Based in Dripping Springs, Texas
Sheila Armitage has over 20 years experience working internationally in the business arena. She specializes in authentic leadership, communications, conflict, and working effectively as global teams. Her work brings together high stakes communications, practical
problem solving, and accountability through training, organization development, coaching and mentoring. She believes in bringing the best out of people.
Trained as a lawyer in Britain, she worked in compliance within the financial services industry and became a financial services expert. Sheila moved into the training and organizational development field in 1989 to help a British major insurance company manage industry changes driven by new legislation. Since moving to America in 1992, she has designed and facilitated a variety of retreats, and customized training-coaching programs covering managing-leadership, team development, sales, customer service, problem solving, and communication/conflict. Her designs, coaching and deliveries consistently receive high ratings and customers invite her back. She uses a mix of blended learning methodologies, to deliver just-in-time learning and coaching that learners apply back to their organization.
As a Director of Corporate Training for PPD, she helped architect responsive strategies for international corporate learning while managing an international team, thus understanding leading from the inside out. She includes feedback assessments such as DISC and Myers-Briggs to set baselines for coaching and performance improvement, and to ensure measurable results.
Sheila has consulted in a variety of industries, including hi-tech, healthcare, medical devices, drug development, financial services, city, state, and education, and easily adapts to new environments. Sheila has worked with organizations such as AT & T, Southwestern Bell, KPMG, Columbia Healthcare, Iomega, Sulzer Carbomedics, Sulzer Orthopedics, IBM, Dell, Toshiba, Sony, Hoovers, INC Research, Pharmaceutical Product Development, Web MD, Seton Healthcare Network, Zimmer Orthopedics, Texas Department of Health, MHMR, Texas Rehabilitation Commission, City of Austin, Houston-Tillotson College, Confederation Life Insurance Company (now Sun Life), Waddell and Reed Financial Services, and a Varco subsidiary (MD Totco).
Sheila has served multiple terms in varied positions on the Board of the International Society of Performance Improvement and The Seton Cove, in Austin. She has contributed in her professional community: writing for “Money Marketing,” ("The London Financial Times’" paper for financial professionals), and in local professional development group newsletters. She has contributed to a book entitled "Creative Orientation Programs" by D. Sims and published by McGraw-Hill, has co-developed a tool to measure and improve global team performance, and has co-developed an on-line library of tools for trainers. Sheila has been a speaker for The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR), The International Society of Performance Improvement, The International Quality Council, and for a lawyer symposium. She has worked in Europe, North, Central and South America.
Each year she volunteers in her community. Every year since 1992, she has volunteered with many local for- and non-profits, donated to healthcare fund drives, cancer research, low income healthcare provision, dog and horse rescue associations, youth programs, and to individuals in need. Sheila has volunteered with Seton Healthcare Network for 10 years.
Certifications & Instruments
• DISC Communications Surveys, plus TTi's suite of surveys on motivation, leadership, sales, team, etc.
• Human Synergistics' suite of leadership, simulations and team surveys
• Development Dimensions Certified for all programs, including Targeted Selection for recruitment systems and training
• Level 1 Equine Self Expression - to learn how to tap into what horses teach humans and how
Sheila is passionate about…
To keep stretching her brain, Sheila is learning about the biomechanics of horses and riders as part of a three year program under the instruction of Peggy Cummings of Connected Riding