“To be honest with you, I was so nervous to take yoga because I didn’t want to be judged. I felt nervous because I was heavy and I wasn’t going to be able to do it. I was so happy you weren’t a typical ballet, fit, yoga body type person. I was so thankful that the first class with you, all the people in class seemed comfortable. It was the comfort level I felt from your positive energy that made it feel so awesome. You were just what I needed.” - Linda S.
“I have known Shauna for the past two years but truly feel that I knew her before we actually met. What I mean is that Shauna understood me on such a visceral level, without much verbiage, that I felt instantly known when speaking to her. That is one of Shauna’s gifts—she makes you feel your own worth even before you can articulate yourself. Shauna approaches every situation without judgment. When I didn’t have the words, Shauna didn’t give them to me; she challenged me to be comfortable in the silence. And after I sat with the silence, Shauna gave me the guidance to explore it. Never to judge it, only to experience it. Shauna taught me the power of setting intentions. She encouraged me to consider what was possible and she dared me to experience that possibility, even when it felt scary and unknown. Shauna is a rarity. Shauna’s wisdom, her kindness, and her acceptance is inspiring. Knowing Shauna has made me a better person—more than that, knowing Shauna has made me want to always be a better version of myself.”
- Amanda, coaching client
Working with Shauna, allowed me to tap into strength from an aspect of life, spirituality, that I hadn’t explored before. I have worked a lot with executive coaches and with sports coaches, but this was my first experience working with a coach who specialized in spiritual life. I was honestly a bit skeptical, but I was intentionally redesigning my life from the perspective of what I wanted my personal legacy to be. So this stone was not going to be left unturned.
As with so many things, the timing was perfect. During our program, life presented with me with a number of challenges which I was struggling to reconcile with all of my experience to date. Shauna helped me stop my constant re-evaluation and practice trusting my instincts. I was able to reduce the amount of stress I experienced. I was more quick to move into my choice and decided with much more confidence. Even after a life-threatening scare, she helped me move out of “why” to “what is the gift?”. Because of our work together, I was able to be more clear and confident in work decisions. Direct access to my intuition and being able to fully trust it in high-pressure situations has allowed me to become more effective at everything I do.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with Shauna. And I am so lucky for the timing. There are no mistakes.
-A. Carleton, Managing Partner, SHIFT Coaching & Consulting