Sheila Way (she/her)


Sheila Way, M.Ed., ACC, SPHR, is a human resource professional with 20 years of experience in workplace learning, leadership development and performance management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Providence College, a master’s in education from Lesley University and has completed the Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance program at American University. Sheila’s industry experience spans technology, banking, and client services with a focus on employee development in non profit organizations and higher education. As a talent and organizational development leader, Sheila has created and delivered programming on a wide range of topics including management and leadership skills, cultural competence, and ethics. She has partnered with teams on communication and organizational change and conducts 360 assessments. Sheila is currently the Director of Leadership and Organizational Development at American University where she developed and launched the 21st Century Leadership Institute for high potential employees. Sheila is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the DiSC Profile, and as a facilitator of Development Dimensions International curriculum for workplace learning.

As an ICF Certified Coach (ACC) executive coach, Sheila believes in each person’s unlimited potential for learning and growth. She works with clients to explore challenges that are holding them back from where they want to go. The process includes uncovering the client’s guiding principles to create personal and professional goals for transformational change. To support her clients, Sheila is focused on making a connection in a judgement free space from where the client can take risks, explore new possibilities and build meaning from their experiences that will carry them forward.