Presenting Coach Shayla

Shayla Herndon-Edmunds (Coach Shayla) is a personal development expert with experience and training in professional life coaching, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, intercultural development, and Reiki to name a few.  As an educator, public speaker, consultant, and healer, SHE helps individuals and organizations identify their strengths, challenges, goals, and strategies for moving forward, with clarity, towards success.

She is also the Founder and Chief Creator of Oh My Goodness Herbal Bar, an online gift shop that offers a line of herbal and aromatherapy products.  In addition, she is the Director of Diversity Education in the Wake Forest University Office of Diversity & Inclusion, where she serves as an internal consultant and educator who supports the development of cultural competence of faculty, staff, and students.

Edmunds received her B.A. degree from George Mason University and holds a broad range of certifications, experience, and training that inform her eclectic coaching style.  She is a married, mother of three, author, and entrepreneur.

Recent Speaking Engagements:

“Check Your Fingerprint”
2017 Intercultural Student Leadership Conference
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

“The Power of Vulnerability”
2016 Museum Conference Network Annual Conference
New Orleans, LA

“It’s About Time to Be the Magic”
2016 TEDx Women
Winston-Salem, NC

Recurring Guest
Kandidly Keshia Podcast
Episodes: 9, 22, 28, 37

“Stop Telling Me to Breathe: The Truth About Self-Care,”
2016  Administrative Professionals Conference
Winston-Salem, NC

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Customized messages for community organizations, groups, campuses, churches, and businesses to inspire and challenge audiences to leverage their personal power and abilities to positively influence and impact their lives and the world.

Topics of Interest:
 Empowerment, Self-Care, Vulnerability, Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion, Emotional Intelligence, Finding Your Purpose, Create the Life You Desire


Coach Shayla has more than seven years of experience working as a diversity and inclusion practitioner and trainer and fifteen years of experience working in organizational development and operations management.  She leverages her experience and training as a consultant to help organizations identify and achieve their goals for creating environments that leverage human connection and dignity to build great teams and to offer the best services and products to their clients.

Services and workshops available include:umbrella-1588167_1280

  • Departmental and Individual Strategic Planning
  • 1:1 Cultural Competency Coaching
  • Emotional Intelligence & Diversity Workshop Facilitation (Groups)
  • Cross-Cultural Communication & Conflict Workshop Facilitation (Groups)
  • Unconscious Bias Workshop Facilitation (Groups)
  • Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Facilitation (Individual & Group)
  • Managing Diversity Team Workshop Facilitation (Individual & Group)
  • Intercultural Developmental Inventory (IDI) Assessment Administration


One-on-one and group life coaching services that help clients explore their personal healing, growth, and/or development through a holistic process designed to help them identify their true questions, challenges, goals and opportunities for moving forward. Email for more information and to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.


The Life Support Initiative provides members with access to FREE monthly coaching calls with experts, coaches, and strategist who have made a personal commitment to helping others to live their best lives by sharing their knowledge and experience in relationships, finance, health and wellness, life strategy, spirituality, parenting and more. Life Support will resume in 2017.

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