Are you ready to uplevel?
I'm here to help.
Hi, I'm Sheila.
I work with leaders* ready to uplevel at work, at home, and in their
If you’re feeling stuck because you want something different for your life and
career, and your usual ways of operating in the world aren’t producing the results
you want, then it’s time to uplevel.
Upleveling requires us to do things differently – and not just a slightly different
version of the same. It’s about being willing to examine the vision you want and
then step out of your comfort zone to create that vision.
Maybe you’ve been coasting along for a while and it’s fine, but you want more
out of life personally or professionally. Maybe your team is overwhelmed and
stuck, unsure of how to expand your business despite lots of opportunities. Or
you really want to make a greater impact at work and increase your visibility, but
you aren’t quite sure what that looks like for you or within your role. Or possibly
your career is robust but your life feels unbalanced and you are afraid that
burnout is looming. It’s time to uplevel.
Curious about how coaching can help you uplevel? Let’s talk. I’d love to support
*Wondering if you’re a leader? Check out Brené Brown’s definition: A leader is anyone who
takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage
to develop that potential.
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Sheila works with people who define themselves as leaders. They may work as
corporate executives, entrepreneurs or just starting their careers but the one thing they
all have in common is a deep desire to show up more powerfully in the world.
Sheila’s training as a coach emphasizes a holistic approach that looks at the
interconnectivity of our professional and personal lives, who we really want to be in the
world, and the mindsets that can block us from living the lives we really desire.
In addition to her private coaching practice, Sheila is a founding team member
at LUMO, a collective of executive coaches committed to changing the working parent
culture by giving employers the tools to help their working parents win. She works within
organizations of all kinds. Sheila began her coaching career helping parents navigate
the turbulent waters of parenting teens and tweens by creating the Happy Parent |
Happy Teen coaching program.
A Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Sheila devoted the first two decades of her professional life to supporting adults and families in a variety of professional settings. In 2015 she decided she wanted to be having more future-based conversations with her clients. Sheila now combines her extensive training as a social worker, therapist and coach with her signature humor and warmth, laser-sharp insight, and straightforward truth-telling to motivate people to discover and act upon their dreams. Sheila holds a Professional Certified Coach credential, a rigorous advanced qualification, from the International Coaching Federation, and she is also certified by Accomplishment Coaching, a year-long program requiring ongoing personal and professional training. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from California State University, Long Beach and holds an LICSW from the State of Washington. She lives in Seattle with her husband and has two young adult sons.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have no clue what I need to do to uplevel. Do I need to figure that out before I call
No. This is actually the perfect time to work together. If you’re not sure how to
create what you want, I can help. Together, we’ll take a look into the future to see
all the things that are possible for your life because that’s what coaching is all
What’s the difference between therapy and coaching?
Both are incredibly supportive conversations that look in different directions.
Coaching looks forward, focusing on creating the future. We get clear on what you
really want and then we put a plan into place to make it a reality. Classically, in
therapy, the client spends a lot of time looking back at the past and processing
emotions with the intent to heal. With its focus on the past, therapy creates a lot of
awareness but generally not much action. Coaching, on the other hand, creates
awareness and actions toward a new future.
How do I know if coaching is right for me?
The best way to know if coaching is for you is to experience it first-hand. I offer a
complimentary coaching session so that you can get a taste of what coaching
offers. Imagine if I tried to tell you how awesome ice cream is: I could describe the
texture, the sweetness, the joy of that first bite, but you really don’t know if it’s
your thing until you try it yourself. It is the same with coaching. You can read
about it and talk to your friends about it, but you can’t really get the impact until
you experience it.
How does coaching work?
I meet with my clients three times a month by phone or video. At the start of our
work together, we spend time getting really clear on where you’re at and you want.
What do you want more of? Less of? From there, we create an action plan to
move forward. We are always working toward that vision and creating structures
and actions to make it happen. Along the way, we look at all the roadblocks–real
and imagined–that may be getting in the way.
How do I learn more about working with you?
Let’s chat! Click here to schedule a time with me.
I cannot thank you enough for your time this week. I can’t believe just one hour was that clarifying, illuminating, and inspiring. I am really looking forward to working together.
G.M. Charlotte, NC
From our very first session, Sheila helped me to see, feel, and say what I really want in my personal and professional life. Her genuine excitement and belief in my potential was incredibly healing. Through her questions and acknowledgement, she guided me all the way through past hurt and old fear into a space of possibility. Sheila is warm, hilarious, insightful, and generous. She sets challenges in such a supportive, inspiring way that I can accept and accomplish them. I leave my sessions with Sheila feeling clear on what’s next-- but more importantly-- I feel buoyant, capable, empowered, and ready to act.
BH--Boone, North Carolina
I reached out to Sheila when I was struggling with issues in my personal and professional life. With a warm demeanor and sharp listening ear, Sheila encouraged me to trust my intuition and empowered me to make decisions that were inside of me all along. I felt incredibly supported and empowered as we set goals together and put together a plan so that I could move forward. Sheila changed my life for the better and I am eternally grateful.
I am grateful for Sheila Storrer. When we started our work together I was completely stuck. Sheila, thoughtful and genuine, gently but persistently helped me find my own answers to my life questions. Perfectly present, she has an insight and intuition that helped me tap into my own power and strength, step by step. She truly connects with her clients, and her brilliant sense of humor makes this serious work fun. I’m now in a different place in my life, enrolled in a program working towards a new career, and so thankful for a new attitude.
Sheila—You are kickass. Thank you for doing what you do in the world. I loved working with you and thank you for helping me see all that is possible in my life.
I worked with Sheila in 2016—one of the hardest years of my life—and again in 2020. The circumstances for needing her coaching and guidance varied, but her unwavering support remained true. Sheila is a champion of the discouraged, afraid and unmotivated with the ultimate goal of shedding back layers to find the essence within all of us. The moments when I believed I’d failed myself; she was there to remind me of my core. The good in me—in all of us—is what defines our DNA. Everything short of that wholeness is just a blimp on the radar, a passing moment—simply a distraction from becoming the highest version of ourselves.
I knew I was in good hands the minute I started working with you but let me tell you – you are a Super Woman! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your magnificent coaching, support and insight. Seriously, you are a powerhouse. Working with you was a beautiful and soul-searching experience that I am forever grateful for. I will continue to use all the tips and tools you gave me and the knowledge I gained as I move forward. Thank you!
Working with Sheila was transformational. She quickly broke down the walls I had built up to keep my heart protected which allowed for a deepening in self-love and expansion in heart connection. She wore the hat of mom, coach, ass kicker and comedian with style and grace; often at the exact same time. Sheila created a space where I felt safe, loved, challenged and motivated to take on my life. She saw through my bullshit with laser focus and never let me be anything less than the magic and wildness that was innately me. She has an incredible ability to hold people up to the light and speak to the greatness inside of them. She is warmth, play and exquisite love. I highly recommend working with her.