Shirley Hensher

Shirley Hensher


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About me

Corporate professionals | Business owners

career direction | mindset | performance | prioritisation and focus | accountability

We invest so much of our time earning a living to provide for ourselves and those we care about that we owe it to ourselves and those we care about to maximise the return on that investment.

“Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies”. – Albert Camus

Connecting our work with who we are and what’s most important to us means that motivation and focus are no longer an issue. We are more energised and resilient in the face of set backs. Without that connection we:

  • start wondering what it is all for
  • lose our way and all sense of possibility
  • find it difficult to connect reward with our efforts
  • become distracted and despondent
  • lose energy and interest in work, home and fun
  • leave our best self at home rather than have it working for us

As the change agent, I provide you with a unique and powerful mix of coaching, mentoring and consultancy to help you get most out of your working life. I enable you to discover new possibilities and fresh perspective. You reconnect with your values and motivations. You liberate yourself from any limitations in your thinking, behaviours and beliefs which are preventing you from maximising the rewards of your working life. In short, you gain the “3 Cs” of :

Clarity on:

  • Who you are: values and motivations, aspirations, capabilities and personal qualities, strengths and talents
  • Where you are going: your life and work aspirations, career direction and planning
  • How you are going to get there; plans that will work for you


  • To define success on YOUR terms and no one else’s
  • To hold on to your values
  • To shape a career or business model that is right for you
  • To things differently to achieve your goals


  • Develop the drive and resilience to see things through when it gets tough
  • Learn from the results of your actions and keep developing your skills and knowledge with that clear focus on the end goal.
  • Staying accountable through our relationship to keep you on track and celebrate your successes

How we can work together

The Clarity call: a 15 minute phone call to find out what you are looking for from coaching and we are right for each other.

The Kickstart: A one-off 1 hour coaching session. Great for people who need an independent sounding board or who want to experience coaching before committing to a longer  programme.  Helps to address a specific issue. Subsequent sessions are available at a discount.

The Accelerator:  This is a one-off, 3 hour coaching intensive face to face.  It accelerates your progress as the coaching takes place in a workshop format with plenty of support and challenge, marker pens and coffee.  These intensives result in strategies and actions you can start implementing straightaway and are motivational and fun.  Great for people who have ideas about what they want to or should do but are stuck and need to work through their thinking with support and challenge if they are to make progress. Includes a follow up coaching session.

The Reboot: A powerful 90 day programme of 6 sessions working through the “3Cs” of clarity, courage and commitment. Ongoing support (“concierge”) between sessions via phone and email as needed to maintain momentum.  Ideal for role change or business scale-up where direction, approach and potential blockages are not immediately obvious.

Book a free clarity call to find out how coaching enables you to shape a working life which brings out the very best in you and enables you to give your best to your business.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Business and Life coach, NLP practitioner and Everything DiSC practitioner.

I was a corporate professional for 25 years working mainly in highly demanding retail financial services environments often with a highly commercial or strategic focus.  Now I have my own coaching business and help corporate professionals and business owners to shape a working life which works for them.

I have worked in a number of financial services institutions, with very different cultures, in roles covering strategy and planning, financial management, capital and risk management.  I started my working life in economic consultancy and then spent 15 years at Nationwide Building Society.  Recognising that I had got too comfortable, I left the relative comfort and certainty of full-time employment to become a freelance project manager.  I loved the variety and challenge of living by my wits but after 10 years in contracting, I answered a long-held call to coaching.

One of my big motivators is the joy of seeing people, and organisations, achieve their goals and being a part of the success story.

Drawing on my corporate experiences I help corporate professionals become more effective, less stressed and more motivated in their current role.  I also help them design career paths which align to their values, personality and aspirations.

I also support business owners who often need help to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.  Many of my clients have left corporate life to start afresh but they have yet to leave the corporate mindset behind.  I learned after months of frustration and loneliness that I needed a new identity – that of a business person not “a former…” or a “used to be but now I am…”.  It was tough but I have developed my own style which helps me focus on doing what feels right for me, my clients and the type of coaching business I want to run.  After all, it is my business and my purpose.  No one else’s.  I help others to do the same.

Member organisations



After a free 15  minute clarity call you might like:

The Kickstart: Initial 60 minute session £120, subsequent sessions £100

The Accelerator: £450 (plus venue costs and travel if significant - all agreed upfront)

The Reboot: £750 for 6 60 minute sessions plus concierge.

With the exception of the Accelerator, our conversations generally take place via Zoom videoconference, Facetime or phone. Face to face conversations are available, especially to local clients, but may incur additional travel expenses to the Change Agent which would be agreed upfront and are payable by the client.

Swindon, SN4

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified