Through Compassionate Return, Sheila Menezes MS, CPCC and her team, provide Leadership Coaching and Training, Facilitation and EQ-i 2.0 / EQ 360 Assessments and debriefs.

We empathetically support clients to creatively imagine, realistically plan, and gradually attain the quality of life, work, and relationships they hope for. Our goal is to help people learn skills of connection, clarity, and collaboration to build cultures of empathy. Compassionate Return’s approach fosters hopefulness grounded in a vision of holistic wellbeing, equity, transformative justice, and antiracism. We hold sacred our shared humanity, alongside the unique depth and uncanny wisdom that each of us individually stewards. 

Founder, Sheila, is the daughter of immigrant parents and lives in the Bay Area of California. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) trained in Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry (CI) psychotherapeutic approach to trauma healing, a Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Certification Candidate, and a certified EQ-i 2.0 / EQ 360 practitioner. She has brought NVC to people living in prison with the Safer Communities Project since 2015, and facilitated classes for VOEG (Victim-Offender Education Group) with the Insight Prison Project since 2016.

Sheila Menezes MS, CPCC, Founder