Sheila Washington Sheila A. Washington



Sheila A. Washington is founder and president of Washington Consulting Group, a Pittsburgh based Organizational Development consulting firm. Washington Consulting Group (WCG) specializes in assisting communities and organizations enhance their effectiveness through strategic culture change initiatives.


WCG’s service niches include community and organizational planning, team building, diversity and inclusion best practices, change management, and leadership development. Areas of expertise include group facilitation, conflict resolution, communication skill development, program research, and training. Each facilitation and consulting intervention is designed to meet the unique needs of the client. Ms. Washington partners with local and national organizational development experts, researchers and other professionals to provide these important services.


Washington Consulting Group’s customized services assist organizations in assessing their program and leadership effectiveness, and developing individualized action plans to improve effectiveness. WCG can also assist with assessing community issues and organizational culture, and developing strategies to improve teamwork. 


Ms. Washington works with a variety of public, for-profit and nonprofit organizations.  Washington Consulting Group has worked with the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Alcoa, GlaxoSmithKline, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and PPG Industries. Sheila consults with community development corporations, economic development corporations, human services organizations, health care providers, and colleges and universities. Recent community based clients include Central Northside Neighborhood Council (CNNC) and Hill House Economic Development Corporation (HHEDC).   


Ms. Washington brings business leadership and organizational development consulting experience to her work. Prior to founding Washington Consulting Group, she served as vice-president of Ambrose Consulting & Training and held management positions with Aetna Life & Casualty. 


Sheila Washington holds a B.A. in Behavior Sciences from Washington & Jefferson College and a M.S. in Organizational Development from The American University. She is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh, serves on several boards, and is a frequent speaker to professional, civic, and academic groups. Ms. Washington has taught Organizational Communication in La Roche College’s Human Resources Management Graduate Program. Sheila is a 2010 New Pittsburgh Courier Woman of Excellence.