“Sheila brings a deep understanding of business, organizational structure and dynamics, and knowledge of the key attributes of successful leaders and combines it with a natural and graceful style that makes every conversation both delightful and constructive. An extraordinary listener who asks the right questions at the right time, Sheila applies meaningful insights to bring the real issues to the forefront and follows up with specific recommendations.”
Extraordinary leaders create organizations that breed innovation and deliver markedly better business results. They hire the best people and engage that talent fully to create remarkable results. In a study done by Towers Perrin of global companies, engaged employees collectively increased operating income by 19% and EPS by 28%. There is no question, great leadership matters and creates value for all stakeholders.
Only extraordinary leaders have the ability to access their full wisdom and potential and, seemingly without effort, enable others to do the same. They have courage, integrity and soul. They have a deep respect for the stewardship of their role and they mindfully focus on being the best.
My name is Sheila Madden and I have worked in the areas of executive coaching, talent management and organization effectiveness for over 20 years. I have worked inside high-tech companies as a senior executive (SVP of Global Talent Management for GlobalEnglish Corp., IBM, The Learning Company and Tandem) as well as working as an external executive coach and consultant with clients/organizations that include Adobe, BetterWorks, Cardinal Health, Equal Access, Hopsice, IBM, icix, Intuit, Linkedin, Sonos, Stanford GSB, The World Health Organization, The University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University, Zendrive and others.
Areas of Specialty
I specialize in working with high growth organizations where the acceleration of leadership capability is essential to meet growth demands. My coaching is pragmatic, action oriented and results focused and always done within the context of your current strategic and operational goals. You can always count on me for direct, honest and relevant coaching delivered with kindness and empathy.
How coaching works
In your work with me, we start with what goals you want to achieve and then lay out a leadership roadmap to accomplish them, extraordinarily. We talk honestly about how to use your strengths to meet your objectives and how your weaknesses may be holding you (or your organization) back from tapping into you/your organization’s full potential. We do this with meetings driven by specific action plans and strategies because coaching is about action, not just words. We set milestones and I challenge you to try new approaches and to continually redefine what “extraordinary” means for you and your team.
When you work with me you can count on having:
- A trusted, strategic business thinker with a passion for partnering with you to consistently achieve extraordinary results.
- Someone with an unending ability to see your full potential and the ability to coach that potential into reality.
- A confidant with an uncompromising commitment to integrity, respect and to telling you the truth with kindness.
- A partner with the ability to always see the humor in life and a knack for helping you see it as well.
Some of the amazing organizations my clients have worked for:
“Sheila is an outstanding coach, imbued with the experience and savvy of a former executive and the rare ability to activate dormant talent in people. Whether you’re early in your career or a seasoned executive, I can promise you will gain tremendous clarity and confidence during and after your work with Sheila.”
“Sheila is a seriously smart and exacting executive with an uncommon 360 degree perspective and skill set. Rarely have I encountered someone with such experience and acumen, especially in that most critical of executive leadership skills: emotional intelligence.”
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