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Professional Experience

As an executive coach, Sheila is inspired by working with leaders of mission-driven organizations to take their leadership, and their organizations, to the next level. She brings twenty-five years of experience in the non-profit and federal government worlds as a leader, a funder, an advocate and a board member to her coaching practice.

Sheila provides insights, challenge and accountability to help her clients achieve their aspirations and fulfil their potential. Through open questioning, direct communication and constructive challenge, she helps clients access their own wisdom. Sheila believes coaching offers a path for her clients’ reflection, growth and achievement.  She has experienced the power of coaching and is inspired to offer its possibilities to her clients.

Recent Coaching Assignments

  • Chief Customer Success Officer of a global software company seeking to strengthen her leadership skills, including team management and effectiveness in conducting difficult conversations
  • Founder and CEO of a business lending organization seeking to take his organization to the next level, including launching two regional offices and bringing performance disciplines to his organization
  • Chief Philanthropy Officer of a national non-profit organization to work more effectively in partnership with the senior executive team
  • Divisional Business Head for an electronics manufacturer to adapt influence styles to be more aligned with company’s culture
  • CEO of a housing development organization restructuring and eliminating programs, creating new lines of business, and positioning the company for sustainability in light of changes in market and declining philanthropic resources
  • Vice President leading a business unit within a major national retailer to improve business results through more effective delegation, communication and collaboration
  • Associate Executive Director of a national professional association seeking a more effective working relationship with her supervisor and effective management of a diverse team
  • Executive Director of a regional housing development organization looks to restructure governance, launch new business lines, and lead his organization into its next phase of growth and impact
  • Senior Partner in a law firm to develop more effective relationships with his peers and with junior lawyers in his practice area
  • Director in an international public finance organization aspires to develop leadership presence and greater self-confidence in order to step into a more senior role

Education and Professional Affiliations

  • JD cum laude Harvard Law School
  • MPP Kennedy School of Government
  • AB magna cum laude in public policy studies, Duke University
  • Certificate in Leadership Coaching, Georgetown University Institute on Transformational Leadership
  • Board Member, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
  • Board Member, Montgomery Housing Partnership (2004-2011)
  • Certified in The Leadership Circle Profile