"I met with Shelley for appx. 6 months. She assisted me with conflict resolution, improved communication methods and so much more. She's knowledgeable, compassionate, smart and just great at what she does. I highly recommend her as a life coach and would not hesitate to get back in touch with her if needed assistance in the future."
"Life Coaching with Shelley has been the most work I've put myself through in years. It was time for me to think about my next chapter in life. The tools achieved through "Field Work" have been highly valuable, not just busy work. I was willing to take it on knowing I could agree to say no to it, and knowing I may and did hit a few low spots as part of the process. As a result, I definitely have come out much stronger in mind and action. Shelley utilizes a great mix of psychology and looking at the here-and-now, through diplomatic guidance, feedback and sometimes alternative thinking. A huge weight has been lifted. I would highly recommend this type of coaching to anyone looking to figure out the next phase of their lives. Thank you Shelley!!!"
-Pat A., Sonoma, CA
"Working with Shelley has been one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. As somebody who has always been positive and has gone through life handling things, I was suddenly unsure of myself and unable to make decisions or move forward. I was stuck and couldn’t get myself out of it. Thankfully, my daughter found Shelley’s website and encouraged me to call. Shelley worked with me thoughtfully and logically to help me develop the tools and strategies to, not only move forward with confidence, but to be able to manage future decisions or problems that will come along. I feel more positive and optimistic than I have in a long time, and I have Shelley to thank for that. She’s a perfect blend of coach, therapist, and friend, and I am grateful."
-Debbie B., Illinois
"I absolutely adore working with Shelley. She has been coaching me for almost two years and it has been one of the most worthwhile and valuable endeavors I’ve ever engaged in. Shelley not only hears the words being spoken, but also the underlying nuances and tone surrounding the roadblock or issue being expressed. Shelley quickly identified my default ‘go-to’ communication patterns that no longer served me. She would kindly reflect that behavior back to me so I could ‘see’ the pattern, and then help me take steps to develop new ways of confronting the problematic (and often repetitive) situations. I’ve experienced some major break-throughs with Shelley and she has helped me immensely in handling several challenging work and family interactions."
-B. England, North Shore, IL
"At the beginning of 2022, I wanted to make a few changes in my life that would give me a "spark". I was in a state of stagnation--I'm sure mostly as a result of the constant barrage of information and speculation about the COVID situation--and the isolation that was the result. As a true extrovert, this caused a lot of issues in my life resulting in a lethargy and apathy about things I formerly was excited about. Shelley came into my life and gently guided me with questions and suggestions that made me realize how I was sabotaging myself. It was like a lightbulb went on in my head! With her help, I am back on track, not wasting time, loving life and getting things done again. She is a wonderful resource and I will get in touch with her again when I need to tweak my life!"
“A few years ago, I knew that I wanted to make a significant change in my life. What I quickly learned was that having the desire to change and actually finding the courage to do it were two very different things! During my sessions with Shelley, I was given the tools to work through the decision-making process. These tools helped me turn the “what ifs?” into “why nots?” and as a result, I made the change and never looked back.”
-Sara Scharringhausen, Roselle, IL
“Shelley came into my life at a low point and helped pull me out of it. I had just made a big move back home, but soon became very discouraged. She is calm, compassionate and has this special ability to hear the real truth in what you’re saying even when you had no idea! She has excellent tricks for staying positive and being a self-advocate. I had aha moments every time we spoke. Shelley’s like a therapist, coach and mentor all rolled up in one!”
-Barb Heinrich, Arlington Heights, IL
“I have been working with Shelley on and off for almost three years. At first, I was skeptical about telephone coaching, but from the moment I heard her voice I felt a great connection. Her background in counseling and business helped me get at the underlying cause of the problem, which was my reaction to certain types of situations. We bring so much baggage into our work life. Shelley showed me how it affected my relationships with co-workers and then helped me develop strategies to deal with those difficult situations. I quickly felt at ease with having the sessions on the phone and Shelley was always accessible between sessions if I needed her. I truly wish I would have worked with her at the beginning of my career. It would have saved me so much stress and heartache.”
-Cindy Reed, Whitefish Bay, WI
“When I first began working with Shelley, I wanted her to coach me on career issues, but I found that I was extremely comfortable discussing some personal life issues with her as well. Through the next year, I transitioned into the promotion at work that she had been coaching me through and then we began to tackle some personal problems. I noticed that she didn’t point me in one direction or another, she just led me through options that allowed me to come to logical conclusions about what steps were needed to create the kind of life I wanted to live. I now feel a great deal of peace about my life and the choices I’m making for myself. I would recommend working with Shelley to anyone who is seeking help for personal or professional issues. She has made all the difference for me!”
-Lori Golden, Chapel Hill, NC
“Shelley is the 'voice inside my head' that helps me figure out what I want to do and leads me to places where I sometimes don’t want to go, but ultimately, helps me grow as a person. Her experience and professionalism are evident in her coaching. At the same time, she is a warm, funny, comfortable person to confide in and get guidance from. I am definitely a better person as a result of my work with Shelley.”
-I.K., Chicago, IL