What Others Are Saying
Having Shelley as my coach has been such an amazing gift She has taught me to quiet my mind and follow my heart, relieving me of several years of constant anxiety. She has been a strong force of positive energy and acceptance in my life, even during the times when I judged and didn’t accept myself.
My breakthrough marked a huge turning point in my life. Before, I was not consciously aware of all of my negative beliefs and emotions. Now I am aware and know that my emotions are here to teach me about myself, and that it’s actually a good thing to let myself feel them. I have learned to use my negative emotions to learn what my heart needs. Realizing that I really do already have all of my answers gave me a great sense of security, power, and love for myself.
Shelley teaches from her heart and with love. She is the perfect example of a teacher who “shows you where to look but doesn’t tell you what to see.” She has led me to a place of peace and helped change my perception of the world in such a way that everywhere I look, I see beauty. I am so thankful for Shelley and so blessed to have such a strong, positive influence in my life.
~ Shanna Sharp, Rogers, Arkansas
Shelley is a magnificent coach. I felt completely comfortable and safe working with her, and she guided me through my breakthrough with passion and caring. I knew the entire time that she believed in me, and she guided me to really believe in myself. She kept my end results in mind throughout the process and guided me towards them with purpose.
With Shelley’s guidance I have transformed my life and have been brought into solution. I have completely let go of beliefs and emotions that I had for 20 years that were limiting my success. I am now moving forward exponentially compared to where I was before. She has given me tasks that reinforce the transformation I have made, and has helped me with creating new strategies for success.
My experience with Shelley has been life-changing and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to reach their highest potential for business and personal success.
Jen Mullhall, Owner, Thrive 365, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill — the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill — you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” ~ The Matrix
What if everything you know in life, is not exactly as you expected?
I find it funny how sometimes irony takes a break, and we find ourselves serendipitously meeting the one person who can lead us out of our comfort zone. That is exactly what happened to me when I met Shelley.
At first, I was in awe of her communication skills, easygoing, straightforward woman, with a knack for the quick comment, the conversation ending type of comment. Not in a negative sense, of course, more like the I-need-to-process-this-new-information type of comment – the type that makes you stop and be introspective, the kind that pushes you out of your shell and into the wild. Then you resume the conversation with a light so powerful inside of you, there cannot be any doubt, your life has changed in a split second.
I think if you’re fortunate, you will find one or two people like that in your life. One who is not afraid to let you know who she is and what she thinks, even if that makes you a little squeamish.
I put the quote from one of my favorite movie characters, that of Morpheus, a person so in tune with himself, that he was able to see greatness in others, even when they themselves are incapable of doing so, because that’s exactly what Shelley does.
To see it in yourself, you need to be able to disconnect from what you “think” you are, to become what you already are underneath the many layers of limitations you believe. That is precisely what the life changing moment you experience with Shelley is all about, a fresh take on your own personal paradigms.
Do or do not, there is no trying.
Those words were given to me by Shelley a while ago. The person I was when I first met her, is nowhere near the person I am today. I know I am a work in progress. I know there is work to be done. I also no longer regard my place in life as struggling day to day, or as one who sees difficulty ahead. I now know better. I don’t try, I plan and I do. At first, it is painful to let go of old habits, but once you realize you grow with it, you start welcoming change as a learning experience, an exercise in letting go, letting go of all the baggage you carry around that drags you down.
It is as easy or as hard as you decide it is, Shelley once said to me. Well, nothing is more true than that.
Thank you Shelley, for believing in me, and in doing so, making me realize I can too, believe in myself.
~ Juan Carlos Limas, Tijuana, Mexico
As we tread our path through the often bizarre twists and turns that life throws at us, we often come across people who are “vexations to the spirit”, people whose role in life seems to be to make life difficult for others.
But, very occasionally, one comes across a gem, someone who sparkles in the firmament, someone whose very presence lights up the world around them. Someone when, from whom one sees a note or email, brings a smile to one’s face before that note is even read.
These people are as rare as hen’s teeth and need often to be nurtured, to be cherished as they too have their hurts and horrors but somehow they have retained an essence, a spirit of engagement and of joie de vivre that often belies the world they seem to inhabit.
Shelley Lundquist is just such a person. At the simple level, her prose and poetry explore feelings and areas that sweep the reader away from the mundane, into a world of word play, of nuance, of alluring alliteration that insists that her often testing words be read and enjoyed. Once Red’s word are read, you remain “read”. That Shelley also sees the wider good in the world, that she is willing to share her sense of wonder at what is right and true, that she is able to craft sentences and phrases that make one wish that one had half that craft and skill, makes her a delight to know and read.
I for one will be buying her anthology!
~ David Fitzpatrick, an ex-pat Welshman in Hertfordshire
Whereas most people are prone to judgment, Shelley practices the art of discernment. Because of this, she has a unique ability to see the intangible – both obstacles and opportunities, and respond to both with inspired creativity. This makes her a capable leader, an insightful mentor, but best of all – it makes her deeply connected to all that is.
No matter the endeavor, Shelley can be counted on to infuse it with vibrant enthusiasm.
As a writer, Shelley sparkles. She combines a fiery passion, a strong intuitive sense, a profound intellect and a deep sensitivity to convert words into images and emotions. Her writing bears her unmistakable stamp of renegade style and classic integrity.
I feel honoured and privileged to have known Shelley in business, community and especially in friendship as she is one of those rare individuals who defines authenticity.
~ Cathryn Vrancic, Aurora, ON
Shelley was absolutely the ideal coach and mentor for me. She is dynamic, forward-thinking and very knowledgeable in all aspects of business development. Shelley believed in me and she kept me on track. She was always there to help me find solutions to any challenge and she helped me develop the skills I needed to grow my business and take it to a new level. Anybody lucky enough to have Shelley as a coach will be sure to achieve success!
~ Sina Ghashghaei, , Toronto, ON, Canada