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Applause. Kudos. What people say about the Untangler.

Shell Tain, The UntanglerI love knowing that I truly help people!

Here is what some past and present clients
have to say.

Clear, unconditional guidance

"I started working with Shell at a time when my frustration around money had reached a crisis point. I'd tried everything and everyone, but I just couldn't find my way out. Then I met Shell, and she gave me something no one else could -  clear, unconditional guidance that released me from the shame and judgement that kept leading back to the problem. She identified my strengths and taught me how to bring them forward as the solution. If you're really ready to untangle the knot, call Shell."

— Adam Klugman
2015-10-22T15:00:34+00:00
"I started working with Shell at a time when my frustration around money had reached a crisis point. I'd tried everything and everyone, but I just couldn't find my way out. Then I met Shell, and she gave me something no one else could -  clear, unconditional guidance that released me from the shame and judgement that kept leading back to the problem. She identified my strengths and taught me how to bring them forward as the solution. If you're really ready to untangle the knot, call Shell." — Adam Klugman

More exciting answers than how many bedrooms

"A new client I have -  28 year old male, first time home buyer, moving to Wichita, never been here, approved for $300k or more, in the military, single never married. I asked him two of your questions and his answers are much more exciting to me than how many bedrooms, etc. 

"His answers:  "When I walk through the door, I want it to feel like ahh, this is where I can relax and feel comfortable at peace with the day. That is something I never had renting and living in apartments. Some weekends or days off, I could spend the day lounging on the couch and watching movies, or I could go for a run or a hike. I also like to socialize, so meeting friends downtown for a drink or catching a game at a bar. I’d like to have a room in the house to start a home gym..."

"I can help him so much better knowing this information, I have lived here my whole life and I know where to hike because I hike, I know where the bars are for him to go to downtown, I will even be able to introduce him to people his age.  I can see him coming home and feeling how he wants to feel, like I can visualize him plopping on the sofa and kicking back with his arms behind his head and a big smile on his face.  The little tip about the home gym is even more telling! Super excited about this new approach!" 

— Ronda Welsh
2016-04-06T07:34:09+00:00
"A new client I have -  28 year old male, first time home buyer, moving to Wichita, never been here, approved for $300k or more, in the military, single never married. I asked him two of your questions and his answers are much more exciting to me than how many bedrooms, etc.  "His answers:  "When I walk through the door, I want it to feel like ahh, this is where I can relax and feel comfortable at peace with the day. That is something I never had renting and living in apartments. Some weekends or days off, I could spend the day lounging on the couch and watching movies, or I could go for a run or a hike. I also like to socialize, so meeting friends downtown for a drink or catching a game at a bar. I’d like to have a room in the house to start a home gym..." "I can help him so much better knowing this information, I have lived here my whole life and I know where to hike because I hike, I know where the bars are for him to go to downtown, I will even be able to introduce him to people his age.  I can see him coming home and feeling how he wants to feel, like I can visualize him plopping on the sofa and kicking back with his arms behind his head and a big smile on his face.  The little tip about the home gym is even more telling! Super excited about this new approach!"  — Ronda Welsh

Positively changed my relationship with money

" Working with Shell has positively changed my relationship with money—as in both "completely” and “for the better”.  I attended a presentation by Shell for small business owners, enticed by the suggestion that there were others out there, like myself, who enjoyed everything about their small business except for when it came to charging clients.   

"Before working with Shell I not only felt insecure about collecting money for my business, I also felt intimidated by the concept of managing my personal money.  I knew about saving and living within a budget, but I did so out of fear of “running out”.  Working with Shell produced a personal transformation from fear to empowerment, when it came to my relationship with money.  Incidentally (or not at all, as Shell knows) this transformation occurred across a broad spectrum of my life at the same time.

"I highly recommend Shell’s guidance to anyone who has ever felt that money caused an ounce of uncertainty in their lives.  If you know you’d like to feel better about money, Shell knows how to get you there.  She is knowledgeable, caring, witty, smart, thoroughly professional, and dedicated to her client’s success."

— Kath Mertens, DVM
2016-04-12T11:06:41+00:00
" Working with Shell has positively changed my relationship with money—as in both "completely” and “for the better”.  I attended a presentation by Shell for small business owners, enticed by the suggestion that there were others out there, like myself, who enjoyed everything about their small business except for when it came to charging clients.    "Before working with Shell I not only felt insecure about collecting money for my business, I also felt intimidated by the concept of managing my personal money.  I knew about saving and living within a budget, but I did so out of fear of “running out”.  Working with Shell produced a personal transformation from fear to empowerment, when it came to my relationship with money.  Incidentally (or not at all, as Shell knows) this transformation occurred across a broad spectrum of my life at the same time. "I highly recommend Shell’s guidance to anyone who has ever felt that money caused an ounce of uncertainty in their lives.  If you know you’d like to feel better about money, Shell knows how to get you there.  She is knowledgeable, caring, witty, smart, thoroughly professional, and dedicated to her client’s success." — Kath Mertens, DVM

Getting out of the way

“Hi Shell, Thought I would give you a little update. I may have told you that my tenant is moving at the end of July, so I needed a new tenant. It was tempting to listen to the word on the street — lots of vacancies — still a hard time in the district, etc… I tried to be anxious about leasing. I thought I should be anxious, but darn it all I just could not drum up any anxiety! Wow, is this the new me, I thought? So I went through the proper steps to find a tenant and voila, within two weeks I have the PERFECT tenant who is going to move in on August 1. She is incredibly qualified and I have a 3-year lease. Hmmmm, life can be so much better if we get out of the way, huh? Thank you for all of your help!!!”

