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 on-going training in the Enneagram. 


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.