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Leadership Qualities/Managment Skills/Create Ideal Corporate Culture/Giving & Receving Feedback/Team Building/Effectiveness

According to the Personnel Management Association:  "Coaching improves working relationships across all levels by 75+%; Coaching lifts job satisfaction by at least 2/3rds; Coaching quadruples ROI compared to training alone, jumping from 22% for training to 86% with training and coaching combined."  


For Your organization, I can provide a wide range of services that foster career development to help employees thrive and create greater job satisfaction and employee effectiveness. 

Executive Coaching

Leadership Program

Talent Development Coaching

Team Coaching

Conflict Resolution

Business Coaching

80% of the Fortune 500 companies provide coaching services to multiple levels of their management teams. These companies report increased sales, increased profits, growth in market share and increased executive satisfaction when executive coaches are used.


“The Client is the Architect”.  Partnering with Human Resources, I listen closely to what the client communicates as to how they would like to shape their organization.  I am professionally educated, trained and experienced in helping individuals and organizations tackle their toughest career challenges to achieve their highest career/strategic aspirations.  


Each employee coached will gain insight so they can see how their own preconditioning, perceptions, beliefs and assumptions can get in the way of understanding the people they lead or work with.  Coaching promotes personal discovery and new approaches for solving problems.  To facilitate this understanding, a significant part of the coach's work is to help introduce feedback, action planning, active learning and follow-up into regular work life.  


It is about motivating individuals into behaviors that sustain both their careers and the business. The coach works in conjunction through Human Resources or another senior executive. Meetings are usually held by telephone.


I provide: assessment, performance improvement, career change, career pathing, workplace, work/life balance, and team solutions.


I am an expert in tailoring strategies and techniques to the specific needs of the organization:


Managers:  Usually exceptional performers but may have difficulty making the transition from individual contributor to leader of a team.  Managers may also require assistance developing a plan to gain the people skills necessary to perform.


Executives:  Most executives in today’s business world have worked or are currently working with a coach.  Executives are interested in assessing their talents to determine how they can navigate the organization, build development plans, sort behavioral problems that are limiting their growth, or manage stress/anxiety.


Teams:  Teams/Groups can often benefit from working with a career coach.  The career coach does not direct the team, but rather aids the group in self-directed exploration.  Coaching can help change negative behaviors, inspire positive change, and overcome the lack of “psychological safety” that keeps individuals from contributing in group settings for the betterment of the project or strategic direction.




I am pleased to recommend Shelley Oberfoell of SAO Coaching as a business coach/consultant. My organization has been working with Shelley for the past two years. Shelley has coached us through some very rough times with our restaurant business, helping us understand and resolve our financial, marketing, and partnership challenges. She is very knowledgeable and gives us a great deal of ideas and feedback. We feel much more secure and confident knowing that Shelley is on our side and is there to coach us through the good times and bad. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Shelley into the future. She is wonderful to work with and I highly recommend her to friends and family.


MZ, Massachusetts



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