I've dedicated my life to serving the emotional and spiritual growth of others. My greatest joys, in addition to marriage, motherhood, and friendships include being a student and teacher, while witnessing those around me attaining true fulfillment.
Shira Block, MA Psychology and Counseling is a popular lecturer, on-air expert guest, author, personal and family coach, counselor, and gifted communicator. Block has a special talent for captivating audiences with her humor, clarity, and ability to pinpoint problems and devise effective solutions. Since 1991 she has had a thriving coaching practice and conducts workshops nationwide.
Block has taught thousands how to improve written and verbal communications, create healthy compromise, and improve family dynamics. Her workshops and personal coaching are all result-oriented leaving participants with a clear path of "what to do."
Her client list includes corporate giants such as Merill Lynch, Travelers Insurance, Spalding Sports Worldwide, AAA, Con Edison, and The Hartford Insurance Company as well as actors, musicians, doctors, flight attendants, socialites, therapists, students, artists, and prison inmates.
Her books include Limerence (Glendale Press Books), The Way Home, Step-By-Step Miracles: A Practical Guide to Achieving Your Dreams (Kensington Publishing) and co-author of When Your Parent Moves In: Every Child's Guide to Living with an Aging Parent (Adams Media).
Block has been a guest on more than 100 radio shows and has been featured in popular publications such as Glamour, Marie Claire, Prime Magazine, Boston Globe, Main Line Times, JuicyHeads, and Options of London.
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Through referrals only, available to work one-on-one to pinpoint and reach goals, while identifying and dismantling blocks, fears, and hidden issues.
Available to conduct workshops and seminiars on various topics such as:
- Business Writing
- Technical Writing
- Multicultural Communications
- Corporate as a Second Language: Learning effective verbal and non-verbal communication in the workplace
- Making Conscious Life Choices
- Improving Family Dynamics
- Goal Setting
- Managing Anger and other Strong Emotions
- A Week Without Lying
- Evolution of the Soul
Writing and Editing
Available to write, edit, and collaborate on books, business and technical documents, newletters, articles, and marketing copy. Speciaized in translating documents written by non-native English speakers into standard American Business English.
Available to tailor-make existing curriculum to meet your organization's needs or to create new programming from scratch.
Available for 30-60 minute talks on various inspirational and motivational topics.
Radio and Television Appearances
Available as a guest on radio and television discussing Shira's new novel, Limerence. Limerence tackles modern day issues affecting million of people and relationships. Topics include:
- Emotional Cheating: non-sexual cheating that can still destroy a relationship
- Catfishing: the act of luring someone into a relationship using a fake online persona
- Limerence: an obsessive infatuation with another person or a need for a relationship, so much so that it can interfere with the ability to see life and people clearly
Over the years, I've written about many topics that have intrigued me. Here are a few of my light-reading favorites. Click the link to read!
- 100 Things and Counting
- Bringing Your Best Dish
- A Week Without Lying
- If I were a Street Sweeper
- Beware the Cuddle Drug
- Why Doesn't He Call?
- Why Wait?
- Here We Go Again?
- The Messages We Send
- Be Your Own Oracle Part 1
- Be Your Own Oracle Part 2
- To Stay or to Walk Away?
- I am Not My Face
- Does Saying No Make You a Bad Person? Part 1
- Does Saying No Make You a Bad Person? Part 2
- Does Saying No Make You a Bad Person? Part 3
- Acting My Way to Happiness
- Emotional Cheating Part 1
- Emotional Cheating Part 2
- Ancient Wisdom Behind New Age Thinking
- Fantasy as Foreplay
- I Ask to Receive
- Try Something New
- Solutions for the Over Thinker
From the Hartford Insurance Company
The class material was exceptional. My co-workers continually borrow my business writing standards flip chart.
I took the class twice because there was so much to learn.
Shira made herself available for weeks after I attended the class. She helped me to improve on a manual that I had been struggling with for weeks.
Shira's class was mandatory. I wasn't happy going in - but she won me over immediately. I learned a lot and it was time well spent.
From ConEdison, New York
Shira is incredibly funny which is helpful for a potentially boring topic. The day went by surprisingly fast.
My favorite part of the class was document editing. I was very helpful to see the before and after and how applying business writing rules makes such a difference.
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. It was a great reminder of all I had forgotten.
From Travelers Insurance Company
I learned a lot and had fun doing it.
Shira is a great instructor. She kept my interest the entire day. She clearly has a passion for the topic and brought excitement to the class.
Shira is extremely knowledgeable. Her feedback was supportive and helpful. I feel more confident in my ability to send out professional correspondence.
I hate writing - but Shira made the class fun. The day flew by