Shawn Bearden has been teaching classes of 10 to 300 students for over 20 years. And, he’s been coaching for even longer. He’s an engaging and entertaining speaker who brings real-world application of exercise science to runners. He’s served as an expert consultant in popular press (e.g., LA Times, TrailRunner magazine, The Walrus, Huffington Post Psychology, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune), podcasts (e.g., Playing with Science), and numerous radio interviews. He’s also featured in books on endurance (by Jennifer Phar Davis) and the connection between exercise and mental health (by Kelly McGonigal).
Speaking engagements require no honorarium, simply the cost of the trip to your venue (travel, lodging, food). He often speaks more than once in a trip, which can help you share the cost (e.g., speak to your running club and at a race event or to a school athletic program).