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Who Am I?

Running off the stage, in a public speaking contest in grade 6, and losing my shoe along the way, did not help build my confidence, but, that memory created this force inside of me telling me what my mission would be!

I am known as the “LinkedIn Super-Woman”. I even have a cape!

Made it on the list of Globally Recognized LinkedIn Trainers-here to build your online confidence so you can be socially fearless online!

The time is NOW to blaze your unique trail, create LinkedIn “AHA” moments, and revolutionize how you own & tell your story so mindset “SHIFT” happens!

I have spread LinkedIn Goodness in well over 300 (workshops, talks, keynotes) for executive teams, associations, departments, entrepreneurs, job seekers, special groups and amazing women leaders!

“LinkedIn in High Heels : Rise Up and Lead Online “-my signature workshop, is all about women Leading-IN, Linking-IN & becoming IN-fluential leaders online. Don’t forget to download my LinkedIn in High Heels Manifesto before you leave.

I am a leadership development facilitator, career specialist, LinkedIn trainer, certified career and confidence coach, speaker / keynote, and President and Founder of Linked-Express.
I coach diverse teams and groups to maximize their personal and professional branding potential, as well as their social influence, on LinkedIn.

I am a certified Coach, member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), recognized as a “Woman you Need to Know” by the National Women Speakers Association and FEMM International. In 2016 I was awarded the Global LinkedIn Ambassador Award by the Richard Dipilla Association and in 2017 I became recognized on the list of globally recognized LinkedIn experts Canadian LinkedIn Trainers and recently showcased in the 2018 Digital Women’s magazine.

My diverse experience as a professional LinkedIn Trainer and Coach allows me to bring a unique breadth of knowledge, as well as an aspect of fun and passion, to all my workshops and talks because you should be enjoying the LinkedIn experience along the way!

And by the way…I walk on fire yearly but visit LinkedIn daily!

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Recognized as a Global LinkedIn Expert

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We met once, I attended one of your workshops at JMSB and it was about how to create a powerful LinkedIn profile 🙂 it was very useful for a new migrant who was trying to re-start her career while re-starting her life from zero, and finally succeeded.

Heba Abouabed, PMP

Shelly worked with me as a Social Media Strategist for my new business, 1769 Distillery, helping to set up the company LinkedIn page and develop social media marketing strategy. She is easy to work with, upbeat, positive and provides clients with a lot of current and relevant material. I highly recommend Shelly as a social media strategist for both individual and corporate needs.

Maureen David, President 1769 Distillery

Shelly quickly and clearly showed me how I wasn’t nearly maximizing the power of LinkedIn’s software, algorithms, etc. She provided precise instructions as to how I could improve my personal profile, my (previously non-existent) company profile, and my actual networking strategies. You simply cannot go wrong with Shelly – she will make your LinkedIn presence stronger, guaranteed!

Jason Finucan, Empower Professional Services

Working with Shelly was mind blowing. I was very impressed with how quickly she was able to target my exact needs and give me step by step strategy on how to create an impactful profile that speaks directly to my ideal clientele as well as connect with the key influencers in my field. She offers phenomenal insight and is 110% commitment to the success of her clients. Shelly is a star… a must hire!

Cindy Ashton, Your Persuasive Voice

Shelly has done several workshops for YES to help our clients increase their knowledge and use of this important networking tool. She takes her time to connect with participants throughout the session to ensure an in depth understanding, and provides hands on tips and tools for all levels of LinkedIn users!

Professional, funny and warm- Shelly is our go to person for helping our clients “Connect for Real”!

Annalise Iten, YES Montreal

She is dedicated in helping others succeed, in fact, it one of her passions. Shelly has coached many students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She has led a number of valubale and progressive group training workshops including a Leveraging LinkedIn Workshop for our EMBA program. Shelly’s approach is open and interactive. Working with others and equipping them with the skill sets and knowledge to grow to greater heights is her motivation. She is disciplined, driven, honest and always cheerful and I highly recommend her!

Sharon Nelson, John Molson Executive MBA

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