Shailia Stephens-Würsig, MSc
Business and marketing coach, communication strategist, digital media expert, innovation trailblazer, online teacher and trainer.
After many years in the business of strategic digital communications, I returned to university to deepen my expertise as a coach and trainer. A number of my previous colleagues and clients then began coming to me for ‘more’.
Beyond strategy projects and business development, my network was asking for more guidance in improving their companies and business processes, honing their creativity and marketing skills, understanding and capitalizing on digital and emerging media, but also in cultivating their mindset for success and happiness as business owners.
Very quickly I had established “Coaching Works“, a company that became dedicated to enabling coaches and trainers in developing and promoting unique professional strengths (i.e., ‘super powers’) in order to set themselves apart in the marketplace, win more clients and make a bigger difference in the world.
From reaching out to the international community, my network of entrepreneurs, industry thought-leaders and tech geeks expanded and I became more involved with exciting projects and coaching visionaries achieving their dreams in the coaching and creator business.
From this experience, and seeing game changers delivering GOOD in new ways, the “Hero Coaches” program was born. Until then, I had been coaching corporate and private clients over many countries and time zones with business and personal challenges using the digital tools that come naturally to me.
“Hero Coaches” is an initiative that shows coaches, trainers and consultants how to use state-of-the-art technologies in their businesses and how to capitalize on cutting-edge industry practices from around the world.
In addition to helping amazing solo-entrepreneurs and small business owners grow and stabilize their business dreams through “Coaching Works” and “Hero Coaches”, you’ll also find me working with Nicola Bird as Head Coach at “JigsawBox“. This is another exciting initiative in which we enable coaches, consultants and trainers to leverage their greatest skills to create and sell more than their 1:1 time.
How am I qualified to do what I do? In addition to being able to look back on many years of work experience as a digital marketing expert consulting global brand clients, I hold an international software patent, a BA in Mathematics and an MSc in Executive Management with a focus on Corporate Coaching and Training from the University of Vienna. I am a professionally certified Trinergy® Coach, qualified trainer and mediator as well as a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
What did I do before becoming a coach? My career background encompasses more than 14 years as a strategic planner and creative concept developer in digital agencies throughout Germany, where I led countless interdisciplinary teams and advised global organizations such as adidas, Beiersdorf, BMW, Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft and 20th Century Fox. I left the ad agency scene in 2008 to to pursue a coaching education and have coached and trained private individuals, agency executives, project managers, creative teams and entrepreneurs along my path.
What am I passionate about? I have a absolute passion for learning and sharing what I know with others. Some of my strongest interests include business, communication and personal development as well as technology, digital and emerging media. I also utilize information and skills surrounding these topics in my own personal and work life on a daily basis. When I am not busy creating coaching products or writing, you can usually find me Skyping with other coaches and trainers and online clients throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Great Britain and the USA.
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