Sheryl Phillips

Sheryl D. Phillips Program Co-Director, Executive Certificate in Transformational Leadership Programs: Executive Certificate in Transformational Leadership, Certificate in Leadership Coaching Sheryl Phillips, an executive coach and leadership consultant, has partnered with leaders for more than 25 to create more effective and forward-thinking organizations.

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She works at the individual, team and system level providing executive coaching, leadership development, organizational development and strategic and business planning. Sheryl has been on the faculty of the internationally acclaimed Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program since 2001 and is pleased to be co-directing the launch of the University’s new Executive Certificate in Transformational Leadership.    Sheryl is known for her creatively designed Leadership Development Programs and has customized and delivered highly regarded programs for numerous client groups. 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. She is known for her insight, her good humor, easy manner, southern charm and solid sensibilities.  Sheryl’s current area of focus is Mindfulness and Leadership. She approaches this topic in an applied way, helping leaders understand what it means to be fully present, what the science says about why this matters for performance and success, and how to adopt both practical routines and real-time techniques to take reflective action as a leader.   Prior to beginning her own practice in 2001, Sheryl spent more than a decade as a Senior Executive, giving her a unique insider perspective on the challenges of leaders, particularly within large, complex settings.    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, The Hay Group, Lominger and The Leadership Circle. She is a contributing author to On Becoming a Leadership Coach (Palgrave 2008). Sheryl can be reached at or