About Shaun Mckeown
My Professional Background & Experience:
I have around 20 years professional experience helping people build their health and well-being, a lot of which has been in the field of coaching. I have also been teaching Reiki for 10 years and have a few thousand professional Reiki treatments under my belt. I have an extensive proven track record of results helping people in fields of building health, well-being, fitness, sports performance and healing. Helping people reduce stress, feel calmer, support emotional well-being, healing, improving sleep, achieve goals and personal growth.
I have a BSc.(Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science, as well as various qualifications and experience in coaching and teaching in areas of exercise coaching, personal training, holistic lifestyle and nutrition, fitness, performance coaching, sports coaching and teaching martial arts, fitness management. I also have experience as an infantry soldier in the British army and a physical training instructor in the Army, as well as an experienced Reiki teacher and practitioner. With Regards to my Reiki training background I was originally trained to teacher level and taught Usui Reiki (western teachings). I have since studied to teacher level and taught more modified as well as traditional styles of Reiki from prominent teachers from the USA, Europe and Japan. I have also trained in Jikiden Reiki (authentic traditional Japanese Usui Reiki) with Tadao Yamaguchi, the president of the Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto, Japan, in which I have been granted the level of Shihan (full teacher) one of about 12 teachers in the UK to currently have been granted permission from the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan, to teach both levels of the Jikiden Reiki training.
Whats The Difference I bring:
The focus of my work is on quality and results. Finding practical solutions. What I do tends not to fit a conventional professional label, its more a range of skills I can bring to my work. Its parts could be labelled with terms such as: performance strategist, Performance coach, life balance specialist, Reiki teacher, Reiki practitioner etc. In essence I can de-tangle a complex challenge and find creative solutions to help people achieve a result.
I also seem to have a gift with Reiki, it was completely natural for me as soon as I started on this path, I just seem to be able to help people on a very deep level with Reiki treatments, especially with emotional healing, I do not know why, it just seems to be this way and teaching Reiki is a natural extension of this gift which is supported my by background in coaching and teaching.
In addition to my skill with Reiki, there has been a theme of my ‘super powers’ primary brought to the fore when 1-1 coaching, or when the consulting side of my skills is brought into the mix that I have uncovered over may years of my own self development, discovery and my personal growth, which is a primary talent in relation to my work helping people. This skill is the way I see things, a natural skill I just have, to be able to view any situation from a big picture view, hold many contributing factors in my mind at once, then untangle, organise, find solutions and manage multiple components at once in a strategic approach to achieve a given result, or solve a problem. I just see things others don't. This talent is exceptionally valuable when it comes to finding solutions for complex challenges with many influencing factors, or moving parts.
Added to which is my second major talent of strong creative problem solving, I just can't help finding creative solutions. Both these natural talents combined makes an unusual and powerful combination. In addition to the range of skills and perspectives I have to call upon, which all supports greater results. Another thing that makes a difference to what I can do is the range of approaches and perspectives I can call upon, be that science based, holistic, or performance perspectives. I can operate in various spaces and I am not limited to just a singular view of the world.
A bit About Me:
I'm a calm, positive, determined person. I'm very creative, highly organised, with both strong intuitive skills as well as rationale thinking. Performance and personal growth have always been passions of mine. For those interested in personality profiling, with Keirsey (Myers Briggs system) I am an INTJ (mastermind), part of that 1% of people, characterised as the expert thinkers and strategists, the planners and goal orientated problem solvers, with exceptional ability to see connections within complex systems. With Wealth Dynamics profiling I am a Creator, which is categorised as visionary, creative and big picture thinking. I'm a thinker, with interest in the deep and complex, superficial doesn't interest me at all. Ethics and integrity are also very important to me. My interests, or things I get involved with are things that create a strong positive impact.
Making an impact, contribution, social entrepreneurship, clever solutions to society challenges interests me, along with protecting wildlife and the environment. Children's protection, development and alternative education approaches being another interest topic of mine. I enjoy time with my family and have always been keen on sports performance and fitness. I was a competitive middle distance runner as a kid & teenager, on the track, road and cross country, then moving into martial arts competitions, and gym training, more recently I can be found out on my road bike, in the pursuit of the speed of sound and in denial that I'm not 20 years old anymore.