Feeling Fiery

Thinking Cool


even when you're under pressure 

Is your passionate, fiery nature creating challenges for you and others?

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Have people used these words to describe you?





Results obsessed





If even two or three of those words describe you ...

I bet I know something about you

You sometimes put your head in your hands and wonder,

Why did I do that?

Why did I say that?

How can I stuff those words back in my mouth?

Why can I guess that about you? Because that's me too!

Our passionate nature can be ... 

very inspiring

and it can tip us into a vat of boiling water - scalding ourselves and everyone around us.

Many years ago, one of the teams I led even had a persona for me ... they called it "Shitty Shelley" and when Shitty Shelley turned up nobody won.
Not me, not them, not the business.
I realised my inability to handle my passionate nature and fiery temper, was costing me dearly. Not just in finances and career opportunities, but in burned relationships and how I felt on a daily basis.

What is your passionate nature costing you?

What has your short fuse, deliver-me-results fast attitude cost you?

And here's the thing. I don't know about you, but I love my big strong, personality.

My passion and my let's make stuff happen attitude toward life.

I'll never walk way from that.

I'm guessing you probably feel that way too.

So, what if there was a way to hack the parts of you that aren't serving you or anyone else - and keep all the good stuff?

Finally discover how to use your passionate personality to positively influence and sway people to go where you are leading.

Join us for the  


Feeling Fiery, Thinking Cool Challenge

Here are just 6 of the outcomes you'll

walk away with by the end of your challenge

Drive faster results

Because you'll become a clear thinker who remains calm and coherent even when under pressure, you'll build a team of engaged and empowered 'rockstars' who drive faster results

Get stuff done faster

You'll get more done, easier because everyone is pulling together - you'll become a master at getting and keeping people on your side - willingly going where you are leading

Better relationships with people

Nobody (unless you're a psychopath) likes not being liked. You'll build strong, powerful, meaningful relationships in both your personal and professional life

Reduced pressure and stress

Because of the new tools you'll embed into the DNA of communication toolkit you'll never create an unintended ruckus in your team - with people having meltdowns because of something you said or did

Improve your career and income potential

People who are masterful at influencing others succeed at much higher rates than everyone else. You'll have the mindset, the tools, strategies and commitment to take you into the stratosphere of master influencer

Improved performance of yourself and others

You'll shift to a new level of performance, productivity and leadership and you'll become a role model for the people around you. You'll discover how to get and keep yourself and others performing to their best

This is a Must Attend if ... 

You feel misunderstood

If you're like most people you probably have a self-image that you're a good person. The challenge is that if you're leaving behind a trail of bruised and broken people it is costing you dearly. People pay you back. Not only that you lose sleep worrying about the latest mess you've created.

You have uncontrolled outbursts or rash split-second reactions

Pressure is inevitable. But it isn't the circumstance of the situation you find yourself in to lose your cool. It is how you show up. how you react will either make you a hero or zero. Will make you feel inspired and inspiring or make you feel frustrated and foolish. 

You often feel stressed or guilty or ashamed after you've lost your cool

and everything you've tried doesn't seem to work. You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you don't handle pressure, don’t handle resistance, don't handle frustrating circumstances well, if you lose control of your emotions then you will ultimately fail.

You've been trying for months to 

get your people aligned, but you haven't made any serious traction. You're stressed, they are under-performing and you don't know what to do next to get them to deliver the results your company and you need

You are ready to take your career

to a whole new level. To be the leader that others want to role-model. To be the leader who gets faster promotions, higher salaries, more meaningful and rewarding work ... with less stress

Some of the companies I've worked with

Limited to 20 participants - so be quick.

What is the 30-Day 

Feeling Fiery Thinking Cool Challenge?

This is a no-fluff, straight to the point interactive video based training program, filled with self-assessment, templates, and checklists 

Each week you'll be able to jump online with Shelley and participate in Group Coaching to get your questions answered, to role play scenarios

You'll discover how to think differently.

You'll discover how to  act differently.

You'll spend your time in a whole different way

And so if that's what you want:

  • you want to be somebody who's going places fast
  • you're getting great promotions
  • bigger salaries
  • more fulfilling hours spent at work
  • people are calling you an inspiring, empowering and masterful leader

then enroll now for the 30 day Feeling Fiery Thinking Cool Challenge

Disclaimer - I give you the tools - you have to do the work!

I am going to teach you the skills, tips and techniques that will enable you to keep your cool under pressure.

But you have to do the work.

Both during and after the 30 days are finished.

It is your masterpiece to design and there are no guarantees that just because you implement the systems, mindset, beliefs I'm teaching ... you'll be 100% successful, 100% of the time!

Like any masterpiece, it takes time, dedication and commitment. It's all in the doing.

