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, and I find I am at my best when helping others tap into their talents 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 fourteen 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 Strengths to Strategy 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 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.

Through is 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 5 year old sour-patch baby boy….first he’s sour, then he’s sweet. So, so sweet. 


I also blog about freeing ourselves from the confines of weakness-fixing, and how to live an intentionally creative life while focusing on strength. Join me over on the blog while I learn 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 start your creative business? Battling doubt? Spinning your wheels on where to begin? Looking for the right strategy to help drive your vision forward? Awesome. Since 2011 Shanell Tyus has helped countless creatives discover their passions and leverage their innate talents and gifts to develop a strategy to successfully start their businesses.