About Shirley

Shirley Vollett life and relationship coachShirley Vollett is a Professional Certified Coach who provides life, relationship and work-related coaching for individuals who are ready to invest in their own success and fulfillment. For two decades, Shirley has coached executives, professionals, creatives and small business owners to achieve their goals and aspirations in their personal and professional lives. Shirley has helped her clients to:

Improve their relationships – working and personal
Increase their business success and make more money
Transition to more fulfilling work
Find a life partner
Navigate a major life change (divorce, empty nest, retirement, etc.)

Shirley offers her clients an environment of acceptance and deep listening, in which to discover their true desires for their lives. Her style is respectful, empathetic, gentle and discerning.

Shirley’s clients say they value her ability to listen non-judgmentally and her warm encouragement. They feel accepted by her, able to share deeply and inspired to change and grow. Shirley’s calm perspective and skillful coaching have assisted her clients in making the changes they desire, at a pace they can sustain.

Prior to coaching, Shirley was a trained social worker and spent 15 years counselling individuals, couples and families in a variety of social service settings. She has worked with clients of all ages, from all walks of life. She also brings her personal experience as a partner and parent. Shirley’s breadth of experience has helped her develop a compassionate and practical wisdom and the ability to help her clients focus powerfully on taking their next steps toward their goals. She is skilled at helping them get “unstuck” and moving forward, without them feeling pushed or rushed. Respect is all-important to Shirley. Says one client, “Shirley has an uncanny ability to get to the heart of things.” Says another, “The work that we’ve done together is a key factor in my success.”

Professional Background:

Bachelor of Arts, Queen’s University
Bachelor of Social Work, University of British Columbia
Coach U Certified Graduate (CUCG) (www.coachinc.com)
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (www.coachfederation.org)
Certified Singles Coach with the Relationship Coaching Institute (www.relationshipcoachinginstitute.com)
Trained and Licensed Couples Coach with the Relationship Coaching Institute (www.relationshipcoachinginstitute.com)
Integral Coaching Foundation and Apprenticeship Module, Integral Coaching Canada (www.integralcoachingcanada.com)
Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (DISC)
Certified in Emotional Intelligence Assessments: EQ-i 2.0 and EQ360. More information here.

Completion of the Soulguiding training in deep soulwork and the art of spiritual direction/accompaniment/guidance.
Professional and Personal Development spanning the past 30+ years

Shirley lives in the Vancouver, BC area. She is married and has raised two children.

The Relationship Coaching Institute