• Hello & Welcome to Powerful Self Co.

      Happiness | Peace | Community | Freedom

    • About Powerful Self Co.

      The purpose of life is to find our gift.

      The meaning of life is to share it with the world!

      Shirley Zhou

      Founder of Powerful Self Co.

      Co-Founder of The Burnout Clinic

      Shirley Zhou guides leaders under high pressure achieve work life harmony and self confidence.


      Shirley is the Founder of Powerful Self Co. and Co-Founder of The Burnout Clinic. She is a Child and Youth Care Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Nutritionist and a student of life. She has a PhD. in Playfulness.


      As a Board Certified Integrative NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Coach, Master Practitioner of NLP, Mental and Emotional Release® Therapy and Hypnosis, her coaching is rooted in self-empowerment.


      We all have what we need within ourselves, whether we can reach it or not. Subsequently, we each have the responsibility for our own responses whether it's driven with intention or in the deep unconscious level. With the combination of leadership training, coaching, understanding of individual values interaction with their environment she will guide you to achieve work-life harmony and supercharge you with practical self-empowerment tools you to live your joy.

    • Next Step into Your Powerful Self

      Here to serve you, to hold your highest intention
      and guide you to reach your goals.

      Breakthrough Session

      Break free from negative cycles of anxiety,

      overwhelm, imposter syndrome, self-doubt,

      burnout and stale relationships.


      Supercharge your career, relationship

      and self-confidence.

      Experience deep level change and personal transformation

      with a Breakthrough Session now.


      Integrative method to systematically release deep-rooted unconscious limiting beliefs, internal conflicts, and emotional triggers that is perpetuating the cycles.


      1:1 Private Coaching

      Let's Get Sh*t Done Together!


      Learn super-effective tools to



      Take control of your change now and

      achieve goals in alignment with your values.

      Level up your career or relationship and

      feel confident to live your joy.

    • Breakthrough Session Testimonial

      As a seasoned meditation practitioner an avid free-form writer and journalizer, Master Reiki practitioner, register yoga instructor, and spiritualist. The Breakthrough Session expedited my personal work, shift out what no longer served my journey. It not only helped identify known and unknown blocks on current daily levels, but it allowed me to go to the root source to remove and release past present and future triggers. Shirley as a practitioner is focused, patient, empathic and very astute, helping identify blocks by digging deeper gently and non-invasively. Showing gratitude and appreciation for genuine earnest truths working with me to isolate pull out and heal.

      - Suzannah Chanderbhan

      Yoga Teacher & Master Reiki Practitioner

      Coaching Testimonial

      One session with Shirley and I spent the whole day excited about my business and taking action, applying for the apartment of my dreams, and being more productive than I've been all week! She helped me to clear my reservations about NLP, clear some emotions of past sadness and fear, and place my apartment goal in my timeline. I especially appreciated her ways of explaining the concepts and the exercises to help me feel comfortable and make sure I understood what we would be working on. I felt safe and heard, and I felt like I made a lot of progress in just one session. Thank you Shirley!!

      - Chantelle Andercastle

      Owner of Clear Quartz Creative

      Coaching Testimonial

      This has been an invaluable experience! We worked on creating a balanced daily work/personal schedule as well as an exercise to combat procrastination. I've learned quite a lot in a few short sessions! Thank you. <3

      - Jen Refat

      Founder of Craftic.com

      Struggling with Burnout?

      Take a Therapeutic Vacation

      Yoga Wellness Program

    • Have courage to take the first step.

      You have courage to change your life,
      combine it with effective tools and experienced guide.
      Change can be easy, can't it? That's right.
      Reach emotional resilience, positive mental health
      and live your joy.... NOW! Let’s do this!

    • Journey to Self Empowerment

      Powerful Self Coaching was created from Shirley's own journey of personal growth and leadership training. As a teen, she was a shy girl, very withdrawn and often in her shell. She had lots to offer but because of her low self-confidence, it held her back. After over a decade of personal and professional development, journeys of self-discovery, numerous leadership and empowerment trainings she broke free from limiting beliefs from childhood, owning her self confidence from the inside out and now is shining brighter than ever before! She is now on a mission to guide women on their SELF-EMPOWERMENT JOURNEY TO LIVE THEIR JOY. Shirley's mandate is to help other women overcome their situation and make their dreams their new reality.


      Shirley recognizes the challenges women experience in balancing their careers and life. While being a badass lady boss, creating financial abundance, positive mental well-being, meaningful work, and a fulfilling romantic relationship. There are many inevitable demands in our day to day lives and it's no wonder most of Shirley's clients are women. Many are struggling with common feelings of being overwhelmed, self-doubt, increased levels of anxiety. These are rooted in their past, struggling with their own inner critic, and "imposter syndrome." These internal struggles present themselves in self-sabotaging behaviours, cycles of burnout and repeated patterns in life.

      All Posts