business, communication and clear direction is critical. Dr. Shawn’s assistance has helped take our company to new heights and growth. I whole-heartedly recommend any business owner looking for a competitive edge, seeking better leadership or personal development to hire Dr. Shawn. Thank you for everything!" 

- Jerry Hart & Tracy Mitzer

"Since we began working with Shawn, we barely have any disagreements and fighting has essentially stopped. We feel like a team in life, love, parenting and in business!"

- Bill O’Neil, Chairman, WE O’Neil Construction

"Dr. Haywood is the best coach we’ve worked with. The results produced are unmatched and invaluable. She has provided executive coaching, retreats and workshops for our top executives, management teams and shareholders; and with inspiring results, direction and focus. If you want raised productivity, effectiveness and higher profitability, hire Dr. Haywood!"

- Marianne Carlina, Fine Artist, Painter & Hair Styling Maven

"I started this process with Shawn with a little trepidation. I had never worked with a Life Coach before and wasn't sure what to expect. I very quickly came to find that Shawn is one of the kindest, warmest, most intuitive women I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know and work with. She has made this process of getting in touch with what I truly want, with complete authenticity and openness, an absolute pleasure. She helps me to focus and outline clear guidelines, never with judgement, always with an open heart and mind. I am loving every emotional moment of this life changing process and I can honestly say she is making my realizations much clearer and easier than I ever thought they could be. Not that it's easy, it's work. But isn't anything worth having? It just makes it pleasurable and joyful to go through it with someone so smart,  generous and kind. 

- Eulonda Skyles, Counsel at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 

"Working with Shawn has changed my life, both personally and professionally. I'm a small business owner with big dreams, and until I met Shawn I always struggled with sticking with a plan to execute them. I've spent time in talk therapy and realize now that where that fell short, Shawn's approach accelerated me. I can't describe how beneficial having a clear cut plan of attack combined with the accountability of working with Shawn has changed my entire outlook on life and what I can create. If you're ready to change your life, Shawn is the woman to help you do it."


"Shawn is the superlative, consummate professional coach and business consultant that you’ve always dreamed of. She’s gets down to brass tacks and helps propel you towards business goals and professional achievements, while recognizing that work-life balance is a critical component of “success.” Don’t think for one minute that Shawn is going to waste your time and ply you with a bunch of psych jargon or busywork. She’s focused on helping you achieve immediate and tangible results. In doing so, she never loses sight of who you truly are as a person. She has a true gift of intuition, and can often discern the things you haven’t said, to identify roadblocks that you may not even recognize. Simply put, hire this gifted, talented woman if you want to soar professionally and personally. I can’t recommend her enough."

- Cheryl Marks Young, Chief Financial Officer Easter Seals

"Dr. Shawn Haywood is an amazing energetic and creative problem solver. She has a unique blend of skills that allow for the generation of creative solutions. Creative problem solving is a critical success factor in today's ever changing and ever challenging environment. Shawn brings value to every interaction, whether in person or through social media. SHe is an amazing wealth of knowledge and a terrific role model for living your best life."

- Jennifer Vardaman

"I found myself to be in a very unhappy place in my life. My self confidence was at an all time low. Reaching out to Shawn was the best thing I ever did for myself. With her guidance and encouragement, I learned how to focus on my own needs and desires for the first time in my life and I am learning to honor myself. I have never felt so confident and truly happy! Thanks so much Dr. Haywood!"

- Maureen Carroll, Principal at Creature, LLC

"Shawn has the uncanny ability to get to the heart of the issue by asking the right questions and listening openly to the answers. She helps her clients gain insights about themselves and their situations, and then works with them to develop actionable plans that deliver results. All with a positive attitude and humor that energizes the people around her!"

- Gretchen Fuller, President at Warner Fuller Consulting, LL

"Dr. Shawn has been a Mentor for several years now at a distance. Meaning, although we do not see or talk to each other every week, month or even every year. I can always reach out to her and seek advice on how to move forward in difficult or challenging obstacles in my business. She is skilled at asking those probing questions that force you to focus on the root of any situation or opportunities and guides you in determining solutions. She has a way of being a true valued partner in your business and its success. I not only consider her a Business Advisor but a true Business Partner."

-- Erika, Owner, Hawkins & Clover Salon 

"Working with Shawn has changed my life, both personally and professionally. I'm a small business owner with big dreams, and until I met Shawn I always struggled with sticking with a plan to execute them. I've spent time in talk therapy and realize now that where that fell short, Shawn's approach accelerated me. I can't describe how beneficial having a clear cut plan of attack combined with the accountability of working with Shawn has changed my entire outlook on life and what I can create. If you're ready to change your life, Shawn is the woman to help you do it."

-- Monica Shah, Founder of  Revenue Breakthrough, Business Coach

"Working with Shawn has been an eye-opening experience.  Prior to working with her, I felt anxious, and had a hard time committing to ideas, both personally and professionally.  She has helped me become aware and tune into my inner workings. And to understand the impact all the chatter of my ego was having on me, my relationships and overall life.  Especially those pesky limiting belief systems that I was holding onto so tightly. 


I've now noticed i'm more open to the Universe and possibility.  I allow myself to let go of belief systems that do not benefit me or create the outcomes I want to fulfill.  Yes! It is a unique experience that invites greater consciousness of self, relationships and how we show up in life.  I can't begin to explain how working with Shawn has shaped my life, both personally and professionally." 

- Jessica Caballero, Top Realestate Agent, Atlanta GA 

"Dr. Haywood has been helping me since 2012 when I first trained for my first triathlon. She's provided me with guidance with my new business and personally has given me the tools to approach things in my personal life differently.

Shawn is not only a fantastic coach that I have come to know and trust...she inspires me with her approach to life. Talking to Shawn is a treat for me and i always know that she is going to teach me something new."

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