My name is Alexa Shelden and I am a Women’s Board Certified Life Coach and Licensed Certified Social Worker. I strive to support women in topics such as stress management, wellness, career, relationships and more. During our coaching calls, clients will be heard, inspired to set goals, invited to think deeply, guided to gain clarity, and supported to achieve their dreams. It is my goal as a professional coach to become an ally in a client’s life. I work from a place of compassion, empathy and non-judgment. I believe all of my clients are whole, competent, creative, and resourceful beings who can achieve whatever they set their minds to! In fact, I believe that my client’s already have all that they need to achieve their intentions, and may need support from a life coach to gain access to the answers they are seeking.
I received my Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. I worked as an LCSW for many years. I treated individuals of all ages and backgrounds with a variety of diagnoses and challenges. I decided to put my role as a therapist behind me as I was more drawn to the goal focused, positive, and inspiring approach that coaching takes towards supporting clients in their dreams and goals. I began my certification to become a Board Certified Life Coach with The Institute for Life Coach Training in 2018. As a Board Certified Coach, I coach women of all adult ages through life transitions and challenges from an appreciative coaching perspective and solution-focused model that is inspiring and truly effective. I work exclusively with women because while men and women share many of the same experiences, there are objectives, challenges, and transitions that are unique to a female and require a special kind of understanding and support.