Public Speaking

You want to bring in a speaker to inspire and educate your team - and give them a break from their everyday work.

When you’re investing in your team, you want them to have “lightbulb” moments – and fun. 

So they feel both excited to bring new ideas back to work – and refreshed.

It can be a tough combo to find: someone who’s both insightful and charismatic.

Sheila Devi is that combo.

Sheila Devi’s Speaking Reel

Sheila Devi’s Speaking Reel

“I reached out to Sheila because she’s an expert on a topic we’re interested in: resilience. I was amazed at how much she researched the real estate industry and customized her talk specifically for our Coldwell Banker audience. Several attendees said ‘it felt like she was talking directly to me.’ I got compliments on her as the keynote, which is exactly what you hope for as someone who books speakers.”

Tommy King

Vice President of Marketing, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group

Sheila was born to speak.

She studied Theater in college and was a professional stage actor for ten years.

Public Speaking is the perfect combination of her background
as a Professional Actor and her current work as an Executive Coach.

Sheila knows how to *captivate* and *educate* your audience.

Speaking Highlights:

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group (2020 Keynote), Chicago Ideas Week, World Domination Summit, 1871, and more.

Core Presentations:

Any of the following can be presented as either a workshop or talk.

“Bounce Back from Setbacks: Make it Your Best Year"

Sheila presented this topic as the Keynote at Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group’s annual conference (in-person in February 2020).

You’ll Learn:

  • how to see the bigger picture so you always have options
  • the #1 shift that will help you ace tough conversations (and sleep better at night).
  • how to turn any situation into the best thing that ever happened to you

This is a highly customizable presentation that will help attendees to become more resilient so they can go from feeling beat down to confidently surfing the waves of work.


Talk Length: 30-60 minutes.
Workshop Length: 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Sheila Devi

“Turn Challenging Clients into Gushing Fans”

Given the extreme challenges of the world today, clients are more stressed than usual. It’s understandable, but it makes it harder for you to advise them.

You’ll learn three concrete tools that will help you to talk with stressed clients so:

1) they feel better,
2) they can hear you,
3) you can do your best work with them

Your clients already know that you’re an expert in your field. When you’re able to engage with them in these tough times, they’ll be even more blown away by what you offer them. This workshop will help create raving fans.


Talk Length: 30-60 minutes.
Workshop Length: 90 minutes to 2 hours.

"You Best Work (Without Burnout)”

~ Do you ever say “yes” when you want to say “no?”

~ Have you ever done something with a smile (while secretly seething)?

~ Is it hard not to be upset when someone else is upset?

You’ll learn:

  • why boundaries are in the best interest of you, your clients, your team, and your company.
  • how to say “no” without the word “no”… so you don’t come across as negative, selfish, or not a team player.
  • word for word, what healthy boundaries sound like…that make other people actually want to honor them.

You’ll go from working until midnight, trying to get everything finished before a deadline, to having calm and focused time for each project… so you can do the high-level work you’re capable of (and put it away at the end of the day).


Talk Length: 90 minutes.
Workshop Length: 2-3 hours.

“More Success, Without the Stress”

~ Is managing people (clients/colleagues) the most difficult part of your career?

~ Do you waste time trying to figure out how to dance around different dynamics, which keeps you from doing your actual work?

~ Have you ever said/done something that, in retrospect, wasn’t helpful (because you were stressed)?

To be a great leader, you need to understand how humans work…

You’ll learn how to:

  • catch your feelings more quickly so you don’t say/do things you wish you hadn’t.
  • better understand where others are coming from so you can better communicate with them
  • see more options in any situation so you can choose what will be most helpful – and get back to doing your best work.

The content of this workshop is the foundation of my work with every coaching client – and it’s nothing short of game-changing.


Talk Length: 2 hours.
Workshop Length: 3-4 hours.

“How to Answer Life's Big Questions”

Sheila has presented this topic at large conferences, including Chicago Ideas and the World Domination Summit.

Sheila walks attendees through a six-phase process for determining how to answer life’s biggest questions, such as potential career changes or relocations.

You’ll learn:

  • a step-by-step process that will enable you to answer any question confidently.
  • how to minimize stress in decision-making.
  • how to uncover options you’re not seeing.
  • how to bypass the biggest mistake people make.

With this workshop, you’ll be able to consider any big decision…without worrying that you’ll look back with regret.


Talk Length: 90 minutes.
Workshop Length: 3-4 hours.

Customized Talks/Workshops

Not Seeing the Perfect Presentation for Your Audience?

Sheila also creates customized offerings. 

She’ll meet to discuss your group and goals – and then craft a talk that will speak directly to your community.

Key topics: 

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Resilience
  • Stress Management
  • Decision-Making

“I was amazed at how much she researched the real estate industry and customized her talk specifically for our Coldwell Banker audience.”

Tommy King
Vice President of Marketing, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group


“Sheila is a positive ray of light. I didn’t know what to expect when my team participated in group and individual coaching. Our first session was scheduled for several hours, which flew by. Every moment was interesting and intriguing. I left the first coaching session replaying conversations and scenarios. It provoked much thought and reflection. My co-workers agreed. My individual session was equally thought-provoking. I continue to use the tools Sheila taught. I left feeling positive, more calm, and more in control. I highly recommend Sheila for speaking and coaching.”

Candace Meyers

Partner, Beermann LLP

Interested in having me speak at your event?

Here’s how to get started.

Step 1. Click the link below and fill out the Intro Form.

Step 2. Keep an eye out for an email from me. 

Step 3. We’ll schedule time to connect on a call. 

Step 4. When we talk, we’ll use the opportunity to make sure we’re a great match. (If so, great! If not, I’ll try to recommend others who might be a better match for your event.)

Speaking rates vary depending on the length and audience size. We’ll discuss the logistics on our call.

“Sheila spoke to our Women’s Alliance Group at ORBA about how to better communicate with clients during this particularly stressful time. She gave us helpful and simple skills that we can all apply going forward – both professionally and personally. Sheila engaged with our group through role-playing which further demonstrated how these simple (but powerful!) replies and skills work in real life situations. Thank you Sheila!”

Cara Wills

Manager, Ostrow, Reisin, Berk & Abrams