THOUGHTS ON WRITING
JOY & BADASSERY
On New Year’s Day 2017, I wrote advice to my children. Four years later I decided to sit down and do it again – a bit of an experiment to see how my advice had changed over 4 years. As it turns out? A lot. The advice I gave them in 2017 remained true but it was...
What are your best indicators of wellness? I've realised that one of my best indicators of well-being is the condition of my plants. After decades of motherhood, almost all of them while grieving, depressed, in a bad marriage or just plain lonely, I probably attempted...
So I've been running my business for almost a decade. It's been a riiiiiiiiiide, let me tell you! It's been a ride I've adored, and so I've heard myself say, many times, that I don't buy into that work-life balance bullshit. Why? Because if you LOVE what you do, it...
Shelly joins Money Mentalist Lynda Moore in her new fireside chat series, to get real about our relationship with money. As women in business, we can have challenges around valuing ourselves and charging our worth. If you’re looking for some clarity around the choices you make with your dollar bills, listen in!
Shelly joins Identify Marketing expert Rachel Klaver to discuss this book and Mike’s money management system for small business owners. Together they share what it is, how it works, and why it’s a great choice for you! As they share the amazing wins they’ve had implementing his processes, you’ll learn that making a profit and paying bills and taxes on time is actually possible!
Shelly joins Visible Thread CEO Evelyn Wolf in her Modern Workplace Woes series, to talk email communication. Learn how empathy and plain language can remove your email pain. Learn the value of focusing on the needs of your reader and walk away knowing how to write better emails that will get things done!
Shelly joins the stellar team at Blue Sky Recruitment to get real about what a truly authentic brand can do! Are you doing YOU? Bravely? Unapologetically? Are you courageous enough to be fully transparent with the world?
Shelly joins the awesome crew @TheHitsDrive, Stace, Mike and Anika for a quick chat about the benefits of speaking and writing in our simplest form. Because when we cut through the bullshit (#corporatewankspeak) with #plainlanguage we build trust! We put the ‘human’ back into our comms!
Shelly joins Ali and Jerrod in a lockdown bubble convo between Denver, COL and NZ as they discuss living life with purpose through her badassery lens. Shelly shares her journey of self-discovery, acceptance and love, and her mission to help others find their JOY!
A korero on being your authentic self while smashing misconceptions. Learning to stand in YOUR truth, being a strong wahine in business and the tensions in serving the kaupapa. Where do the “prerequisites” for moko kauae come from, and why do we use them as weapons? We also dive into racism, acknowledging that it is alive when wāhine mau Moko and what it is to be challenged as a fair wahine.
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?
Want me on your podcast?
(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 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.Jos Fryer12/02/2018
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'.
- Common sense
- Very, very, easy to understand.
- And, funny.
But most of all, she understood us.
We're all waiting for the next installment!Maxine Moana Tuwhangai7/01/2019