A former senior executive, association executive and professional engineer, Shelley is a leadership decision-making expert…and a recovering over-thinker. Today, she speaks and writes on infotuition® - the intersection of business pragmatics and gut feel. Making decisions in today's complex, uncertain environment requires both cognition and intuition and just the right balance between thinking and feeling. Shelley's work combines her executive experience, results from personal interviews with 77 leaders, and neuroscience to bring this powerful skill to you. She is the author of four books including her latest, Think Less, Live More. Lessons from a Recovering Over-Thinker.
Shelley is a sought-after speaker with hundreds of presentations to her credit including for national and international groups from 20 to 1000. She has published articles in Forbes, Fast Company, HuffPost Business, SmartBlog on Leadership, Realizing Leadership Magazine, CEO Magazine, ITE Journal, Thinking Highways and more. She is an ACC certified coach with the International Coach Federation and a certified trainer for Business DNA Behavior self-assessment tools, and completed training with the NeuroLeadership Institute. She is the incoming president of the National Speakers Association Washington, DC chapter. Shelley holds civil engineer and architecture degrees and an MBA. She is a registered professional engineer.
Shelley’s story is about having courage to trust your infotuition. That trust transformed her from a woman engineer to a woman executive, from over-thinker to decision-maker, and from having a dream to living her dream. After saving for five years, Shelley and her husband left their careers and moved to a Provençal village for ten months and traveled around the world before returning home to Annapolis, Maryland.