Shawn Callahan

Shawn Callahan is the author of the award-winning Putting Stories to Work and the Founder at Anecdote, the world’s largest business storytelling enterprise.

He started his career in technology with companies such as Oracle and IBM but realised, at the end of the day, it was the human factors that determined the success of any enterprise. 

In 2004 Shawn founded Anecdote, a firm that helps leaders and sellers find and tell great oral stories. 

He works with Global 1,000 companies such as Shell, Danone, Microsoft, TESCO, Allianz and Bayer all around the world. 

Anecdote licenses its business storytelling programs to companies that are delivered in 11 languages in over 22 countries.

Shawn is based in Melbourne, Australia and can be contacted at His LinkedIn is