It is the unique combination of real life practical experience, academic rigour and a deep intuitive connection with her own heart that makes Shiona such an inspirational and gifted coach, teacher and trainer.
Life (and her heart!) have taken Shiona in many different directions, all integral in helping her create outstanding results for her clients.
Her willingness to be real and vulnerable gives the clients she supports, permission to search deep within their own soul for ‘the key’ that will bring them the most meaning and fulfilment. Her joyful and sensitive energy fused with her quest for excellence optimise her attitude to life!
As a coach, Shiona helps gifted and creative individuals find the courage to express their unique voice in the world AND make a difference doing what they were born to do.
Gifted individuals have a unique and beautiful view of the world. This is often unappreciated by schools, society and even their own families. This can leave them feeling different and invisible in the crowd. Unfortunately some feel ashamed of who they are and ‘shut’ down their talents.
Shiona is currently studying for her Masters in Gifted Education. Real change can happen when we address the way that gifted individuals are supported in schools and society. In 2013 Shiona returned to the classroom two days a week, passionately committed to creating a better world for our future leaders. In 2016 she commenced a sessional teaching role at Victoria University in the Diploma of Education Studies and Bachelor of Education programs, deeply committed to supporting pre-service teachers to cater for gifted students in their classes.
Shiona is a Certified Coach with The True Purpose TM Institute (USA), founded by Tim Kelley. She is proud to be the first Australian to be granted this honor. Shiona is a Master Archetypal Coach with Pip McKay. She holds a Diploma of Life Coaching from The Coaching Institute, and is an accredited Matrix Therapist and Voice Dialogue Facilitator.
Shiona is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts with a Graduate Diploma of Arts Management.This gives her an insider’s view of the challenges faced by leaders of Arts and other Not For Profit and Service Companies. Sound financial, marketing and management skills maximise success in this industry.
She has worked with organizations such as
- Australian Electoral Commission
- Melbourne Theatre Company
- Arena Theatre Company
- Karden Disability Support Foundation (KDSF)
- Australian Multiple Birth Foundation (AMBA)
- The Coaching Institute
- Fernwood Fitness
Shiona balances her rich professional life with her gorgeous family, Ally (13), Carah (10) and Terry, the most supportive husband in the world! They love the performing arts and escaping in their camper trailer to enjoy the wonders of nature.
After being a saxophone major for most of her life, Shiona’s instrument of choice is now her own voice! Taking every opportunity to perform and express herself as an artist, remains a true joy in her life!