Sheila Murray Bethel, PhD
Best Selling Author Global Expert on Leadership Successful Business Executive
Engaging Keynote Speaker and Seminar Leader
Dr. Sheila Murray Bethel's client list reads like a Global Who's Who of Business, Trade Associations, Education and Government. She is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame with over 3,000 presentations to over two million people in 20 countries. She brings a broad view of current trends and relevant issues that maximize human resources…solve people problems and increase bottom line results. Sheila shares real world solutions for real world issues.
Successful Business Executive
Business savvy and people smart, Sheila understands how and why people perform at their best and what it takes to build and sustain a successful business. She is a thriving entrepreneur and has built three successful companies.
- Health Care: Sheila served for three years as a Founding BOD Member and Director of the Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential, a not-for-profit national leader in innovative rehabilitation of brain-injured children, located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Training and Development: Sheila was Regional Sales Manager for two years for Adventures in Achievement, a training and development corporation with five offices in California and Arizona. In those two years sales went from under $100,000 a month to $1.2 million a month.
- Financial Services: The Money Lenders, a California corporation, based in San Francisco with $300 million in assets and $30 million in working capital. Sheila was on the BOD and served as Executive Vice president of Sales and Marketing and COO.
Sheila is currently CEO of Bethel Leadership Institute whose mission is "... expanding the global dialogue about 21st century leadership and change."
Sheila holds a PhD in Philosophy with a major in Communications, and has served on the adjunct faculty of Indiana Purdue University, San Francisco State University, and the University of Southern California. She is a currently a member of the Advisory Council for Amsted University based in Malaysia. Her books are used as course material and are in libraries in 127 universities and colleges worldwide.
Best Selling Author and Columnist
Her latest of five books, A New Breed Of leader, 8 Qualities That Matter Most In The Real World, What Works, What Doesn't and Why is published in English and Chinese and is winning global praise such as:
"... Should be read by every business leader."
"... If you wonder whether you are the kind of leader needed in the twenty-first century, you're about to find out."
She has been featured in and written for numerous hard copy and on-line publications: USA Today, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Examiner, Investors Daily, Dallas Morning News, Newsweek Australia, The Sydney Sunday Telegraph, Leadership Excellence, Successful Meetings Magazine, and Incentive Magazine; to name a few.
Advisor and Consultant to Leaders
In addition to wide experience in the profit and non-profit world, Sheila has worked on special projects with four U.S. Presidents, Governors, Members of Congress, the Justice Department and the Military. She served on the Board of Advisors of America's Promise with General Colin L. Powel. Working with the Bush White House in 1990, she and her husband Bill founded the first business school in the old Eastern European block, located in Opole, Poland. Sheila has served on many Boards of Directors in both the profit and non-profit sectors.