THOUGHTS ON WRITING
JOY & BADASSERY
I was sitting on my deck listening to cicadas and watching the mānuka swaying in the breeze. Some of these trees have been here since before I was born. Others I’ve watched spring from the earth and climb high, high, high until they’re taller than me. Many of them are...
Is that little mess just evidence of your growth? So I redid my office recently and made it all beautiful and I’m a bit in love with it cos I’m so good with making spaces functional but not pretty but I won’t bore you with all the details (*aaaand breathe*). My pretty...
And that’s not clickbait. Writing saves lives. Actual lives. So when accountants bring me in and call my work a soft skill, that fucks me off. But anyway… that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to talk about my growing list of names of people whose lives my...
Learn how to in how to communicate like a real person (instead of creating emails using corporate-speak!). Superstar trainer, ambassador in badassery, motivational powerhouse and straight shooter from way back – Shelly Davies is so worth listening to! Her story of her coming to understand her own power, and standing in her own truth is incredibly inspiring.
Reece Reilly spoke with Writing and Communications Trainer Shelly Davies about how to improve your writing and training as well as other topics such as Maori, Profanity, Racism and more. This long-form video podcast will take you on a real journey!
The bullsh*t belief — “You can be either rich or a good person, but not both” — negatively impacted how much Shelly Davies charged for her services. And led to shortchanging herself to the tune of thousands of dollars each day.
Add that up over time and… well… you can do the math.
Shelly Davies is living a dream she didn’t know she had – helping people live more fully, more authentically, and more in their truth. She does this with a lot of laughs, her new traditional Māori chin tattoo, and a fair amount of curse words sprinkled liberally through everything she does, even her website. Shelly’s story is one of loving self through dead husbands, depression, obesity, single parenting, running an #accidentallyawesome business, and even, much to her equal dismay and delight, grandparenting.
Tune into this episode of the Courageous Self-Care Podcast to hear Shelly Davies’ powerful story of parenting, overcoming shame and authenticity.
An honest account of the pain and self doubt that parenting can bring. Listen to Shelly talk about the perfect recipe for disaster that she experienced as a mother. Profound and vulnerable sharing in this podcast.
You know all those “rules” you were taught in school about “good writing?” They were lies. Our focus today needs to go beyond grammar and punctuation, and towards clarity and understanding. What works for real people? And what really ARE the rules?
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(I’ve got SO MUCH to say!)
Boy do I have stories to tell. Yes, I’ve run a fucking amazing business for 7 years now, and YES I want other people to feel THIS POWERFUL in their own universe. I can talk business. Money. Marketing. Brand. Authenticity. Vulnerability. Courage. Someone might have suggested I’m New Zealand’s Brene Brown *blush*. I can talk parenting, divorce, dead husbands, depression, obesity and weight loss surgery, family court, addictions, SERIOUS mental health.
I mean fuck. I’ve lived. What can I say? You don’t become a joyful badass rockstar through a boring, not-much-happened kinda life. So let’s talk.
What people say
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!!!
Awesome training and advice Shelly, it's totally changed my approach to report writing and I'm getting great feedback from clients!
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)
I found Shelley to be a highly entertaining presenter. Teaching plain English is her passion and her mission. She excels at it.
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.