Shawn Upchurch, Founder & CEO

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Shawn M. Upchurch supports purpose-driven leaders and organizations worldwide.  His passion is to embolden leaders to achieve greatness, however they define it.

Since the early 1990s, Shawn has been helping leaders achieve lasting change for themselves, their teams and their organizations by managing intentional change.  As a practicing scholar of emotional intelligence and intentional change theory, Shawn has the unique ability to interpret, simplify and solve complex issues that unlocks potential often trapped at the intersection of purpose and people. He has advised hundreds of board members, business owners, executives and aspiring future leaders.

A serial entrepreneur, Shawn has united 5 companies under the UpSearch banner to support client’s ever-changing needs. He is currently incubating 5 more businesses, including a cloud-based digital identity and brand management platform, and disorder tracking service.

Shawn Upchurch holds a M.B.A. (Systems Management) and B.A. (Economics) from Baldwin Wallace University. He earned an Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) Accreditation from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.

Shawn is a fierce advocate for equality, a philanthropist and social entrepreneur. He is President of Pi Lambda Phi’s Educational Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Elimination of Prejudice Founding Directors.

Shawn Upchurch is a life-long student of Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Equality. His interests include the role of transformational leadership in board governance, civic stewardship, nonprofit leadership and community building. As father of two premature children, Shawn has broad interests in helping preemies thrive and believes every life has equal value.