You can't read a book about welding, and have a car magically appear in your driveway!

You can’t participate in this program and expect the magic fairies to rain fairy dust down on your head and all your problems magically disappear!

This program is not for you if 

  • You'd rather blame, make excuses and under-live your life
  • You're the type who likes to sit back, do some self-assessments, learn some stuff, then do nothing with it
  • You aren't ready to do the work. There is a lot of homework in this program, and you'll have to be self-motivated and resilient to keep at the work during the 30-days and then for the rest of your life - trust me I know from experience!

If you want to sit back and just absorb information - then this program isn't for you.

You'll need to set aside a few hours each week to do your homework.

But those hours are going to transform your life - both immediately and throughout the next several decades of your life. 

Join this program

 if you are ready to make and stick at significant shifts in your life. 

Because you want the rewards 

that are going to come into your own

and the lives of the people who matter to you,

when you become a role model and guide 

as you stay cool under pressure

Which side of the page

do you want to consistently fall on?

aggressive to assertive

Exponential Growth ...

I'm being challenged to re-shape my thinking, direction, and mindset. It has been unsettling at times: "Can I do this?" But most importantly, it has been exciting and inspiring.

My personal and professional growth over the past 8 weeks has been exponential.
Thank you for inspiring me to want more, challenging me to think differently, and for being my new benchmark.

Belinda Tari // Marketing Leader, Silkwood School

Everything is online

The entire program is online so you can participate from anywhere you have a stable internet connection.

All course materials, videos, audios, e-books self-assessments are within our member portal. 

You'll also be able to ask questions, get feedback and connect with Shelley and fellow participants online and during our weekly Transformation Group Coaching webinars. 

Whether you flounder or flourish is always in your hands - you are the single biggest influence in your life. Your journey begins with a choice to get up, step out, and live fully


Here’s what people are saying about

working with Shelley

Helen Besly

Managing Director 


Business has profited

Our business has profited in many ways from both the coaching and the leadership development workshops Shelley has delivered to us. I would highly recommend Shelley to you if you wish to develop a team of high-performance leaders.

Jan Bijsterbosch

Senior Vice President

Emirates Catering

Truly shaped leadership skills

When I think back on the time we worked together, I always realize how much of an influence you had on my career.  I have spread the learnings from you throughout the Middle East now :). We have over 6,000 employees, so your influence has been far-reaching. You truly have shaped my leadership skills. 

Nadine Catanzaro

State Manufacturing Manager

Coca-Cola Amitl

Engaged and improved team performance

Working with Shelley I was able to identify genuine opportunities to further engage my team to improve performance and reach my personal goals as a leader.  Shelley challenged my thinking and enhanced my leadership style.   I would highly recommend her as a high-performance leadership mentor and influencer, with valuable perspective and depth of experience

How does the 30-Day Challenge Work?

The challenge lasts for 60 days!

This challenge is about transformation. So the model I use is to learn - reflect - apply - debrief/coach. So, modules are released every couple of days giving you plenty of time to discover and implement.

Self-paced Learning Modules

Every couple of days modules are released. Each module will contain a mixture of video, written, self-assessment, reflection worksheets and suggested actions.

Weekly Transformation Group Coaching Masterclass

Every week you'll join Shelley online in the Transformation Group Coaching MasterClass. You'll get strategies and tips to fine-tune the learning and action-taking from the modules released during the week.

Daily Accountability

Before you can move on to the next lesson, you will submit your reflection activity to Shelley (it's an easy process, and you'll end up with a remarkable resource that you can use for years to come). This is not a learn only program. This challenge is deliberately designed to help you transform.

Facebook Members Only Accountability Group

Because this program is about transformation, you'll be encouraged to post in the Facebook group your plans for the upcoming week, your successes and 'learned-froms' from the  past day or two.

Learn at Your Own Pace

You only have access to the weekly Group Coaching Masterclasses during the time acctual challenge . 

However, you do have lifetime access to all the course materials inside the members portal. Which will include a replay of the weekly live Transformation Masterclass.

So you can go through the materials as they're released, or you can slow things down and work to your own pace.

So if you're crazy busy at work, dealing with lots of big life events, then don't worry about falling behind. 

You can review and revisit the training materials and resources any time. 

Remember, you are make a transformation for your lifetime, not for only 30 days!

Become a 'rockstar'

Discover the skills, tools and mindsets that shift you from being a good leader to being a remarkable "rockstar" leader. You'll be far more powerful than you've ever been, as you apply the Thinking Cool framework into your daily work

Feel more confident

Your leadership will become more compelling to your people as you'll have a clearer blueprint of what you need to do to get and keep them engaged, aligned and inspired. 


