Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.” Anthony de Mello
Sheila Norris (M.Ed., P.Eng, C.E.C)
For more than three decades I have had the privilege of working with managers and leaders at all stages in their careers, and across most sectors. I have had the chance to help each of them better understand themselves and the impact they have on the people around them; an impact affected by the choices they make every day.
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Where I focus
Transition from individual contributor to manager
I work with early-career managers to help them discover the hidden world of the unwritten rules as they navigate this exciting transition.
Through Aligned Leadership I work with leadership teams to develop action plans that will leverage the cognitive diversity of the team.
In Measured Impact, I work with anyone who wants to increase their self-awareness with the outcome of changing the impact they have on those around them, so that they can close the gap in communication, or close the deal.
I do all of these by leveraging my 35 years of consulting with organizations of all sizes, 25 years of teaching and training in business, industry and higher education, 20 years of executive coaching, and my own experiences from 10 years working as an engineer in the chemical industry.
"Sheila has imparted valuable knowledge, and teachings in this course. The tool kit this course has provided, as well as the one-on-one session has been, and will continue to be, invaluable to me and my career journey."
Programs Manager, MCAWB
Four principles are fundamental to my approach
I meet my clients where they are. Every person's journey is different, so helping each person move from where they are right now to where they want to be is imperative for each to have success.
I create a safe space for learning. People learn best when they feel comfortable, supported and safe, so I work hard to create that environment.
I challenge people to expand their comfort zone. When people feel safe and supported, they also feel more able to push themselves, and allow themselves to be pushed.
I teach my clients to fish. “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” (origin uncertain) I subscribe fully to this approach. My hope is that those I am helping to learn will also become teachers themselves.