Shelyna is a breast cancer survivor, Cancer Journey Coach, and a registered Occupational Therapist. Prior to her own personal diagnosis, Shelyna worked with cancer patients to help them maximize their physical health and well-being. In 2008, she became a caregiver and advocate for her parents during their cancer treatment. In 2017, at the age of 43, Shelyna’s life came to a halt when she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. During her treatment, she held onto a fear that gripped her – would she live long enough to see her three young children grow up to adulthood?
After 10 months, Shelyna completed her treatment but found herself struggling to return to normalcy. She felt she had changed inwardly but was not sure how. After learning about The Cancer Journey Institute, she decided to complete the Fundamentals of Cancer Coaching program and pursue the International Certification of Cancer Journey Coaching. These programs supported her own personal healing and helped her accept her new, post-cancer self. Using a variety of proprietary maps, models, and tools, Shelyna is committed to empowering women to gain meaning from their cancer experience. She is determined to use her experiences and skills to help women overcome their fears and live life with purpose and intention.