— Stephanie Wiarda
2015-09-14T21:29:35+00:00
“Hi Shell, Thought I would give you a little update. I may have told you that my tenant is moving at the end of July, so I needed a new tenant. It was tempting to listen to the word on the street — lots of vacancies — still a hard time in the district, etc… I tried to be anxious about leasing. I thought I should be anxious, but darn it all I just could not drum up any anxiety! Wow, is this the new me, I thought? So I went through the proper steps to find a tenant and voila, within two weeks I have the PERFECT tenant who is going to move in on August 1. She is incredibly qualified and I have a 3-year lease. Hmmmm, life can be so much better if we get out of the way, huh? Thank you for all of your help!!!” — Stephanie Wiarda

Three years later

“Just a quick note – because I think about you and wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed our coaching together (wow it was over three years ago now!). Do you remember that when we were working together you helped me make the decision to leave my part time job at the little print shop and go full time freelance? That had to be one of the smartest (and hardest) decisions I have ever made. I come up against tough decisions sometimes and I get the urge to call you for help. However, for some reason, I also learned that I am empowered and I can figure it out on my own! You tend to be the voice in my head, urging me to do what I truly feel is right. There is a special place in my heart for you, and I just wanted you to know that.”

— Katie M. Berggren
2015-09-14T20:58:31+00:00
“Just a quick note – because I think about you and wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed our coaching together (wow it was over three years ago now!). Do you remember that when we were working together you helped me make the decision to leave my part time job at the little print shop and go full time freelance? That had to be one of the smartest (and hardest) decisions I have ever made. I come up against tough decisions sometimes and I get the urge to call you for help. However, for some reason, I also learned that I am empowered and I can figure it out on my own! You tend to be the voice in my head, urging me to do what I truly feel is right. There is a special place in my heart for you, and I just wanted you to know that.” — Katie M. Berggren

Coaching on the phone

“One of my first questions to Shell was, “how the heck will this work? You can’t see if I’m BS-ing you!” Shell said that the phone could be less distracting than in person, and actually help me to focus. So I gave it a go. I want to reassure you, this DOES work. And believe me, she CAN tell when you are BS-ing. The convenience of simply finding a private place to talk, not having to drive to a session, find parking, even coach long-distance… priceless. I’m so impressed. The work we do feels just right. Thank you Shell, for the innovative practice.”

—Barb Greiner
2015-09-14T20:27:18+00:00
“One of my first questions to Shell was, “how the heck will this work? You can’t see if I’m BS-ing you!” Shell said that the phone could be less distracting than in person, and actually help me to focus. So I gave it a go. I want to reassure you, this DOES work. And believe me, she CAN tell when you are BS-ing. The convenience of simply finding a private place to talk, not having to drive to a session, find parking, even coach long-distance… priceless. I’m so impressed. The work we do feels just right. Thank you Shell, for the innovative practice.” —Barb Greiner

No longer the kid

“What I thought I needed was Quickbooks. What I really needed was a good, hard look at my relationship with money. In the months I worked with Shell, I discovered what and who was running my money story. I got to choose who and how I wanted to be in relation to money based on who I am now, at 57, not the kid who hid his piggy bank under the bed.”

— Alfred DePew
2015-09-14T20:52:27+00:00
“What I thought I needed was Quickbooks. What I really needed was a good, hard look at my relationship with money. In the months I worked with Shell, I discovered what and who was running my money story. I got to choose who and how I wanted to be in relation to money based on who I am now, at 57, not the kid who hid his piggy bank under the bed.” — Alfred DePew

One of the best decisions I have ever made

"Hiring Shell Tain as my coach was one of the best decisions I have ever made. She has guided me through both personal and professional financial challenges. She helped me to successfully change my personal outlook on money, and has given invaluable counsel on how to approach money within the Portland web development business that I own. I can not give Shell Tain high enough praise for the difference her coaching has made in my life."

— Arthur Breur
2015-09-15T21:56:50+00:00
"Hiring Shell Tain as my coach was one of the best decisions I have ever made. She has guided me through both personal and professional financial challenges. She helped me to successfully change my personal outlook on money, and has given invaluable counsel on how to approach money within the Portland web development business that I own. I can not give Shell Tain high enough praise for the difference her coaching has made in my life." — Arthur Breur

Stop listening to that doubting voice

“I sought Shell out because I heard she was a “money coach” and I was having problems with money. I was earning more than I ever had and was horribly anxious, fearful that I couldn’t earn enough, and worried that everything would somehow fall apart.

"In my work with Shell I quickly realized it wasn’t a money problem. It was a self-compassion problem. I’d spent years working on being more compassionate with myself and overcoming self-criticism. What I didn’t realize though was how much my inner critic (or “Gremlin” as Shell liked to call him) was influencing me.

"With Shell’s help, I was able to stop listening to that doubting voice in my head and just take action. I learned to go directly towards what that voice told me I could not do. And since I started doing that consistently and powerfully, my success has skyrocketed. Both external monetary success and inner ease. I feel much more relaxed about money, my capacity to earn, and my ability to create what I want to create in the world.

"Thank you Shell!!”

— Aziz Gazipura
2015-09-14T19:34:27+00:00
“I sought Shell out because I heard she was a “money coach” and I was having problems with money. I was earning more than I ever had and was horribly anxious, fearful that I couldn’t earn enough, and worried that everything would somehow fall apart. "In my work with Shell I quickly realized it wasn’t a money problem. It was a self-compassion problem. I’d spent years working on being more compassionate with myself and overcoming self-criticism. What I didn’t realize though was how much my inner critic (or “Gremlin” as Shell liked to call him) was influencing me. "With Shell’s help, I was able to stop listening to that doubting voice in my head and just take action. I learned to go directly towards what that voice told me I could not do. And since I started doing that consistently and powerfully, my success has skyrocketed. Both external monetary success and inner ease. I feel much more relaxed about money, my capacity to earn, and my ability to create what I want to create in the world. "Thank you Shell!!” — Aziz Gazipura

Finding My Wings …

“I’m so grateful to have had Shell’s support throughout a very challenging year. I originally hired her to help me understand why my business wasn’t working, why I was doing too much for not enough money. In the first months, Shell guided me through making wiser decisions and having better boundaries. As my business improved and my stress levels went down, I finally had the mental space to grasp that a bigger change was needed. Shell was there every step of the way, both personal and professional, to hear me and provide insight as only she can. When my feet were firmly planted on a new path, she encouraged me to fly with my own wings. Having Shell on my side has been a true gift and I wholeheartedly recommend her coaching.”

— Vicky Knox Leider
2015-09-14T19:35:53+00:00
“I’m so grateful to have had Shell’s support throughout a very challenging year. I originally hired her to help me understand why my business wasn’t working, why I was doing too much for not enough money. In the first months, Shell guided me through making wiser decisions and having better boundaries. As my business improved and my stress levels went down, I finally had the mental space to grasp that a bigger change was needed. Shell was there every step of the way, both personal and professional, to hear me and provide insight as only she can. When my feet were firmly planted on a new path, she encouraged me to fly with my own wings. Having Shell on my side has been a true gift and I wholeheartedly recommend her coaching.” — Vicky Knox Leider

Not just money, but anything

“Shell Tain has been my personal Coach for the last six months. I have greatly benefited from her coaching on both personal and professional levels. Shell has the ability to go deep into the heart of the matter allowing her clients to really experience and feel the impact of what is going on with them while helping them feel empowered and making the right choices for themselves. I highly recommend Shell to anyone interested in doing good work… and not just about money matters but anything! You are in good, professional hands when you are coached by Shell.”

— Nancy Tylim
2015-09-14T20:30:12+00:00
“Shell Tain has been my personal Coach for the last six months. I have greatly benefited from her coaching on both personal and professional levels. Shell has the ability to go deep into the heart of the matter allowing her clients to really experience and feel the impact of what is going on with them while helping them feel empowered and making the right choices for themselves. I highly recommend Shell to anyone interested in doing good work… and not just about money matters but anything! You are in good, professional hands when you are coached by Shell.” — Nancy Tylim

Get the business going

“From the first conversation that I had with Shell, I knew that she would be a great deal of help for me. The reason that I hired a business coach was because I was starting my own business and had no idea what that meant! Shell gave me step by step guidance so that I would not get overwhelmed by the abundance of red tape to go through. If Shell didn’t have the specific answer that I was looking for, she referred me to other fantastic individuals who could help. Shell never made me feel inferior about not knowing the answers. She truly dedicates herself to knowing her clients and uses metaphors to help them get a feel for what she is talking about. Shell helped me to grasp that money is not something to be feared, but rather to be excited about! I would highly recommend Shell’s services to anyone who knows how important money and business are but are afraid to approach these topics in their lives head first.”

— Skylor Powell
2015-09-14T20:34:20+00:00
“From the first conversation that I had with Shell, I knew that she would be a great deal of help for me. The reason that I hired a business coach was because I was starting my own business and had no idea what that meant! Shell gave me step by step guidance so that I would not get overwhelmed by the abundance of red tape to go through. If Shell didn’t have the specific answer that I was looking for, she referred me to other fantastic individuals who could help. Shell never made me feel inferior about not knowing the answers. She truly dedicates herself to knowing her clients and uses metaphors to help them get a feel for what she is talking about. Shell helped me to grasp that money is not something to be feared, but rather to be excited about! I would highly recommend Shell’s services to anyone who knows how important money and business are but are afraid to approach these topics in their lives head first.” — Skylor Powell

Go down this road

“Being an I-can-do-it-myself sort of person, the idea of hiring a money coach caused, well, anxiety about money! But my tension was causing physical pain, so I thought, well, no harm in tip-toeing into the idea with a preview interview with the highly-recommended Shell… After three months of work, and now with a new outlook and freedom from fear, I can say, yes, go down this road with Shell. It is so worth it, and I am truly grateful for her ability to listen so carefully that she can say the right thing at the right moment. It has allowed me to move forward with my life, and I do intend to have future refresher sessions.”

— Stephanie Wiarda
2015-09-14T20:47:41+00:00
“Being an I-can-do-it-myself sort of person, the idea of hiring a money coach caused, well, anxiety about money! But my tension was causing physical pain, so I thought, well, no harm in tip-toeing into the idea with a preview interview with the highly-recommended Shell… After three months of work, and now with a new outlook and freedom from fear, I can say, yes, go down this road with Shell. It is so worth it, and I am truly grateful for her ability to listen so carefully that she can say the right thing at the right moment. It has allowed me to move forward with my life, and I do intend to have future refresher sessions.” — Stephanie Wiarda

Handling A Windfall

“I had inherited a nice chunk of money and was having a major panic attack about how to handle it wisely. Having previously used Shell’s coaching service to help me through a career change, I called upon her again to help me find my way through this new challenge. Exploring dreams and wishes, personal strengths and values, she supported me in learning new ways to look at money. Shell’s assessments of my attitudes and behavior patterns were keenly insightful and her honesty sometimes uncomfortable. After six months of working with her, I have been able to set some important spending and saving priorities and now feel more confident with my choices. Even more important I am able to set guilt-free boundaries with a family member who has become increasingly financially irresponsible. After years of living paycheck to paycheck, one emergency to the next, with a mantra of “I can’t afford it,” I am now able to choose how to use my money and am comfortable doing so.”

— Isabel Oake
2015-09-14T20:50:33+00:00
“I had inherited a nice chunk of money and was having a major panic attack about how to handle it wisely. Having previously used Shell’s coaching service to help me through a career change, I called upon her again to help me find my way through this new challenge. Exploring dreams and wishes, personal strengths and values, she supported me in learning new ways to look at money. Shell’s assessments of my attitudes and behavior patterns were keenly insightful and her honesty sometimes uncomfortable. After six months of working with her, I have been able to set some important spending and saving priorities and now feel more confident with my choices. Even more important I am able to set guilt-free boundaries with a family member who has become increasingly financially irresponsible. After years of living paycheck to paycheck, one emergency to the next, with a mantra of “I can’t afford it,” I am now able to choose how to use my money and am comfortable doing so.” — Isabel Oake

Progress

“For the last half-hour, I’ve been happily doing my banking and I realized how much progress I’ve made. Being broke has never been acceptable or comfortable. In fact, it’s been extremely stressful and painful. But over the years it’s become very familiar. Like an abusive parent that’s better than no attention at all. My income has increased significantly since we started working together. I’m having no problem setting aside tax reserves, setting aside a little something for emergencies, having $$ to go just do stuff and I’m quicky paying down my credit cards. I know there’s work still to be done, but I wanted to share that we’re making progress. Getting out of broke is a lousy goal. Getting to plenty and a life that’s focused on living rather than on money is ultimately where I want to be. But I’m seeing major movement in the right direction. There’s still a gremlin that wanted to keep me stuck, but he’s just loud rather than effective at the moment. The louder he is, the more I know I’m heading in the right direction.”

— Mark Herdering
2015-09-14T20:54:28+00:00
“For the last half-hour, I’ve been happily doing my banking and I realized how much progress I’ve made. Being broke has never been acceptable or comfortable. In fact, it’s been extremely stressful and painful. But over the years it’s become very familiar. Like an abusive parent that’s better than no attention at all. My income has increased significantly since we started working together. I’m having no problem setting aside tax reserves, setting aside a little something for emergencies, having $$ to go just do stuff and I’m quicky paying down my credit cards. I know there’s work still to be done, but I wanted to share that we’re making progress. Getting out of broke is a lousy goal. Getting to plenty and a life that’s focused on living rather than on money is ultimately where I want to be. But I’m seeing major movement in the right direction. There’s still a gremlin that wanted to keep me stuck, but he’s just loud rather than effective at the moment. The louder he is, the more I know I’m heading in the right direction.” — Mark Herdering

The tools to keep succeeding

“I want to thank you for your help in my relationships and money issues. You are a great listener, and have the ability to quickly assess what is going on and communicate how the mind processes and behaviors work. After approximately three months of counseling, I feel more positive and aware of how my behavior is affecting my life and how to change that behavior.”

“My relationships have improved, and I have plans for finding a job that will fill my financial needs and also be enjoyable. I have confidence that I have the power to create more security in my life. You have given me skills to recognize when I am falling back into a scarcity pattern and also how to deal with depression and negative thoughts that only keep me in that space.

“You have a very nice way of being supportive without being accusatory or judgmental. Yet, you are very direct and honest. Thank you so much for your help!”

— Janet Awe
2015-09-14T20:56:33+00:00
“I want to thank you for your help in my relationships and money issues. You are a great listener, and have the ability to quickly assess what is going on and communicate how the mind processes and behaviors work. After approximately three months of counseling, I feel more positive and aware of how my behavior is affecting my life and how to change that behavior.” “My relationships have improved, and I have plans for finding a job that will fill my financial needs and also be enjoyable. I have confidence that I have the power to create more security in my life. You have given me skills to recognize when I am falling back into a scarcity pattern and also how to deal with depression and negative thoughts that only keep me in that space. “You have a very nice way of being supportive without being accusatory or judgmental. Yet, you are very direct and honest. Thank you so much for your help!” — Janet Awe

Accept the Gift

“As a child, we grew up valuing independence and a strong work ethic. Both my parents worked hard and my brother and I got jobs early on to earn extra spending money. We grew up ‘having enough’ although some times I sensed things were tight. To this day, I value this hard work ethic and independence. However, it wasn’t until I was working with Shell that I realized that I learned that I HAD to earn money… in order to enjoy it and even spend it. Why were gift certificates I received going for ‘needed items’ but never ‘me’ toys? Because I technically didn’t earn it. Why was I continually reminding my kids about doing their chores before they play? Because they had to ‘earn it’. (OK I’m not totally tossing that out). Why was it hard for me to accept gifts I thought were extravagant? Because I questioned if I earned it.

"Shell helped me see where this came from and more importantly how to begin to change it. I’m working on “being me” and all the other ‘non jobs’ things I do as enough. I’m working on realizing that everything doesn’t have to be hard or earned. It can be easy!!! What a relief!!! Thanks, Shell!”

— Ann King
2015-09-14T21:05:53+00:00
“As a child, we grew up valuing independence and a strong work ethic. Both my parents worked hard and my brother and I got jobs early on to earn extra spending money. We grew up ‘having enough’ although some times I sensed things were tight. To this day, I value this hard work ethic and independence. However, it wasn’t until I was working with Shell that I realized that I learned that I HAD to earn money… in order to enjoy it and even spend it. Why were gift certificates I received going for ‘needed items’ but never ‘me’ toys? Because I technically didn’t earn it. Why was I continually reminding my kids about doing their chores before they play? Because they had to ‘earn it’. (OK I’m not totally tossing that out). Why was it hard for me to accept gifts I thought were extravagant? Because I questioned if I earned it. "Shell helped me see where this came from and more importantly how to begin to change it. I’m working on “being me” and all the other ‘non jobs’ things I do as enough. I’m working on realizing that everything doesn’t have to be hard or earned. It can be easy!!! What a relief!!! Thanks, Shell!” — Ann King

Out of resentment and into cash flow

"What’s the best way to get someone to leave you alone? Say I can’t afford it. I recommend Shell to my patients and friends who bring up the money thing. Shell asks the tough questions and the right questions to prompt my conscious and unconscious mind to see the false realities and the realities that could be (or are!). She has powerful suggestions and tools for dealing with the old bugaboos of my false money beliefs; beliefs like I’ll never earn what I want to I’m not worth that much. Getting unstuck from an under earning rut is what it’s been about for me. Getting out of resentment and into the cash flow is an ongoing process for me and Shell has held my hand along the way.

“This coaching is more than just money. Shell knows that money is intertwined tightly with everything else about who we are, where we come from and who we want to be. She has helped me through some personal and family issues with her therapeutic gentleness, wisdom and oftentimes funny humor. I am blessed to have met her and have her as a coach. Hooray Shell! Yeah team!”

— Kathryn Sawhill
2015-09-14T21:17:00+00:00
"What’s the best way to get someone to leave you alone? Say I can’t afford it. I recommend Shell to my patients and friends who bring up the money thing. Shell asks the tough questions and the right questions to prompt my conscious and unconscious mind to see the false realities and the realities that could be (or are!). She has powerful suggestions and tools for dealing with the old bugaboos of my false money beliefs; beliefs like I’ll never earn what I want to I’m not worth that much. Getting unstuck from an under earning rut is what it’s been about for me. Getting out of resentment and into the cash flow is an ongoing process for me and Shell has held my hand along the way. “This coaching is more than just money. Shell knows that money is intertwined tightly with everything else about who we are, where we come from and who we want to be. She has helped me through some personal and family issues with her therapeutic gentleness, wisdom and oftentimes funny humor. I am blessed to have met her and have her as a coach. Hooray Shell! Yeah team!” — Kathryn Sawhill

Shine a light on your gremlins

“I recently completed several months of coaching with Shell Tain. My experience was literally transformative. Shell helped me to shine a really big light on my money Gremlins (some I knew I had, others were a surprise!). Then, in her unique way, supported me and coached me to silence those nasty Gremlins. For years, I hated, feared, dreaded, and studiously avoided almost anything to do with money. I can’t exactly say we’re the best of friends yet, but we are way past being merely nodding acquaintances. I can balance my checkbook without getting a rash!

“Seriously, Shell has a way of completely holding you as creative, resourceful and whole AND holds you accountable. My favorite past-time used to be hiding. Shell blew that away. I couldn’t hide … so I faced my fears around money, and now I am in a totally different place than I was when we began our relationship.

“If you’re looking for a strong coach, for one who will really hold you BIG, and you are serious about changing, then Shell is absolutely for you.”

— Barbara Wisnom
2015-09-14T21:26:48+00:00
“I recently completed several months of coaching with Shell Tain. My experience was literally transformative. Shell helped me to shine a really big light on my money Gremlins (some I knew I had, others were a surprise!). Then, in her unique way, supported me and coached me to silence those nasty Gremlins. For years, I hated, feared, dreaded, and studiously avoided almost anything to do with money. I can’t exactly say we’re the best of friends yet, but we are way past being merely nodding acquaintances. I can balance my checkbook without getting a rash! “Seriously, Shell has a way of completely holding you as creative, resourceful and whole AND holds you accountable. My favorite past-time used to be hiding. Shell blew that away. I couldn’t hide … so I faced my fears around money, and now I am in a totally different place than I was when we began our relationship. “If you’re looking for a strong coach, for one who will really hold you BIG, and you are serious about changing, then Shell is absolutely for you.” — Barbara Wisnom

Our members enjoyed her energy

"Shell gets right to it and makes her presentation fun, pertinent and enlightening. Our members enjoyed her energy and appreciated their new found insight into the issues of money."

— Nanci Cummings, Program Chair, Kruse Way Rotary
2015-09-15T22:00:28+00:00
"Shell gets right to it and makes her presentation fun, pertinent and enlightening. Our members enjoyed her energy and appreciated their new found insight into the issues of money." — Nanci Cummings, Program Chair, Kruse Way Rotary

A true delight to have as a presenter

"Shell is insightful and attentive to her audience; she is a true delight to have as a presenter. She creates an interactive experience that helps her listeners move into a solid understanding of their money matters."

— Donna Mac, President - Women's Entrepreneurs Organization
2015-09-15T22:02:01+00:00
"Shell is insightful and attentive to her audience; she is a true delight to have as a presenter. She creates an interactive experience that helps her listeners move into a solid understanding of their money matters." — Donna Mac, President - Women's Entrepreneurs Organization

Effective and fun speaker

"What can I say, but WOW! It was such a pleasure having you as guest speaker at our luncheon. I saw a lot of heads nod when you were discussing our money traps. You are an effective and fun speaker that really hits on a topic near and dear to all of us. Thank you."

— Barbara Hart, PABA board member
2015-09-22T21:39:04+00:00
"What can I say, but WOW! It was such a pleasure having you as guest speaker at our luncheon. I saw a lot of heads nod when you were discussing our money traps. You are an effective and fun speaker that really hits on a topic near and dear to all of us. Thank you." — Barbara Hart, PABA board member

Your CD has helped me with my money “anxiety”

"Shell, I wanted to tell you how much your CD has helped me with my money "anxiety". I seem to have lost the feeling of being totally overwhelmed by the steps I need to take to keep records, pay bills etc."

— Jenny Parsons
2015-09-15T21:58:38+00:00
"Shell, I wanted to tell you how much your CD has helped me with my money "anxiety". I seem to have lost the feeling of being totally overwhelmed by the steps I need to take to keep records, pay bills etc." — Jenny Parsons

So promptly delivered

"Many thanks for the feedback -- so promptly delivered I might add! Your feedback reflects what I myself was thinking while I did the test -- there is a disconnect, and I am working on it."

— Gail Stevens
2015-09-17T21:41:31+00:00
"Many thanks for the feedback -- so promptly delivered I might add! Your feedback reflects what I myself was thinking while I did the test -- there is a disconnect, and I am working on it." — Gail Stevens

Please consider this my ultimate compliment

“First of all, I’m fascinated with this CD. I can’t recall ever endorsing anything before, so please consider this my ultimate compliment. I listened to the CD, Money Groundwork, and had immediate benefit. I could feel myself rising up in the hot-air ballon that you presented. Granted, I had to sit in the basket so as not to see how high I was going, but was aware of rising. I was happy and unafraid of rising. I rose past a cloud that was around me that I call “other people’s information” and felt the joy of my own energy. This is a powerful CD. I will continue listening to it and actually feel the start of an expanded awareness, while untying the money knot.

“Thank you for sharing your insight and knowledge with me. An incredible experience.”

— Sandy Lofquist
2015-09-14T20:24:01+00:00
“First of all, I’m fascinated with this CD. I can’t recall ever endorsing anything before, so please consider this my ultimate compliment. I listened to the CD, Money Groundwork, and had immediate benefit. I could feel myself rising up in the hot-air ballon that you presented. Granted, I had to sit in the basket so as not to see how high I was going, but was aware of rising. I was happy and unafraid of rising. I rose past a cloud that was around me that I call “other people’s information” and felt the joy of my own energy. This is a powerful CD. I will continue listening to it and actually feel the start of an expanded awareness, while untying the money knot. “Thank you for sharing your insight and knowledge with me. An incredible experience.” — Sandy Lofquist

The juice you need in your day

“This CD is the juice you need in your day to keep the money ideas flowing easily.  Shell is an excellent guide in the relaxation experience to welcome positive mindset this allows you to be open to the world of plenty!”

— Donna Mac
2015-09-17T21:37:58+00:00
“This CD is the juice you need in your day to keep the money ideas flowing easily.  Shell is an excellent guide in the relaxation experience to welcome positive mindset this allows you to be open to the world of plenty!” — Donna Mac

Attacking money tangles from a different angle…

"The Money Groundwork self-hypnosis session was different than any hypnosis I'd done before. It takes you higher, rather than lower (you'll have to listen to it to know just what I mean), and expands your awareness of more than just money. Whether listening to it during the day or before sleep, it has a very calming and comforting effect. The messages that it puts into your subconscious are reaffirming, encouraging, and clever, and will leave you feeling better about money after every session. Also, Shell has a great speaking voice, and that carries over very well to a hypnosis session. I highly recommend the Money Groundwork recording as a permanent addition to your money-knot-untangling process."

— Arthur Breur
2015-09-17T19:17:04+00:00
"The Money Groundwork self-hypnosis session was different than any hypnosis I'd done before. It takes you higher, rather than lower (you'll have to listen to it to know just what I mean), and expands your awareness of more than just money. Whether listening to it during the day or before sleep, it has a very calming and comforting effect. The messages that it puts into your subconscious are reaffirming, encouraging, and clever, and will leave you feeling better about money after every session. Also, Shell has a great speaking voice, and that carries over very well to a hypnosis session. I highly recommend the Money Groundwork recording as a permanent addition to your money-knot-untangling process." — Arthur Breur

Thanks From Both of Us

“You are truly the Untangler! You chose your words well! Before I started working with you I felt embarrassed, ashamed, remorseful and scared about our money. After our time together I am happy to say with your insights and guidance, I am not in that place anymore. I now feel empowered, knowledgeable, responsible and CONSCIOUS about our money! Yes, there is still stress as we work our way out of the situation we are in, but we are less anxious and more realistic and calm…a place we never thought we would be! I say “we” because, although I was the only one talking with you, you have helped Bob and I work together better as a couple and for that we are very grateful! I feel blessed and fortunate to have found you at exactly the right time! Thank you for everything! Ka-ching is right ;-)”

