Shelley is the founder and CEO of Rock Solid Sports, Camps, Team-Building and Impact Center. Shelley attended college at Centenary College in Shreveport, LA earning a B.S. in Exercise Science in 1993 where she also captained the inaugural women’s soccer program, scoring the first goal in the history of the program and earning her Centenary’s NCAA “Female Athlete of the Year” Award. She has 22 years experience as a camp director and 25 years experience as an Olympic Development, Collegiate, High School and Youth Soccer Coach. Shelley knows much about the world of teams, not only as a collegiate player but also as a successful high school and collegiate soccer coach and holds the title of Louisiana’s “All-Time Winningest High School Soccer Coach” with a career record of 647-153-40. She has earned 26 All-District “Coach of the Year” awards, 8 All-City “Coach of the Year” Awards and was the 1996 Boys All-State “Coach of the Year” and the 2010 Girls All-State “Coach of the Year.“ Shelley holds an NSCAA Premier Coaching License and is a Certified CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard and Ropes Course Instructor.
Shelley has been in the speaking and team-building arena for the past 18 years, motivational speaking on various topics, leading corporations, sports teams and youth events all over the country. Shelley is also a published author and serves on various community forums and committees. Some of Shelley’s corporate highlights include: Serving on the United Way of Northwest Louisiana Community Forum Board assisting in designating 2012-2014 non-profit funding for the Northwest Region of the State, Shreveport Times 40 Under 40 Young Professional of the Year Honoree, March of Dimes Top 10 Business “Spotlight on Success” Honoree, Keynote speaker – Remington College Inaugural Graduation and Virginia College Inaugural Graduation, Keynote speaker for various community and regional sports and corporate organizations, 1996 and 2010 LA Soccer All-State Coach of the Year, Honored into both Calvary Academy and Loyola College Prep Athletic Wall of Fame, Appointed Management Group for all Shreveport City Pools and designed a grant to teach over 12,000 people how to swim for free since 2011, as well as, the opportunity to be a key role player in a New York City based documentary, “Taking The Plunge” which focuses on a national issue of Americans who fear water. Shelley has co-authored a book on relationships and is currently working on the writing of her next 2 books.
Shelley is most passionate about impacting lives and helping people understand the depths of their own experiences and how those experiences are able to influence others. She believes that there is greatness in each of us and that if we can be made to see it, that perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for anything less.
“Shelley’s love and passion is evident in her everyday life. As a former co-worker of hers, I’ve seen this first hand by the way she encourages and leads those around her. Shelley’s Christ-like attitude shows in every aspect of her life and she wants nothing more than to pour this attitude into those around her. I have the utmost respect for what she is doing and continues to do in the lives of others. Besides being a tremendous coach, Shelley is a an awesome person and a great mentor to those around her.”
~ Doug Pederson (Head NFL Coach – Philadelphia Eagles)
“Shelley is a remarkable motivator and has a great ability to connect with all people. She is a joy to work alongside.” ~ Johnny Booty (Former Athletic Director and Father of 3 NFL Quarterbacks)
“I have known Shelley for the past 15 years and have had the privilege of hearing her speak at numerous events within my community. I have seen her speak to crowds exceeding thousands, as well as, intimate groups. I have seen and heard her empathy in her heart while speaking at the funeral of a 14 year old, as well as, crowds where she delivered wildly, entertaining and thought provoking messages. I truly believe Shelley’s honesty, integrity and passion are her keys to engage any audience to the point you could hear a pin drop in a football stadium. I attended a conference for the #1 revenue generating company for Johnson and Johnson. This conference changed my life, gave me balance and changed the way I ran my business. Shelley’s style created a positive environment, which led to open interactions within our team. She made a connection with every sales rep while encouraging positive thinking. Her energy and passion that was so contagious during the meeting was a contributing force to me winning National Sales Rep of the Year for J & J. I feel Shelley’s background in leadership, sales, creativity, and personal excellence has given her the ability to connect with every member of her audience in a unique way. Her energy is transferred onto her audience with practical take away messages that everyone can immediately apply to their lives. Shelley has certainly beaten the biggest challenge of any public speaking-short attention spans. She is captivating and a female Zig Ziglar and Dale Carnegie. When Shelley speaks, people listen and listen attentively. She is an inspiring and enthusiastic speaker that certainly offers something different. I would definitely urge ANY organization to consider utilizing Shelley. She has a gift I feel the whole world deserves to have.” ~ Rhonda Barr (Area Sales Manager at Silk Road Medical)