Shelly Shelton Empowers Divorcees to Bounce Back From Their Trauma


( ENSPIRE She Did That ) Divorce Recovery Coach Helps Transform Lives of Those Affected by Divorce and Toxic Relationships

ENSPIRE Contributor: Natalie Wong

Shelly Shelton is an author, entrepreneur, and divorce recovery coach who aims to help divorced men and women get through difficult times through her motivational speaking. On top of running her own Youtube channel, Shelton shares her empowering messages by coaching, training, and motivating upcoming speakers, entrepreneurs, educators, and students on how to grow and speak their truth. 

Shelton’s challenges with marriage and divorce allowed her to connect to her audience on a fundamental level. Shelton went through a divorce after 20 years of marriage and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a debilitating disease that left her unable to walk and see at a critical point in her life. Shelton used her recovery period and experience with divorce to change her mindset and find her true passions.

Shelton’s story and confidence shine through her motivational speaking. Shelton became a mentee of Eric Thomas, or more popularly known as “ETtheHipHopPreacher,” a popular preacher and motivational speaker with over 1 million subscribers on YouTube. Shelton’s motto for her coaching is summed up in one of her talks, “I help those separated and divorced bounce back from emotional drama, financial trauma, & all moments where you need to call your mama.” Shelton’s approach has successfully amassed over 30,000 views on her most popular Divorce Recovery video. Divorcees, separated people, and even the children of divorcees have left comments under Shelton’s video to thank her for her words of encouragement.

Besides motivational speaking, Shelton has pursued her passions of coaching and professional development. She frequently encourages business owners and speakers to create their strategies to grow and uses her expertise to create training programs. Shelton is the CEO of I AM Shelly Shelton, LLC, and the founder of the Unstoppable University and Aspiring Speakers Academy, where she trains women empowerment speakers. Shelton is also the CEO of her staffing agency, TLC Recruiting, where she worked for clients, such as the Reynolds Metals Company, Quaker Oats, First Market Bank, Wachovia Bank, BNE, & Encompass Home Health & Hospice. Shelton is also the author of two books, “Smile: The How-to Guide to Get Through Any Storm” and her newest children book series, “The Adventure of Chandler & The Traveling Prayer Shawl.”

Shelton’s passions and unwavering determination has birthed her multiple businesses and a fulfilling career built around helping others through their mental hardships. Despite her difficult past, Shelton has followed her motto in both her personal and professional life and is proud that she never gave up.