Shelly Chauhan is a chartered psychologist and executive coach who has coached over a hundred clients in the corporate world on issues such as resilience, emotional intelligence and maximising success in the face of challenges and complexity. In numerous sessions with clients, the conversation inevitably turned to parenting as clients sought to discover how they could manage their stress levels to be better parents. Having two young children herself, Shelly was only too aware of the challenges of parenting and how parenting guilt and worry could affect other areas of one's life. Over the years she came to realise that at the heart of many of these client's difficulties was their struggle to notice and regulate their emotional states, and how deeply this affected their ability to connect with, influence and feel genuine empathy for other people, including their children.
Based on years of meticulous research into the neuroscience of emotional regulation, stress and human connection, Shelly was inspired to translate this complex research into a course combining brain science with practical methods to help clients enhance their capacity for emotional regulation, wellbeing and connection. Feedback from the courses she runs highlights the power of this approach to transform parenting and increase resilience, empathy and general wellbeing both in children and parents. Given her deep sense of compassion towards children and her dedication to helping parents better connect with their children, the evolution of her work in this direction has been hugely gratifying and meaningful. Shelly lives in Surrey, England, with her husband and two children, currently aged 9 and 5.