Coach Shayla

Shayla Herndon-Edmunds (Coach Shayla)
Founder & Chief Creative Officer, OMG Wellness Bar

As a wellness and personal development professional whose work spans talent management, equity and inclusion, and personal care, Shayla sees people and helps them see themselves.

She has spent the last 20 years working with and consulting corporations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations through leadership coaching, strategic planning, and training and development while building a wellness practice to support the physical, spiritual, and emotional health of those who seek her guidance. She is a professional life coach, Reiki Teacher & Healer, and strategist.

Shayla founded Oh My Goodness Wellness Bar as a solution for Black mothers looking for healthy products to soothe and reduce the effects of eczema on their little ones. She later partnered with her husband Curtis to grow OMG's footprint to include both natural products and therapeutic services. 

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she left her role as Director of Talent & Culture at Forward Cities to focus on her consulting practice, Sage Strategic Advisors which provides strategic planning, ad hoc chief diversity officer services, equity-focused capacity building, and leadership coaching to individuals and organizations throughout the United States.

In addition to earning a B.A. degree in English and Business Administration from George Mason University, Shayla received training and certifications in professional coaching, Usui Reiki, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, mindfulness, yoga, entrepreneurial mindset, intercultural development, conflict management and more. She is currently completing training to become a clinical herbalist. 

And, as if that weren’t enough, Shayla is a devoted partner, mother, avid gardener, an eclectic soul and well obviously -- a time bender.

Learn more about Shayla and follow her journey at:
IG: @coachshayla