Set yourself up for increased incomes more fulfilling career 

Almost without exception, leaders I have coached have achieved greater incomes and promotions. They are more fulfilled and working on challenges that delight them. Having a powerful positive impact on their people, their profits and our planet

Set you and your team up for success

The future will go to those teams who are filled with people who are acting like business partners.

You'll become skilled at influencing your people to value-add by making and saving money for the company, reducing frustrations for all stakeholders and being transformational in how they view the work they do 

Here's what you'll cover


Module 1:  Are You Ready For This?

You'll do a series of self-assessment activities to gauge your motivation for change and readiness to take action. If your scores aren't where I think they need to be, you and I will jump on a call to discuss your results. 

If after that call I don't think the timing is right, I'll refund your money, or you'll take some action steps to get you ready for the next challenge.

  • where you MUST take massive and rapid action (to avoid career derailing  trainwrecks)
  • where you COULD tweak for better results
  • where you SHOULD keep doing what you've always been doing


Module 2: Emotional Charisma

The emotional intelligence of a leader impacts the entire team. In this module we'll take a look at the impact you are having.

You are creating your legacy every single day.

How do you want to be remembered? 

As an exploding volcano?

As a doormat people can wipe their feet on?

Or as a powerful, impactful influencer and leader?


Module 3: Wearing A Cloak Of A Different Color

Everything in this world begins with a vision. So in this module we are going to examine your results from the previous module and then we are going to re-write and begin to re-wire your future.

For real transformation to happen you must change your identity and your focus and in this module we will set the foundation for this radically different, more powerfully constructive and influential version of you to begin to show up in your world


Module 4: Train The Puppy

To train a puppy you have to catch it in the act of peeing.

So in this module we are going to fine-tune your self-awareness so that you become aware where your emotions are about to hijack your thinking.

You'll have the tools you need to engage - rapidly - your smart mind so that you remain an effective influencer - even in a pressure situation.


Module 5: Pre-Paving and Reflection

No matter what sort of conversation or meeting you are going to step in to, the tools in this module enable you to rapidly and easily plan for a great outcome.

You'll discover just how easy it is to set yourself and others up for success, with just a few small questions to ask and answer yourself before you step into a room.

And what separates all 'rockstar' performers from others is their fine-tuned capability to reflect on their performance. With 3 simple questions you'll rapidly review and plan your next interaction.


Module 6: Victory Over Myself

Using the tools you gained in Module 5, whenever you catch yourself in the act of peeing, you'll now have a strategy that you'll discover in this module that will enable you to regulate your fiery nature.

You'll see how easy it is to stop yourself mid-stream and begin to think, act and be the powerful, collaborative, constructive, assured leader and influencer you decided to be in Module 3.


Module 7: Reading The Room

You can be the type of leader that consistently gets the best out of people, or you can be the type of leader that consistently gets the worst!

During this module we'll look at how you can take the temperature of a room - whether it is filled with people or you're working one-on-one.

You'll become fine-tuned at being able to flex your style so that the other people in the room recognize that you have heard and understood them. Once they get that feeling they'll be far more willing to work with you to move forward in a positive direction.


Module 8: Being A Positive Influencer

Once you've read the room, now you take steps to react and influence others in a constructive way.

You'll work toward ensuring that you achieve your goals and desires (and hopefully the outcomes of the person/(s) you are interacting with)


Module 9: You've Got This

Let's tie a bow around all you've discovered in the program. We'll celebrate the successes you've had throughout the challenge.

We'll explore the shifting dynamics in your relationships with others, as you've been putting into practice all the new tools you've discovered throughout the challenge.

We'll pre-pave your future and cement in your new identify as a powerful influencer and leader.

Here's how much time you'll need

You'll need a minimum of 30 minutes each day to absorb the course content, 

then complete your personal growth work.  

However ... 

If you want to dramatically transform your life then ...

Set your alarm an hour earlier than you normally would for the next 30 days - you probably won't need an hour - but what you do first thing in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day

Plus, you'll have your weekly Transformation Mastermind webinar with Shelley where you'll get your questions asked and answered. That's another hour.

Naturally the more time you can spend redesigning and reimagining and reworking your life, the more you'll get from the program. 

But you do you!

If all you've got is 30-minutes ... then 30-minutes is fabulous! It is 30-minutes more than most average people are putting in to being a master of their life.

It is ok if, while doing the work of rewiring your influencing capability, you slip behind in the planned modules. This is a lifetime journey, so you can pick it up and continue as best fits your schedule.

However, one word of warning. Don't make excuses about a busy calendar, just because you are finding this inner work confronting, hard work or exasperating because the answers aren't coming to you as thick and fast as you'd like. 

Resilience, persistence and fortitude are what you need to redesign, reimagine and rework your life. 


