Building Transformative Relationships

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Shawn Nason Powerful relationships are the currency of your career and life. Yet where do you start? Shawn Nason, founder & CEO of MOFI, the Nason Group ecosystem, author of Kiss Your Dragons: Radical Relationships, Bold Heartsets, & Changing the World, and host of The Combustion Chronicles podcast, believes you need to look at the relationships that might even scare you and go for them anyway. In the process, you will transform yourself, your career, and your organization. In this  CareerCast, Shawn shares his approach to creating greater success, happiness, and positive impact when you prepare for the challenge.

Aired April 16, 2021

Shawn Nason, founder & CEO of MOFI and the Nason Group ecosystem, is on a personal mission to disrupt as many industries as possible. To do this, he’s in relentless pursuit of putting the consumer’s voice first and infiltrating tired, outdated systems with bold, game-changing ideas, mindsets, and heartsets.

Shawn creates strategic disruption by combining the principles of consumer-centered design with radical relationships and a full-court press approach to making epic sh*t happen. He channels his frustration with the status quo into fighting for systemic change and inspiring others to disrupt with him. He’s the person in the room who is undeterred by convention, unafraid to dream big, and unable to settle for mediocrity.

Prior to launching MOFI, Shawn led the Healthways Innovation Living Lab, served as the chief innovation officer for Xavier University, and worked in the innovation area at Humana. He also spent six years at The Walt Disney Company in various capacities within Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Cruise Line. He’s the author of two books, The Power of YES! in Innovation (2017) and Kiss Your Dragons: Radical Relationships, Bold Heartsets, & Changing the World (2021), and the host of The Combustion Chronicles podcast.

Kiss Your Dragons: Radical Relationships, Bold Heartsets, & Changing the World by Shawn Nason, Robin Glasco, and Michael Harper (2021)

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman and Paul White (2019)

The Connector's Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman (2019)

Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Second Edition: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected by Devora Zack  (2019)

Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career by David Burkus (2018)

The Seven Levels of Communication: Go from Relationships to Referrals by Michael J. Maher (2016)

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant (2014)

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki (2012)

How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age by Dale Carnegie & Associates (2011)

It’s Not About You: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business by Bob Burg and John David Mann (2011)

Go-Givers Sell More by Bob Burg and John David Mann (2010)

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