— Annie Charles
2015-09-14T19:42:20+00:00
“You are truly the Untangler! You chose your words well! Before I started working with you I felt embarrassed, ashamed, remorseful and scared about our money. After our time together I am happy to say with your insights and guidance, I am not in that place anymore. I now feel empowered, knowledgeable, responsible and CONSCIOUS about our money! Yes, there is still stress as we work our way out of the situation we are in, but we are less anxious and more realistic and calm…a place we never thought we would be! I say “we” because, although I was the only one talking with you, you have helped Bob and I work together better as a couple and for that we are very grateful! I feel blessed and fortunate to have found you at exactly the right time! Thank you for everything! Ka-ching is right ;-)” — Annie Charles

Two thumbs up

“When I began working with Shell, my husband and I approached conversations about money with a lot of tension and anxiety, criticism and defensiveness. Many conversations devolved into painful arguments which left us feeling trapped and wounded. As a result of working with Shell, today we can approach the same topics with ease and even a sense of humor! We understand that we have different values around money and so we can listen to each other without rushing to judgment. Then we respectfully find solutions and compromises with relative ease… and we seem to be attracting more money too! The impact on our marriage has been more trust and contentment.

“It’s important to note that Shell did not coach both of us… just me. Yet somehow the work she did with me seemed to transfer to my husband. As I shifted, he did too. It’s neat how that works!!

“Shell is a fantastic coach! She is personable, humorous, playful, direct and honest. I would recommend Shell as a coach to anyone who wants to bust their limiting beliefs around money, attract more fun and abundance!

“I’d also recommend her to coaches in training. She was my coach through the CTI Certification program so we juggled an additional agenda which related to mentoring and developing my own coaching skills. As a mentor coach she 100% champions your abilities and offers concrete ideas for how to address challenges that come up during advanced training.

“If Shell were a movie, I’d give her 4 stars, 2 thumbs up, A+!”

— Erin Curran
2015-09-14T21:15:07+00:00
“When I began working with Shell, my husband and I approached conversations about money with a lot of tension and anxiety, criticism and defensiveness. Many conversations devolved into painful arguments which left us feeling trapped and wounded. As a result of working with Shell, today we can approach the same topics with ease and even a sense of humor! We understand that we have different values around money and so we can listen to each other without rushing to judgment. Then we respectfully find solutions and compromises with relative ease… and we seem to be attracting more money too! The impact on our marriage has been more trust and contentment. “It’s important to note that Shell did not coach both of us… just me. Yet somehow the work she did with me seemed to transfer to my husband. As I shifted, he did too. It’s neat how that works!! “Shell is a fantastic coach! She is personable, humorous, playful, direct and honest. I would recommend Shell as a coach to anyone who wants to bust their limiting beliefs around money, attract more fun and abundance! “I’d also recommend her to coaches in training. She was my coach through the CTI Certification program so we juggled an additional agenda which related to mentoring and developing my own coaching skills. As a mentor coach she 100% champions your abilities and offers concrete ideas for how to address challenges that come up during advanced training. “If Shell were a movie, I’d give her 4 stars, 2 thumbs up, A+!” — Erin Curran

4 stars, 2 thumbs up, A+!

"If Shell were a movie, I'd give her 4 stars, 2 thumbs up, A+!"

— Erin
2015-09-15T22:08:19+00:00
"If Shell were a movie, I'd give her 4 stars, 2 thumbs up, A+!" — Erin

A Changed World

“My world has changed since we’ve started working together. My income has increased, my credit cards are paid off, I’m current on my taxes and I have money set aside. (Completely the opposite of when we started working together!) Money is no longer the elephant in the room. It’s simply a dashboard to telling me how my financial life is running. It’s a reflection of the value that I bring to the world. I knew that before we worked together, but now I’m re-wired to live it. Thank you so much for untangling me!”

—Mark Herdering
2015-09-14T20:12:25+00:00
“My world has changed since we’ve started working together. My income has increased, my credit cards are paid off, I’m current on my taxes and I have money set aside. (Completely the opposite of when we started working together!) Money is no longer the elephant in the room. It’s simply a dashboard to telling me how my financial life is running. It’s a reflection of the value that I bring to the world. I knew that before we worked together, but now I’m re-wired to live it. Thank you so much for untangling me!” —Mark Herdering

I listened to my inner guidance and

“Quite a while ago, a friend advised me to listen to one of Shell’s teleclasses. As I listened, my inner guide said I need to work with this lady. We worked together for almost two years. It really wasn’t just about money, it was pretty much about everything. Shell is a great coach/guide/team player, and someone who you want in your corner. Shell is there for you, through the good, bad and the ugly, showing you a better way to look at yourself and be the self you want to be. For me, once I quit chasing money, there was plenty in the bank, in my wallet and for the things I wanted. I was fortunate to have Shell in my corner as I worked things out.”

— Bev Snow-Kuehn
2015-09-14T19:38:25+00:00
“Quite a while ago, a friend advised me to listen to one of Shell’s teleclasses. As I listened, my inner guide said I need to work with this lady. We worked together for almost two years. It really wasn’t just about money, it was pretty much about everything. Shell is a great coach/guide/team player, and someone who you want in your corner. Shell is there for you, through the good, bad and the ugly, showing you a better way to look at yourself and be the self you want to be. For me, once I quit chasing money, there was plenty in the bank, in my wallet and for the things I wanted. I was fortunate to have Shell in my corner as I worked things out.” — Bev Snow-Kuehn

Very eye opening

“Thank you so much for your expert knowledge and insight about our thoughts, values and beliefs surrounding money. It was very eye opening and such a new perspective of it for me.”

