Sheila is an Executive Coach, entrepreneur and engineer. Having started out in the field of technology with an international consulting firm, she has over 15 years’ experience in the financial, pharmaceutical and recruitment industries. Her experience in working across these sectors uniquely positions her to coach STEM professionals and teams in developing greater leadership capacity, and to support business leaders in connecting technically complex ideas and innovations to the business strategy.
Sheila coaches ambitious professionals seeking a management or board level position, who are committed to taking the next step in their development journey. Highly skilled in clear and concise communications that get right to the heart of the issue, she supports senior leaders in defining and articulating core purpose and personal brand.
Sheila is committed to advancing diversity across all industries, roles and levels. She counsels and coaches executive leaders in strengthening organisational capacity to embrace, advance and leverage the full power of diversity to optimise the creative potential of the business and accelerate growth, and coaches women to step up into senior leadership roles. Sheila is President of the Professional Women’s Network in Amsterdam and a member of the global PWN Board where she is responsible for developing the global strategy.
She is the founder of The Cycling Academy, a nationwide institute bringing together science and professional sport, which is now a recognized centre for thought leadership within the Netherlands athletic community.