"Before I can tell my life what i want to do with it, i must listen to my life telling me who i am." Parker Palmer

What's your life telling you?

You are owning your dream and making it happen, but there are moments of self-doubt, imposter syndrome, debilitating stress, and even despair. You are playing big, but struggle with the cost it’s taking on you, your health, and the people you love most.  

This is a heavy load to bear and can bring untold amounts of stress and burnout. The answer isn’t to give more of yourself, the answer is to give from your True Self.

Navigating the constant tension of 'soul' and 'role' is the work of ambitious people. I am one of those people.

Together, we got this.

I've met and worked with some of the most wholehearted high-achievers of our generation, and now I want to work with you.

How I work

I teach time-tested skills from psychology that increase your awareness, as well as practical ways to modify your work so that it’s sustainable and more joyful.

With a community of support, we guide you back from burnout into your Big Self.   

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Sustainable Habits

Learn to apply practical wisdom from positive psychology, cognitive science, and mindfulness research to help you sustain your work for the long haul.

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Inner Genius

You already possess the wisdom, strength, and courage to solve your toughest problems and create bold moves. Learn to tap into your inner genius and use it in your work.

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Relationship-awareness

Whether on teams, in your organization, with a co-founder, or a life partner, learn how you show up in relationships, and how to do them better.

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Self-awareness

Transformation starts with self-awareness. You need to know what you're starting with -- who you are, what you value, and how your ego and shadow side can trip you up if you're not careful.

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Have any questions?

Schedule a workshop

Bring a Big Self workshop to entrepreneurs and leaders in your company or community. Let's talk about how we can customize an experience perfect for your group.

Book me to speak

Need someone to speak at your next event? TEDx and SXSW are a couple places I've had the privilege to speak. I'd love to add you to the list!

Join my digital community

The Big Self Society is where you can meet other wholehearted high- achievers and support each others' big work. This is also where I hang out to answer questions, do a weekly Facebook Live, and dole out all kinds of inspiration and practical advice.

Sign up for my weekly email

You'll get a weekly dose of my career and life lessons all in one spot. Plus, you'll be the first to know when my digital community launches!

Big Self Bootcamp

The Big Self Bootcamp is a 7-week course designed to help you get to the root cause of your burnout and take action steps toward creating a healthier, happier, more fulfilling way of working and living.

"Working with Shelley has been a real high point for me over the last year. She has helped me better understand where I am today, where I want to go, and how my strengths and weaknesses affect my team; undeniably making me a better leader."
Bill Brock
VP of engineering
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Who do I work with?

I work with entrepreneurs and business leaders as they navigate the mental and emotional challenges of operating a company.

Whether you are starting out, scaling up, or shutting down, it's critical to be self-aware, rooted in your values, and connected to a trusted tribe in order to be your Big Self through it all.

Entrepreneurs

You are building a company. Maybe you're building a movement. Build your dream without the burnout. It is possible.

Solopreneurs

The 24/7 demands in your work are overtaxing your reserves. And the isolation only makes it worse. Get the support you need to manage it all.

Business Leaders

You are critical to the success of your company, but only when you are leading from a place of authentic power, not depletion.

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