Meet Coach Sheila Madden

Sheila Madden, CEO, Madden Coaching & Consulting

My name is Sheila Madden. I am the CEO of Madden Coaching & Consulting and I have worked in the areas of executive coaching, talent management and organization effectiveness for over 25 years.

In addition to my work as an executive coach and consultant, I have worked inside high-tech companies as a senior executive. Most recently I worked as the SVP of Global Talent Management for GlobalEnglish Corporation. Previously, I held leadership roles at IBM, The Learning Company and Tandem.

My Beliefs & Values: 

I believe that we all want to fulfill our potential and be a part of something more noble than just ourselves. I also believe that we all have the wisdom and power within us to create the outcomes we desire. And, as you might suspect, I believe that coaching is a unique process that catalyzes these beliefs into action.

The Values that guide my personal and professional life include: 

Integrity, respect, empathy, courage, humility, and (perhaps most important) humor

My Professional Experience:

  • CEO, Madden Coaching & Consulting, Pebble Beach, CA
  • Senior Vice President of Global Talent Management, GlobalEnglish Corporation, Brisbane, CA
  • Vice President of Human Resources, The Learning Company, Fremont, CA
  • Corporate Staffing & EEO/Diversity Manager, Tandem Computers, Cupertino, CA
  • IBM Corporation: Various Leadership roles in areas of: Management Development, OD, Employee Relations, Compensation, Recruiting and Materials Management, in California and New York

My education and certifications:

  • BA, Sociology, California State University, Chico
  • Graduate, Coach University
  • Emotional & Social Intelligence Inventory Certification, HayGroup
  • Certified Spiritual Intelligence Coach (using the SQi assessment)
  • Certified Retirement & Life Options Planning Coach, Retirement Options Corp.
  • Certified Yoga & Reiki Instructor

My Clients have worked in organizations such as:

  • Adobe
  • GlobalEnglish
  • IBM
  • Intuit
  • Onlive! Technology
  • Stanford University, GSB
  • Songbird
  • Solomon Smith Barney (yes, back then)
  • The Learning Company
  • The San Francisco 49er’s
  • The World Health Organization
  • University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
  • Wake Forest University
  • Williams Sonoma

I specialize in The Following Areas of coaching and consulting:


  1. Executive Leadership Development (VP & C-level executives)
  2. Coaching Talent Management Executives
  3. Coaching College Grads and Future Leaders on successfully launching their leadership careers


  1. CEO Succession Planning and 360 Feedback
  2. Organization Effectiveness
  3. Consulting with Talent Management Leadership teams on developing and deploying global talent management strategies and programs

You can reach me at: 831 277-4919 or email me: Learn more about Madden Coaching & Consulting

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