Sheila Panchal

Sheila Panchal

Executive Coach
Sheila Panchal

Executive Coach


Sheila is a chartered psychologist, with twenty years of cross-sector experience. Her career began in management consultancy, and she has primarily worked within global investment banking for the past thirteen years.

Sheila’s work spans coaching, consultancy and coach training. A key focus is transition coaching for leaders, new parents and female talent. Her expertise lies in helping individuals to negotiate personal and professional transitions, through personable, authentic and pragmatic coaching.


Sheila’s coaching approach is evidence based, informed by the coaching, positive and developmental psychology fields. She often makes use of psychometric tools such as MBTI, VIA and the Hogan suite.

As a consultant, Sheila advises on large-scale diversity and culture change initiatives, as well as team development. As a coach trainer, she has upskilled both external and internal coaches. She is also a visiting lecturer at Westminster University.

Areas of Expertise

Sheila offers coaching, consultancy and education workshops, on a range of development topics, including:

  • Leadership development
  • New parent coaching
  • Culture change
  • Well-being support
  • Coach training

Qualifications and Accreditations

Sheila has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Leeds University (First Class), and a MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology from UMIST (Distinction). She is chartered by the British Psychological Society.

She holds a Professional Development Certificate in Coaching Psychology from the University of Sydney, and Level A and B (Intermediate) Certificates in Psychometric Testing.

She is both accredited by, and a Director of, the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP). She is co-founder of the Centre for Positive Transitions.