Sheryl Phillips, a leadership consultant and executive coach, has partnered with leaders for over 25 years to create more effective and forward-thinking organizations. She works at the individual, team and system level providing executive coaching, leadership development, organizational development and strategic and business planning across public, corporate and non-profit sectors. Sheryl is on the faculty of the internationally acclaimed Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program (since 2001) and was the (co)Director for the Executive Certificate for Transformational Leadership. Prior to beginning her own practice in 2001, Sheryl spent a decade as a Senior Human Resources Executive, giving her a unique insider perspective on the challenges and complexities of leadership life. Her career focus has been, quite simply, service for the sake of positive change in the world.
As a Human Resources Executive, Sheryl comprehensively reengineered and redesigned key systems, to support the business values and align HR systems with a changing workforce and organizational needs. She created succession and development processes to grow leadership of the organization. Sheryl is known for her creatively designed Leadership Development Programs and has customized and delivered highly regarded programs for numerous client groups. Sheryl believes that adults learn best from each other and through applying learning to real-work. As such, she approaches her work in a client-focused, facilitative manner and integrates blended and applied learning methods.
Sheryl also provides Executive Coaching to individual leaders and has worked with hundreds of clients across the public, non-profit and corporate sector, in the US and internationally. As a coach, she is known for her insight, her good humor, easy manner, southern charm and solid sensibilities.
Sheryl has her Master’s degree from the College of William and Mary and a Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University. She is a Certified Professional Coach by the Newfield Network; and a certified Somatic Coach by The Strozzi Institute. She has a certificate in Organizational Learning from George Mason University and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s program for leadership practitioners. She is a qualified Myers-Briggs Administrator and is certified in leadership assessment instruments from the Center for Creative Leadership, Hogan, The Hay Group, Lominger, EQI and The Leadership Circle. A sampling of recent clients includes NCUA, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), FHFA, CFPB, Navy/Strategic Systems Program, Mitre, Amtrak, Booz Allen Hamilton, NRECA, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Education, Department of Labor, Hillel International, The Partnership for Public Service, several Top 100 law firms, and many others.