Inspirational leadership starts with clarity.

The first step

The first step towards being the leader you want to be and having the career and life you want is clarifying what that means to you.

When we are clear about who we are, what is most important to us, and what we aim to achieve, and we align what we are doing to that, everything becomes more possible, more enjoyable, and more meaningful.

Sounds simple… but my experience has shown me that, for most of us, this is easier said than done. Having it all – balancing a successful career and happy personal life while still finding time to invest in yourself and your well-being is a lot for any person to juggle and the daily struggle to balance it all is all too real.

If you find yourself feeling stretched thin, uncertain about your future, trapped in a career or situation you never expected, or longing to become a more impactful and effective leader, its time to take a step back and seek greater clarity.

Knowing where to start is often
the greatest challenge

My experience has shown me that, for busy leaders, making time and figuring out where to start is often overwhelming and thinking about critical issues gets put on the ‘to do later’ list.

I developed my CORE framework to help leaders break down some big questions into bite size pieces, building on small changes that are manageable in the context of their lives.

Engaging in executive coaching and utilising my CORE framework, tools, and resources can help you be the leader you aspire to be, building the future you desire by assisting you in clarifying what that truly means for you and the best path for you to get there.

What is the CORE framework?

The CORE framework consists of four interconnected parts aimed at providing leaders with a practical way to begin addressing some fundamental questions and achieve greater clarity for themselves, their teams and organisations. The framework supports thinking about desired future and current context and how to create and sustain positive change. The CORE Framework comprises four key building blocks below.

Strengthening clarity and utilising the CORE framework will help you:

  • Be an authentic and effective leader
  • Influence and inspire others
  • Communicate with impact
  • Identify areas where change will be beneficial
  • Take control of your career and direction

What can you expect from coaching?

You can expect a safe and nurturing space for personal growth and development.
Coaching allows you to delve into your strengths and areas for improvement,
enhancing your self-awareness and self-confidence as a leader.

As a coach, I will help you to:


Strengthen clarity about your aspirations, your core values and what a great future looks like for you


Recognise where you are now, what will help you and what may get in your way

Take action

Implement the changes that will take you towards the future you envisage

Who do I coach?

My clients include executives and emerging leaders from a wide range of industries including Financial Services, Healthcare, Professional Services, Pharmaceutical, Mining, Construction and Real Estate and Public Sector across Europe, UK, USA and Asia Pacific.

They are highly accountable individuals responsible for leading teams and organisations to achieve results.

Coaching has helped them to:

  • Become better, more impactful and authentic leaders
  • Increase self-confidence and self-belief
  • Consider and address challenges
  • Manage difficult conversations and navigate complexity
  • Strengthen communication with their teams, peers and managers
  • Develop greater emotional intelligence and self-awareness
  • Create better life balance, manage stress and juggle multiple demands
  • Reclaim time by focusing on their priorities and direction
  • Clarify what’s most important to them
  • Feel more empowered, living and working with purpose.

How does it work?

A typical coaching engagement with me is made of a number of elements:

Conversations with the coaching client, their manager, and/or sponsor to thoroughly explore the coaching objectives and establish a strong foundation.

Individual coaching sessions with the coaching participant. Cadence and duration of sessions is agreed with the client to meet their specific needs.

Suggested resources that support reflection and action between sessions to support development in a variety of ways.

Clarity at your CORE
is the starting point.

You will spend some time getting crystal clear about your direction and values, building self-awareness to understand where you are now, how you come across to others, what is working for you, what isn’t and why. This clarity will help you focus on the areas that will have the biggest impact for you.

Megan Warner

“I really enjoyed Shelly’s style, getting to the core of any issue quickly. Shelly supported me getting the outcomes that worked both for me and my values as well as my business.”

Megan Warner

Leah Gabolinscy

“Shelly is an exceptional executive coach. Her engaging style and objective observations helped me problem solve and learn more about myself as a leader. Authentic, thought provoking and challenging, Shelly has been able to provide clarity and focus me on my professional purpose and aspirations”

Leah Gabolinscy

Towa Jexmark

“To start coaching sessions with Shelly is one of my best decisions. She helps me to sort out my own thoughts and to handle my complex work much better. I have gotten useful tools to use in my daily work. I am always looking forward to our sessions, and it actually works perfect to interact even if I am physically in Sweden and Shelly in Australia.”

Towa Jexmark

Dr Jess Murphy

“Shelly has been engaged as a coach on multiple Sponsorship programs over the past 12 months, coaching 40 leaders across 3 different clients and regions. Shelly has consistently demonstrated the ability to establish strong trust and rapport quickly with individuals, coaching using technology. Her style along with her depth of experience ensures she connects individual insights with actions challenging leaders to progress their leadership development. Shelly can be relied upon to utilise her consulting experience to then create further value through organisational insights on key thematics.”

Dr Jess Murphy

Dr. Kristy Zwickert

“Thank you for your amazing listening ear, your capacity to help us see things differently, and for your warmth, wisdom and encouragement. I want you to know that I have found your investment in us to be a very worthwhile component of the experience – the chance to take a step aside and analyse workplace and personal events, experiences and feelings. It was a pleasure to work with you! ”

Dr. Kristy Zwickert


"Shelly is an intuitive, pragmatic coach with an approach that is strongly informed by professional experience, insights and learnings. Our work together helped me develop valuable new perspectives on my current situation and gave me simple, yet highly impactful actions I could put in place to make the changes I was seeking."

- Leanne Anderson

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