People Development Solutions

“Company’s do not succeed, people do. Employees are the greatest asset to any business. When staff are engaged, productivity and profitability increase. Combining ‘Solution Focussed Brief Coaching’ with a ‘Strengths Based Leadership’ approach, executives and leaders springboard into a new level effectiveness by understanding the needs of those whom they lead, identifying their own strengths and investing in the strengths of others”.


Shelley has facilitated individuals, pairs and teams toward positive outcomes in terms of productivity and cohesion in her capacity as an executive coach and facilitator. A Solution Focussed and Strengths-Based Leadership approach is used when designing processes for change in thinking and patterns of behaviour . TotalSDI has a variety of applications including leadership development, conflict management, improving teamwork, improving customer service and driving sales.

Shelley’s organisational experience includes a variety of industries E.g. Santam Insurance, Pioneer Foods, Disney Group, Groot Bos Hotel, Kalk Bay Foods, RECM Capital Management, Woolworths Financial Institution, GVK Construction and Accolade Wines.

International Coach Federation says “Professional coaching maximizes potential and, therefore, unlocks latent sources of productivity. Building the self-confidence of employees to face challenges is critical in meeting organizational demands. Coaching generates learning and clarity for forward action with a commitment to measurable outcomes. The vast majority of companies (86%) say they at least made their investment back”.

More information on the benefits of coaching can be found in the ICF Research Portal, including case studies and industry reports.

Coaching and Facilitation agendas vary depending on the clients needs and preferences e.g:

Improved Performance & Increased Productivity:

  • Professional coaching sessions springboard clients forward in their careers by performing optimally within an organization.
  • Improve work performance
  • Improve time management
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Improve relationship skills
  • Improve communication skills
  • Establish work/life balance
  • Employee engagement coaching
  • Connecting intrinsic motivators, identifying strengths & development areas and creating strategies to fill the gaps

Team Effectiveness & Group Grouping:

“Solution Focused practice is transforming coaching, consulting, managing and leading in organisations all over the world. The approach values simplicity in philosophy and language and aims to discover “what works” in a given situation, simply and practically. The focus on what’s wanted (not what’s wrong), what’s going well (rather than what’s gone badly) and practical progress (rather than explanatory theory) leads to a positive and pragmatic way to work with organisations and individuals. SF has its roots in the therapeutic approach devised by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others.” – Solution Focus Practice in Organisations

For more details and success stories on using a Solution Focused approach visit SOLWorld (

Building Resilient Teams with Total SDI Facilitation:

Relationship Awareness® Theory uses as its learning tool ‘SDI’ or Strengths Deployment Inventory. TotalSDI strengthens relationships by enabling individuals and teams to deploy their strengths more productively and to anticipate and manage conflict productively. TotalSDI provides a window into the motivators that drive behaviour – that understanding empowers staff to communicate in a way that strengthens relationships.

Shelley Lewin is an International Coach Federation (ICF) member and accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Coaching and Mentors of SA (COMENSA) member and practitioner. Shelley is also a counselling graduate from South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) and Level 2 Certified facilitator of TotalSDI (Relationship Awareness Theory®).

 Please contact Shelley to find out how she can assist with the development of people in your business.