About Sheila Viesca

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, I offer workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, to     aid your personal and professional growth through the study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. I hope we can work together in helping you and your team move to the desired direction and accomplishment of your goals.

I have been a Personal Effectiveness Coach, Leadership and Communications Trainer for almost two decades. I am the founder and owner of TalkShop, the Philippines’ leading training institute for language and culture, and currently operate as its Chief Executive Officer. TalkShop has since been the choice consultancy of international organizations and top 1000 firms, boasting of a roster of high caliber coaches and language trainers from different parts of the world,and is the only internationally affiliated, Civil-Service accredited, and ISO-certified training firm owned solely by a Filipino.

I launched TalkShop in 2000 as a requirement of my masters program in entrepreneurship at the Asian Institute of Management. I then completed my advanced teaching certification in Toronto, Canada and from then on, worked hand-in-hand with the Department of Education as the lead designer and trainer of national English programs to promote Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in the Philippines and help advance the proficiency of educators and non-teaching personnel. I designed the Department of Education’s Comprehensive Language Competency Benchmark, now used as an official guideline for the standard competency requirements of education personnel.

I took my doctorate in applied anthropology from the Asian Social Institute and later on pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs, a teaching method that capitalizes on the fusion of the teaching methodologies of the West with the learning styles of the East. TalkShop programs have since grown immensely to address the training needs of students, executives, coaches, and educators who aim to acquire comprehensive training in communication, leadership, management, salesmanship, strategic planning, corporate branding and personality development.

I published my journals in Communication Excellence for ESL Learners and TESOL Educators in 2004 and have trained over a hundred thousand participants on an individual coaching and classroom setting.  In 2006, I published Quintessence of Creative Writing in print and audio versions.  I feel extremely blessed to be able to help advance human potentials through the design and conduct of workshops that make it possible for authors to excel in public speaking and for speakers to thrive in writing.              

In 2007, acknowledging the need for depth in a number of soft skills corporate training, I applied arts to my linguistic courses, placed emphasis on sensibility and mindfulness in my etiquette training, and personality development programs, and incorporated personality profiling and individuation in my programs on leadership and management communication. These efforts have placed TalkShop and my Team as the top choice when it comes to training that help corporations define their mission-vision, uphold their core values, and develop team players into becoming effective leaders.

John Maxwell has inspired me to live my life in constant learning and growing.  Truly, who we learn from makes the real difference.  I continue being a passionate learner from mentors like him.  They have instilled in me the passion to help people achieve higher levels of success as they embrace their authentic wholeness and develop the greater capacity to articulate their message. 

My realizations have guided me to live this life the best way I can – as a resounding prayer of thanksgiving.  I will never cease to be a firm believer in the unlimited potential of any person who has the desire to invest time and effort in both formal training and informal education. I am thankful for this vocation that has allowed me to take individuals and corporations on a journey to continuous self-mastery.

My education makes me confident to teach you, your groups, teams, and organizations about what makes true greatness, how to understand personality dynamics and leadership roles, how to communicate effectively, prioritize, and most importantly win with people.

Contact Me. Visit Our WebsiteI look forward to the opportunity to hear your story and assist you in your leadership journey.

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  • Public Speaking
  • Management Communication
  • Accent Training &  Telephone Skills
  • Conversation Expertise
  • Corporate Image and Social Graces
  • Grammar Mastery
  • Technical Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Protocol and Etiquette Training
  • Stress and Time Management
  • English for Educators
  • Leadership Training
  • Negotiation Techniques
  •  Salesmanship


Regional Representative, Int’l English Education Research Assn. (IEERA)

Member, Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD)

Certified Coach, John Maxwell Team

Proponent of Integrated Language Teaching (ILT)

District Trainer for Luzon, Toastmasters District Council (2016-2017)                                                                        

Area 14 Governor, Toastmasters Division Council  (2015-2016)

President, Executive Toastmasters Club (2013-2014)                    

Member, Makati Business Club (2013-Present)                                                                          

Member, Rotary International (2004-2016)                        

Member,  Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission (2000-Present)

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