About Sheila Margolis
Sheila Margolis helps leaders use culture to drive organizational change. Her expertise is in defining organizational culture, managing organizational change, and improving employee engagement.
She holds a doctoral degree in Human Resource Development, teaches part-time at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and is President of the Workplace Culture Institute. As an organizational culture expert, Sheila is quoted in newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal,The Washington Post, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Speaker on Organizational Culture, Change Management and Employee Engagement
Dr. Margolis is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and speaks regularly at corporate and professional meetings and conferences such as ASME, BASF, G&T Continental, City of Atlanta, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Northside Hospital, SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, SHRM Staffing Management Conference, Organizational Development Network Conference, HR Star Conference, ISPI International Performance Improvement Conference, CAMEX-Campus Marketing Expo, Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario Annual Conference and Exposition, PIHRA Annual Conference & Exposition, Southeastern Accounting Show, Georgia Summit, and Annual Women in Business Leadership Forum. Her speaking topics include organizational culture, managing change, employee engagement, recruitment and retention, and the human side of mergers and acquisitions.
Consultant for Facilitating Culture and Change Initiatives, Improving Employee Engagement and Improving Internal Communications
Dr. Margolis helps companies define their organizational culture and use culture to drive change. She conducts culture initiatives and strategic planning with a variety of organizations such as Shaw Industries, Philips Healthcare, UPS, Acuity Brands, Lotus Cars USA, Northside Hospital, American College of Rheumatology, Decision Sciences Institute, Cherokee Town and Country Club, and St. Jude’s Recovery Center. She has designed and delivered employee training programs to build high performance work teams for companies such as General Mills, Allied Signal, Tenneco, and Reliance Electric through the Quick Start Program.
In the area of strategic business communications, Sheila teaches business writing and presentation skills in the GSU Professional MBA program, works with companies to align their internal communications strategy with their organizational culture, and conducts internal communications audits. She has also worked as Communications Manager for Economic Development Programs for the state of Georgia. In that position, she managed external communications to promote economic development through workforce training.
Author of Books on Organizational Culture and Change
Dr. Margolis is the author of BUILDING A CULTURE OF DISTINCTION-the organizational culture and change management program.
- The workbook for facilitators is Building a Culture of Distinction: Facilitator Guide for Defining Organizational Culture and Managing Change.
- The companion workbook for employees is Building a Culture of Distinction: Participant Workbook for Defining Organizational Culture and Managing Change.
Sheila is author of the Job Seeker Manual. It’s a step-by-step guide to help people find a meaningful and fulfilling workplace by screening for culture fit. Sheila is also co-author of There Is No Place Like Work: Seven Leadership Insights for Creating a Workplace to Call Home.
The principles in these books were derived from Margolis’ groundbreaking qualitative research that earned the 1998 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Human Resource Development Research.