Dr. Shelley was President of SRA – Shelley Reciniello, Ph.D. & Associates, a psychological consulting company from 1982-2002 providing EAP’s (employee assistance programs), executive coaching, leadership and training seminars, and other services to Morgan Stanley (1982-2002), Deutsche Bank (1998-2002), and Credit Suisse First Boston (1987-2002) as well as many other diverse organizations such as Avon, divisions of Exxon, Eastman Kodak, General Electric, in national and global locations. In 2002, SRA sold its EAP division and created SRA Consultations which focused exclusively for twelve years on consulting, leadership development and executive coaching services, research, writing, and presentations.
Today Dr. Shelley works closely with senior management, boards of directors, human resources, and diversity departments to provide consultation and senior leadership development to a wide variety of businesses including fashion, advertising, education, journalism, law, technology, finance, entertainment, and the arts.
Psychoanalytically trained, she graduated with honors from Douglass College in New Jersey and she has a Clinical/Social Psychology Doctorate from the Graduate Faculty of the New School For Social Research, where she was a New School Scholar, and recipient of the New School Alumni Fellowship. Dr. Shelley was one of the first women in the EAP field and SRA was one of the few woman-owned EAP/Consultancy businesses. She is presently an active member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Organizational Change at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Dr. Shelley is based in the heart of New York City and consults with organizations and executives, nationally, in Europe and in Asia.
Praise for Dr. Shelley
“I have known and worked with Dr. Shelley for a number of years in a variety of critical workplace situations and have the highest respect for her personal character, her keen abilities, and her impeccable confidentiality. Her unique background in psychology, coaching and consulting allows her to bring a set of skills to the table which prove invaluable to both the individual and the organization. It is rare, indeed, to find this depth of knowledge and understanding, as well as the skills to execute practical, enduring solutions, in one professional. For these reason, Shelley remains a trusted advisor.” – David C. O’Leary, Former Global Head of Human Resources Credit Suisse First Boston, former Global Head of Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer, State Street Corporation.
“Dr. Shelley is a rare speaker who draws upon her insights as a coach and therapist to help women, in particular, to understand the broader currents of change that are sweeping them onto the beach of demanding jobs. She makes it clear that it’s not personal but there are personal strategies that can help women feel and be empowered. She is able to take normally taboo topics of anger and power out of the closet in a way that helps women to claim their seat at the table.” – Alicia Whitaker, Principal Whitaker Associates, Former Managing Director, Global Human Resources Programs, Credit Suisse
“Many Consultants have game and gimmicks; however, an important mark of the quality of the consultant is the respect and enthusiasm of her clients. Shelley has earned the endorsement of a wide range of clients for her comprehensive diagnostic assessments and coaching and counseling successes. In addition, she is well-respected by her peers and by those psychologists who have recognized her skills and her many years of experience in dealing with a wide variety of psychological problems in a range of prominent business organizations.” – Harry Levinson Ph.D. 1922-2012, Clinical Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Harvard Medical School, Founder of the Levinson Institute, Author of numerous publications, recipient of multiple awards for contributions to the field of psychological consultation to organizations. World recognition as father of executive coaching.