Why the interest in food and health?
… I’ve always been interested. I wanted to be a doctor. But I needed my sleep! I couldn’t imagine making it through residency . . .
I asked Shelley how she sees the market for her business over the next quarter; what’s the marketplace like for the next 90 days?
… Optimism. I have a new book coming out 'Vern the Worm' about Vermicomposting. I have 4 book projects in the works and will be re-publishing an auto leasing manual I wrote a number of years ago.
And over the next 5 years?
…. more of the same. There are hundreds of thousands of new works being published every year! Working, writing, speaking … winters in Phoenix.
What qualities distinguish your preferred colleagues, collaborators and suppliers?
… integrity is #1. I’m interested in ethical products. I won't buy food products from China. I don’t believe we can rely on quality because we don’t know the source or process. Closer to home, I won’t buy feed-lot produced meat.
What distinguishes you that causes people choose Shelley to deal with, why do they choose her?
… I’ve learned I can’t be all things to all people. For my clients, everything I do is about ‘you’, my client. My goal is for ‘you’ to be a better human being. Good questions make a difference – good questions can reveal the world. My skill – getting people to feel good.
What do you lose sleep over, what do you worry about?
… I sleep like a baby. I don’t believe in worrying.
Who or what influenced you most – that has made a difference in your life, or that was a major turning point?
… my grandmother. She influences me every day even though she’s been gone 5 years. My father – smartest man I’ve ever known – both positive and negative influences. By many people I’ve met who’ve convinced me that life long learning is a reason to be.
Work life balance?
… I work from the time I get up in the morning till I go to bed at night. If you find something you love it isn’t work. Golf. Gardening. Walking my golden retriever. In 2000 we flew/golfed across Canada – 14 of the best courses in 21 days; biggest disappointment was Glen Abbey, best value, was Kananaskis.
What do you read?
… 2 books a week. Whatever inspires me. 50% novels, 50% business and health related. Recently I’ve been reading books on religion and philosophy – like the Book of Mormon, The Holy Quran to name a few.
… 2006 Ford F150 4X4