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“I had no idea I wanted to be a liberation expert …

I just new I wanted to be free.”

Dr. Shawn Haywood, Founder, Business & Lifestyle Design ARCHITECT of the Liberated Living Lifestyle


First and foremost, Shawn has a huge, giving, loving heart.  She is a dynamic soul with equal parts free-spirit, commitment, and love!  She has a beautiful ability to see the true perfection and authentic nature in all people, a gift that she says, 'Allows me to help people uproot old patterns, locate blind spots and create the most amazing life and business they can conjure up!'


Shawn’s entrepreneurial plans were hatched while working as a gymnastics coach, finishing her PhD, and interning for a local psychologist. While she did love her time with the amazing young gymnasts (who coincidentally are exactly the type A personality types of business owners and clients that Shawn coaches today!), she found herself frustrated at not being able to change and improve things, and her ideas fell on deaf ears. Then, in 1998, while finishing graduate school, Shawn made the decision that changed her life forever.


“I finally realized that I should be an entrepreneur! Honestly, I was just too Pollyanna to think I couldn't do it!" And so she did!


As Shawn was completing her dissertation, two professors had just returned from the very first ever "life coaching" conference in history. And in tow, they had approximately 100 hours of cassette tape lecture that they were willing to share! 


"Let's just say, it was LOVE at first Listen!" Shawn hoovered through every hour 3x each. By the end of her 300 hours of coaching immersion, she had fallen in love with the idea of helping other women become happy and successful, and the decision to become a budding coach and business owner was sealed! 


She finished school, and quit both jobs. Without a mentor or coach to 

guide her (at first), Shawn imm-ersed herself in books and online courses on marketing, spirituality, business, coaching, and success. With her computer and passion in hand, she discovered how to begin building a business. 


Hitting Bottom and Bouncing Back…


Although happy at being free from a traditional job, this was a difficult period for the budding entrepreneur. She had trouble finding clients, didn’t know how to market herself, and coaching wasn't even coming close to paying the bills. “I remember stumbling upon a statistic stating 

that most businesses fail within the first year or two, and thinking, is this going to be me? I don't want to fail!"


Shawn hung in there in spite of her mounting doubt. The thought of giving up her independence was too painful to bear. Today, her perseverance illustrates that you can find success if you really want it. “I trusted that this was my path. I listened to my heart, searched for the right support, and knew that this was what I was meant to do. Soon, I figured it out.”


And that’s when her business started to move in the right direction.

Shawn’s perseverance, dedication to learning and a whole-hearted desire to help and serve her clients, AND soon proficiency at marketing her business landed her great clients and projects with prestigious organizations, such as UPS, WBENC, Coke-a-Cola, and more. Though Shawn's niche is with business and start ups with revenues between 0-10 million. 


Though, the best was yet to come...


From Lost and unhappy… to utter Joy, Passion, and Freedom… to Entrepreneur, Consultant and Coach.


The moment when Shawn realized that her risks would really be rewarded was when other women she met started asking her about her business success with questions like,


“How do you market yourself? How do you get clients? How do you have time for yourself and your family? How do you maintain a good love relationship? How do you have time to take care of yourself? How do you know what to focus on? How do you keep going when you feel like giving up? It felt truly beautiful and rewarding."


Shawn's following gained momentum, and her expertise grew into a lifestyle design coaching company focused on success strategies for for high-achieving women. Her offerings expanded into courses, programs, seminars, company retreats, and coaching. She has devoted her entire venture to helping other women INTENTIONALLY DESIGN a fabulous life (body, mind and spirit), the romantic relationship of her dreams, and to take their business to the next level.


Shawn's business building and lifestyle design insight + her genuine  warm spirit are big draws on the stage. She hosts events that change lives, and her workshops are unlike any other out there, combining her innovative business success strategies with advice for leadership and personal growth.


Helping Women Thrive, From Business to Love!

