About Eleanor Shakiba

About Your Instructor


Hi. I’m Eleanor Shakiba, your personal success coach.

I’ve been training talented people – like you – since 1994. Early in my career, I worked as a professional development officer at Macquarie University and then the University of Sydney. In 2006, I set up my own training business, Think Learn Succeed. Today, that business focuses on teaching high achievers how to adopt positive mindsets,  use powerful communication strategies and take purposeful action. 

I’m passionate about helping high achievers flourish and grow. My career has been dedicated to making positive psychology accessible - and useful - to everyone.  I’ve delivered over 6,000 live workshops and taught skills for success to more than 50,000 people. My ambition is to make that number 100,000 by 2020. 

I work as a coach and trainer in Sydney, Australia. I’m the author of Difficult People Made Easy, as well as over 90 training programs. I’m qualified in Social Anthropology, Adult Education, Counselling, Executive Coaching, Positive Psychology and Neuro Linguistic Programming.  

 I run up to six live training workshops each week, as well as providing one-to-one coaching for a select group of clients. Because I believe that education can change the world, I provide pro bono coaching to business women in developing areas whenever I travel.