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I believe the best way to get to know someone is to know what they value, what they support and what they prioritize.

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What I Value

Clarity of my non-negotiable personal core values is the result of working with Brant Menswar, author of Black Sheep

Acceptance- Everyone deserves to be seen. That means EVERYONE.

Gratitude- See the beauty that is all around us and don’t take it for granted.

Relationships- Not just my own but connecting others.


Impact- Step out from the shadows, create an impact and take responsibility.

Trust- When it looks like life is falling apart, trust it’s coming together for something bigger than I can imagine.

Support- Providing what people really need which is not always what people want.

What I Support

Organizations I support financially, with membership, and encourage others to support for their benefit and the benefit of others.

Campaign Zero End police brutality. I know there are many terrific police officers. It’s a profession that cannot afford a single “bad apple” and needs to be held to a standard of perfection. 

Greyston Bakery My go-to for gift-giving, Greyston Bakery makes the most delicious brownies with an open hiring policy. They give formerly incarcerated individuals and others a second chance. They make the brownies for Ben & Jerry's ice-cream and Delta Airlines.


Family and Children’s Agency It is through this agency I adopted my son


Joe Biden Campaign  I vote for competence AND character


National Association for the Self-Employed To support legislation that will improve the businesses and lives of the self-employed


GLAAD Working to accelerate acceptance of all members in the LGBTQ community

The Alliance No longer active but here’s the book that started it all. I was a founding member of the first ever national non-profit against the expansion of improperly founded Native American casinos. It wasn’t against Native Americans. It was against the fraudulent activity that created some of the world’s largest casinos with no aid going to legitimate Native American reservations.

What I Prioritize

My three kids


My life partner

My fur baby


Waffle Sundays

Morning Chai Tea





From humble beginnings, Jeffrey Shaw became one of the most preeminent portrait photographers in the United States. His on-location style and fine craftsmanship made him the go-to photographer for families of C-suite executives of Anheuser-Busch, Twitter, and many others, Supermodel Stephanie Seymour, news anchors Jim Nantz and David Bloom, sports icons Tom Seaver, Pat Riley, and Wall Street executives too many to mention. His portraits appeared on The Oprah Show, CBS News, in People and O Magazine and hang at Harvard University and The Norman Vincent Peale Center.


After 35 years of exceptional service to his exclusive clientele, Jeffrey decided to share his knowledge of business, branding, and marketing to support self-employed and small business owners as well as progressive-minded companies. He's an in-demand keynote speaker at conferences such as HOW Design, Growth Marketing, corporations the likes of Verizon and BMW, and institutions such as Florida Atlantic University and the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship. Jeffrey is also the author of two books, LINGO and The Self-Employed Life, a LinkedIn Learning instructor, and a regular contributor to various publications.


In 2014, Jeffrey started a podcast, Creative Warriors, later rebranded as The Self-Employed Life which is amongst the top 15% of all podcasts. His TEDx LincolnSquare talk was later moved to which is so rare it’s been said you have a better chance of getting hurt at home by your toilet.


With abundant passion and a strong commitment to serving, we can expect there is much more to come.

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