Walk for Unity 2022

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Shawn Barber

Shawn Barber

VP of Business Development - McInnes Group

Shawn Barber, A Re-purposed Life built on service.

Since retiring in 2007.  Spent a few years pursuing Coaching. 2yrs at NAIA school (Baker Univ. Baldwin City, KS). Worked NFL training camps as a Bill Walsh Fellow (Eagles 2010), 2011- present Sales Associate for Adidas 3 stripe dealer (MB2Sports), 2012- present Serving on the Board of Directors (Kids TLC, Olathe Kansas), 2013 -present  Active member of the Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors (former Communication Chairperson, elected Vice President in 2019), 2014 hired to work as a Scouting Assistant  during 3 NFL Regional Combines (Baltimore, Atlanta and Detroit), NFL Nunn/Wooten scouting fellowship: Jets 2015 & Eagles 2016,  2015  Linebacker coach FXFL Brooklyn Bolts, 2015 – present NFL Uniform game day Official (Arrowhead Stadium), Attended 2016 Indy Combine with former Chiefs GM John Dorsey as a shadowing opportunity.  Served as Minority Coaching Intern with Chiefs during 2018 training camp. Currently co host a podcast (Defending the Kingdom) and live stream shows (Chiefs Field-Pass & Chiefs Rewind) for the Chiefs Broadcast network. On September 1, 2020 I was hired as VP of business development for the McInnes Group.

Player Engagement Programs Completed:  NFLPA transition programs at Wharton Business School and Georgia Tech Business School. NFL  Advocacy in Sports Workshop at Moore House College (invited to attend phase 2 in 2019). RISE Diversity and Inclusion Workshop at Arrowhead with selected KCMO high school athletic directors and head coaches.

I have completed training and serve as an USA Football/Heads Up Ambassador.  Wyandotte county, Missouri is my focus area but I have spoken to groups all over the greater Kansas City metro.

My future goals is to continue building great men through Coaching and Mentoring.  I plan to remain very active in men’s ministry and mentoring young men through various charity and non profit opportunities.

Memorable Charity Achievements: Successfully led a 7 day fundraiser for nearly 1000 high school students to view  “Selma” during MLK day 2015, My family sponsored a Super Bowl 50 (San Francisco) trip for 6 people: Church of the Harvest Lead Pastors (Olathe, KS), Camp Quality kid (KCMO) and Kaiser Hospital kid (San Francisco). Both these kids were celebrating remission from cancer diagnosis and have completed treatment.

Thanks for investing a few moments to allow me to reflect on the last 10 yrs.  My latest 2 adventures involved militarily appreciation tours (Armed Forces Entertainment) to Afghanistan and Kuwait City in 2017 and being selected in 2019 to work on the Board of Directors for the Brian Dawkins Impact Foundation. Currently co-hosting Chiefs Fieldpass and Chiefs Rewind show that live stream during gameday, while also co-hosting a podcast weekly with Mitch Holtus.

Shawn Barber
Believer -Gal. 5:22, Life Coach, Leadership & Mindset Development