Strategy, Leadership, Culture, and Engagement

About Shawn

Shawn M. Galloway is CEO of the global consultancy, ProAct Safety. Shawn’s consulting clients include most of the best safety-performing organizations within every major industry.

He is a trusted advisor, professional speaker and author of several bestselling books on safety strategy, culture, leadership and employee engagement. 

A columnist for several magazines, Shawn is one of the most prolific contributors in the industry, having also authored over 700 podcasts, 200 articles and 100 videos. 

Shawn has spoken for hundreds of clients, including...

Awards & Recognitions

  • Global Safety Excellence Expert
    National Safety Council

  • Power 101 Leaders of the EHS World
    ISHN Magazine

  • Top Rated Speaker
    National Safety Council
  • Top 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS
    EHS Today Magazine

  • Top 40 Risings Stars of Safety
    National Safety Council

  • Safety Excellence Coach
    Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine
  • The Top 11 Health and Safety Influencers

  • Significant Contributor
    American Society of Safety Professionals Council on Practices & Standards

  • Advisor to Many Fortune 500 Companies

… the List Goes On and On!

Featured Keynotes & Recent Topics

The Bridge to Excellence

The Bridge to Safety Excellence model has been proven.

Since 2008, the Bridge to Safety Excellence model has been a proven model hundreds of organizations have leveraged to convey the precise elements to be addressed to close the gap between compliance and culture, determine where they are on the path to sustainable excellence, and develop a strategy to achieve it. Based on the new best-selling book, Bridge to Excellence: Building Capacity for Sustainable Performance, this keynote explores the new thinking on how to create business excellence through safety excellence.

Mastering the Five Capacities for Safety Excellence

System, Leadership, Culture, Engagement and Strategic.

These five capacities are required for safety excellence. Explores how they synergize to produce excellent, sustainable results and lead to high reliability. This keynote leads the audience on a thought-provoking journey balancing case studies with practical execution guidance and matures the thinking necessary for driving change at all levels of the organization.

Leading through Trust, Buy-In and Ownership - At All Levels

Do employees perform well because you inspire them to or because they are fearful?

Do you want a culture of have-to or want-to? The answer is obvious. However, at all levels, many leaders unintentionally make some common mistakes that undermine what they are trying to accomplish. Some actually harm their own efforts while trying to improve performance and culture. Good intentions are not enough! To create sustainable, above-and-beyond performance in others, you must create an environment where individuals feel motivated to provide critical discretionary effort.

Strategy Development & Execution

Safety Culture vs. Corporate Culture: A Strategy for Both

Safety will never become a core value within a company culture until the safety strategy is aligned with and supports the business strategy. Every organization has a “safety culture,” but could it be better? Yes, always, but not by doing more in safety.

It is achieved by continuously doing things better and capturing and delivering real, sustainable value. How efficient and value-focused are your safety efforts? Explore how to align the cultures and strategies within your organization.

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Best-Selling Books by Shawn

All progress begins by thinking differently. As such, my mission and my passion is to continuously challenge the thinking around what is and what isn’t excellence in safety.

Shawn Galloway
"We are at a point in our continuous improvement EHS journey where we are plateauing in performance. We contacted ProAct Safety to provide thought leadership on methods to drive our EHS culture to the next level. Shawn recorded a keynote address for us to use at a recent EHS Summit which resonated strongly with our teams. His messaging and approach aligns very well with our mission and vision and will be a key factor as we continue to develop our strategic 5 year plan. Great resource!"
Marvin J. Faber, Vice President EHS
Thermo Fisher Scientific
"Shawn did more than deliver; he left a LASTING IMPRESSION that has our organization eager to raise the bar!"
AI M. Payton, Director, Safety and Technical Training
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric
"The conferences was one of our BEST YET. Your talk resonated well with the audience and the feedback was great!"
Marlene Stranger, ESH Operations Lead
Monsanto Company
"Shawn Galloway was an EXCELLENT keynote speaker for the Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo. We had to pivot to virtual and he was very flexible and easy to work with.. I would recommend Shawn to anyone considering him as a speaker for their event."
Jennifer George, Director, Business Education and Events
Indiana Chamber of Commerce
"Shawn will take your safety program to the NEXT LEVEL with his keen insights and excellent teaching and coaching skills."
Fred Miller, Safety & Health Bureau
Montana Dept. of Labor & Industry

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