About

Founded in 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 roles, companies and industries, and throughout my career I saw a pattern emerge: often, employers struggle to attract and retain staff, while many employees struggle to get the development opportunities they want. At the same time, ways of working are changing and emerging tech is creating new opportunities.  We need ways to navigate this exciting future.

Passionate about the Tech sector, I decided I wanted to contribute to the industry through providing 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’m currently studying a Masters of Technological Futures and I contract part time as an agile coach. I’m the local co-organiser for the annual TestBash NZ conference and I volunteer with a few programmes that inspire and educate young people about a future in Tech. I enjoy presenting at meetups and 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