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I'm Shawn Vanderhoven, founder of UP. We write, teach, and speak at companies on how the best leaders innovate through empathic thinking. At UP., we believe that people deserve great leaders who partner with them to transform their career while they producing game-changing results for the company. 

People follow leaders who "get them." Our workshops and development systems teach leaders how to use empathy to maximize employee engagement to get 100% of their peoples talent and creativity to achieve breakthrough results. 

We've worked with some of the world's most talented leaders including executives at Apple, Adobe, AT&T, Bridgestone, Genentech, Intel, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Siemens, Twitter, Verizon, Wal-Mart, and Wells Fargo. I have also helped government agencies including the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Department of Defense.  

Before I started researching leadership development, I helped grow the sales revenue of my families software company by 30X.

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