Danute Debney Shaw
Danute Debney Shaw

About the Managing Director / Consultant


Danute Debney Shaw is Managing Director, International Speaker and Consultant for CelaPhontus, LLC.  Ms. Debney Shaw has been a consulting facilitator and writer in the areas of professional, personal, group, and individual, innovative strategies of thought and process development.

Her background includes over 25 years in management, organization and law, spanning such varied contexts as work for the broadcast industry, corporate, governmental, aviation and not for profit organizations and agencies.

With a diverse cultural history, and a complex platform of integrated skill sets, Ms. Debney Shaw has provided information and training for both individuals and groups, across the United States and in England.

Utilizing her combined experience, she is known for her vision, insight and creative strategies in decision-making, and has achieved dynamic results with groups as well as individuals.

The following are comments regarding Ms. Debney Shaw’s work:

…Danute was able to provide perspective and exert persuasive influence that at times guided upper management in decision making process to secure the most advantages outcomes for United… I would recommend Danute Debney Shaw without reservation.”

C.S.N., Former Manager, Sales Operations, United Air Lines M.S.O. San Francisco, CA

…I had the opportunity to work closely with Danute. I have relied heavily on many of her cross disciplined skills, in order to successfully complete this project in a timely manner, and within budgetary constraints. Her strong background in management, organization, leadership, and law made Danute invaluable during this effort…. Danute provided the kind of group leadership without which this project would have been difficult to complete…
 
…Beyond the more obvious considerations noted, Danute was faced with the challenge of harnessing a team of cross cultural members, situated in multiple locations… I would recommend Danute and will hire her again whenever possible.”

K.M.C., Esq, FORMER Vice President, Client Advisory Group, Trustpoint International, Washington, DC

ADDITIONAL RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
14 years legal practice
Unit Manager for network news
Spokesperson for industrial and commercial events (Inactive member of SAG/AFTRA)
Analyst for a non-profit, homeless health and human services organization

EDUCATION
J.D. University of West Los Angeles School of Law – Chatsworth, CA (formerly Inglewood, CA)
Clerkship: United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California (5 years)
Externship: Chief Judge Terry Hatter (Former), District Court, Central District of California (5 months)
Externship: Alternate Public Defenders Office, Van Nuys, CA (2 months)

B.A. Marquette University — Milwaukee, WI
Major:  Broadcast Communications/Psychology
Honors:  PSI CHI, The International Honor Society in Psychology

PUBLICATIONS
“Global Forums: A Potential Resource for Young Lawyers’ Domestic Practice”, ABA Business Law – Young Lawyers Electronic Newsletter (July/August 2012).

AFFILIATIONS
Member – Asian American Chamber of Commerce (Washington DC Branch)
Member – Delta Theta Phi National Law Fraternity
Former Vice-Chair, Alternate Dispute Resolution Section of the San Francisco Bar Association’s — Barrister Club
Former Volunteer Business Mentor — CEO Women, working to aid US immigrant women striving for financial independence (Oakland, CA)

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Polish (Fluent) and some familiarity with Slavic languages and French