Over the last 19 years, Shawn has advised and helped nurture the lives and businesses of many leaders thriving today. She has helped her clients increase revenues from the tens of thousands of dollars into the millions.  And to birth healthy, loving relationships, while learning to create strong boundaries and great personal and professional routines and rituals.


Shawn and been seen Speaking to organizations such as UPS and on television for broadcasts like CBS.


Although Shawn's career has been full of many outstanding triumphs, what fills her with the most pride is the achievements of her clients:


“Nothing makes me more proud or excited, sometimes to the point of tears, as when I see a client have a big breakthrough and share a success story that has changed her life, multiplied her income, or unified a troubled marriage.”

About Shawn & Chris Haywood

"We lived, loved, played, and worked from the road for 4 years! Then settled in Asheville NC spring of 2017"


I (Shawn) am the one who coaches, does most of the writing, program development, trainings, workshops and retreats. While Chris (my gorgeous and near-perfect husband) makes sure everything works.  From our 28 foot

airstream in the desert

Airstream International, (which we travel in part time and Air BNB part time) to every bit of technology required to run their businesses - which there is a shocking amount of - Chris handles it with ease, expertise and dedication- not to mention he owns his own and operates his own business, The Audio Nomad!


Chris and Shawn lead a life of paradoxes! spiritual guru junkies + adventure seeking pirates.  


They totally geek out together each morning for an hour or two listening to audio books like, Eckhart Tolle, Brene' Brown, Paulo Coelho, Gary Kelly, Tim Ferris, David Hawkins, or Marrianne Williamson. Then its on to meditation and fitness (Pilates, Yoga, Cycling, Hiking or Rock Climbing - usually a combination). And then on with a beautiful work day!  They are truly devoted to walking their talk. 


Thankfully, things like arguing, blaming and conflict have all but vanished in our lives. This is great because it leaves so much extra time and energy for fun, love, interesting conversation and adventure!  The truth is, we don't want any kind of crappy drama in our kick ass marriage, businesses, or lives.


We love solving problems with our big brains, not big drama!"

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"We super duper dig on our little terd dogs!  We are madly in love with Little Girl (yes, that is her name!) and Squirt!  Aren't they the CUTEST girls you've ever seen?  If you hire me as your coach, you'll likely hear them in the background from time to tome letting out a lil' bark!

"There are a hundred other details that I'd love to brag about, I mean, bore you with, but suffice to say, we are happy, appreciative humans, and darn proud of the relationship, business, and life we've created together."  And it would be an honor to help you hatch your most favorite life too!  

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The Before Bliss + Authentic Selves Part Of Our Story...

You may be asking, was our love life always this great?
Um, NO!
"Let's just say, Chris, may or may not have, broke up with me about five times before he made a real commitment with me. And, if that isn't scary enough, I let him! Haha! We get plenty of laughs and jokes about this one... now!
We used to have plenty of problems, just like everybody else.
I spent too many years quick to anger, anxious and shouting.
I felt resentful, I blamed, and I behaved self righteously 
(blush + ick!). Chris was closed emotionally, shut down around
conflict, and too much of a 'nice guy'. Our feminine and
masculine energies were mixed up. I was too controlling, he
was too passive."
You know the story. Heck, you might just be living a version of it. 

About Shawn Haywood
Chris Haywood

What Changed?
Well, this is going to sound like a shameless marketing plug, and it is, BUT it's also complete truth. Coaching happened. Part of the joy of coaching is that Shawn gets to be coached by other amazing, wise, insightful, and intuitive souls too. It's awesome. Chris too, loves the growth, development, and transformation achieved by working with great coaches. 
Chris and Shawn can also be found reading / listening to dozens upon dozens of books each year, and attending various conferences and retreats (and providing them as well).

Bottom line: Chris and Shaw are lovingly devoted to being joyful, grateful, adventuring lovers. And they whole heartedly invite you to join the Happy, Success party any time!
Here's how you can get started:

CLICK here to apply to work one on one with Shawn

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