TESTIMONIALS

EXECUTIVE COACHING

Working with Gisele has been the most impactful area of my professional development over the course of my career. Our coaching has opened up my views, increased my confidence and made my work consistently enjoyable. Working with Gisele has been a huge impact not because she is a coach, because she is Gisele. Before working with her I felt like a sailboat with no rudder. Now I have a rudder behind my boat, allowing me to steer in the direction I want to go. This has been one of the most helpful things I have ever done.

Executive, Financial Services

Gisele changed my whole life. She pushed me to figure out what I wanted to do with my career and what I wanted out of life, then she helped me get there. Her ability to run the most important meeting for the launch of my new organization was extraordinary. People still refer to it as the best meeting they have ever attended.

SVP/Head of Merchant Services, Financial Services Company

Gisele’s quiet confidence and years of experience act like a rudder, helping executives and teams exponentially grow and develop while navigating uncertain and often emotionally charged waters.

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Software Company

Gisele is a fantastic coach! I have increased confidence and motivation to change behavior with tools/models/steps to follow.  She is terrific at assessing group dynamics and coaching you to come up with simple and specific plans to chip away at change. She’s also very effective in bridging the gap between model behavior and communication skills, and coaching you to own authentic/effective delivery to suit given situations and objectives.

SVP, Financial Services Company

I found Gisele’s approach to focus on “me”, asking questions and adding comments that prompted self-reflection in new ways, extremely helpful and inspiring.  I’ve been able to take charge of both my career and life goals and make real, noticeable, differences; I truly appreciate that.

Finance Director, Pharmaceutical Company

I’ve led HR organizations for over 20 years and have never come across a coach as strong and effective as Gisele Shelley. She’s highly intuitive, smart and has a super-human level of E.Q. There are many things I appreciate about Gisele but to name a few is that she’ll go where the team needs to go (vs. following her own agenda), she won’t let you off the hook which leads to ​true ​growth and she’s a terrific partner when spanning the big picture of organizational performance or the nuance of individual relationships. Gisele will always be ​a partner I turn to. If you’re thinking about hiring her to work with you or your team, do it!

SVP HR, Retail Company

Gisele is a phenomonal executive coach and team consultant. I learned an enormous amount of self-awareness and realization on how much a leader impacts the team. In line with that, I have a strong understanding of my responsibilities and accountabilities as a leader. Something that makes Gisele different — she has helped me be a better person … way beyond just work.

President, Consumer Products Company

Intuitive and experienced, provocative and wise, engaging and objective are the words that come to mind. Wanting to protect my team, I was bogged down which distracted me from being an effective leader. When I took that weight off my shoulders THAT created opportunity for my team. THAT created time:  time to BE an effective leader, time to listen, and time to learn and develop. It also created the space to be present and more time for family. When I let go, it was LIBERATING and EXCITING. I could not have imagined a better partner than Gisele to support me in navigating this leadership journey.

Associate General Counsel, Financial Services Company

If you want an easy ride and have no real intentions for self-improvement, don’t pick Gisele as your coach.  She is sharp, insightful and will hold up the mirror. She will give you tangible tools for becoming a better leader and invaluable perspectives for all aspects of your life. She does this in a warm, authentic and engaging way. I cannot say enough about how valuable her coaching has been for me both personally and professionally. Perhaps my actions speak louder than words. I continue to work with Gisele, not only when promoted internally, but after I left the organization.

SVP R&D, Consumer Foods Company

LEADERSHIP TEAM COACHING

When I formed a new leadership team to take our company to the next level, I knew we would need help. Having known Gisele for more than a decade and engaged in group coaching with her, I believed that she would be the right partner to the team. We are in the midst of working with Gisele to become a high-performing leadership team, and I’m already seeing significant benefits of our work with her. With humor, a no-nonsense style, and decades of experience working with top executives, she has helped us see what has been holding us back and given us valuable tools for communicating and growing our effectiveness as individual leaders and as a team. The work we have done is already helping us work more effectively and efficiently by enabling us to fast-track key decisions, increase accountability and create a breakthrough in how we engage together.

CEO, Professional Services Company

I’ve led HR organizations for over 20 years and have never come across a coach as strong and effective as Gisele Shelley. She’s highly intuitive, smart and has a super-human level of E.Q. There are many things I appreciate about Gisele but to name a few is that she’ll go where the team needs to go (vs. following her own agenda), she won’t let you off the hook which leads to ​true ​growth and she’s a terrific partner when spanning the big picture of organizational performance or the nuance of individual relationships. Gisele will always be ​a partner I turn to. If you’re thinking about hiring her to work with you or your team, do it!

SVP HR, Retail Company

Gisele is a phenomenal executive coach and team consultant. I learned an enormous amount of self-awareness and realization on how much a leader impacts the team. In line with that, I have a strong understanding of my responsibilities and accountabilities as a leader. Something that makes Gisele different — she has helped me be a better person … way beyond just work.

President, Consumer Products Company

Gisele is probably the best facilitator I’ve seen in terms of being focused on outcomes and yet steering with a light touch and injecting humor and levity in an ideal manner. I would recommend Gisele to lead any group of any level and stature. In fact if I could clone her, I would produce “10 Gisele’s” to work in our organization.

Head of Executive Coaching, Industrial Products Company

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP

Intuitive and experienced, provocative and wise, engaging and objective are the words that come to mind. Wanting to protect my team, I was bogged down which distracted me from being an effective leader. When I took that weight off my shoulders THAT created opportunity for my team. THAT created time:  time to BE an effective leader, time to listen, and time to learn and develop. It also created the space to be present and more time for family. When I let go, it was LIBERATING and EXCITING. I could not have imagined a better partner than Gisele to support me in navigating this leadership journey.

Associate General Counsel, Financial Services Company

If you want an easy ride and have no real intentions for self-improvement, don’t pick Gisele as your coach.  She is sharp, insightful and will hold up the mirror. She will give you tangible tools for becoming a better leader and invaluable perspectives for all aspects of your life. She does this in a warm, authentic and engaging way. I cannot say enough about how valuable her coaching has been for me both personally and professionally. Perhaps my actions speak louder than words. I continue to work with Gisele, not only when promoted internally, but after I left the organization.

SVP R&D, Consumer Foods Company

I realize that I am not alone. So many others are succeeding and struggling with similar issues. I experienced so many things from the other women in the room.

Program Participant

One of the best things I’ve ever done at my company. There were such key learnings and support to look at my life professionally and personally … I cannot convey how life changing this was.

Program Participant

This program was truly like no other and continues with you when you finish. It’s something I bring to my life on a daily basis. It gave me the opportunity to bond with women I work with and now have this connection with…it always continues. I have gotten more out of this course post-course because I keep digesting it.

Program Participant

I was very much the person who was “work me” and “home me”. This program brought to life that I’m not two different people. I got the ‘aha’ so I could see I needed to marry those two people. This was big because I was a workaholic and now I can balance those two parts of myself.

Program Participant

This program was extremely different from any other – it gave me time to reflect on me –professionally and personally. Nobody takes the time since we don’t have it, to get away and reflect. From there I was able to make sustainable life-changing practices that have significantly changed my impact as a leader.

Program Participant

Everyone who goes to the program is there for different reasons – for me I was struggling with doing the mom thing right and the work thing right. It was a balancing issue and I walked around with guilt all the time. It was permission to really talk about things with people with similar experiences. It gave me permission to own my decisions and now I can focus on being a leader with a completely different perspective.

Program Participant

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