Shirley Schulz-Robinson PhD

Shirley Schulz RobinsonDr Shirley Schulz-Robinson is an innovator, curious, big picture, critical thinker, who works with clients to design services to meet their current needs and future aspirations. So what defines her as a professional?

Before she established Oasis Solutions Shirley’s varied career included nursing (mental health, general, disability, community, aged), community development, management, policy development, and academic teaching. Compassionate, and caring, she has worked with people from all walks of life –  shared their joy, elation, anger, pain, hopelessness, distress and their success.

As an academic she taught mental health, community health, law and ethics, management and global health, developed new courses, assessments, and researched. Her research focussed on policy implementation, community health, professional practice, leadership and management. As a senior administrator and teacher she focussed on mentoring and coaching clinical staff, students (international, mature, school leavers), to believe in their ability to succeed, apply their knowledge, implement change, and provide excellent services for clients.

Her passion is working with individuals, groups, teams, that want to learn, grow, change, create - a better future.

Shirley began a third career, as a qualified professional coach, following her return to the health sector where she worked with clients and conducted Suicide Prevention, Assessment, Care Planning, workshops for staff and volunteers and Clinical Supervision for individuals and multidisciplinary mental health teams.

It was here she identified a need for coaching, for a supportive outsider, a confidant, to work with carers, clinicians and managers, to facilitate change - professional, organisational, personal, focusing on issues and challenges causing them concern and leadership development.

Her goal for Oasis Solutions is to work with individuals, groups, teams and organisations to further develop a strong sense of personal competence, professionalism, enhance leadership and employee engagement and build stronger teams.

Shirley is committed to working with individuals and organisations seeking to make sustainable personal, professional and/or organisational changes.

Qualifications include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) University of NSW;
  • BA (hons) Sociology, The University of Newcastle;
  • Registered Nurse, APRA; Registered Hynotherapist, NHR;
  • Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, College of Mental Health Nursing;
  • Diploma Nursing Education, Armidale CAE;
  • Diploma Life Coaching, The Life Coaching Academy;
  • Certificate NLP Coach Practitioner, The Life Coaching Academy;
  • Certificate in Workplace Assessment and Training; Hunter TAFE;
  • Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis, Mindperformance;
  • Certified Marshal Goldsmith Stakeholder Centred Coach;
  • Certified MGSCC Global Leader of the Future Assessor;
  • Credentialed Coach (ACC), International Coach Federation;
  • Registered Strengthscope Partner;
  • Professional Supervisor, Supervision Training Services (Registered).
  • Training has also been undertaken in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Coaching, Action Coaching, Suicide Prevention (APS), Supportive Pregnancy Counselling (ACMHN, APS), Improving Educational Performance, The Richards Trauma Process.

Ethical Practice

Dr Schulz-Robinson is a member of the following professional organisations and upholds their Codes of Ethics: International Coach Federation (ICF); Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches (APAC); Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School, Affiliate; Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA), Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, International Association of Health Care Professionals.

Professional Activities

Professional activities include being a Member ICF NSW Chapter; ICF Mentor Coach; Member APAC Executive, Chair, APAC Peer Group Coaching Committee; Member, APAC Pro Bono Coaching; ACMHN, Peer Reviewer, Credentialing Committee; Member, Board of the Hunter Post Graduate Medical Institute; Convenor, Newcastle District, Mental Health Professional Network.




"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire, which transcends everything"

- Napoleon Hill

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