About

Founded in early 2015, Elementum offers career coaching, advice and support exclusively for Tech professionals.

Hi, I’m Shirley. I launched Elementum after a 20 year career in Tech because I wanted to make a difference. I have worked in many different roles, companies and industries, and throughout my career I saw a pattern emerge: many employers struggle to attract and retain good staff, while many employees struggle to get the development opportunities they want.

Passionate about the Tech sector, I decided to try to improve the culture through career coaching and training, and Elementum was born.

Elementum is here to support and encourage tech professionals who want to be better.

I have a saying that underpins all the work I do: I believe in you and I haven’t even met you yet. I know everyone is capable of achieving so much – sometimes we all just need a little help along the way. I’m here to provide that support.

I understand the frustrations and difficulties – and rewards and awesome perks – that come with Tech roles. My goal is to help people overcome personal and professional challenges, so that they can be their best and thrive at work.

Outside of Elementum, I am part of the awesome Nomad8 tribe of Agile coaches. I’m also on the organising team for the annual WeTest Conference and I volunteer with a few programmes that inspire and educate young people about a future in Tech. And I enjoy presenting at conferences such as CukeUp! AU, and BNZ’s “Be good with testing” conference where I was the closing keynote speaker.

When I’m not working, you’ll probably find me day-dreaming about travel. I have been lucky enough to explore many beautiful countries around the world – my favourite place to have visited so far is Nepal, and I feel very lucky to live in and explore my adopted country, New Zealand.

Contact me: shirley@elementum.co.nz  or 0220474475