Shirley McKinnon Bio

Shirley McKinnon is an international author, speaker, master coach and business consultant. She is the founder of McKinnon Sales Centre Pty Ltd which trains managers and team leaders how to develop high performance teams.

She has extensive business experience and seems to have a seventh sense for human nature. Her training has created a breakthrough, using experiential training to train teams and their managers to consistently exceed budget through new levels of peak performance.

As an experienced and entertaining speaker, Shirley is that rare professional speaker who manages to combine practical content with style, humour and energy. Her passion breathes new enthusiasm into her audience, delighting them with her uncanny observations on human nature and leaving them with practical steps on how to move their team to the next level of success.

In demand by the media, she has been profiled in articles and features stories in numerous business magazines and newspapers. Shirley was the behavioural expert for the local Perth reality show, Suburban Survivor on 92.9FM. She was the Relationship and Communication Coach for Singles WA with scallywags Gary Kay and Paul Redman. Her practical tips and techniques created a demand for weekly talkback sessions on Mix 94.5FM for over 18 months. Channel 7 took the show to the television audience.

Subjects covered are:Team building, Tips and techniques for busy business owners, Sales Management, Leadership, Understanding and managing difficult people, People skills, The Art of Persuasion, Money - baggage and blocks, Self-development, Conflict Resolution, People Skills for Project Managers.

Some feedback on Shirley's conference presentations.

"The level of Shirley's performance was excellent. She was able to portray the message that we desired out group to receive absolutely perfectly."
Murray Forster, Hannaford Seedmaster Services (Aust) Pty Ltd.

"Excellent speaker. Shirley brought the staff together, and kept everyone's interest from the moment she started talking. She made a very interesting presentation that included everyone."
Michelle Plowman, NSP Buck

"On behalf of the WA Australian Teleservices Association chapter committee thank you for the presentation that you gave to our members. The feedback we received was that they found it to be interesting and thought-provoking. I certainly have been revisiting how the personal attitude to money of my staff impacts on their performance."
Jenny McClelland, WA A.T.A Chapter Committee Chairperson

"Shirley, we wish to sincerely thank you for your participation as a speaker and giving of your time, knowledge and experience to all of our attendees. We have received a very good response from attendees which indicate that our event is as good as our speakers, and all reports say you were great."
Steve Hanson, WA Chapter President, Franchise Council of Australia

"Shirley provided great energy and life to our conference by involving the group in her sessions- a polished professional."
Kathleen Yan, Garrisons

"I received some very positive feedback from delegates at the conference. No negative responses were received at all. Many people wished the sessions had been longer."
Jane Berriman, Executive Support Officer, Online Access Centre Association, Tasmania.

Topics: Business, Leadership, Management, People Management, Sales Management, Sales and Marketing, Self Development, Teambuilding, From Project Manager to Project Leader.