Dr Shirley Schulz-Robinson, Team Leader – Newcastle, NSW

PhD, Health Admin (UNSW), BA (hons) Sociology (UoN), DNE (ACAE), RN (MH, General), Cert Admin (DoH). Cert Comm. Nursing (DoH); ICF PCC & Mentor (Cert IV & Diploma in Life & Business Coaching), Cert NLP Coach (LCA). Cert IV Workplace T&A (TAFE); Cert Medical Hypnosis; Certified Supervisor (STS, HNEH, NSHS); Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach (C-IQ) ™; Enhanced Narrative Coach™; Marshal Goldsmith SCC Coach; Neuroscience/Neurozone™.

Shirley joined Synergy Global in 2019 as TL – Newcastle, NSW.
She’s an experienced leadership & life coach, working across the Private, Public & NfP Sectors (especially in Education & Health). Shirley is an innovative strategic thinker & experienced academic, manager, educator, researcher, author, & practitioner.

Strategic roles in Health, University, Private & NfPs include: Asst. Dean, Clinical Director, Coordinator, Team Leader, & Area Nurse Consultant. Her experience includes membership of Boards, NMC; NCAT Committees & Tribunals as a Member/Chair.

She has championed collaborative, teamwork, community development, cultural diversity/inclusion & preventive practices. First being appointed as community nurse in a multidisciplinary team to establish innovative, health promotion services for defined populations. Second, designing/writing courses as a foundational member of a new generalist nursing program.

She has participated in: Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), R&D Projects; Regional Multicultural Policy; Health Promotion; & been appointed to Governance, Risk Management, Morbidity, Mortality, & Ethics Committees; provided Clinical Supervision for multidisciplinary teams, & consultation for hospitals, aged care facilities & GPs. Health & Academia are complex political systems requiring sensitive Consulting, Facilitation, Executive/Leadership & Team Coaching.

She has presented research papers internationally (Canada, Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA) – her focus: Policy implementation, social care, collaborative, multidisciplinary practice, & cultural change. During a 1yr sabbatical (1993) she visited 4 major UK Universities, & the Depts of General Practice & Nursing at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) for 3mths researching collaborative interdisciplinary practice.

Her expertise & key interests focus around 4 themes:

blackEffectiveness Consulting: Vision/Strategy Clarification; People-centred Values-based Leadership & Cultural Change
blackChange Facilitation: Communication & Conflict Resolution, Developing Personal, Team & Organisational Effectiveness
blackExecutive Coaching & Counselling (Eclectic approach), Health & Wellbeing, using the latest in Neuroscience Research
blackEthical Perspectives/Processes, Professional Standards, Developing Capacity to identify/respond to ethical dilemma’s

Partnerships have been vital. As Clinical Director responsible for clinical education of a 1000+ students, Prof Supervision & Management of Clinical Educators, she built strong reciprocal professional relationships with service providers, public, private, non-government & community, across geographically diverse health districts.

A generalist her approach is collaborative, working with stakeholders to develop sustainable organisational change. Shirley has a long-term interest in Governance, CQI, Policy Development & Implementation, & Ethical Practice for RoI.

Shirley lives in Newcastle, NSW, with her husband Ralph. She is Co-Leader ICF Career Coaching Community of Practice; Immediate Past Chair, APAC Peer Coaching Program, Past Member APAC Executive, 2nd VP; Member, NSW ICF Chapter; President, Newcastle Retired Lecturers Assoc; Past Founding Convener, Newcastle District Mental Health Prof. Network; current Executive Member, Hunter Post Grad Medical Institute (5yrs). Mentor Coach & Prof Supervisor (ReciproCoach).

She loves to read, sew, walk, swim, cycle, sing, play Ukulele, travel, & go to the gym.

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