Sheila Haji

Senior Consultant

sheila hajiSheila Haji has over twenty-five years of experience as a consultant, trainer, facilitator, and executive coach.  Her expertise in the areas of leadership development, change management, team building and instructional design has helped organizations, leaders, and teams develop the essential knowledge, skills, processes, and tools to achieve their highest aspirations.

Her clients have included Social Security Administration, Lockheed Martin, Freddie Mac, Booz-Allen-Hamilton, AARP, Pearson, PNC Bank, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and a wide variety of public and private organizations.  Sheila has taught graduate level courses on group dynamics and leadership at Johns Hopkins University and has also served on the faculty for Georgetown University’s Organization Development and Coaching Certificate Programs.

Prior to founding Common Ground Consulting Services Inc., Sheila spent sixteen years in management at Verizon (formerly Bell Atlantic), where she leveraged her technical and “soft skills” to manage and lead functional areas that included Customer Service, Enhanced 911 Data Base implementation, Executive Education and Organization Development.

Sheila received her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia; her M.S. in Telecommunications Policy from George Washington University; and her M.S. in Organization Development from American University.   She is a founding member of the Association of Change Management Professionals and is a PROSCI (change management) certified trainer.  In addition, she is certified to administer Hogan Leadership Assessments, MBTI, 360 By Design, Benchmarks, and Team Coaching International’s Team Diagnostic Assessment.

Sheila is a contributing author to On Becoming a Leadership Coach: A Holistic Approach to Leadership Coaching Excellence and the recently published anthology, Roadmap to Success.