Shelley Weiss Cohen Chicago, Illinois
Life Coach, Relationship Coach, Retirement Coach
BA Psychology, MA Counseling Psychology, Graduate of Coach University Coach Training Program, Professional Certified Coach
I coach women who are ready to write the next chapter, tune up a relationship, work smarter and feel good about themselves...finally!
Are you looking for answers to that all-important question, what's next?
Is a relationship challenging?
Are you stressed out at work?
Is going solo harder than expected?
Does "empty nest" = empty life?
It doesn’t have to be that way. You can create a clear and compelling game plan for the future. You can have healthier, more satisfying relationships. You can resolve nagging workplace issues. You can fill the empty spaces in your life with kindred spirits and pursuits that nourish and sustain you.
Maybe you struggle because you’re not sure what you really want. You might overthink things or get in your own way. Maybe you defer to others or don’t set firm boundaries. Or maybe you just don’t know where to begin.
This is where my coaching comes in. We'll work together as a team to set attainable goals and design a plan of action. I'll monitor your progress and provide on-going guidance and support to keep you on track.
After working through my coaching program, clients tell me they're flourishing and never imagined this stage of life could be so fulfilling. They say relationships are better at home and at work. They report a greater willingness to take risks and pursue opportunities that once seemed daunting.
I'm a graduate of Coach University and a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. I hold a BA in Psychology, an MA in Counseling Psychology and have worn several hats over the course of my career as a psychologist, coordinator of training and development, adjunct professor of psychology and life coach since 1998.
I believe that while learning and insight are necessary for personal growth, they are no substitute for behavioral change. Changing the way you think in conjunction with strategic action, will change your life. Bottom line, “You can pray for potatoes, but you better buy a hoe!"
6 reviews (2 verified) (5.0)
A coach will make you work and encourage you to reach your goals; it is not easy but self improvement should not be. Shelley is an asset to my life, and I look forward to continuing my coaching with her.Debi
A few years ago, I knew that I wanted to make a significant change in my life. What I quickly learned was that having the desire to change and actually finding the courage to do it were two very different things! During my sessions with Shelley, I was given the tools to work through the decision-making process. These tools helped me turn the “what ifs?” into “why nots?” and as a result, I made the change and have never looked back!Sara Scharringhausen, Roselle Illinois
When I first began working with Shelley, I wanted her to coach me on career issues. The amazing thing is that not only did we work through career issues, I found that I was extremely comfortable discussing some personal life issues with her as well. Through the next year, I transitioned into the promotion at work that she had been coaching me through and then we began to tackle some personal problems. I noticed that she didn’t point me in one direction or another, she just lead me through options that allowed me to come to logical conclusions about what steps were needed to create the kind of life I wanted to live. Shelley has a great deal of empathy and talking to her always felt like coming home. The results for me have been amazing. I now feel a great deal of peace about my life and the choices I’m making for myself. I would recommend working with Shelley to anyone who is seeking help for career or personal issues. She has made all the difference for me!Lori Golden, Chapel Hill North Carolina
Shelley is the “voice inside my head” that helps me figure out what I want to do and leads me to places where I sometimes don’t want to go, but ultimately, helps me grow as a person. Her experience, professionalism and background are evident in her coaching. At the same time, she is a warm, funny, comfortable person to confide in and get guidance from. I am definitely a better person as a result of my work with Shelley.I.K., Chicago Illinois
I have been working with Shelley on and off for almost three years. At first, I was skeptical about telephone coaching, but from the moment I heard her voice I felt a great connection. Her background in counseling and business helped me get at the underlying cause of the problem, which for me was my reaction to certain types of situations. We bring so much baggage into our work life. Shelley helped me get to the root of my baggage, showed me how it affected my relationships with coworkers and then helped me develop strategies to deal with difficult situations at work. I quickly felt at ease with having the sessions on the phone and Shelley was always accessible between sessions if something came up that I was struggling with. I truly wish I would have worked with her at the beginning of my career. It would have saved me so much stress and heartache.Cindy Reed, Whitefish Bay Wisconsin