business writing, training, keynote speaker
for rockstar communication at work and in life (also known as: how to be a joyful badass)
They made me put that there. For SEO.
But that’s the kind of smart businesswoman you want to work with, right? Someone who knows how things work. Someone who knows how to use words IN ANY CONTEXT. Look – you’re here because you need some writing training at work or you need a very expensive but results-guaranteed writer. Or you need a freaking high energy, work-a-room even during conference-afternoon-graveyard-shifts speaker.
I’ve always done 2 things: Writing. And. Teaching.
And I’ve always delivered those with Rockstar-level magnetism. For reals.
I’m the popping candy of the corporate training world.
So what you have right now is me in my zone. My happy space. My wheel house. My sweet spot.
And what you get is someone who trains about 1,000 people each year in business to WRITE BETTER. Better emails, reports, policies, procedures, user manuals, web copy, marketing collateral, customer service comms. You name it, I help people do it better.
And what you also get is someone who can come into a room of strangers who don’t want to be there and think they have better places to be, un-train them from most of what they ever learned about writing, end up having discussions on empathy, vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and have them leave the room saying it’s the best training they’ve ever done in their life.
WHY can I do all this?
25 years of writing, publishing, and teaching with entertainer-diplomat-extraordinaire sparkle. Plus a shitload of insight into the psychology of humans, especially how they interact with text. How readers behave. Because, you know what makes a document successful? IT DOES WHAT IT’S SUPPOSED TO DO.
If you’re sick of wasting time at work, let’s talk.
If you’re sick of shitty documents and you just want me to fix them, let’s talk.
Or if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind, joyful badass speaker to leave a lasting impact, let’s talk.
What people say
I found Shelley to be a highly entertaining presenter. Teaching plain English is her passion and her mission. She excels at it.
Awesome training and advice Shelly, it's totally changed my approach to report writing and I'm getting great feedback from clients!
Shelly has lot to offer!! Whether you are a novice starting your career, or a pro looking to refine you writing style, Shelly can help you! Learn to be more direct, communicate more clearly, and get what you want out of your written interactions. Shelly's tips cover the full spectrum from simple emails to comprehensive policy documents.
An amazing course, filled with exuberance and insights. Apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks!!!l Back to work inspired and enthused - cheers Shelly, you're bloody awesome! (came back and contracted this last sentence....haha)
Shelly came to tell what would work in the world of communication. We were a bit "ho hum" about the whole thing. However, we were not expecting to be 'wowed'. Shelly is: - Inspiring - Relevant - Current - Engaging - Common sense - Professional - Very, very, easy to understand. - And, funny. But most of all, she understood us. We're all waiting for the next installment!
Sheilly is a true inspiration, learnt so much from the time I spent with on the Professional Writing course, changed the way I communicate, just fantastic!!!