Sheila N. Glazov is an award-winning author, internationally known personality expert, passionate educator, and professional speaker. Sheila’s programs and books help individuals decrease the conflict and increase the harmony, collaboration, and effective communications in their homes, workplaces, schools, and communities.
Sheila has appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, LIFETIME and WGN-TV. She has been interviewed on Internet programs and radio stations throughout the United States and in Brazil, and featured in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Daily Herald, and PRAVDA newspapers, iG (largest Brazilian Internet portal), Happy Women (Portuguese magazine), Selling Power, HR, Women’s World, Chicago Parent, Seventeen, and Enterprising Women magazines, and the Discover Card and Quill Corporation national customer newsletters. Today’s Chicago Woman newspaper selected Sheila as one of “100 Women Making a Difference.”
Her innovative style has won Sheila praise for her What Color Is Your Brain?® (WCIYB?) Programs in conference rooms and classrooms in the United States and around the world. Encouraging adults and children to recognize and respect the best in themselves and others is the essence of her programs and books.
Sheila’s programs offer practical and applicable concepts from her popular What Color Is Your Brain?® books. During a WCIYB? Program, individuals learn to utilize their own “Instant Personality Decoder” to recognize and value their personal perspective and to accept others’ viewpoints, improve their job performances, communicate more effectively, resolve conflicts quickly, build healthier relationships, and create harmonious relationships in their professional and personal lives. Adults and children discover their Brain Colors and learn communication skills that go beyond their workplaces and schools, similar to multiplication tables—people never forget!
Sheila’s has also authored:
1. What Color Is Your Brain?® A Fun and Fascinating Approach to Understanding Yourself and Others is the original quick and easy personality profile that helps adults and children quickly understand the differences in their personalities. What Color Is Your Brain?® has been translated into Portuguese and traditional Chinese.
2. Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift is an exquisitely illustrated and engaging children’s chapter book adaptation of Sheila’s book, What Color Is Your Brain?® Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift has been adapted into two musical productions.
3. The Teacher’s Activity Guide for “Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift” is a teacher’s resource to apply Princess Shayna’s valuable lessons in the classroom.
4. Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat & Diabetes is a picture/activity/resource book designed to offer comfort, education, and encouragement to children and their families who live with the challenges of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Sheila allocates 100% of the royalties from the sale of Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat & Diabetes to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Sheila allocates 10% of the royalties from the sale of all of her other books to the Juvenile JDRF. Sheila is honored to be a member of the Board of Chancellors, South Jersey Chapter of JDRF. Sheila has first-hand knowledge and experience with the numerous challenges that living with diabetes creates. Sheila’s elder son was diagnosed with T1D in 1985, when he was fifteen years old, and her father (of blessed memory) had T2D.
Sheila earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education from the Ohio State University. Sheila has a degree in Creative Leadership from Disney University and is a graduate of the Creative Problem Solving Institute and the McNellis Creative Planning Institute. She has taught 3rd grade and high school English as a Second Language. Sheila has been an adjunct faculty member of William Rainey Harper College and a guest instructor at DePaul, Penn State, and Northwood Universities.
Sheila has been a member of the Professional Speakers of Illinois, the National Speakers Association, the National Speakers Association of Illinois, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Midwest Writers Association, the National Association for Self-Esteem, the Governors’ Commission on the Status of Women in Illinois, Women In Management, Women in Networking, the Women’s Task Force for Congresswoman Melissa Bean, and a board member of many community organizations.
Sheila lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband, Jordan.
For more information about Sheila’s What Color Is Your Brain?® Professional Development Programs and School Programs and her books, please visit http://www.SheilaGlazov.com.
Denise Knoblauch, BSN, RN, COHN-S/CM, is a nationally known health care expert on occupational health nursing. She has spent the past 24 years caring for health care workers. Her patients are hospital employees.
Denise has been employed in the health care field for more than 33 years. She earned an Associate’s Degree in nursing from Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, Illinois, and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bradley University. Peoria, Illinois. She has a certificate as a Six Sigma green belt. She is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist/Case Manager by the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN), a certified hearing conservationist, and a guest lecturer at Illinois State University.
Denise met Sheila Glazov at a WCIYB? workshop for occupational health nurses in 2007, and they have been speaking fluent Brain Color since that time. Denise engaged Sheila as a keynote speaker for the national Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) when Denise was the national conference chair. Denise uses and shares the Brain Color approach and terminology in her personal and professional life on a daily basis, which aids her in adapting communication and accepting of others.
Denise has spent the past 24 years striving to make the workplace safer for health care workers. She has been an active member in all her professional nursing associations. She co-founded her local AOHP chapter to develop a local networking opportunity for other occupational/employee health nurses. She quickly became a leader at the AOHP chapter level, serving as Vice President, which led to opportunities to serve as a leader at the national level, and she spent 16 years serving as AOHP Executive Secretary, Vice President, President, and President Emeritus. Denise currently serves as the AOHP Continuing Education Co-Chair and the Getting Started on the Road Co-Chair at the national level. She is also leading a team to develop Beyond Getting Starting education for the AOHP members.
Denise has served as The Joint Commission liaison representative for AOHP and was the inaugural AOHP representative on The Joint Commission Nursing Advisory Council.
Denise has mentored numerous occupational health professionals who were new to the field of nursing. She currently serves on the ABOHN and is the Case Manager Chairwoman. Denise has also given professional presentations at the AOHP and the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) national conferences, AOHP state meetings, and AAOHN regional meetings and presented national webinars for ABOHN regarding obtaining certification as an occupational health nurse.
Denise has participated in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Public Meeting for the proposed NIOSH Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers. She also served as the occupational health nursing representative for the NIOSH industrial hygiene occupational health committee.
Denise has served on the Department of Homeland Security Infection Prevention and Control Target Capabilities Committee. She had been instrumental in developing the case manager positions at her previous employer. She also was selected as one of inaugural lead green belts in the ambulatory care division, assisting departments in improving health outcomes and functioned as a team leader for projects at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois.
For 18 years, Denise functioned in a variety of nursing roles in the Occupational Health Department, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois. Prior to her employment at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Denise was employed at St. Mary’s Hospital, Streator, Illinois, for 14 years, working in pediatrics, general medical, home health, employee health, and infection control and prevention nursing roles.
She worked as a telephonic case manager for Erie Insurance Group. Denise admits to being a Green Brainer and is amazed that she took a job in which she spends her day on the phone!
She currently works as Executive Director of American Board of Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN)
"I originally purchased this book to supplement lectures I was giving to my graduate OT students, hoping to find a straightforward way to explain building therapeutic rapport with our patients. However I quickly found myself applying these color concepts not only in my classroom, but in my own clinical practice as well. I was amazed at how intuitive the information feels, and how it really can help us to mediate what appear to be personality conflicts, but instead are just different colors of the rainbow in action. A must read for allied health students and professionals alike – next year it will be the required textbook for my course!"
- Andrea Carr Tyszka, MS, OTR/L, SIPT, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Salus University, Philadelphia, PA
"I first would like to say that I love your book. A huge portion of my job is resolving conflicts between students completing Fieldwork rotations and their supervisors. As you can imagine, personality often plays a huge role in these conflicts. I have found that your book can help me clearly differentiate where personality problems are arising and communicate effectively to resolve them. Since your book is mandatory reading in a course at our University, it also gives me a common language to utilize with students so that they can recognize possible sources of conflict.”
- Brianna Brim, MOT OTR/L, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Program, Salus University, Philadelphia, PA