Each Monday you can read our Monday Motivation Feature.

This Monday we’re introducing you to Shelley Ward of Shelley Ward Consultancy. Shelley is a subscriber to the Woman Who Achieves Academy

Name: Shelley Ward

Business Name: Shelley Ward Consultancy Ltd

LinkedIn:  Shelley Ward

Who inspires you and why?  Strong, motivational women and my daughter who, at the age of 20 is grounded, strong, hopeful and happy. She inspires me to be the very best I can be every day.  We have grown together over the past 20 years and I am thankful and grateful for the young lady she has become.

What was your first job?  Working for a local jewellery shop

What’s your top business tip?  Always trust your instinct

What’s your favourite business book or podcast?  Michelle Obama ‘Becoming’.  I listened to this on Audible on my commute to work and was totally absorbed in her life story.

What’s your favourite quote?  “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”

and just for fun…

Who would at the top of your guest list for dinner and why?  Marilyn Monroe for her colourful life stories, glitz and glamour.

What’s your favourite film?  Other than Pretty Women, my recent favoured film is ‘Finding your Feet’ which is well worth watching.  It certainly makes you think about life.

Tell us about an embarrassing moment (one you can laugh about now).

When my daughter was very young, she would always ask ‘who is that’ when we were out and about.  I have a poor memory when it comes to names and would often find myself embarrassed not being able to remember the name of the person we were talking to despite them knowing mine!

Also, whilst out shopping, my daughter once asked if I was born in the ‘olden days’, to the amusement of my fellow shoppers.  I thought that drinking plenty of water and limiting alcohol intake would preserve the aging process.  Clearly, I was wrong 😊