Experience & Background
Shirley worked in Theatre in Education, Sales and Recruitment before setting up Evolve in 1995.
Shirley uses Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment, which focuses on creating the conditions in which people think best. The Thinking Partnership process has a refined tool for identifying and removing limiting assumptions. The Thinking Environment is Shirley’s touchstone for Leadership Development.
Shirley has worked with John Adair and has developed knowledge of how to train Action Centred Leadership at Team and Operational levels.
Shirley is a Coach and Coach Supervisor. Shirley graduated in 2011 with a Masters in Coaching Supervision.
Shirley works extensively in Higher Education as an Associate for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. Shirley delivers the Research Team Leader Programme, the Future Leaders Programme, The Thinking Environment Masterclass and Difficult Conversations.
Shirley has been a regular contributor to the OPCW Associate Programme since 2002.
Shirley started coaching young entrepreneurs for The New Entrepreneurs Foundation in November 2013.