About Us

Our Owner

Shelley Friss owns Lions & Butterflies and it was created from her desire to help, heal and empower children who are experiencing the effects of alcoholism within the family. There is a desperate need and niche within our local community for this particular field of coaching.

Shelley is a qualified Teacher and received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and has taught in Calgary and Red Deer for many years.

Shelley is highly experienced in being able to offer this effective, individualized coaching. Shelley understands first hand how it feels to be raised in an alcoholic environment thus enabling her to be sympathtic and compassionate towards others having this same experience.

Our Services

Our focus is to help children/teens heal, empower, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing  one on one coaching, a neutral safe space, personalised activities in a confidential and caring environment.

Also offering access to our family owned gym called Iron City for our youth clients.  

Our Promise

We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

We will provide you strength on your journey, healing and empowerment.

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Lions & Butterflies

7727 50 Ave, Red Deer, Alberta T4P 3W9, Canada

(403) 848 1108



By Appointment


By Appointment


By Appointment


By Appointment


By Appointment


By Appointment



Hours are by Appointment by calling us on the number given above or by going to the "Book Now" button at the top of the page.