Whose world have I rocked?

Shelly Davies

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.

That’s me.

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.


In-person Training

Bring Shelly in-house to work her magic with your team. No glazed-over eyes in these trainings – your team will leave feeling more energised about good writing than you ever thought possible. And their documents will be epic! 


Shelly’s the unforgettable keynote you’re looking for to set the tone for your entire event. Real, raw, and cutting straight to the heart, she secretly might be the love-child of P!nk and Brene Brown. See for yourself…

Online Courses

Hold on to your hats, LinkedIn Police, because at the School of unProfessional Writing, Shelly’s telling ALL the truth about writing that works in business today. It’s not formal or stuffy. It’s human. Get unschooled now! 

Write Better Emails

Imagine emails that save you time. Shitloads of it. Imagine emails that people read, read fast, and reply to at lightning speed. Imagine emails that can influence the way people receive your message. Well, you can, and neuroscience explains why.

What people say

  • I found Shelly's course really helpful. The content and presentation is clear and insightful, and I am using the things I picked all the time in my day to day work.

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    Stuart Crosswell
  • We love Shelly! When looking for someone to help our company with our writing and communication skills, Shelly was recommended multiple times. We put our entire team through her coaching and we are now signing all our new starters up for her online Email Communications course to ensure everyone is communicating in the same consistent, clear and well structured way. She's great - highly recommended!

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    Liz Knight
  • Shelly Davies rocks your socks off.

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    Kawarau Ngaia
  • A day with Shelly is a day well spent

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    Scott Ebbett
  • Awesome and practical training, which left me with tools that I could apply immediately. Less waffle here I come!

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    Paul Evans
  • Extremely useful skills for day-to-day business writing. Can see marked improvement in efficiency already - in both my own work and that of others in the course. Hilarious presentation style that got everyone involved.

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    Hannah Liddell
  • Shelly is great. She makes the content interesting, easy to understand, and easy to put in to practice. Plain English is her thing!

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    Tania Nutira
  • Shelly’s style of teaching is like finding that book you’ve been waiting ages to read. You finally get it, read it, front to back and back again then BAM, can't wait for the sequel. Nga mini uni Shelly😉

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    Ferinica Foreman
  • Shelly is awesome at what she does and makes learning fun.

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    Aaron Botherway
  • Very engaging and interactive training. Learnt some very practical and handy tips for writing emails and reports. Recommended!

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    Atefeh P