Business-savvy and people-smart, she understands how to help people be their best and what it takes to make a business work. Sheila is a successful entrepreneur, best selling business author, and is in high demand as a speaker.
Holding a PhD in Communications, Sheila has served on the adjunct faculty of Indiana Purdue University, San Francisco State University, University of Southern California, and is a currently a member of the Advisory Council for Amsted University based in Malaysia. She is a widely published author with four books translated into several languages, including the best seller, "Making A Difference ... 12 Qualities That Make You A Leader." She has written over 100 articles and produced 20 audio/video training programs. She is creator and host of two National Public Television Specials, "Making A Difference."
Sheila has worked on projects with four U.S. Presidents and was appointed to the Board of Advisors for America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth - by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, who is the Founding Chairman. In 1990, she interfaced with the Bush White House and the Polish Parliament to consult with and train Polish businesses being transformed by privatization. She established the first privately owned business-training center in Eastern Europe, located in Opole, Poland.
Sheila was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame in 1986 and has been recognized as one of the "Twenty-One Top Speakers for the 21st Century," by Successful Meetings Magazine. With over 2,500 presentations to over two million people in seventeen countries, she has shared the platform with former President Gerald Ford, General Colin L. Powell, publisher Katharine Graham, sports stars Michael Jordan and Evander Holyfield, coach Pat Riley, former First Lady Hillary Clinton, and Senator Bob Dole, among other luminaries. Her client list reads like a Global Who's Who of Business, Trade Associations, Education, and Government.
A master at targeting her presentations for you, Sheila addresses relevant trends and offers powerful, practical guidance for Leadership, Customer Focus, and Communication Skills. She artfully blends content-rich presentations with an entertaining and motivating style. You receive the double benefit of enjoying yourself while learning practical, immediately applicable, real-world material for real-world results. She cuts right to the core issues you care about and shows your audience what works, what doesn't, and why.
Sheila has a passion for impacting others. When her gifts on the platform help people, she says, "I'm the messenger ... it's what happens inside of them that makes the real difference - that's the quiet miracle of personal growth."