Tricia Shaw is the Founder and Director of Connelly Executive Coaching And Careers. Her own career – including CEO of a national career management organisation, Australian Head of Human Resources for an ASX top 10 financial services organisation and senior roles in channel management, strategic planning and business improvement – means Tricia brings a deep understanding of the commercial landscape and complex context in which executives operate.

Tricia’s career experience is matched by her qualifications and accreditations in the coaching arena.


As an experienced executive, coach and career management specialist, Tricia’s approach takes a solution focus, and respects the expertise, knowledge and experience of the people she coaches.

As an experienced corporate executive, she understands the dynamics of the workplace and works in partnership with her clients to navigate the challenges and opportunities they encounter.

Through support and challenge, she facilitates her clients to optimise their talents and strengths and develop new patterns of thought and behaviour. Trust and respect create a supportive environment in which to experiment and learn new ways of creating value.

Tricia excels at partnering with executives to define and enhance their clarity and effectiveness. Her coaching is based on an integrated approach, utilising a range of proven theories and practices from the realm of behavioural science and coaching psychology.

She is committed to an evidence-based and solution-focused practice that aligns with the needs of each executive and the organisational context in which they operate.

Tricia also has a pragmatism borne of a career and life experience that ensures her coaching is effective, timely and actionable.

Industry Experience

Tricia has coached senior leaders across most industry sectors including ASX listed organisations, private companies, tertiary institutions, State and Federal government departments, NFP organisations, plus consulting and law firms at partner level. She is known for enhancing commercial outcomes and aligning capabilities, priorities and initiatives with business strategy. With the same energy and drive, she partners with C-Suite executives and business leaders to enact significant and lasting change – for themselves, their careers and their organisations.


  • Master of Applied Science, Coaching Psychology, University of Sydney (Current)
  • Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
  • Executive Coaching Levels 1 & 2, Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership (IECL)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Industrial Relations, University of NSW Professional


  • AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors)
  • USCMA (University of Sydney Coaching & Mentoring Alumni)
  • ICF (International Coach Federation)
  • AHRI (Australian Human Resources Institute)


  • ICF Accredited Coach
  • Hogan Psychometric Assessment
  • Saville WAVE Professional Styles Assessment
  • SHL OPQ Assessment
  • Birkman Method Assessments
  • Talent Q Psychometric Assessments


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