After more than 20 years leading organizations across various industries domestically and internationally, Shelly Holden joined Graves Consulting as a management consultant in January 2020. Shelly has an extensive background in multiple disciplines including Human Resources, Business Development, and Operations, serving in roles such as VP of People Systems for The Bama Companies, EVP of Global Accounts with East Balt Bakeries, and most recently COO of NPI-Nameplates, Inc. Areas of expertise include strategic planning & operational execution, new business start-up, business integrations/acquisitions, organizational design & restructuring, workflow design, process improvement, business development, and project management. In addition to helping organizations build, integrate, and align business systems, Shelly is also an ontological coach trained in strategies to facilitate transformative change in individual and team performance.
In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, Shelly has extensive training, certifications, and credentials from The Levinson Institute (Strategic Organizations), Deming Management Method, EQ Strategies & Practices (Staub Leadership), Franklin Covey (certified in 7 Habits Signature Series), Hogan Assessments (certified in HPI, HDS, MVPI), Six Sigma Design & Process Improvement, and Newfield Network ICF Accredited Coaching Program. Shelly is a member of the International Coaching Federation and also actively involved in the community as a Board Member of CASA-Tulsa and previous Board President of YWCA-Tulsa.