Shelley will elevate your personal and organizational practice through her collaborative approach. If you want to improve your participatory decision making, inclusive strategic planning methodology or enhance your ability to effectively engage your teams and community, then you will be thrilled that you chose to consult with her. She is simply an inspirational leader and facilitator.
Director, International School of Hannover
A gifted facilitator who understands the needs of her audience, Shelley uses a range of problem-solving, empathy-gathering, and brainstorming tools to help teams find the right solution for the right problem. While leading with humor and care, Shelley not only produces results but inspires an inclusive atmosphere in which both people and ideas are valued.
Ryan Moore, Ed.D.
Executive Director | Strategy, Fulton County Schools
Shelley has an impressive ability to work with all different types of people, in any context; to understand them, bring them along, and help them reach new levels of understanding and insight. She quickly grasps learning objectives and develops a design to achieve them, using both proven and newly created methods. Shelley’s remarkable ability to adjust in the moment, read the room, and “design on the fly” to advance thinking and learning make her an ideal thought partner, facilitator and coach.
Chief Innovation Officer, Nationwide; Founder, Innovators Atlanta
Shelley has been instrumental in designing and facilitating so many positive learning experiences across the school and in applying a collaborative approach to our strategic planning. Shelley leads with empathy and curiosity and seeks to understand the many nuances, facets and feelings that often go hand in hand with the more visible operational elements of a complex situation. She has shared these skills and been a coach to me and to many of us across our community and we are better for it.
Head of School, Atlanta International School
Shelley helped us to re-launch GLISI's executive team during a time of important transition. She brings a one-of-a-kind constellation of strengths to understanding people and crafting questions that draw you into fresh mindspace, moving you from where you are to where you want to be, almost magically. At the heart of her gifts is a genuine love for people, from which she offers candid and compelling insight, and the encouragement to step through discomfort, away from fear and toward aspiration.
Leslie Hazle Bussey, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement
As a Head of School, I was looking for not only a thought partner for myself but also a forward thinking consultant for my newly assembled team. Shelley Paul brings her vast experience and expertise to help build a collaborative team, instantly creating a dynamic of trust necessary to think across the system of school towards collective goals that elevate our work. Shelley has a magical ability to gently inspire the team to prioritize the many complexities associated with leading a school into tangible, achievable outcomes. Her warm, mindful and encouraging approach has benefitted us tremendously and would be an asset to any organization seeking to grow towards a common vision.
Head of School, International School of Boston
When you hire Shelley as a facilitator, you can relax because your group is in the hands of a master. A strategic thinker, she will have thoughtfully planned the session to bring out the best in people for solving problems and moving forward with a vision. I hired Shelley and her partner to lead a session for 125 Heads of School on diversity, equity and inclusion and it was our highest rated session in years!
CEO, Academy for International School Heads (AISH)
Shelley Paul is a skillful facilitator who designs thoughtful and inclusive processes by which the desired outcome can be achieved, while engaging necessary stakeholders and providing a voice to all. Whether she is working with individuals, a team, or across an entire community, Shelley’s disarming manner invites everyone involved to contribute positively and to collaborate for the greater good.
Director, Copenhagen International School
Under Shelley's capable guidance, we developed and executed a clear and transparent plan for sustainable governance. Shelley has a gift for tending to both people and process, while also keeping sight of the system, within the moment of creating something new. Whether it is designing and executing structural change, or facilitating effective meetings, Shelley combines both heart and skill to draw forth the best in every person.
Chair, Board Development Committee, Compassionate Atlanta