Discover How Coaching Women to Career and Leadership Mastery Prepares Leaders for Tomorrow

Shelley Cox,
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Invest in your most important asset for long-term engagement by developing Resilient and Strong Leaders for the


You and your organization recognize smart, high-achieving women are sometimes struggling with defeat, discouragement, and unconscious bias created by the current dysfunctional culture you must navigate...

✓  People would say you have it all and yet you don't feel like you're enough and avoid stepping up
✓  It's time to give up the unrelenting shame and guilt of not being able to do it all and FOCUS strategically on your NEXT...
✓  Let me show you how to break free by unlocking your inner career and leadership competencies and stop being a prisoner of your own thoughts

Welcome to

The Coaching Nest

Closing the gap by providing the essential space to build Career and Leadership Mastery so that high performers, thriving achievers, transition to a more coaching leadership mindset.  These Leaders develop FREEDOM, FOCUS and FULFILLMENT without sacrificing ambition for their future leadership goals!

Coaching competence and being able to adapt is VITAL to thrive in today's fast-paced innovative world!

Many new leaders fail when the technical skills that made them an EXPERT HIGH ACHIEVER no longer meet all the needs of their future emerging Leadership Career! 

 The Coaching Nest uses coaching to lead as the foundation of shifting old beliefs and biases! 

 You will EMERGE STRONG, focused with the stamina and strength to create either an entrepreneurial or organizational leadership environment that contributes to a greater Purpose!

Our core methodologies all focus on courageous coaching conversations with both ourselves and others!

Because sometimes you need to be seen, heard, and understood in all areas of your life to Emerge Strong. We use the power of COACHING to inspire all we do!

Let me guess. You long to:

  • Crush your KPI's and acquire accolades & awards
  • Eliminate overwhelm, burnout, and self-sacrifice
  • Discover your unique success secrets by disrupting old patterns
  • Learn to unleash your female brain

Sound about right? I want to let you in on a little secret...

You don't have to do this alone. It's okay to say, "I need help to take care of me."

The Coaching Nest offerings are:

  • Scientifically based coaching with your brain in mind, mindful, focused and effective
  • Created for amazing results while nuturing the human spirit, creating transformation for you and your organization
  • Proactively designed to instill leadership resilience before it seriously impacts your physical and mental health
  • Transformational and develops leadership capabilities and leadership presence
  • Ensure you do not sacrifice yourself in the pursuit of ambition

The success of a coaching initiative is whether you and your leaders believe in a "fixed" or changeable (ie. growth mindset). This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”( Dweck, 2015)

This Growth Mindset

is Neuroplasticity in Action.

We offer fast and effective coaching customized for individuals and/or groups. By working with Shelley, our CEO and Founder, you'll get an accredited and credentialed ICF Professional Coach. She's certified in social emotional intelligence, and a graduate of Royal Roads University as a Certified Executive Coach (CEC), the Neuroscience Academy and so much more.



"With Shelley’s strong coaching skills she helped me see my blind spots. As a Director in a Long Term Care facility I wear many hats and interact with many people. The leadership journey I have travelled with Shelley has been truly inspirational and transformational ….and I’m not done yet! I would highly recommend Shelley to anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills."

Denise , Director , Healthcare, NS

"Shelley provided a pathway and safe place for me to be vulnerable, expressive, and innovative. As my coach, Shelley helped me to be more confident and self-aware of my leadership capabilities as an effective leader. This process provided me the opportunity to be more confident and engaged in my own personal and professional development. I am a better coach and leader as a result of my experience with Shelley.”

Lynn W; Human Resources Director

"Have you ever reached a moment in your life when you say to yourself, “Enough is enough! Something’s gotta give. And I need help to make this happen!” I’m sure you can relate. This happened to me! I love my job but the stress was taking over and I had to find a way to change that! Then I found Shelley! She will remain my lifetime career and leadership coach; my lifetime confidant!"

D. Mills Sales Director



Choose your own adventure:



Is it Possible to Embrace Strength and Vulnerability as a Woman in Leadership?

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How Important is Self-Reflection to Your Success?

For many high-achieving women and those they support, I suspect that their AMBITION is still very much alive! How do we keep our ambitions while still going deeper as leaders? How do you define success? I suspect most of us started our careers to exceed performance expectations. Yet this may not take us to our…

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Day 21: What is the Importance of Career and Leadership Mastery?

For years, I imagined a world where women envisioned and owned their leadership voice and presence as both entrepreneurial and organizational leaders! As the CEO and Founder of The Coaching Nest, I have created services where we use the key competencies of coaching, diversity, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence to help women discover Career and Leadership Mastery (CALM) Power.…

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Day 20: What is Your Purpose Beyond Profit?

 MY CALM (Career and Leadership Mastery) Power™ program emerged from referencing the Self-Determination Theory (SDT). My intention is to coach emerging women leaders to help them feel supported and in return, they can build their own environments where intrinsic motivation is an innate attribute. Self–Determination Theory is a macro theory of human motivation and personality that cares about people’s…

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