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Sheila Stewart 2010 Alumni of the Plains


Sheila Stewart has been referred to as a serial entrepreneur. She built her own advertising agency from scratch with her only assets being $5,000 in savings, tenacity and her unwavering drive to succeed.

Over the years she built an award winning agency that developed successful branding campaigns, launched companies into domestic and international markets and implemented crisis PR plans for global media events. Her marketing experience has included work with such companies as Warner Bros., Hard Rock Café, Ernst & Young (Health Care and Telecommunications Divisions), Doubletree Hotels, Signator/John Hancock, Verio, Parke Davis, WebMD and Six Flags.

As Sheila grew her agency, she realized that small business owners were most in need of professional marketing services yet the most financially challenged. She set out on a mission to create a marketing system that would provide small business owners with the comprehensive “how to” marketing support that had previously only been available to “big league” businesses.

In 2005, Sheila sold off her advertising agency, launched Empower Marketing and wrote a series of 24-books. The books have been packaged into the Power-Injected™ Marketing Toolkit and she has since authored Backwards in High Heels – A Woman’s Guide to Succeeding in Business and 99 Killer Business Ideas.

Sheila now owns six companies and speaks on a national tour with Michael Gerber, author of Awakening the Entrepreneur Within and E-Myth Revisited and also works with Dr. John Gray, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and television personality Les Brown, recognized as one of the top five speakers in the world.

She has been recognized with numerous entrepreneurial awards and has a marketing career that spans more than 18 years. Her career covers positions such as President of a global training company, Division Director with a nationally recognized advertising agency and management positions within corporate America.

Sheila earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver and a Master of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Colorado at Denver. Sheila lives in Denver with her husband and enjoys reading, running and collecting antiques.

Sheila is a graduate of Idalia High School.

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