Client Reviews

As an executive coach, I’ve been blessed to work with inspiring leaders and disruptors in organizations across the globe, helping them develop a fuller realization of who they are and what they’re capable of doing. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help these individuals unlock their unbounded potential! Here’s what they have to say about their experiences in Excellence Unbounded’s executive coaching program.

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Working with Shawnette and Excellence Unbounded was a life-changing experience.

"Working with Shawnette and Excellence Unbounded was a life-changing experience. Shawnette’s professionalism and expertise affords her the unique ability to provide tools and frameworks needed to help you overcome barriers and experience real breakthrough in your organization and leadership skills. If you are a CEO and you're ready to take your business to the next level, I wholeheartedly implore you to connect with Shawnette."

-  Seanicaa Edwards Herron
Freedmen Heirs Foundation, Inc

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Excellence Unbounded Gave Me Critical Insight and Tools

“Working with Shawnette and Excellence Unbounded gave me critical insight and a new set of tools to use to effectively lead my team during a particularly important time for my company. Effective leadership skills for founders of tech companies is an often-overlooked area, and working with a coach who understands the demands placed on us is so important to overall success.”

- Kellee James
Founder & CEO, Mercaris

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I'm a lot better at delegating and making decisions

“Before Shawnette and I began working together I didn't quite understand where my insecurities as a leader resided, but I knew they were there. She quickly helped me realize where they were and how to fix them. We worked through how to understand mindset and how that impacts my day to day and how societal workforce stereotypes have gotten the best of me over the past 12+ years. She helped get my confidence back and encouraged me to believe in myself. I got to where I am for a reason and it was time I saw what others have been seeing this whole time. Since we've worked together my stress level has gone WAY down and I'm a lot better at delegating and making decisions and not second guessing myself. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for leadership guidance.”

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Black Innovation Alliance

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Her meticulous attention to detail and thorough planning ensured that every aspect of the event was thoughtfully considered…

“I am pleased to provide a testimonial for the excellent services provided by Shawnette Rochelle at PushBlack’s all-staff retreat.

Despite the tight timeframe we were working with, Shawnette efficiently and effectively assisted our leadership with preparing for the retreat. Her meticulous attention to detail and thorough planning ensured that every aspect ofthe event was thoughtfully considered, allowing us to maximize our time together.

Shawnette’s ability to remain impartial and unbiased during the retreat was genuinely remarkable. She never imposed her opinions or ideas on our team but skillfully guided us toward grounding ourselves in our strategic priorities. Her approach fostered a sense of ownership and empowerment among the team, as we were encouraged to think critically and creatively to implement our five-year strategic plan.

Shawnette created a supportive and collaborative environment. Her active listening skills ensured that each voice was heard and respected, staff names were remembered and utilized throughout the event, and power was always balanced. This resulted in fruitful discussions and productive outcomes.

Overall, I recommend Shawnette’s services to any organization seeking a skilled facilitator who can guide their team to achieve their goals while respecting their expertise and ability to find their answers from within.”

- Daonese Johnson-Colón
COO, PushBlack

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Helping Me Ascend to the Next Level of Leadership

“I fully credit Shawnette for helping me ascend to the next level of leadership in my company. Her thoughtful approach to coaching helped me unlock some talents in myself, and she helped me discover the value of deliberate practices like journaling to tap into more of my talents.”

– Kwasi Asare
Technology Industry

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A Worthwhile Investment For Any Organizational Leader

“Excellence Unbounded is a worthwhile investment for any organizational leader seeking to grow and improve. As the founder of a start-up national nonprofit, I knew there were areas where our organizational growth and trajectory were stuck, so coaching really gave me the space to work through that internally to then turn around and lead the organization forward.”

– Laura L. Dunn, Founder, SurvJustice

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Greatly Exceeded my Coaching Expectations

“I contacted Shawnette within months of becoming CEO. I'd never worked with a coach before, but I assumed a coach would tell me what to do and how to solve problems. But her style is much more helpful than that. Her approach allowed me to dig deeper into myself and develop my own solutions in a patient and non-judgmental way. Excellence Unbounded greatly exceeded my coaching expectations.”

- Julian W., Media Industry Executive

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a masterful hand that was never overbearing

“Shawnette facilitated our organization through a difficult and chaotic strategic planning process with a masterful hand that was never overbearing. She led us to our best outcomes with patience and discipline. I was deeply impressed with her lack of ego that allowed her to put our organization first, and not any personal agenda. I would highly recommend her for her facilitation talents and would love the opportunity to work with her again.”

- Tracy Favre, Board Member, Organic Trade Association

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Coaching Was Transformative For Me

“My confidence has grown exponentially and, through coaching, I have transitioned my mindset from having to endlessly prove my value to recognizing that I've already proven it to the organization. This allows me to perform at a higher level. The biggest change happened when I realized that the pressures I felt were mostly self-induced. I – not external factors – was cultivating feelings of frustration and stress.  Once I recognized that I was originating these feelings, I was able to employ new tools to change my thinking. I had resisted having conversations with leadership that were necessary for expectations management and Shawnette's coaching helped me discover these conversations were much easier to engage in than I had envisioned.” 

- Sean W.
Duke Health

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The Result Was Astounding

“Shawnette's executive coaching skills are excellent! After a few sessions, she helped me understand my core values as a professional and how to effectively remain true to them. She also helped me understand areas for improvement in my task prioritization and time management. The result was astounding. I now understand how to best manage my time, prioritize tasks, and stay on top of my daily planning even when unexpected issues pop up. I 100% recommend Shawnette and Excellence Unbounded!”

- Raúl Heraud
Managing Principal, Mercury Ventures

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her expertise and guidance was an investment in our organization's future

 “Facilitating executive level meetings is both art and science. Shawnette's mastery of both was on full display at our Board of Directors' strategic retreat. She helped us get the most out of our Board, and having her expertise and guidance was an investment in our organization's future.”

- Kellee James,
Board Member, Organic Trade Association

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One Of The Finest Leaders And Teachers I Know

“I received personal and professional coaching from Shawnette over a period of 5 months. She is one of the finest leaders and teachers that I know. I was working in a field in which I had little training and education and Shawnette truly dedicated herself to ensuring that I was prepared to execute the job. Shawnette has an array of creative training tools and methods to coach and teach and she keeps things entertaining and fun. She not only made me feel comfortable, but she was very open to discussion and other viewpoints. She is one of the most hardworking and dedicated people that I know and she taught me an incredible amount about leadership, time management, personnel management, systems analysis, networking, and passion. I highly recommend Shawnette’s services to anyone looking to grow personally or professionally.”

- Myles Morrow
Former Captain, United States Marine Corps

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Changing Behavior Without Being Untrue to Myself

“Coaching helped to not only break mindsets, but also to connect with more natural-feeling paths that help me change behavior without feeling like I have to be untrue to myself.”

– M.L., CEO, Startup Incubator

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Making Changes to Be a Better Leader

“Shawnette’s easy-going manner makes the coaching experience like talking to an observant friend. Through self-assigned homework, I gained insight and concrete ways to approach the situations that are hard to navigate. I am making changes that will make me a better leader at work and benefit me outside of work too.”

- Rosemary Herhold

Note: I took the photograph below while in Antarctica in 2019.

Ready to unlock limitless leadership potential? I’d love to help you tap into your unique strengths and abilities.

Note: I took the photograph below while in Antarctica in 2019.

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Ready to unlock limitless leadership potential? I’d love to help you tap into your unique strengths and abilities.