Our Team

Certified Coach & Chief Change Engineer: Shelle Cleveland

For Shelle, coaching is not just her job…it is her passion.Shelle_Cleveland1

With over 25 years of experience in leading and creating meaningful change in high performance organizations, Shelle has collaborated with leaders across a wide spectrum. From CEOs and C-suite executives to developing leaders to aspiring or future leaders, Shelle uses her diverse background to instill change with her clients to achieve desired results.

As a natural leader, coach, and mentor, Shelle strategically and successfully transforms and directs all facets of organization change. She specifically has extensive experience in due diligence, acquisitions, cultural integration, and individual and organizational development.

For Shelle, coaching is a partnership between the client and the coach. Her ultimate goal is meeting the needs of her client through a confidential, trusting environment that allows both individual and organizations the ability to determine their goals and identify the change process to achieve those goals.

During her 18-year tenure at General Electric, Shelle held several HR business leadership roles in the financial services and aviation sectors. Additionally, Shelle served as the chief HR officer for a privately-held aviation company and, earlier in her career, she worked in human resources with Allstate Insurance Company and PepsiCo.

In addition to facilitating performance results while in her executive roles, Shelle has led professional development workshops for external organizations, including the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Shelle has served on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations as well.

Shelle received a B.A. in Communications from Hampton University in Hampton, VA, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, IL.

Shelle’s training and certifications include:

  • Hogan Assessment Tools
  • 360 Assessment Tools
  • Certified Change Management Practitioner
  • Certified Facilitator and Trainer
  • Professional Coach (ICF Certification)
  • Design for Six Sigma

Our Change Coaching & Consulting Network

We also work with an extensive network of coaches and consultants who specialize in diversity and inclusion, leadership development training, team building, organizational design and effectiveness, talent acquisition, talent development, and more.

Interested in learning more about The Change Engineers or Shelle Cleveland? Contact us today to learn more!


Curtis_Thornton“Shelle Cleveland is a meticulous strategic business savvy HR professional. Shelle is “highly” respected by the senior leaders, colleagues, subordinates and the entire employee base. Shelle is truly “big picture” vision and can be counted on to develop and execute all business plans to the fullest. Shelle is customer focused and all about “doing the right thing.” A proactive business partner who is not satisfied with the status quo! A rarity hard to find.” – Curtis Thornton, Global HR Leader at United Technologies