Purpose At Work
Clarity and Momentum to Thrive at Work

About

sheridan_gates_0012RThroughout my years as a management consultant, leadership trainer and coach, I have witnessed the spirit within others to thrive.  Each time we encounter roadblocks or career derailers we face choices about how we want to handle the challenging circumstances. Whether it is an external obstacle which threatens our growth or an internal one, we embark on change every time we make a choice which fosters resilience and momentum towards thriving. We begin to view these career obstacles as opportunities to awaken our strengths. We learn from change. We engage in self-development and in some cases transformational change.

My work is to cultivate that which I myself have worked to awaken: the sense of passion, of dignity, and the desire to thrive that fuels fulfilling work and relationships.  I believe we long to honor ourselves by listening to our own inner compass.  As we move towards what enlivens us, overcoming obstacles and making choices from our internal guidance system, we cultivate integrity and energize others.

Sheridan Gates, M ED, PCC

Sheridan is an executive coach, consultant and trainer who has partnered for over twenty years with leaders and teams to create more effective individuals and workplaces.  She is the principal of Purpose At Work, working with leaders and employees to create positive personal and systems-wide change.

Sheridan is committed to accelerating the pace and depth of personal and
professional development and offers coaching which results in:

  • Leading with authenticity and presence
  • Career renewal
  • Enhanced capacity for action and learning
  • Greater personal and professional alignment, which fuels energy and vitality
  • Capacity to build collaborative relationships

Sheridan’s clients include leaders, managers and employees in Fortune 500 companies, federal and state government agencies and non-profit organizations.

She is certified in the use of several assessment/instruments, including: MBTI, EQ 2.0, FIRO-B, and has worked with 360 instruments such as the Center for Creative Leadership’s Benchmarks instrument.

She holds an MA in Education and Human development with a specialization in Organizational Behavior from George Washington University, and a BA in Economics and Business from DePauw University. She received ICF coaching certification training through Newfield Network. She is a certified Somatic Coach through the Strozzi Institute. She is a Core Individuation practitioner and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation.

Sheridan published “Creating Possibilities and Pathways: Coaching Leaders through Change: The power of partnering with a coach when navigating new territory,” in the April, 2011 issue of Practising Social Change, published by The NTL Institute.

She is the author of the forthcoming book, Losing Sight, Finding Vision: Discovering How to Thrive Through Change and Loss.

Sheridan serves as faculty and coach with the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science. She serves on the board of the World Institute on Disability.