Leadership Coaching Clients

Susanna Morley

Director of Partnerships North East Asia at British Council

“As my coach and adviser, Shirley has worked with me to define and develop my leadership style. She has also helped me to overcome a chronic case of impostor syndrome so that I now have genuine confidence in my abilities. Over the past three years, she has been an excellent sounding board for how to resolve challenging work situations and provided sound advice that has enabled me to make good career development decisions. She is patient, empathetic and wise, and clearly has a talent for supporting women to reach their full professional potential. I highly recommend her services.“

Tracy-Alero Doyle

Finance Director

“Shirley is an inspiring, effective and empowering leader. I had the benefit of meeting Shirley at a Women’s Empowerment event where I moderated and she was the speaker on the topic of ‘Personal Branding’. In addition, I worked with Shirley as a Career Coach. I found her advice to be specific and helpful. She has an extensive network, which she leverages to support her clients. Shirley is a great sounding board who challenges her clients to be fully responsible for their career outcomes while offering proactive support. Shirley’s services are invaluable and I would gladly recommend her as a financial services executive coach.”

Jane Forster

Director of Marketing and Communications at North London Collegiate School, Korea

“Shirley was my coach and advisor when I was returning to full time work (and moving countries yet again!) She was patient, calm, sensible and sensitive and taught me many different ways of looking at things. We talked before the application process, during it and afterwards. I have been able to talk to Shirley about many professional situations and issues over the last 4 years and she has always given me excellent advice. I’ve moved jobs again and Shirley advised me through this and offered lots of clear and wise advice. Working with Shirley has improved my knowledge and enhanced my professional development.”

Natasha Petit O’Connor

Sales and Marketing Manager

“Shirley’s advice and experience was instrumental to rebuilding my confidence in regards to returning to the workforce after a long hiatus. Shirley will make you feel at ease and guide you through the process of creating a personal brand through CV writing, social media tools and interviewing tips. Definitely someone you want at your side to help you navigate through career choices at these uncertain times.”

Helena Fung

Head of Sustainable Investment, APAC, at FTSE Russell

“Shirley’s coaching was extremely helpful in planning a significant career move and she provided terrific advice and feedback throughout the process. Shirley is warm, empathetic and highly experienced both as a career advisor and in the professional arena. Her background in banking and financial services meant she was able to bring very relevant insights and different perspectives. I greatly valued Shirley’s support and recommend her highly as a career coach.“

Candice Li

Legal Officer at HSBC

“After a career break of more than ten years away from the workforce, I was in need of help and Shirley was there for me. She worked with me to reaffirm my skills and values which I could present to potential employers. She coached me through each stage of the process and her help turned out to be material for the position I was offered by a multinational investment bank. Shirley can be invaluable to anyone who is at a turning point in their career. I highly recommend her service to anyone in need.”

Holly McGhee

Diversity and Inclusion Lead, EY

“Shirley has been an excellent partner for EY FSO APAC to advance our women in leadership strategy and associated activities. I found Shirley very collaborative and keen to understand our specific needs to then develop an appropriate response. I liked Shirley’s bespoke approach to D&I and brings deep knowledge of the subject and industry. Feedback on the Steps for Success program workshop has been incredibly positive and I’m looking forward to expanding this into 2020. Thanks for all your support to EY & me personally”

Corporate Workshop Clients

Workshops for Women Leaders:

“The course, via the coach and the interaction with other women peers was a wakeup call to take action.”

“The workshop was excellent. Shirley was a great presenter and her stories provoked me to reflect. The delivery was easy to understand, and the 5 ways are all immediately actionable. The sharing by the participants was useful. It was itself a networking event too. I am going to share the Personal Brand with my team, and the resources for keeping up with the skills.”

“I really enjoyed this session and have a lot of actions. This was the first time in over 10 years when I actually took the time to focus on my career.”

“The course, via the coach and the interaction with other women peers was a wakeup call to take action.”

“The workshop was excellent. Shirley was a great presenter and her stories provoked me to reflect. The delivery was easy to understand, and the 5 ways are all immediately actionable. The sharing by the participants was useful. It was itself a networking event too. I am going to share the Personal Brand with my team, and the resources for keeping up with the skills.”

“I would like to thank you for coming up with that topic. It was very insightful. I absolutely learned a lot which I know would help me in conquering the struggles I face every day as a working mom. I really commend Northern Trust for showing how important the partners are by conducting this kind of Webinar. I hope to attend more of your informative sessions.”

“I loved this session. I really learned a lot. I am not yet a parent myself, but I have parent partners in my team and this would help me manage them better. More sessions to come please. I highly encouraged my parent partners and Team Leaders to attend.”

“Nerice was an excellent facilitator and made me realise that I needed to focus more on self-care to be a more effective leader at work.”

Inclusion and Diversity Workshops:

“Great discussions at group level – lots of experience and interesting perspectives brought to the table.”

“This should be rolled out companywide.”

“Great to take time to do the exercises and exchange ideas about how to solve our issues.”