MOTHER. WIFE. SISTER. DAUGHTER. FRIEND. CORPORATE EXECUTIVE. PHILANTHROPIST. ACTIVIST. SURFER GIRL. SKATER GIRL. MIND NINJA.
After spending almost 20 years in Corporate America immersed in Fortune 1000 organizations, and the past decade as a high-ranking executive in public and privately-held companies, Shelly has turned to teaching “modern-life mindfulness” full-time, with a special emphasis on the business sector and athletic organizations.
As someone who has run large departments and companies, and spent a lifetime juggling personal, professional and philanthropic pursuits, Shelly turned to mindfulness to help achieve a work-life balance and to improve her effectiveness, focus and success in business. Through YURU Meditation, Shelly offers organizations seminars, workshops, retreats and classes on mindfulness practices.
In 2016, Shelly launched “America Meditates,” a grass-roots organization practices, 90-minute workshops to cities across America. She is credited as being the producer of the first mass meditation at a professional sporting event anywhere in the country, staging “HEAT Nation Meditation” with NBA® Team the Miami HEAT®. She is also responsible for organizing the largest mass meditation in Fort Lauderdale’s history.
Selected by the South Florida Business Journal in 2014 as one of their “40 under 40” honorees and in 2015 as a “Most Influential Business Woman” in the region, Shelly’s personal understanding of the pressures of the corporate environment resonate in her workshops and seminars – whether her audience is a room full of entry-level employees or high-ranking executives. Her practical and accessible approach ensures participants understand the science behind mindfulness and that they leave the practical tools needed to continue enjoying the life and business benefits of mindfulness on their own.
A passionate advocate of self-awareness, the benefits of meditation and the importance of enjoying the journey itself, Shelly has been teaching weekly classes on Hollywood Beach, Florida to tens of thousands of students. Shelly is a student of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and is certified in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) techniques. In her classes and workshops, she teaches various forms of meditation intended to be accessible and easy for a student at any level to practice. Shelly has taught tens of thousands of students in the past year. She is currently writing a book about her journey to happiness and the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into modern life.
Shelly has written over 200 guided meditations. She also shares contemplations each morning on her social media platform, which are consistently reposted by tens of thousands of her subscribers. Shelly holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University.