Sequoia Leadership Consulting

A collaborative, results-oriented approach that increases leadership capability, improves team dynamics, and facilitates organizational effectiveness.


Working through leadership challenges so that executives can transform their learning into results for themselves and their organizations.


Building on a foundation of trust and candor, Edie’s pragmatic approach uses assessment, feedback, and strategic insight to empower executives to achieve their personal, professional, and organizational goals. Each coaching engagement is designed to help achieve meaningful and rewarding outcomes by setting measurable coaching goals, creating a plan, and tracking progress along the way.


  • Goal Attainment
  • Improved Business Performance
  • Effective Leadership Capabilities That Inspire Confidence and Loyalty
  • Increased Self-Awareness and Self-Management
  • Increased Job Fulfillment
  • New Insights
“Edie’s feedback is consistently open and specific, and also very accurate. I always felt respected and encouraged to leverage my unique talents.”
“After a 20-year career as a financial services executive, I sought guidance on how to apply my skills and experience to a new field.  Working one on one with Edie certainly met that need. She is a wonderfully authentic and professional coach with a passion for helping others achieve their potential. Her rich insights on effective leadership and work/life balance helped me frame the right questions. Her guidance has helped me focus and prioritize my near and long-term objectives. Edie is an outstanding coach, mentor, and advocate.  I recommend her highly.”


Creating a clear sense of purpose and a willingness to encourage different viewpoints so that teams achieve peak performance


Edie is skilled in clarifying and establishing group norms that improve team dynamics. Using dialogue and facilitation, teams discover new ways of communicating and interacting that increase collaboration and sharpen decision making.


  • Improved Team Dynamics
  • Culture of Engagement
  • Team Alignment
  • Enhanced Communication Skills
  • Increased Productivity
  • Improved Morale
“Edie is universally recognized for her intelligence, versatility, and ability to build highly effective teams.  She is able to quickly bring value and leadership to unfamiliar situations with grace and confidence.”
“Edie is a strong advocate of collective action and is committed to building teams that work for everyone’s success.”
“Edie served as a highly-skilled facilitator at our strategic planning session.  She was great at bringing forward all the participants’ thoughts and ideas with an even hand, enabling the group to own the work and its conclusions.  It was the most efficient, effective, and enjoyable planning session I had ever experienced.  I would recommend her wholeheartedly.”


Collaborating as a strategic thought partner and trusted advisor to help leaders navigate challenging business situations.


Business and nonprofit executives are often challenged by competing demands, striving to achieve goals set by their boards while providing inspiration and direction to their staff. As a strategic thought partner to these executives, Edie utilizes her knowledge and experience gained as a business leader to help prioritize business challenges, focus on what’s most critical, and make wise business decisions.


  • Expanded Leadership Capacity
  • Organizational Alignment
  • Organizational Transformation
  • Increased Resilience
  • Enhanced Confidence
  • More Productive Work Habits
“After a meeting with Edie, I felt inspired to move my organization forward to reach new heights. Edie’s quiet confidence engaged listening, and insightful questioning helped me to share my thoughts openly as she encouraged me to think more creatively about my business.  She was very perceptive and provocative, taking me deeper, and challenging me to organize and prioritize my moves within a structured and realistic plan. I was able to make huge strides forward in strengthening my organization. I know that I would not be as far along had it not been for Edie’s amazing assistance as a thought partner.”

About Edie

Edie Heilman, M.B.A., is the Founder and Principal of Sequoia Leadership Consulting. A former company President and Fortune 500 senior executive, Edie is widely respected for her collaborative style, sound business judgment, and practical intelligence.

Edie has over 25 years of proven success in developing professionals, building teams, and refocusing organizations, making them adaptable and resilient while achieving exceptional results. She has held senior positions in strategic planning, marketing, product and program development, and line management and is an active member of several non-profit boards.

Now Edie applies her business wisdom and well-rounded executive experience to help high potential managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders increase their impact and achieve their goals by:

  • Improving their skills in communications, building relationships, and increasing cross-company collaboration.
  • Leveraging their strengths and increasing their leadership influence.
  • Better navigating challenging business situations, including transitions.

Some of Edie’s recent clients include Cisco Systems, Gilead Sciences, Kabam, Mercy Housing, Thule, NASA, and UC Berkeley. Edie has an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. from Stanford University. She completed training at Executive Coach Academy, Coaches Training Institute, New Ventures West, and MIT’s Center for Organizational Learning and does ongoing training in the Enneagram.


Sequoia Leadership Consulting
Sonoma CA 95476
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