About Shelagh

Shelagh knows how to build and enjoy an administrative career, and the importance of choosing roles and levels of responsibility that align with various stages of your personal life.

She also understands the C-Suite, and how to work effectively with its inhabitants. In a series of roles with three organisations over almost two decades, Shelagh has been a direct report to four CEOs, one COO, a Treasurer and a couple of Vice Presidents.

In the private sector, Shelagh spent more than a decade with a national company. She embraced change and opportunities, progressing from the role of executive secretary to corporate editor, and then systems administrator and trainer. With a young family came shifts to a successful sales career and then some freelance writing and photography. A few years later, Shelagh transferred skills and experience to re-establish an administrative career, this time in the public sector. Responsible for effective governance operations, she reports to both a CEO and Board Chair, and works with her Board’s committees and their Chairs.

Living in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Shelagh is active in Canadian- and US-based professional associations. She is a member of Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). Through the Association of Governing Boards’ (AGB’s) Board Professionals Leadership Group, she has served as a board professional mentor. 

Shelagh is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of CICan:GPOP (GPOP), a national association representing governance and president’s office professionals. She also writes for Executive Secretary Magazine  and the International Association of Administrative Professionals’ (IAAP’s) IAAP Edge.


You were wondering …

eea1pngHow do I pronounce her name?  While the spelling reflects Gaelic origins, Shelagh is pronounced the same as a more typical North American spelling, “Sheila”.



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4 Comments on “About Shelagh

  1. Hi Shelagh,
    Thank you for sharing these great thoughts. Inspiration comes in so many forms and you are kind to share with others.

    • Manjit,

      Hi, and what a nice note to receive; lovely to hear from you here, thanks.


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