The Shuler Group, LLC


The Shuler Group, LLC is the professional marriage of Mark and Dawn Shuler.  Interestingly, the year they married was the same year The Shuler Group was formed. 

Dawn owned a business assisting business owners and managing their businesses since 2002.  She gradually transitioned from managing to coaching and consulting.

Mark has led a fascinating life in which he’s been an actor, stage combat choreographer, teacher, workshop facilitator, wedding photographer, and psychotherapist.

When Mark and Dawn joined personal forces in 2014, it seemed to just make sense to merge their professional lives.  With the belief that organizational systems operate much like family systems, and that communication is at the root of problems – and solutions – they created The Shuler Group, LLC to help teams, companies, and departments become more functional and productive.

Dawn Shuler

Dawn Michelle Shuler - The Shuler Group LLC

Dawn Shuler, CEO and Founder of The Shuler Group, LLC, has been working with business and communication all her life, from teaching English fresh out of college to creating a business in 2002 to assist individuals, corporations, and associations achieve more success and a competitive edge through better leadership, communication, and collaboration.

In addition, Dawn was the Chief Operating Officer of a virtual training university for seven years, running the day-to-day operations; managing 14 departments and staff; hiring staff and recruiting volunteers; helping to make policy decisions; revamping outdated systems; and more.

She has thousands of hours of coaching and training executives and mid-level employees at organizations like NASA, the admissions department at a national education association, non-profit foundations, and many small businesses.

Dawn is also a Strengths-Performance Coach, certified through Talent2Strengths, an official partner of Gallup and home of the famous CliftonStrengths® assessment (formerly StrengthsFinder®).

Her personal Deeper Why is to help awaken others to use their gifts to the fullest and in the biggest way possible.

Mark Shuler

Mark Shuler - The Shuler Group LLC

Mark Shuler, Senior Trainer and Consultant of The Shuler Group, LLC, has a master’s degree in clinical psychology, and he has thousands of hours coaching and training in multiple industries.

Mark brings his diverse background as a teacher, trainer, psychotherapist, stage combat choreographer, actor, photojournalist, and more to The Shuler Group, LLC. With his vast experience with organizations, teams, groups, and law enforcement, he has a thorough understanding of how people interact and work together effectively (or how they do not).

As a stage combat choreographer, he has had to assess a situation, identify the crucial elements, create a plan, and get everyone working together toward a common goal, whether a complex battle scene or involved altercation. He applies this same model to corporations and organizations where it is necessary for many elements to work together to achieve an integrated and powerful result.

Mark has also worked with law enforcement, where the emphasis was on a strong and effective command presence, problem-solving, and de-escalating situations, while also observing officer safety.

Today, Mark specializes in helping people improve their relationships, communicate effectively, work together as a team toward a common goal, and connect with others in their own language.

His personal Deeper Why is to help people have an easier time in life.

Sylvia Henderson

Sylvia Henderson - The Shuler Group LLC

Sylvia brings over 40 years of experience and expertise – from IBM and AOL management, leadership, and corporate training; business consulting and ownership; non-profit Board leadership; and CEO advisory group chair service – to partner with clients on strategy and implementation as it involves their people. Through her consultation and leadership, she helps clients who believe their people are their greatest asset to identify and develop engagement and retention programs and increase their business development opportunities.

Sylvia graduated with an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Business. She is a life member of the Girl Scouts of the USA and volunteers as an Adult Educator for her local Girl Scout Council.

Away from business she enjoys riding her motorcycle and roller coasters, anything Star Trek™, and spending time with friends and family. She lives with life partner in the DC Metro area.

Specialties: communication, teamwork, leadership

Josh Silverstone

Mark Shuler - The Shuler Group LLC

Josh has a diverse background in terms of industry and has worked at every organizational level, from the front-line inside sales associate, to outside sales manager, to management consultant working with emerging companies generating more than $25M annually. Over that time, Josh served as a sales trainer, leadership developer, and manager of the sales hiring process.

Previously, Josh founded Aces Raise and developed the Pokerpreneur® and NVRFOLD programs that use the strategies behind winning at poker to motivate teams and teach them better decision-making and risk-taking skills.

At his core, Josh believes everyone can influence their life’s outcome through focus, goal setting, and decision-making. Josh loves to teach new tricks to his furry-son Griff, and help his young daughter, Vivian, reach her next developmental milestone. In his free time, he enjoys golf, mountain biking, cooking, and rooting on DC sports teams. Josh is a lifelong Washingtonian, and a graduate from the University of Maryland who still lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his loving wife, Jenn.

Specialties: sales, leadership, decision making, strategy

The Shuler Group Core Values

Many of our clients and companies we work with truly want to make the world a better place, through the products and services they offer, as well as caring for their employees and staff.

We help them do that.

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Core Values - The Shuler Group LLC

The State of Maryland has certified The Shuler Group, LLC as a Minority Business Enterprise/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Small Business Enterprise (Certification Number: 19-342) in the following areas: