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Meet the Coach

With more than 15 years of leadership and management experience in the business and educational arenas, Sheila is a skilled consultant, business strategist, training specialist, professional coach, educator, curriculum designer, and speaker. Having spent a good portion of her early adulthood working in the human resources arena or both small and large as well as private and public organizations, she learned what makes candidates shine and what hiring managers are looking for.

Sheila has operated as a small business owner for over a decade. After transitioning from the business sector early in her career, she transitioned smoothly into the world of education and coaching. For three years Sheila served as the Associate Director of the University of Chicago Career Center where she supported students and alumni in determining and designing their ideal careers. 

For ten years she worked simultaneously in educational leadership while being an active consultant, coach and training specialist working in a variety of industries including but not limited to marketing, technology, public relations, education, hospitality, gaming, retail, non-profit, healthcare, as well as with dozens of entrepreneurs running their own show.

After over 10 years of coaching, Sheila found that most of her clients were coming to her for career guidance. In 2012, she specifically compiled all of her expertise in this area, along with her knowledge of Human Resources practices to launch Professional Success Career Coaching. Professional Success is committed to helping individuals make bold and smart career moves that fit their personality, work style, and financial needs.

Sheila received her Master Coach Certification (MCC) from the International Coach Federation and received her coach training from The University of Texas. She earned a BS in marketing, an MBA from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Organization Development and Coaching from Benedictine University.

Why Sheila Boysen-Rotelli?

Why Me? This is me talking now. I think my story is actually better than my standard third person bio. Here’s a few highlights. Find yourself wherever you’d like. 

• I made two successful and adventurous career changes, one in my 20’s and one in my 30’s. I paid attention to every aspect of the human experience associated with those changes and I remember everything…seriously.

• A decade ago, I felt something gnawing in me – – a frustration that I needed to solve. I knew I wanted to help people and make a difference.  I applied to a very competitive Ph.D. program. I got in. I studied Organization Development and Coaching to understand what motivates people, change, and groups of people to change. I listened. 

• I made changes. I took calculated informed risks. I didn’t just “manifest” everything. I worked hard. Sure, serendipity hit me in the eye a few times but GRIT carried me.

• I don’t know everything, but I know a lot of stuff. I care. I mean it. Like my dad said to me one day, “You at 50% is still more than most people’s 100.” My clients inspire me to rock the 110%.

• I’m an actual coach, I don’t just play one on the internet (So important!). Being an inspiring person does not make someone a coach. A coach is a trained professional who has practiced hours of actual coaching and been adequately trained in the art, science, and process of coaching. This is totally separate from cheerleading. Cheerleading is a sport where happy people clap and jump for you. I’ll clap, but not jump.     

• I’m also a seasoned recruiter and talent acquisition professional. I have been responsible for hiring people into large, small, public, private non-profit, for profit…….I’ve worked EVERYWHERE!

• I’m not special because I did any of this. I wasn’t born on “special people island.” What’s possible for me is possible for you in your OWN way in your OWN time. I get scared. I get stopped. I wonder about how I am going to face uncertainty. Human being is the name of the game we are playing and you got this, you do! Seriously. I am a coach because I believe that.