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Sheila’s workshops

will meet your learning needs flexibly and creatively.

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Book Sheila for a workshop

I’ve spent my career as a trusted teacher, mentor, and coach, and pour all that experience into my talks and workshops.

Workshops can be customized

Sessions vary in length from an hour to multiple days – virtual or on site.
You can also get personalized coaching and consultation on these topics and more.

Sheila is also available for breakout sessions, workshops/webinars, panels, roundtables, and can emcee events such as awards ceremonies. And can do podcast interviews!

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You need your presentation to influence, inspire AND get results whether it’s in the conference room, the boardroom, or the classroom. You need to communicate your message in a meaningful and memorable way, ensure your audience is engaged, and that your presentation slides shine. You’ll come away with a robust plan and skill set for presentation design.


Presentations are ultimately about audience learning. Successful presenters work in service to their audiences, whether they are presenting a report, sales pitch, keynote, or facilitating a professional development workshop or training. In this highly interactive workshop you’ll learn fundamental principles of audience engagement strategies for in-person AND virtual events.

Slide Design:

You need presentation slides that support your message. This workshop demonstrates WHY slide design is an essential skill. You’ll learn basic principles of design, and techniques for incorporating and customizing images, icons, and other visual content in presentations. You’ll leave knowing how to design slides that advance the purpose of your presentation.


How do you know if your programs are making a difference?You need to know how to measure program impacts in order to make key decisions. This workshop helps you create robust evaluation plans that ask the right questions and collect the right data.

Survey Design:

You need to collect data from your team, department, members, clients, or customers. In this workshop you’ll understand why and how question wording influences response and you’ll learn to craft richer, more concise, and more targeted questions that yield meaningful data. (check out Designing Quality Survey Questions)

Data Visualization:

How can you use data to communicate compelling stories and clear messages? This workshop introduces fundamental principles of visual design and a range of graphs and charts you can build in Excel (or PowerPoint) and use to get your point across. After the workshop you’ll be able to take your skills to other platforms as well.

Designing Professional Development:

The world is changing at such a rapid pace that it requires all of us to be continuously learning. Professional development has become a necessity for virtually everyone. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of instructional design, the role of content, knowing your audience’s learning needs and strategies to actively engage participants in learning.

Creating Documents and Reports in PowerPoint:

Well-designed reports that meet standards of quality and ethics and are more likely to be both read and used. This is a technical course on report design that leverages the ease and flexibility of PowerPoint in applying basic principles of graphic design, visual communication, and data visualization.

What People Are Saying

Sheila’s workshops are active and engaging, ensuring that participants leave with new mindsets, new ways of thinking, and skills they can apply right away.

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