Shelley has led successful leadership development training and coaching programs for the following companies and educational Institutions:
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“I have found this career coaching experience incredibly enriching and valuable in particular as I have begun to internalize the questioning approach in my own reflections on issues that I face. Shelley has a very open and engaging approach to coaching which elicits trust and confidence very early on. She was also very persistent and good at keeping me on topic, encouraging deeper thought when perhaps an obvious answer is not immediately obvious to me, helping me to think more broadly.”
“Outstanding is not a strong enough word for how strong Shelley Pernot’s career coaching skills are! Working with her is a joy, in addition to enlightening, inspiring and helpful. After each session, I come with away with more clarity on my own purpose and how to bring more of what I want into my life, both professionally and personally.”
“The career coaching has caused some dramatic positive changes in my life. I have actually made things happen and taken big steps that I was always afraid of taking before, after Shelley’s constant and persistent ‘what is stopping you?’ made me realize I was stopping myself.”
“Working with Shelley as my career coach, I have been able to achieve my goals of increasing my confidence within the work environment, developing a vision and plan for my career and communicating more effectively.”
“The career coaching has been extremely beneficial in getting me to recognize my strengths, and to use those in my communication with others. I feel that I now can communicate more effectively with leaders and specifically, with my line management. I have been able to move seamlessly to another position within the company and Shelley’s career coaching helped me to clarify questions I needed to ask to help with that transition. She’s great at pulling information out of me in order for me to address my fears and concerns!”
“Shelley took me through a number of exercises that got me thinking in a different frame of mind and gave me clarity on what I want my future to look like. What I like about my career coaching sessions with her is that when I suggest a topic and outcome I am looking for, she immediately has an exercise or discussion tactic to tackle that…This all tied into getting a clear mission statement that focused my thoughts into something real I can take action toward and not just a collection of thoughts.”
“Working with Shelley has changed the way I approach challenges. Throughout a set of very thoughtful questions and careful listening, Shelley helped me stay focused on the goals I wanted to achieve. The structured career coaching sessions allowed me to leverage my strengths and improve my on-the-job performance, also creating a momentum that reduced the timeline to achieve my goals. She helped me transition into my new role and to achieve my goals of improving the level of engagement with my peers and senior leadership.”
“I have found the career coaching experience incredibly enriching and valuable in particular as I have begun to internalize the questioning approach in my own reflections on issues that I face. Shelley has a very open and engaging approach to coaching which elicits trust and confidence very early on. She was also very persistent and good at keeping me on topic, encouraging deeper thought when perhaps an obvious answer is not immediately obvious to me, helping me to think more broadly.”
I came into contact with Shelley while looking to connect with career coaches and take the next step in my life. After a long and hard fought few years of running my own business I had reached a point of success and stability that should have made me happy and it didn't. Something was leaving me unfulfilled. After speaking with Shelley she directed me towards the Highlands Ability Battery, which is an assessment meant to help you identify your innate abilities and talents. It was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. By taking that assessment and through working with Shelley I was able to identify where some of my natural abilities weren't being used and how that led me to be unhappy. Now I'm shifting to a career and an industry that is fully enthralling and I couldn't be happier! I'm so thankful for running into Shelley when I did and that she was able to help me navigate a difficult time in my life. Thank you, Shelley!
I was fortunate enough to have group career and leadership coaching sessions from Shelley from 2018 - 2019. For me, the insights she relayed during our collaborative working sessions translated into relevant and thought provoking training which I find very useful for the business world.
Working with Shelley for career coaching has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in the past several years. After graduating from an MBA and facing the post-graduation confusion of what to do professionally, she expertly guided me in targeting what I want to do with the degree and where to begin. She was able to help me identify where I was confused mentally and emotionally and uncover best approaches to moving through existing blocks. I now have clarity around what specific career roles to apply to, why I would be a great fit for those roles, what my natural abilities are, how to leverage those abilities and how I want to balance career with other priorities in my life. She worked nothing short of magic with my CV, cover letter and LinkedIn profile ultimately helping me understand the value I have brought past positions and how I can best market myself to potential employers. Both gentle and direct, she helped me reframe limiting beliefs and perspectives so that I could achieve a major break through. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her. My life will certainly benefit for years to come.
Working with Shelley was one of the best decisions of my life (at it was definitely outside of my comfort zone)! She helped me focus during a time when I wanted to make a big career and life transition, but I wasn't sure how to start. Her style is friendly yet very professional and targeted. She obviously cares about making good use of her client's investment of time and money. I am sure I will use her again in the future.
Working with Shelley was very enlightening! Through her assessments, patience, and thought-provoking questions, I figured out why I do the things I do. I began to accept that it is ok to be "me" and that my skills and knowledge are valuable! If you are trying to figure out what the next step in your life and career is, I would highly recommend working with Shelley.
My coaching experience with True North Coaching and Shelley, in particular, has been transformational. I love her style of leading me to find my own answers. I have found strength I forgot I had and learned to lead in a way that is more true to who I am as a person. I could not recommend her enough!
Shelley has been invaluable in helping me make a mid-life career change. Her effectiveness was immediately obvious in our first exploratory phone call – I told her my situation and goals, and she responded with a detailed, yet flexible conceptual plan. Her sessions allowed room and support to work through the emotions of a career change, but also required concrete deliverables that kept me moving forward on a productive path. Although my budget did not allow me to keep attending sessions past our initial plan, I accomplished everything that I needed and wanted to make a career transition with confidence. I also highly recommend the Highlands Ability Battery she suggests for career exploration – it was not cheap for someone like me with a career in the non-profit/public sector, but worth every penny. It is better than any other assessment that I have taken previously, which also speaks to her knowledge and skill in the field of professional coaching. I always looked forward to our sessions and hope to work with Shelley again for career coaching when I have established my new career. Thank you so much for your help!
Shelley has a very holistic approach to career management and was very effective at helping me focus on what I wanted to achieve and how to get there. She also has some valuable tools and connections that she willingly shares with her clients.
Soon after I began working with Shelley for career coaching in Austin, I knew significant and positive changes were occurring. The shackles and anchors that had made things unbearable for so long vanished. My frustration, dissatisfaction, and aimlessness were replaced with purpose, motivation, and confidence. Her excellent guidance, mentoring, and focus on introspection has proven invaluable. Working with her has impacted both my personal and professional development in a tremendous way. It was truly a transformative experience.
Shelley is simply fantastic. She has helped me considerably in my professional life. I have spoken with many professional "coaches" who often have a strong background in HR and can't relate to my circumstance. I value Shelley highly since she had a successful career in a global corporation which was not fulfilling to her, so she decided to venture in a new direction to start her own business.
Shelley's company (True North) reminds me of the Northern Star, which was used by escaping slaves as a guide for their freedom.
Shelley has helped me discover who I am in my core, set a course for my journey, and accompany me to navigate the challenging obstacles (often the obstacle is ME), and to not settle.
With the hectic pace in today’s society, I found myself enduring life instead of enjoying life. Working with Shelley at True North Coaching and Development has taught me the importance of mindfulness to enjoy the present as well as find peace of mind. She has become my accountability partner that has enabled me to look at the world through a more meaningful perspective to find clarity with respect to my business and purpose in life. With her help I am back on a successful and enjoyable track in my journey in life.
I cannot say enough good things about Ms. Pernot and her career coaching. Right out of college, I was lost and void of confidence about where my post-graduate life was going to go. This system really helped me develop professional and personal confidence while guiding me towards a path I can really be proud of. I am ready to make the most out of my career choice, and I couldn’t have done it without her program.