Shelley Essery is an Author, Entrepreneur, Certified Professional Life Coach, and Certified Law of Attraction Facilitator.
If you gave your past self some advice, what would you tell you?
I would tell myself to trust my inner wisdom. To believe in my own dreams and my ability to achieve them. To know that when I have faith in myself, anything is possible.
What is your favorite part of what you do?
I love brainstorming with my clients on all the possibilities and directions they can take their businesses. There is something incredibly special about witnessing an entrepreneur see their business through a different lens and discover infinite possibilities.
When I work with my clients, one of the first conversations we have is around their needs and what they require from their business to meet those needs. Your business must serve you before you can serve your clients. An amazing client experience begins with a happy entrepreneur so when those needs are met, the possibilities are endless.
What (or who) has been your greatest influence
I am truly fortunate to be surrounded by many successful entrepreneurs who have always been willing to support me by sharing both their experience and knowledge. Acquiring certain business skills is essential, however, to be successful an entrepreneur also needs to have strong “soft” skills.
I have learned many invaluable lessons on the importance of pairing my business skills with my interpersonal skills to realize greater success. Our greatest assets are experience and the ability to learn. I am incredibly grateful to my many mentors for sharing their hard-earned lessons with me. I believe it is so important to share our stories. We all have something to offer and when we share our experience, we help others succeed.
What makes an opportunity exciting to you – in business or in life?
I spent most of my life plodding along meeting all of life’s milestones but when a sudden job loss put everything I had worked and sacrificed for at-risk and compromised my financial security, I quickly learned that stability is only an illusion. As I navigated my way out of so much loss, I discovered there was a certain joy and freedom in going against the status quo and exploring opportunities that did not make sense but brought excitement and possibility.
What are you up to right now that people should know about?
I have had an exciting year! I realized my lifelong dream and published my first book Life Revived – The Business of Living Life, available for sale on Amazon. I launched my website and most recently introduced my signature Small Business Launch Team Coaching package.
I’m really proud and excited to offer small business support based on a team approach. Being an entrepreneur can feel lonely at times and I want to help. I work with clients on both an individual and team basis. All my clients have access to my personal team of experts. The same people I turn to for support in my own business are the same people my clients have access to for support in building their business foundation. The Business Launch Team is a key benefit for clients and consists of trusted professionals with a shared desire to see others succeed. I am really grateful to be able to offer our collective wealth of knowledge to help other entrepreneurs.