Not surprisingly, as a former stage actor, I love to speak.

I currently offer presentations (that can be tailored for your group) on the following "How to" topics:

  • Manage Stress
  • Become More Resilient,
  • Make Big Decisions, and 
  • Navigate Transitions.

I lead hands-on presentations that people leave with concrete personal takeaways.

Recent speaking highlights:

- I led a 3-hour "Academy" called "Ditch Analysis Paralysis: How to Make Any Decision Confidently" for 100 people at the World Domination Summit in Portland. (June 2019) 

- I returned to 1871, Chicago's world-famous tech incubator, for the third time, to lead "Bounce Back from Setbacks: How to Become a Resilient Entrepreneur." (August 2019)


Chicago Ideas Week is one of my favorite annual events.

This year, I'll be leading a 2.5 hour workshop on "How to Answer Life's Big Questions." (October 12th, from 10am-12:30pm, at The Gray Hotel in the Chicago Loop)

Tickets go on sale to the public on September 10th and will sell out.

UPDATE: Tickets to my Chicago Ideas Week workshop sold out within the first hour. Additional tickets were released - and it's now sold out again. 

Please connect with me on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram for updates on where/when I'll be speaking next. Thanks!

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What People are Saying About My Workshops

"Sheila is a powerful speaker and an inspiring facilitator. With a mix of humor, vulnerability, humbleness and honesty, Sheila delivers a motivating message that resonated with our community at Ignite but is bound to translate to any audience. I highly recommend engaging with Sheila if you are looking for the type of personal and professional growth that stretches comfort zones, pushes boundaries and empowers your people" 

~ Ryan Jeffery, Founder & Co-CEO of Ignite ~

"I decided to take the "Bounce Back from Setbacks" workshop because I'm currently working through some career changes as well as organizational changes within my company and was looking for a way to view those changes in a more positive way. Before the workshop, I was anxious and stressed about everything I had to tackle but afterward, I felt that the challenges I saw as impossible mountains were really just molehills with hidden opportunity. Sheila worked through ways of reframing our emotions around obstacles and proactive steps to take when faced with a setback. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone looking to alleviate stress and take charge of their emotions."

~ Alysha, 1871 Workshop Participant ~

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I write about things like how to become more resilient, how to make better decisions, and how to have a better shot at reaching your goals.


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