Director & Head of Coaching
New Zealand |
Shelley is a Director in YSC’s Australia & NZ team, having joined YSC in the London office in 2005. She is a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about evolving YSC’s coaching practices to stay at the forefront of a rapidly growing industry. As Head of Coaching, she is a member of the Global Practice Leadership team. Interested in change and leadership transitions, she developed YSC’s Resilience Dynamic model.
Shelley began her career as a Psychologist in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, where specialised in organisational behaviour and aviation psychology. She was involved in aircrew selection, peace-keeping deployments, performance coaching and Critical Incident management. In 2003, she moved to the UK where she initially worked in the public sector as a Learning and Development Manager.
Since joining YSC in 2005 in the London office, she has worked closely with clients across the financial services, aviation, mining, retail and FMCG industries to develop bespoke talent and leadership solutions. She works as a strategic partner to her clients to shape solutions at the individual, team and organisation level.
In relation to coaching, she typically works with senior executives and high potential leaders. Her coaching style is pragmatic, business focused and individually tailored, moving between support and constructive challenge. She develops her clients capability to maintain and build on the coaching outputs after the engagement is completed. She has had people management and P & L accountability.
Outside of work, she values time with her family, travelling and keeping fit. She recently completed a Masters in Applied Science in Coaching Psychology from University of Sydney. She also holds a Masters in Arts in Psychology from University of Auckland.