Meet Michael Shaun
Michael Shaun began as a writer/director for video games. In partnership with his wife, Producer Alex Melnyk, their creative agency, Storyworks, became the go to firm for high tech companies looking to develop cutting edge gamified training for their people..
His creative endeavors now include being an award-winning filmmaker, a frequent speaker on long-term strategy, editing publisher of PROOF magazine and CEO of The Futurists, he and wife Alex’s new social impact creative agency.
Michael Shaun is the director of the award-winning documentary feature, WeRiseUP, a culture-shifting film featuring key global leaders, examining who we need to be to have a thriving future for humanity.
Current Keynote Speeches
Being & Time – Humankind’s greatest breakthroughs have come from the minds of visionaries who were able to see a radically different future. How can we get our hands on that power? It turns out it’s hiding in plain sight.
Designing the Future – The best way to predict the future is to create the future. But how is that done exactly? In this talk we will look at how to become great at creating futures big and small. You will be inspired to get out of your seat and start launching.
Collective Intelligence – In the natural world collective intelligence gives other species incredibly powerful thinking, understanding and acting. How can we reorganize our organizations with structures and processes that give us access
Workshops and Coaching Sessions
Michael Shaun has developed, and offers the following workshops and coaching services to corporate clients. These offerings directly impact an organization's ability to stay relevant and thrive in the ever changing marketplace.
Future Search – A whole system, strategic visioning process where participants move through a series of experiential stages that result in a new future for an organization, initiative, product or service.
Purpose Led – Purpose is a driver and predictor of success in today’s world. In this talk and accompanying workshop, we will focus on generating an authentic purpose for your organization that delivers real world impact.
Collective Intelligence – In the natural world collective intelligence gives other species incredibly powerful thinking, understanding and acting. How can we reorganize our organizations with structures and processes that give us access to collective intelligence? Inspiring talk and/or workshop.
Do What You Love Change the World – In this course, you will discover your gifts and purpose and see a clear future for yourself and your organization. A future organized around the things you most care about in the world. Then, from there, how to take action that brings about that future.
Director - 2021 Feature Documentary WeRiseUP
Synopsis: WeRiseUP asks the questions: What is a successful life? What is a successful human civilization? Through this inquiry, the film examines the most pressing issues of our time, inspiring viewers to inquire for themselves, find their passion, and give their gifts to the world.
Featured Cast: His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Amina Mohammed (Deputy Secretary-General UN), Blake Mycoskie (CEO, TOMS Shoes), Prince EA (Spoken Word Artist), Moby (Grammy Musician), John Mackey (CEO, Whole Foods Market), Dwight Howard (NBA All-Star), Tom Chi (Co-Founder, Google X) Marie Forleo (Founder, B-School), Peter Diamandis (Founder, X-Prize), Luke Nosek (Founder, PayPal), Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky)
“It’s a bold and radical departure from the expert-driven documentary, and it settles, beautifully, in a series of significant and profound personal journal entries and a glimpse at the answer of how to change this world for the better.”
“An inspirational message that resonates with all the challenges humanity will be facing in the near future.”
Upcoming Book Release - The Futurists
In this book, Generative Futurist Michael Shaun Conaway takes you on a journey into the fabric of time to search for answers to the fundamental questions: What is time? How does time shape our being? When is now? How can we realize new futures?
Once you emerge from the rabbit hole you will find that a new perspective on the enigma of time has infinitely expanded the horizons of life. Come learn what it means to be a Generative Futurist and how to practice one of the most important disciplines for the future of humanity.
Michael Shaun Conaway will be presenting at the iLumn8 Summit 2022 Imagining in Action