About Me

Shanell Tyus

Ever felt that a valuable, treasured, sacred part of you was being denied? Brené Brown says that “…it’s not merely benign or “too bad” if we don’t use the gifts or talents we’ve been given; we pay for it with our emotional and physical well-being.” I’ve been there. I have always had a passion and a gift for writing and teaching, but for years shied away from walking fully in those gifts. Well Said is a not just my brainchild, but my heart-work. I find I am at my best when helping others tap into their talents and voice to yield desired change in their lives. I created Well Said in 2011 to do just that. 


I have an M.S. in Counseling, and for over thirteen years I have worked in higher education both inside and outside of the classroom. In my work I specialize in meeting the individual needs of those I teach, coach, train, and consult with. I help individuals, teams, and organizations leverage and maximize their natural talents. Social Justice and Oppression Reduction is laced throughout everything I do with and for others. In addition to working with my awesome Well Said clients, I am the Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Learning for an influencer Marketing firm, and adjunct faculty for a university in Central California. I find that I am at my best when finding creative solutions to problems, and I love entertaining for family and friends, writing, and coaching women (and men) to “creative success”. 


I recently lost my mother and grandmother to cancer, and although still very much grieving these losses, I’ve dug deeper into my creative spaces as I heal (working on some awesome projects I can’t WAIT to share with you all)! 

My lifelines are my heavenly father, my family, and my friends. I have been married to my fantastically geeky-athletic-gamer husband for over 16 years, and am a mother to two beautiful children – a 9 year old smartsy girl who’s my creative-partner in crime, and a 4 year old sour-patch baby boy….first he’s sour, then he’s sweet. So, so sweet. 


I also blog about free falling through life here - join me on the journey as I highlight the amazing creatives with whom I get to work, and share various parts of my life while learning lessons out loud with you.


Find me on Instagram, or Facebook for day to day glimpses!  

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My Work

What began with helping creatives of all types craft their personal narratives to share their best selves with their target clients and the world, quickly expanded to include working with creatives more intimately through coaching and training.

Ready to lend the desired tone to your message? Tired of struggling to communicate who you are, and not just what you do? Looking for a strategy to help drive your vision forward? Awesome. Since 2011 Well Said has helped countless clients refine their personal or organizational narratives, and leverage their innate talents and gifts to drive results in their creative industries. 

Through my Creative Coaching process, we partner to deliver an end product that is uniquely you (no cookie-cutter copy or coaching here)! Your vision, your message, creatively crafted and communicated directly to your ideal client and audience.