About Shelley

Coaching from the belief that empowerment drives engagement and engaged employees are at the heart of every thriving business is what defines my vision and why my company exists.

My Story

My story began when I was told that I would probably never have an opportunity to go to college because it was too expensive.  With little guidance or knowledge of the process, I managed to start attending a local community college at night after I graduated from high school.  Exactly ten years later, after finally graduating with my Associates degree, I started working at a university and began helping others to achieve the dream that I once thought I would never be able to do myself.  That same fall, I began pursuing my bachelor’s degree, then later returned for my M.B.A., all while working full-time and taking care of my family.  After years of working as an academic advisor and adjunct instructor watching so many students overcome challenges to achieve their goals, I realized that my true passion and purpose was in helping other people find theirs.  That inspired me to continue my own training beyond my M.B.A.  

But first, I had to overcome my own challenge.  My husband, who had devoted most ‘of his life to serving in the military, passed away suddenly.  Overnight, I had become a widow and working single parent.  Drawing upon the resilience and determination learned early in life, I went on to complete my studies with a coach training institute and earned my professional credentials as a Certified Career, Executive, Business, and Marketing Coach.  Reimagining my own future, I then began to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur by opening my own coaching business.  I found this to be the perfect solution in which to utilize my talents, training and expertise to help others seeking change in their career or business, while gaining the freedom and flexibility to pursue my passions of travel and spending quality time with loved ones.  

A few years ago, I coined the phrase and adopted as my philosophy, “A world with knowledge, is a world without boundaries.”  I now enjoy working passionately through my gift of coaching to educate and empower people and businesses to create the change and growth that they desire.  Just as I encourage my clients to journey outside of their comfort zone to pursue their goals and dreams, I too, journey to new and unfamiliar destinations to expand my knowledge of myself and the world around me.  I believe that the more that you know, the more power you hold to challenge and change the limiting beliefs that are the restrictive boundaries to your growth.

In service to your success,
Shelley Hastings

Interesting Facts About Me

  • Certified Career, Executive, Business & Marketing Coach
  • Certified Event Planner
  • Studied to become a Certified Wine Educator
  • Earned my Master of Business Administration degree
  • Member of the invitation-only Forbes Coaches Council
  • Member of the International Coach Federation
  • Member of the National Career Development Association
  • Member of the National Academic Advising Association
  • Member of the National Society of Human Resource Management
  • Member of the Del-Mar-Va Society of Human Resource Management
  • Member of the Delaware ACE Women’s Network
  • National Career Consultant
  • Judge for National and State FFA Association Career Development Events
  • Wilmington University College of Business Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Delaware Technical Community College Workforce Development Adjunct Instructor
  • Former AARP Life Reimagined LifeMap Coach
  • Former Wilmington University Academic Advisor
  • Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society Member
  • Honorary State FFA Degree Award Recipient
  • Visited 43 states in the U.S.
  • Visited 14 countries
  • Visited 4 continents
  • Hosted 3 foreign-exchange students

Hobbies include traveling, reading, writing, photography, listening to music, going to the beach, and drinking flavored coffee

Core Values Behind My Business

  • Integrity
  • Gratitude
  • Commitment to Growth
  • Accountability
  • Positive Attitude
  • Consideration of Others
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Empowerment Promotes Engagement
  • Success is Achievable
  • People are the heart of Every Business

My Blogs

    Magic is in the Action - Not the Name
    With the holiday season winding down, many of us are now looking forward to the new year and what it will bring. Are you making New Year’s resolutions? Are you creating 2019 goals? Do you have dreams that you hope will take shape next year? No matter what you call it, sweeping out the old year and viewing the new year with anticipation, hope and even some fear of the unknown, many often view this as a fresh beginning.


    Questioning Your Next Career Move?
    Are you at a crossroads on your career path where you don't know whether to stay where you are comfortable or take the leap into the unknown? Is this manifesting itself in your inability to enjoy your life just being in the moment because you are always preoccupied with these thoughts? Does this keep you awake at night because it feels like a huge weight is upon you? Is your inner voice telling you that it is time for a change?


    What Can a Career Coach Do for You?
    The busiest time of the week for me as a career coach starts Sunday night. Everyone is winding down from their weekend events and preparing to return to work on Monday. For some, they look forward to this with anticipation. For many others however, Sunday night brings the dread and stress of returning to a job that they hate, in a company they don’t like, with work that is unfulfilling or not aligned with their purpose and values.