About Cornelia

planners_16Cornelia Shipley, PCC, BCC, ELI-MP is a nationally recognized executive coach, life mentor, speaker and strategic planner with over 20 years experience training individual and executive clients to achieve their personal and professional goals. Utilizing her extensive background in strategic planning, sales training, and corporate HR, Cornelia founded 3C Consulting, a leadership development firm where she and her team reach thousands of professionals annually by guiding clients through the formulation, implementation, and sustainability of leadership development, strategic planning, and work place change initiatives.

Cornelia was awarded the Professional Certified Coach Credential (PCC) by the International Coach Federation in 2009, a distinction less than 1600 people held at the time and is a Master Practitioner of Energy Leadership. 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, SilverHook Studios, Solaris Filmwerks, 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 ’The Power of Influence – A Stepping Stone to Your Career Success‘, ‘The 7 Keys to Leadership‘ and her most popular keynote “You Don’t Need Pixie Dust… You Need A Plan” .

An eight time speaker for multinational information technology corporation, Hewlett-Packard, her audio programs ‘Affirmations for Positive Living’ and ‘Brand Equity – Don’t Leave Your Image to Chance’ have proven to be valuable teaching aids to audiences as part of their ongoing development in all stages of their life and career.

Cornelia is a member of the corporate coaching faculty for consulting, auditing & risk management firm Deloitte LLP and GlaxoSmithKline North America, and a faculty member for ICF accredited coach training programs Coaching4Clergy and Coaching4Business. A former member of the Board of Directors, Cornelia currently serves on the Board of Advisors for a leadership training organization for high school girls in Detroit, MI, and is an executive coach for the Enterprising Health Fellowship Program.

Formerly a trainer for the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion, Cornelia has additionally applied her coaching techniques to clients of Glinda Bridgforth, author of the popular ‘Girl, Get Your Money Straight, Girl, Get Your Credit Straight, and Girl Make Your Money Grow’ series, and served as an Executive Coach for the Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program in Louisiana; a partnership between Duke University, Southern University & the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa.

A member of the 2013 Faculty for the National African American Women’s Leadership Institute, Cornelia maintains several local association memberships, and has served on the Board of Directors for the National INROADS Alumni Association. Cornelia also served as a Supervisor Coach for the University of Wisconsin Continuing Studies Professional Life Coaching Certificate program.

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 take create their designed future. Cornelia studied business and leadership in Australia and Asia, and received her MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

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