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About Sheeba

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About Your Coach: Sheeba Forbes (Varghese)

For almost 2 decades, Sheeba, Founder and Executive Director of MaP Forward Inc.has been an accomplished Executive Life Coach as Principal of Forward Focus Inc.

Sheeba's experience in Training & Development with Dale Carnegie™, and the Sandler Sales Institute, along with her own success in Sales, feeds her drive to always annihilate goals.

  • My expertise is in high performance, and my clientele have been CEO's and Senior Executives globally
  • I use scientifically validated proprietary psychometric technology (personality profiles) to ensure my process is objective and results focused.
  • My flagship client of 8 years is ranked as amongst the 500 most powerful companies in the world. Their CEO, who was voted CEO of the year in Canada, 2014, 2015, & 2017, has publicly attributed his rise to power to the work he did with me.
  • My proven achievement formula is the focus of my second book:

Without Compromise, a career guide for power and possibilities in this #me too era

  • I am an international keynote speaker, and served as a member of the Prime Minister of Canada’s Task Force on Women Entrepreneurs,
  • I was a delegate on two government sponsored Trade Summits.
  • Featured and profiled on the cover of Biz Magazine as well as in regional and national media.
  • I was nominated amongst the Top 40 Under 40 in Canada, 2009,and
  • is bilingual in Canada’s two official languages.
  • My biggest achievement and joy comes from my two children, Jared and Sage.

My Story

Professional

1996

Started my first full time job in sales, after University with such high hopes; they even put this announcement in the newspaper. I quit a year later and that was my pattern for about the first 7 years after I graduated. Sigh. Knew how I wanted to feel about the work I was doing, and just couldn’t find what I was looking for….

2002

Finished my training and designation as a Certified Coach, ACC. Began my first entrepreneurial venture: Forward Focus Inc, professional coaching. Landed a huge contract with the leadership team of an international retailer and have never looked back

2005

Was on the then, Prime Minister of Canada’s Task Force for Women Entrepreneurs

2006

2008

CEO client offered me my own internet TV show. He believed in the power of Self-Awareness for Success. My second company More Focus Inc. was created.

2009

Was nominated amongst the Top 40 Under 40 in Canada for my business success

2009

Blue Rodeo, lead singer Jim Cuddy, wrote a song, titled 'Sheba', after a chance meeting, on a plane ride together

2009

My first book was published, available in book stores across North America, did a book tour which lead to a radio show, that was fun!

2010

My client roster had grown to be impressive, my most career defining client, a multinational named amongst the most powerful companies in the world!

2013

“Movers & Shakers”, article

2016

MaP Forward Inc. a non-profit to educate, empower and encourage millennials. After hiding away for years after my #metoo, and #microed story, decided focus would be on empowering more women to be successful with their potential.

2019

Expanded the vision of MaP Forward to include an online course that targets women at every/any stage of their lives: Self-Awareness for Success

Personal

1971

My parents come from India. They wanted to have a child born in Canada…I was born ‘Susan’, but quickly given the name, Sheeba. Unfortunately, my mom didn’t realize that many people give their pets that name! Sigh. Have outgrown the embarrassment of being told “my dogs name is Sheeba”. It took years, but now I love my name!

1974

Who knew how much life could change in just a few years…it was still a Happy Birthday!

1982

Living in a small town of 600, Courtright, Ontario is where I grew up: with my 4 brothers and dad. Love the values and attitude of the small town!

1985

Graduated from Gr. 8, from Mooretown Public School!!

1988

Went as a Rotary Exchange student to live abroad for a year in Belgium. This is when I became fluently bilingual in French/English.

1990

Hanging out with my bff Jen, and cruising around town in her ’57 Chevy.

1991

Was entered into a Festival Queen Contest, by Jen’s mom, and awarded 2nd runner up…Must admit, the whole process was quite awkward!!

1995

Graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a double major in French and Psychology, with a minor in Business.  Got married this same year.

2001

Decided to become a mom.  My son Jared was born!  What a blessing and delight he continues to be! He just left for University.

2003

15 months later, was blessed with my 2nd child, and this time it was a girl, Sage.  Having only ever grown up with boys, Sage added an entirely new dimension to my life.  She teaches me things I never learned, amazed at how much she knows about life!??