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Sheila Panchal


Sheila is an occupational psychologist with 15 years of experience working across a range of sectors, including investment banking, professional services and local government.

Her experience spans organizational, team and individual levels. She has been involved in large-scale change programmes, leadership development initiatives and team coaching. A key focus for her is how to support individuals’ wellbeing in organizational settings. Her main area of interest involves working with individuals to negotiate significant transitions, such as becoming a parent, moving to a new country or taking on a new role. In this capacity she has worked with both senior and rising talent. As a mother of two children herself, she is particularly passionate about supporting mothers to combine their careers with parenthood.

She has written on this subject and has contributed to two publications ‘Turning 30: How to get the life you really want’ with Ellen Jackson and ‘Developmental Coaching: Life Transitions and Generational Perspectives’ with Professor Stephen Palmer.

Sheila is influenced by positive psychology, and uses a range of psychometric tools within her work to increase self-awareness.

Sheila has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Leeds University, and a MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology from UMIST. She holds a Professional Development Certificate in Coaching Psychology from the University of Sydney, and is a Director of the International Society for Coaching Psychology.