Services I Provide

Consulting targeted to your needs.

All enterprises face resource constraints. Companies face fierce competition. Not-for-profit organizations face shrinking public and philanthropic dollars. No business has unlimited resources to hire consultants who have cookie-cutter products that are one size fits all. The most effective leaders are motivated by a love for the work, a desire to serve their customers, and a commitment to make positive contributions to the world. I analyze your needs and the results you seek, and together we will define a scope of work to meet your objectives within the time and resources available.

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Coaching for leaders.

Leaders must be focused and performance-driven not merely to survive, but to excel. Many executives need a sounding board to stay focused on strategic priorities amidst the challenges of day-to-day operations. I partner with leaders to see new possibilities, leverage their strengths and achieve their goals. Together we can help you to achieve your goals and fulfill your potential.

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Effective alignment of resources.

Many companies have organization charts that are remnants of previous management and old ways of thinking. These dinosaurs can prevent effective deployment of the talent you have on staff. Take a fresh look at whether your people are working successfully to leverage their strengths to achieve results. I can work with you to identify strengths and deploy your resources strategically.

Training and Facilitation.

Your time and energy, and that of your team, is a precious commodity. I help you design training and workshops to help your team work together effectively and productively. I also facilitate meetings to allow you to participate without the responsibility of moving the group forward, in ways that bring diverse viewpoints and voices but get to the result you need.

Institutional Clients include:

  • American Psychological Association
  • NeighborWorks America®, multiple engagements
  • The Health Impact Project, a program of the Pew Charitable Trusts
  • United Way Financial Capability Network
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • National Urban League
  • Virginia Community Development Corporation
  • Federal Home Loan Banks Community Investment Officers


“Working with Sheila was a major growth opportunity for me. Having just transitioned into senior leadership, I had several goals — creating a vision for my program, increasing the collaboration within my team and across groups we work with, and improving operations. Sheila reflected back the elements that were present in my thinking, but that hadn’t surfaced yet. Our work together ultimately created a vision that is connected to my personal goals as well as resonates with the team at large and the association’s strategy. Sheila also helped me refine my leadership style and focus on the aspects that would lead to collaboration… Sheila maintained a workable schedule that kept me moving towards my goals even when working through all the day-to-day elements of the job. When standing at the edge of a mental cliff, Sheila encouraged me to jump rather than pushing me.”
R.S., professional association executive.