Affectionately known as "Shirley T", Shirley T grew up with the same self-esteem challenges that millions of people face every single day. Yet, now, she walks through life with a sense of style, warmth, humor and acceptance that only comes from having learned how to be truly comfortable in her own skin. Ever the storyteller, Shirley T provides programs in a format much like a heart-to-heart chat with your best friend, mother or grandmother. She communicates with purpose, acceptance, warmth, and soulful intention.
At the age of 24, Shirley T was considered for “Who’s Who in the Young Executive Field” as she was the youngest Community Action Program (CAP) Director in the
A strong believer in whole body (mind, body and spirit) confidence, Shirley T’s programs are multidimensional, often including a combination of physical activity (movement), motivational messages and self-discovery exercises. As a plus-size woman, she is also a walking, talking example of how a person’s size does not equate to core confidence and a healthy lifestyle. Shirley T holds certifications as a Certified Aerobics Instructor, Spinning© Instructor, Pilates Instructor, Zumba® Instructor, and currently teaches dance and/or fitness programs through numerous Richmond-area fitness centers.
Shirley T is an affiliate member of the National Speaker's Association (NSA) of Virginia, past-president of the Network of Enterprising Women (N.E.W.) and forever an “apprentice of life”. Her passion is observing, listening, tuning-in and following-through on all that life offers.