Here are just three of the bonuses that are waiting for you

behind the gated doors in our Course Portal

Bonus 1
Members Only
Facebook Group

The Facebook Group is where you will share your successes, challenges and hopes.

One of the challenges of transformation is that others hold on to the old picture of you.

My plan is that our group becomes the place where you can explore and discover together what is working or not working for you and why


Bonus 2
Critical Reflection

For the next 12 months, each month you will receive a self-assessment reflection activity that you can use to assess your ongoing application of the skills that you've discovered throughout the challenge.

This challenge has been designed to have lasting impact, so this monthly check-in will ensure that you are embedding your new habits for the rest of your life. 

Bonus 3
My Career, My Choice

You'll also be given free access to one of the foundational trainings in the Make A Dent Leadership stable.

My Career, My Choice helps you to examine your life and career and gives you the blueprint to design (or redesign) your career, so that you become a 'rockstar' in your world.

Who is Shelley Holmes?

For the 30+ years Shelley has been a leader in, and a high-performance coach for companies around the globe, who combined have revenues over $116 billion.

In 2003 Shelley was designated as one of the 50 greatest business mentors in the world and co-authored the international bestseller of the same name, with Brian Tracy and Mark Victor Hansen.

Shelley Holmes, 

Rockstar Leadership Coach

Here at Make a Dent Leadership, we've inspired thousands of leaders to promotions, higher incomes, better relationships, and more fulfilling lives. And in the businesses they lead, we have seen increased cash flow, higher revenues and profits, significant cost-savings and becoming leading players in their industry.

Shelley's purpose for the past 35 years has been to inspire leaders to be 'rockstars' at transforming themselves, their people, their profit and the part of the planet they interact with.

Don’t wait! Look at what past clients have to say about working with Shelley

Alison Gray

CEO, WellThy

Clearer Direction = Moving Forward

Shelley has a knack for helping you look inside yourself – I now have a better understanding of my strengths as well as the areas of my life where I’m my own worst enemy.  

Shelley has motivated me to get clearer on my own direction, and assisted me to take some significant steps forward along that path."

Cheryl Jowitt

CEO - Rebel Media

Improves how we 'turn up'

just want to say a big thank you for taking us through an amazing workshop on the Gold Coast at the weekend.

As usual, I get so much from your workshops and the information you share with us helps us to improve not only our productivity, but also improves how we 'turn up' in the company.

Your approach is always SPOT ON!

You are an amazing coach. Thanks again for your ongoing support.

Allisa O'Connell

Executive General Manager - Flight Centre

Personal and professional improvement

Working with Shelley, I have seen personal growth, professional improvement and the business has seen increased profits

Transformations worth thousands of $

During the webinars, I'm going to share with you the core strategies and mindsets that I share with all the remarkable leaders that I work with. 

What I want to emphasize with you is that this is not just theory. These are tips, strategies and ideas that have been proven, over and over, by myself and the thousands of leaders with whom I've worked.

Certainly, these concepts are based on research but they are also tried and tested. So, you get the best of both worlds, well-researched theory, shown beyond a shadow of a doubt to work. 

The best of it is, that my other clients have seen highly improved relationships, increased incomes, faster promotions.

But most importantly, they've had the deep satisfaction to knowing that they have become a leader that others want to role-model.

They have a 'playbook' that is deeply embedded in how they show up and interact, influence, engage and inspire others.

When you get this right you become a powerful force for good -

making the positive dent in the universe you desire




  • 30 days of transformational work
  • Workbooks, Templates, Self-assessments
  • Lifetime Access
  • Access to private Facebook group
  • Weekly Mastermind Transformation Webinar

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make use of the Payment Plans




  • Everything in the regular PLUS
  • Success Insights Profile - your personalised 50+ page report which assesses
  • Your preferred Behavioral Style
  • What Motivates You at Work
  • How well you use your Emotional Intelligence
  • Three 45 minute coaching sessions with Shelley

If you are on a budget, at checkout,

make use of the Payment Plans

100% Satisfaction Guarantee 

This program gives you the tools to reshape, reimagine, how you show up as a leader and influencer. That's not hyperbole - it's based on the results that many of my clients have achieved over the years. 

If you find any of the reshaping tools and techniques I'm sharing with you aren't meeting your needs, then let me know within 30 days and I'll refund your  money.

If you choose to upgrade to get your Success Insights report - this is not covered by this Guarantee. There is no refund on your personalized profile, as this is purchased by Make A Dent Leadership from a third-party provider - and they do not offer refunds.

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On a personal note

It excites me to be a part of your support team. Helping you to be a leader who lives, loves and leads remarkably. 

You do the work and you will transform your life and career. I can confidently say that to you because I've worked with thousands of leaders who have done exactly that!

Make A Dent Leadership