— Chris
2015-09-17T21:40:05+00:00
“Thank you so much for your expert knowledge and insight about our thoughts, values and beliefs surrounding money. It was very eye opening and such a new perspective of it for me.” — Chris

An Amazing Coach

“Having Shell as my coach was amazing! She is so generous with her spirit, compassion, and wisdom – all the while holding me accountable in a gentle yet direct manner. Shell helped me become a better version of me.

"Thanks to her coaching, my goals are becoming a reality.”

— Jill Anderson
2015-09-14T19:48:17+00:00
“Having Shell as my coach was amazing! She is so generous with her spirit, compassion, and wisdom – all the while holding me accountable in a gentle yet direct manner. Shell helped me become a better version of me. "Thanks to her coaching, my goals are becoming a reality.” — Jill Anderson

Understanding my own worth

“Shell Tain has helped me radically change my beliefs about money and what’s possible for myself in the world. She helped me see myself and my relationships in a more powerful and empowering light, and she challenged me to understand my own worth more fully. Thank you, Shell!”

— Claudette Rowley
2015-09-14T20:49:00+00:00
“Shell Tain has helped me radically change my beliefs about money and what’s possible for myself in the world. She helped me see myself and my relationships in a more powerful and empowering light, and she challenged me to understand my own worth more fully. Thank you, Shell!” — Claudette Rowley

MBA and start up success not enough

“Shell has been instrumental in guiding me past many of the barriers I had to being happy with what I was doing in my business and personal life. Even with an MBA and several business start-ups behind me, I never imagined how much I was held back by preconceived myths about money. Shell’s style is direct and credible, yet empathetic as she lifts the veiled truths that are keeping you from reaching your potential in your economic world.

"What does money mean to you? How is it truly acquired, managed, and deployed to great effect without making it a measure of yourself? There in lies ‘the rub’ and where I have a better set of tools to do the above, I have more fun, and sleep at night. Thanks Shell!”

— Martin Phipps
2015-09-14T21:03:10+00:00
“Shell has been instrumental in guiding me past many of the barriers I had to being happy with what I was doing in my business and personal life. Even with an MBA and several business start-ups behind me, I never imagined how much I was held back by preconceived myths about money. Shell’s style is direct and credible, yet empathetic as she lifts the veiled truths that are keeping you from reaching your potential in your economic world. "What does money mean to you? How is it truly acquired, managed, and deployed to great effect without making it a measure of yourself? There in lies ‘the rub’ and where I have a better set of tools to do the above, I have more fun, and sleep at night. Thanks Shell!” — Martin Phipps

Trust, compassion, humor and acceptance

“I am on an incredible journey that seems to have no end. When I first came to Shell, I was stressed, confused and dissatisfied in many ways. She listened and heard beyond my words, shining light into my darkness so I could see. With trust, compassion, humor and acceptance, Shell acknowledged and championed me. And I was able to relax and explore deeply, opening to self-inquiry. Her wellspring of energy, knowledge and intuition provided fertile ground for the seeds of self discovery.

“As a mentor she helped me chart a course that aligned my passion with purpose and action. Today, my life is very different. I feel I operate from a more authentic sense of who I am.

“I am happier, more aware, more fulfilled and more adventuresome. With much gratitude, I thank the Universe for bringing us together and know she will touch many hearts and minds with her life’s work and abundant spirit.”

— Maureen Knutson
2015-09-14T21:21:40+00:00
“I am on an incredible journey that seems to have no end. When I first came to Shell, I was stressed, confused and dissatisfied in many ways. She listened and heard beyond my words, shining light into my darkness so I could see. With trust, compassion, humor and acceptance, Shell acknowledged and championed me. And I was able to relax and explore deeply, opening to self-inquiry. Her wellspring of energy, knowledge and intuition provided fertile ground for the seeds of self discovery. “As a mentor she helped me chart a course that aligned my passion with purpose and action. Today, my life is very different. I feel I operate from a more authentic sense of who I am. “I am happier, more aware, more fulfilled and more adventuresome. With much gratitude, I thank the Universe for bringing us together and know she will touch many hearts and minds with her life’s work and abundant spirit.” — Maureen Knutson

Using your intuition

“I am very grateful for the coaching Shell provided me. Her advice helped me to not shy away from my intuition when it comes to acquiring contacts and creating designs based on my “inner guidance”. Shell’s professional recommendations, such as referring me to an excellent CPA, have been invaluable for the smooth running of my business.”

— Amy Lum
2015-09-14T21:23:41+00:00
“I am very grateful for the coaching Shell provided me. Her advice helped me to not shy away from my intuition when it comes to acquiring contacts and creating designs based on my “inner guidance”. Shell’s professional recommendations, such as referring me to an excellent CPA, have been invaluable for the smooth running of my business.” — Amy Lum

Helping me SO much

"You are helping me SO much so I don't feel guilty about money and my shortfalls. Our accountant even said we handled our money well last tax season! Thank you again."

— Donna Hood
2015-11-21T12:41:03+00:00
"You are helping me SO much so I don't feel guilty about money and my shortfalls. Our accountant even said we handled our money well last tax season! Thank you again." — Donna Hood