Shawn Preuss


Shawn Preuss, MCC  has been in the coaching industry; sport, business and life, working with individuals, groups and organizations for 40 years. With a focus on leadership, Shawn’s passion is to empower relationship through the art and science of coaching.

Shawn’s love for coaching and program development helped to support bringing a Professional Life Coaching Certification program into existence for the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She also developed and is the Lead Instructor of the Workplace Coaching Certificate for University of Wisconsin, Madison. As a coach trainer, Shawn is a coach’s coach, actively engaged in providing mentoring, coaching, and consulting to professional coaches.

Preuss CoachLeader Academy, an organization that focuses on the powerful triune of relationships, coaching and leadership, is the outgrowth of Shawn’s vision to bring the profession of coaching and leadership into organizations and to create transformative growth through deeper employee engagement and employee-led culture change.

Shawn holds a BS in Business Management and is a trained Life Coach through Coaches Training Institute, credentialed through the International Coach Federation, is a Certified Meyer-Briggs Facilitator and an active member of the International Coach Federation and Association for Psychological Type.

Years Coaching Teams & Leaders
Years Coaching Sport, Business and Life
Years Training Professional Life Coaches


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Graduate of Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • Certified Myers Briggs Facilitator
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Instructor PLCC Program (Professional Life Coaching Certificate)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Creator and Lead Instructor for WCC (Workplace Coaching Certificate)
  • Founder of PCLA,  Preuss CoachLeader Academy, providing ‘internal coach training’ for corporations, organizations and businesses.
  • MCC-Master Credentialed Coach by the International Coach Federation


I have had many life experiences where I had the opportunity to move forward and re-create myself. Sometimes easily, but most times not so! Raising three boys, developing and managing businesses and trying to keep some sense of self in the process has often times been a challenge.

With a sense of humor in life situations, trust in the ability of the human spirit, and many mentors along the way, I have created a fulfilling life which has served me well. I am playing the second half of the game of life full out! I love the work I do, and I also love my spare time.

In my spare time, I most enjoy my grandson! Taking adventure trips that include hiking, biking, rock climbing, rafting and spa-ing keep me active enough to enjoy my grandson. I’m also an avid swimmer and enjoy long walks.

Besides spending time with family and friends, I enjoy giving time to children who are chronically or terminally ill. I combine my love of outdoor adventures with my love for coaching and volunteer at a camp that supports these experiences for kids with cancer. It is my honor and privilege to hold focus on quality of life for these children.

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