Man On Fire

Shawn "Man On Fire" Nason

What do you call an insanely creative pastor/church musician with a finance degree who ends up in the health care industry after a short jaunt into higher education? Well, we’re not really sure what YOU call that, but we call him, “Shawn.” Shawn Nason, founder of Man On Fire & Nason Group (MOFI, Disruptor League, TruthTellers, and The Pink Couch), lives his life with a commitment to make everyone he meets a part of his family. Armed with the gift of discernment, he has the uncanny ability to walk alongside people as they struggle to connect with their deepest passions and engage their most debilitating demons. He challenges the world around him to be fully present, get real, and knock down the barrier that separates the various compartments in their lives. In the world of health care, Shawn’s on a mission to disrupt the status quo by daring changemakers to pour their hearts into their work while doubling down on a commitment to humanize the patient and employee experience. Unwilling to separate his pastor’s heart from his work in the business world, he unapologetically challenges health care leaders to quit the bullsh*t and think bolder about how to actually improve people’s lives. Like a charisma-filled revival preacher, he’s endlessly searching for the next situation to stir up, inspire, and make sure will never be the same. (If you know of any, please let him know, but you may want to warn the people in the situation first!) When he’s not out causing trouble in the world, Shawn’s at home with his wife, daughter, son, and two incredible lucky dogs. Unless of course he’s traveling to Lexington to cheer on his beloved Kentucky Wildcats to win yet another national championship.

Shift Your Mindset and Move To Healing: Radical Relationships

What do radical relationships look like in America? Consider an episode of Black-ish in which Dre Johnson finds a girl in an elevator.  Dre begins the scene with a question: “What truly makes America great?” Then he steps towards the office elevator, where he finds a little white girl, alone and on the verge of …

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Finding a Way Forward, Together: Future-Focused Inclusion

When it comes to diversity in the workplace, the real work is only beginning, and the only way forward is together. To do so, we need to consider an area where the workforce is already diverse: age. Virtually every workplace includes people from multiple generations, but the generational mix is changing—and quickly. Within a decade, …

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Don’t think outside the (check box). Blow it up.

US companies spend $8 billion a year on diversity and inclusion initiatives—with squat to show for it. Consider the equivalent spending for a US company’s R&D budget: $8 billion dollars puts you in the top 20 of all corporate innovation spending. That’s equal to Ford’s annual budget, and more than Pfizer, Facebook, General Motors, and …

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Healing the Great Divide: When a Red Man Stood Up for What Is Right

My hope is that we develop enough courage to develop courage. To try to have, try to learn to treat each other fairly, with generosity and kindness. Maya Angelo I’ve never understood this quote more than I do today. Just like so many of you, I’m struggling with our current world. So much tension. So …

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Compassion and the Man in the Mirror

Over the past several months, I’ve been on a journey to explore the topic of compassion, especially reflecting on compassion as the act of alleviating another person’s suffering. (See my recent blog Turning Empathy into Action.) Like many of you, I’ve had plenty of time to think over the past 60+ days. All of this …

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