For organizations that are ready to deal with the challenges of the Future of Business, The Our Shawn is your person.

The Our Shawn is a leading thinker on the future of business and brings years of experience to entertaining speeches about the future of business:

Audiences Love Shawn:

Find out how easy and relateable he is:

The Our Shawn discusses planning for your future:

The Our Shawn discusses the benefits of women in business (a key for the future of business):

Is “Fantastic” in your future?:

If there is any doubt on booking NOW:

Why the unusual suits?

The Our Shawn wears unusual suits for 2 main reasons:

1) to create an open dialog with his audiences, and

2) to challenge them on how they can Do Business Differently(TM) (but this doesn’t mean telling audiences to get suits like this for themselves).

As the host of the Future Done Right(TM) Show The Our Shawn has done hundreds of interviews on the future of business. He has insights on the future of business that no one else has.

“The Our Shawn makes the complicated world of the future of business simple…with humor mixed in to make it fun.”
Melanie Murphy

Owner, Melanie Murphy Voice Overs

“Shawn was INCREDIBLE! I’m looking forward to ANY event he is speaking at.”

Mackenzie Turner

Strategic Marketing Advisor

“The Our Shawn makes the complicated world of the future of business simple…with humor mixed in to make it fun.”
Melanie Murphy

Owner, Melanie Murphy Voice Overs

Where The Our Shawn’s Been Seen:

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Are you ready to do more in business?

Are you frustrated your profits aren’t high enough (or they are non-existant)?

Do you feel like your are responsible for everything?

Are you concerned about making sure you can take care of your family and loved ones?

(Why are you wearing these unusual suits, The Our Shawn?)

Maybe you secretly worry about these things but you have no one to tell.

Planning is supposed to be simple right?

But how do you find time to do it?

How do you find the expertise to do it right?

What would your life be like if you had a business partner that could help you focus on your dreams and make things happen?

Hi, I’m The Our Shawn (aka R. Shawn McBride).

(Why are you wearing these unusual suits, The Our Shawn?)

Business planning and execution is what I do.  (And I think the best plans have a dose of Do Business Differently(TM)).

For my entire career I’ve helped others build and execute their plans – and, of course, I have my own businesses too so I know just what you are dealing with!

On this site I provide you with countless tools to help you do what you want to do with your life and business.  I’ll also provide you with links to my courses, content and other sites that might help you.

You’ll see my tools are varied and many.  And many of my tools have been co-developed with today’s leading minds.  Check out below on how we may work together.

Growing Your Business Without Going Bankrupt: What they don’t teach you

        If you’ve been in business for any time you’ve gotten the call or seen the ad online:         “Our attendees are having amazing results! After working through our workshop [Insert your favorite name: Jenny] saw her sales go up by [Insert multiple: 10X seems to...

Building Momentum On Medium: Early Lessons: Lessons for all of us

When I first started getting serious about writing on I hoped to be the next Benjamin Hardy. I mean I have good content. I know what I am talking about. Darn, when people hear me speak or hire me to consult they often love my work. So, yeah, going viral on...

Could You Lose Your Business In An Instant? It’s probably more likely than you think

It’s not a new problem. But I think it’s a growing problem: managing the risk in your business especially in regards to concentration of customers. As technology has shifted and the gig economy has taken hold many of the big players are making money by providing...

The Narcissist and Future Faking: What Is It? How knowing about it makes you more effective in life

“We are going to go on a road trip through New Mexico because I want to see the mountains and the desert together. We’ll have an amazing time and laugh and joke.” “And then we’ll go back home and work hard on that business we are going to build together. I am excited...

Planning For What’s Next: Partial Exit of the Business: What does it look like when we slow down on business

At some point you’ll want to slow down in your business. The 90 hour weeks that many business owners face just gets old. Or maybe you are past all that and you want to do things in life other than run your business. Gasp! What does it look like when you move past...

Growing Your Company?:  Don’t Forget to Build Bigger Checks and Balances: A critical step

If you survey most business owners want to grow their companies. When I speak and ask this question most everyone in the room raises their hand. And the reasons why make sense. If you get bigger, generally speaking, there is the chance to have higher revenues, achieve...

Building the Independent and Salable Business: Why most owners should be building for

All of us will exit our business at some point. The day will come when we sell it and move on or life or health will force us to exit. We have many options between today and that day. But when that day comes, regardless of which option you take, you are going to want...

Top Reads For Future Of Business:  May 28th Edition — See top articles on the Future of Business

What do you need to know that is shaping or impacting the future of business? I’ve started collecting and publishing the top articles that I encounter that touch on future of business. Check them out, enjoy, and comment below with your thoughts on the articles and...

Lighten Up A Little: None Of Our Lives Are Perfect:  Even for perfect people

I am going to tell you a secret. No one’s life is perfect. Not even the most perfect people. They don’t have perfect lives. How do I know? Well I am not much of a celebrity watcher. But I still see the headlines. Bad things happen to them. They do stupid things. They...

Deglobalization is Coming and Here’s Why: What we need to be watching

Technology and globalization. The two go hand-in-hand, right? Do a quick search on the internet and you’ll find a lot of articles, like this one, suggesting that technology brings the world together. But not so fast!  Let’s take a look at what is actually happening....

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We know a few things about our best clients:


1)  They like to be well informed on issues. Background information helps them make better decisions.


2)  We are part of a community so we give a lot of ourselves so you can benefit.  You also get to learn who we are in case there is a fit in the future.


Business Planning Worksheet

A business planning worksheet based on R. Shawn McBride’s extensive experience in business planning will be e-mailed to you. You’ll also be added to our e-mail list for free business tips, updates and related items.

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Business Planning Tips – Emailed Right to You

R. Shawn McBride regularly publishes business tips especially for his email subscribers.

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Tips on Doing Business in the United States – Emailed Right to You

R. Shawn McBride leads the Doing Business in the United States course (below).  But he has makes available some general tips about the US market place for international visitors that might not be ready for the course – yet.
These tips are free and will help those in the paid course and those that haven’t signed up yet.

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