The Bible, “The Purpose Driven Life,” “Make It Stick,” “Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed”
Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston
Reading, decorating, family time outdoors, Outer Banks vacations, travel
“If you put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over the rest of your life… There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them… A man must constantly exceed his level.” — Bruce Lee
Sheila has a diverse 30+-year career spanning corporate, agency, and consultant work focused on internal and external comms, strategic planning, leadership communications training and coaching, and diversity consulting across various industries. At Taft, Sheila works with a variety of clients in many of the aforementioned areas, serves as focus area lead for Taft’s DEI communications sector, and leads Taft ClearPoint®, a leadership communications practice that helps to strengthen communications skills of individuals and teams. Sheila brings experience and an innate ability to trainings in presentation skills, handling media interviews, emotional intelligence, executive presence, writing skills, and other aspects of the “constant conversation” essential to success. Prior to Taft, Sheila was vice president of consulting at DiversityInc and vice president of corporate communications for Jackson Hewitt, the nation’s second largest tax preparation service, where she was corporate spokesperson, led national communications programs, managed brand reputation and crisis communications, led diversity and inclusion initiatives, and conducted media and communications training for franchise owners. Sheila has a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Syracuse University.
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