Sheila McAnanly

Sheila McAnanly

Chicago, IL


  • US Mid-West

Sheila McAnanly supports leaders and teams charged with mission-critical initiatives to grow and excel. She has worked as an executive coach, facilitator, change agent, and communicator with more than 25 Fortune 100 companies representing a broad range of industries including life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, energy, and technology.

For nearly a decade, Sheila has coached leaders and teams using a customized, integral approach that resolves the issues at hand and results in deeper and lasting growth. She also works with clients to develop more effective leadership styles, resolve interpersonal conflicts, improve performance, and successfully transition into new roles. Sheila draws on her two decades of training in mindfulness and embodied leadership practices to enable clients to be less reactive and more resourceful, both with the challenges they face and in life overall.

Sheila has facilitated hundreds of sessions enabling more than 5,000 leaders, from managers to C-Suite executives, to work more collaboratively and strategically on high-stakes initiatives including strategy development and business transformation. Previously, she led Capgemini’s applied design thinking venture in the Midwest Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE) and then moved to KPMG to help launch their North American Innovation and Acceleration Center.

Sheila’s commitment to ongoing professional development includes Aletheia’s Advanced Coaching Program; author and systems thinker Margaret Wheatley’s Advanced Leadership Training; and a 10-month study group on healing racial trauma guided by Resmaa Menakem’s book “My Grandmother’s Hands.”

Sheila’s personal integrity, dry humor, and keen insights make her a valuable resource for leaders and teams that want to experience greater creativity, impact, and meaning in all they do.


  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Hogan Assessments
  • KF360
  • Public Interest Design, ARCHEWORKS
  • Integral Coach, New Ventures West


  • Master of Science in Organization Development, with a concentration in organizational creativity, Loyola University Chicago
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts

Practice Areas

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Coaching & Development
  • Organizational Development
  • DesignShop Facilitation
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Design Thinking
  • Performance Improvement
  • Project Acceleration
  • Interpersonal Conflict Resolution
  • Resilience & Mindfulness