Shelley's career in branding goes back 25 years, with a focus on “selling the invisible” – intangible, complex business-to-business solutions.
As founder of Cypress Strategies an organizational growth coaching and consulting firm, Shelley helps leaders build their teams and systems for sustainable growth.
With a passion for people and business, Shelley’s unique approach is to build a business strategy around the strengths and talents of the organization rather than forcing a one size fits all solution. This makes the strategy easier to implement, more sustainable, and leads to better results. With a keen understanding of human behaviour, Shelley helps organizations develop systems and systems of thinking to adapt to today’s condensed product and business lifecycles. Knowing that learning is the key to growth, Shelley uses visual models and experiential learning techniques she honed as an adjunct professor to simplify the complex.
In addition to being the Chair of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Board, Shelley mentors McMaster University post grad Masters students, facilitates the Women Entrepreneur series and is a featured blogger for the Canadian Marketing Association.
Shelley's Recent Posts
Are you a quitter, a camper or a climber? I like to think I’m a climber but must confess at times I have been a camper and a quitter. The concept comes from Paul Stoltz creator of Adversity … more
What was the last thing you bought? And what about the last time you were sold? If you’re like most of us, your buying experience was exciting and fun. And the time or times you’ve been … more
There’s a clever little word that’s tossed around the media. It's positioned as “the answer” to all of our economic woes. It remains an elusive mystery that most businesses … more
I must confess I was a complete slacker over the holidays. I had the best of intentions to organize, purge, sort and file. I had my To Do list planned with things I needed to get done to prepare for 2 … more
It starts slowly. It’s barely a whisper, a knowing in the back of your brain that something is off. You ignore it and press on. Until one day you wake up and realize not only has the proverbial … more