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Speaking & Teaching Engagements

Sheila speaks passionately and directly about the power moves that propel people and organization towards success. Sheila speaks and teaches on the following, among other topics:

  • Moving Women Ahead in the Legal Profession
  • Structural Barriers to Women's Success
  • Building Strategic & Impactful Relationships
  • Speaking Up: To Attain Your Career Aspirations
  • Diversity
  • Making the Ask
  • Talent Development
  • Curating connections
  • Leadership & Management
  • Career Development, Renewal & Transition
  • Business Development
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Strategic and Influential Communications
  • Branding

Why Focus Forward?

20 years of experience as a former senior legal officer at Fortune 50 firm
Certified coach with deep expertise in developing careers, business & talent
Champion of Women and Diversity


The negotiation tips and market information we discussed allowed me to more than double my salary.

Mid-Atlantic In-House Counsel

"Sheila has an actively growing network which means she has the pulse of what is going on in the legal industry."

Southern In-House Counsel

"As a former senior executive leader with a strong legal network, Sheila knows how people are getting hired...."

Mid-Atlantic- Corporate Legal Group Head
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