Sheila Murray Bethel
CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame
AUTHOR SPEAKER TV PERSONALITY BUSINESSWOMAN
Globally Acclaimed speaker past Chair of the Board and recipient of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame .
Host of the National Public Television Specials Making A Difference,
National best-selling author of Making A Difference 12 Qualities That Make You A Leader
Member, Board of Advisors for America's Promise, Chair General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret)
International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women's Hall of Fame .
Best Selling Author
Sheila has authored two books, her latest, Making A Difference,
12 Qualities That Make You A Leader, is a national best seller, published in four languages and sold in seven countries. She is
contributor to two other books, Building A Better You, which is about personal excellence and Reflections on Leadership, which also
features Peter Senge, M.Scott Peck and other leadership experts. She authored a monograph written exclusively for ASAE's Leadership
Foundation entitled Beyond Management to Leadership: Designing the 21st Century Association. Her columns and articles are
published regularly worldwide.
In addition Sheila is author of sixteen audio/video training programs benefiting organizations and
people around the world.
Globally Acclaimed Speaker
"High-energy and funny, timeless and timely, entertaining and educational, powerful and poignant" are the words most often used to
describe Sheila's tailored presentations. As an applied behavioral scientist, Sheila brings a unique depth of sensitivity to her specialties
of: Change, Leadership, and Personal Excellence Her combination of warmth and sensitivity along with her expertise, substance,
inspiration and humor invigorates and energizes people to take action in their business and personal lives. She helps organizations
maximize human resources, solve people problems, and increase gross revenues through her ability to take complex issues and translate
them into easily understood concepts, skills and actions that everyone can apply.
She has spoken to over one million people in 2,500 presentations in 17 nations. She is recipient of the coveted CPAE Speaker Hall of
Fame award, the highest honor bestowed by the National Speakers Association. Her client list reads like a Global Who's Who of
Business, Trade Associations, Education and Government.
Sheila's new national Public Television Specials, Making A Difference are a magazine format. The programs feature inspirational and
informative stories about people in various parts of the country. Some are celebrities, others are local people, all are contributing to
the betterment of society.
Their examples inspire viewers to feel that with even a small effort, they too can be a person who makes a
Successful Business Woman
Sheila's business career began in her twenties when she accepted the challenge of becoming coordinator of an institute that trained
brain-injured children. She went on to an award winning sales and sales management career, building two successful organizations.
Sheila has recently been inducted into the International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women's Hall of Fame
As Chair of the Bethel Institute, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sheila has served on the adjunct faculties of Indiana-Purdue
University, San Francisco State University, and the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Institute of Certified
Business Counselors and has earned the C.B.C. designation. In 1990 Sheila interfaced with the White House and the Polish Parliament
to consult with and train Polish businesses being transformed by privatization. She established the first privately owned business
training center in Eastern Europe, located in Opole, Poland. Her business acumen gives her special insights into the issues so critical in
today's competitive marketplace.