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I’m Sheila.

I help people build skills, ask better questions, and use simple strategies to make professional learning stick.

You need a speaker…

who can get people excited about what they’re learning, help them think differently, stay curious, and be able to apply their learning.

You need someone to teach you and your team to design powerful presentations that engage audiences and move people, create effective surveys when you need high quality data, evaluate your educational or professional learning and training programs, and use data visualization to communicate your results!


This is the work I do.

Professional Learning by any other name

What is “professional learning?” It’s improving and building your professional capacity. It’s acquiring new knowledge, skills, dispositions, and capabilities, and ultimately boosting job performance.

You may know professional learning as:

  • Professional Development (or Pro-D)
  • Staff Development
  • Training
  • Learning and Development
  • Continuing Education
  • In-service
  • Workplace learning

While some of these have more specific definitions in certain fields, they all have in common educational opportunities for advancing and enhancing professional practice.

This is the work I do.
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Speaking & Workshops

Keynotes, workshops, webinars, coaching, consulting on a variety of topics to meet your professional learning needs.

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Upcoming Events

Where I’ll be speaking and teaching, courses I’m teaching on-site or online, cities & towns I’ll be hanging out in.

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Learning, presentations, audience engagement, program evaluation, survey design, data visualization.

Designing Quality Survey Questions

How we ask survey questions can dramatically influence the answers we receive.

Designing Quality Survey Questions shows you how to craft high quality, precisely-worded survey questions that will elicit rich, nuanced, and ultimately useful data to help answer research or evaluation questions.

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Free E-Book

Professional Development Program Evaluation for the Win: How to Sleep Well at Night Knowing Your Professional Learning Is Effective

Every day we engage in random acts of evaluation — learn to apply this natural way of thinking and questioning to evaluate programs in your organization!

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Learn more about Sheila’s talks and workshops.

“Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.”  — Loris Malaguzzi

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