Events & Speaking

Mindset. Adversity. Purpose

Shawn Tolleson sitting on a rock in a river

About Shawn

Shawn Tolleson is a former Major League baseball player with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers. Shawn is most remembered for the 2015 season in which he served as the closer for the Texas Rangers. He finished the season with 35 saves and led Major League baseball with 22 saves after the All-Star break. He helped lead the Rangers to an improbable post-season appearance that year and finished 10th in Cy Young voting.

No, Shawn was never an All-Star on the field. But he was an overcomer. He is no stranger to adversity. Shawn was raised on 3 key principles:



3. GOD has a PURPOSE

Now retired from the game of baseball, Shawn has begun a new career that combines his passion for heath and serving others. Tolleson Health Advisors partners with individuals on an annual basis to turn-back-the-clock on their health through a combination of ancestral practices and modern technologies. They cover topics like food, hydration, sleep, stress-management, genetics, exercise, environmental toxins, and more. The goal of the annual program is to harmoniously blend modern societal norms with natural biological rhythms.

Shawn lives in his hometown of Fairview, Texas with his wife and 3 kids. He serves as a deacon at his church and leads a small group Bible study in his home each week. He is involved in coaching youth sports and enjoys spending quality time with his family, friends, and community. Shawn prefers to be outside when possible.

Speaking Topics

Shawn enjoys speaking at corporate gatherings, health and wellness seminars, athletic events, and faith-based conferences. His messages inspire groups from various backgrounds to re-think the limits. Shawn explains how to transform the mind from a brake to a gas pedal. He touches on how to thrive through adversity and encourages each individual to discover their specific purpose, professionally, personally, and spiritually.


  • Re-think the limits you have placed on your capabilities.

  • Do not let your mind stand in your way.


  • We were all put on this earth for a specific purpose.

  • What is truly important to you?


  • Be grateful for the adversity you will face in your life.

  • Struggle does not make you unique.

Shawn Tolleson with his dog

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