“Shirley has had an enormous and lasting influence on our church. First of all, she has brought vision and strategic planning skills to help us re-align every aspect of our organization. Second, she helped lead us through a challenging time of congregational discord, personally engaging in many difficult, yet compassionate conversations with people who were expressing a variety of strong emotions. Third, she encouraged people at all levels of the congregation to discover and engage their unique passions and gifts. In large part because of Shirley, people who were once at odds with each other are now working side-by-side in a variety of caring ministries.”  ~Roger Barkley, LEAD PASTOR, Congregational Church of Northridge

Shirley is a very engaging speaker. Her presentation at our organization was fun, informative, and interactive. Her incorporation of simple but powerful exercises helped the audience to feel more confident and discover for themselves the blockage that is preventing them from achieving their best. We would definitely welcome Shirley back. ~GLAPros – Canoga Park Chapter of Experience Unlimited

Shirley Oya knows how to set the stage for people to discover, delve, and deepen their self-awareness, and she guides this awakening with skill and precision. Her presentations are rich, insightful, and full of valuable information. ~Tuesdays with Transitioners


I wanted to thank you so very much for the great coaching sessions you gave me last year. I feel 100% prepared about this new step and my eventual change in career and move. Without your coaching, and thought provoking questions, I don’t think I would feel as confident as I do right now” ~S. Rafferty, Toronto, Canada

“Coaching with Shirley has helped me to stay on track and focused to accomplish my true life’s mission. Her kind, gentle, yet firm approach has made it possible for me to attain my goals, and I benefit tremendously from our weekly sessions.” ~J. Castro, Tarzana, California

“You have enhanced my life so much, and your calm demeanor and intelligent questioning and directing have helped me trust my own inner wisdom. Thank you for all your wonderful, patient, and loving guidance.” ~F. B., Los Angeles, California