About Cornelia

About Cornelia Shipley  “…Cornelia will guide you through the process of picturing success as you want to see it and identifying whether or not your career is aligned with your true passion, all while helping you ensure your need for these three important things: contribution, meaning and happiness. Life is too short not to!” – Marshall Goldsmith  Executive Coach and author of international Best Sellers What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, MOJO and Triggers

Best selling author, thriving entrepreneur, dynamic speaker and executive coach,  Cornelia Shipley is known for empowering people to achieve their peak performance, strategically plan for the future, and ultimately create a life and work that REALLY work!

Becoming the leader YOU know you were meant to be starts with you focusing on increasing your impact and influence while establishing and leveraging more meaningful relationships. When you master the art of authentic leadership and allow the truth of who you are to shine through the sky is your only limit.

Committed to transforming the world one leader at a time, Cornelia created the Leadership Ascension™️ suite of programs designed to up your impact, influence and income while achieving your next big thing!

A sought after leadership development expert her strategies and methods have been showcased on FOX 5 News, Radio One, INC.com, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Healing Heart Journal, and workingwomen.com among others.

In the #1 Best Seller Design Your Life: How to Create a Meaningful Life, Advance Your Career and Live Your Dreams Cornelia shares strategies designed to empower you to live the life you love and live it POWER-FULL-LY! Cornelia’s holistic approach and unique perspective will move you beyond your fear and overwhelm to live each moment fully present.

Cornelia shares everything she’s learned over her extensive corporate career, working in sales, sales training and development and having lead the human resources function for a manufacturing facility, with leaders worldwide in her Leadership Ascension™️ Programs (Ignite Session™️, Elevate Intensive™️, Advance Program™️ and the Ascension Mastery Program™️).

So what qualifies Cornelia to do this work?

Cornelia was awarded the Professional Certified Coach Credential (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2009, a distinction less than 1600 people held at the time and is a Master Practitioner of Energy Leadership (ELI-MP). Leaders at organizations including Blue Care Network, The Kellogg Foundation, Comerica Bank, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Merck, Edward Jones, The Detroit Medical Center, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, General Motors, Jujitsu Films, YMCA, Internal Revenue Service, and Black Entertainment Television have leveraged Cornelia’s expertise to take their results and careers to the next level.

Board Certified (BCC) as a coach by the Center for Credentialing Education, Cornelia co-created the ‘Executive Impact Program‘ with retired Procter & Gamble VP of Human Resources, Maxine Brown-Davis which prepares senior level leaders for General Manager and C-Suite level career opportunities. She has also developed and delivered leadership development workshops and keynotes including  ‘Brand Equity Don’t Leave Your Image To Chance‘, ‘Reclaim Your Career: 6 Simple Steps to Jump-Start Your Success‘ and her most popular keynote ‘Design Your Life’.  Cornelia’s program ‘CEO or Employee: Are You Leading A Business Or Working For It?’ is popular with everyone from the fortune 500 executive to the solopreneur.

Cornelia speaking at a conference

Cornelia’s commitment to the empowerment of women is evident at her annual Design Your Life summit where everyone from momprenuers to executive women are able to create their designed future. Additionally, Cornelia provides her skill and expertise as Board Vice Chair  for Women for Change Coaching Community a non-profit committed to providing access to coaching for all women. She serves as a faculty member for three ICF accredited coach training programs and is on the Board of Advisors for a leadership training organization for high school girls in her hometown of Detroit, MI. Cornelia studied business and leadership in Australia and Asia, and received her MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and currently lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband.