Shirley Smith


Shirley is one of the founders of The Holding Space.  With a life long career in global human resources she latterly focussed more on leadership development and adult learning.  This is her sweet spot. Now Shirley focuses on coaching, mentoring and supporting others who coach and mentor to be enabled and supported in their own work.  She does this through her own practice

Graduating on from coaching to coaching supervision she became a regional Ambassador for the international Association of Coaching Supervisors.

I wear many hats.  For now, my focus is on pulling the right elements together to enable the Holding Space to take form on stable foundations and the right conditions for it to be nurtured, grow and flourish.  I care about our community, quality assurance, ethics and doing the right thing in this topsy turvy world. We are experimenting with new models of organising and making things happen. I support and enable that with others in the team.