Helping small businesses and entrepreneurs leverage their specialty and teach - changing lives and their business.

Dr. Shawn Holmes


Education & Facilitation Advisor

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Dr. Shawn Holmes is the founder and co-owner of The You in YOU Consulting, Inc. Together with her partner, Jeff, they provide professional consulting services and teach meditation, education & facilitation, and change management. Dr. Holmes has spent most of her professional life in academia having earned her PhD. in Science Education from North Carolina State University, where she was an Assistant Professor; she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Temple University, where she was an Assistant Clinical Professor and focused her dental practice on serving medically compromised patients; and a M.A. in Multicultural Education from Eastern University. After moving to Canada in 2011, she taught Self & Other courses in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina.

Dr. Holmes now consults in the public and private sectors dramatically increasing the effectiveness of learning experiences. Her practice and values are an intersection between learning, culture, community responsibility and compassion to create awareness of and participation in just, inclusive communities.

Message from Shawn

As a passionate educator and practitioner, I work with those who want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others and by extension the world. Working together, you’ll have the clarity and confidence to create transformational learning experiences.

My Journey
  • Early On

    I was selected to participate in a program where fifth graders taught first graders. Teaching first graders changed everything for me. I started paying close attention to what makes learning happen. At 19, my sister introduced me to meditation and that began my conscious spiritual journey.

  • Dentistry & Teaching

    As a dentist I had two roles being a clinical assistant professor; treating my patients who were immunosuppressant and teaching dental students. It was critical that my students learned how to provide compassionate dental care and treat patients with respect, dignity and kindness. Dentistry was my opening to change learning in a professional setting.

  • Giving Back

    Treating patients living in a refugee camp in Ghana, West Africa reinforced what I'd taught about patient care, reaching a broader community, and making a difference through teaching. From there, I transitioned to teaching high school science.

  • Doctorate in Science Education

    I earned a PhD to share my passion for teaching, inclusion, greater diversity and learning. My dissertation research on teacher’s ethical sensitivity and recognizing intolerant racial behavior was published in the Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health.

  • Consultant

    I use all I’ve learned, seen and experienced, and dramatically increase the effectiveness of learning experiences for clients. I developed Curriculum Design for Learning and I know the art of facilitation. I help people turn their knowledge into an influential teaching platform - changing lives and businesses.


It’s one thing to call yourself an expert, but it’s another to actually be certified. You can have confidence that all of our certifications are up-to-date and that all of our services are representative of industry best practices.

I love, love, love the changing colour of trees during Autumn.
— Shawn Holmes