Foundations of Professional Excellence

Building Skills to Thrive in the Future Economy

Your organization's success relies on the growth and potential of your people.

By investing in their development, engagement, and retention, you not only foster their individual skills but also drive remarkable results for your business.

  • Enhance Individual Performance: Clear communication, reliable performance, and effective time management contribute to a collaborative and high-performing team, fostering improved individual performance.
  • Increase Employee Engagement and Satisfaction: Commitment to employee growth and success cultivates engagement, motivation, and job satisfaction, resulting in higher retention rates and reduced turnover.
  • Gain a Competitive Advantage: Employee growth and development directly impact a company's bottom line by enhancing productivity, quality output, efficiency, and reliability. This ensures organizations maintain a competitive edge and achieve sustainable financial success.

Unlocking Potential. Accelerating Success.

At Five Milestones, we recognize that organizations that provide professional development opportunities, even in challenging times, gain a distinct competitive advantage.

We're here to help you to achieve the outcomes that truly matter to your business. Our programs seamlessly contribute to the overall structure of your organization's development and retention strategy, ensuring a thriving workforce equipped for the future.

Foundations of Professional Excellence

The Foundations of Professional Excellence course aims to equip participants with essential skills and competencies to make a greater contribution to the organizations and businesses they serve.

Program Objectives

Develop Reliability and Time Management Skills
Participants will learn the importance of reliability in the workplace and acquire techniques for effective time management. They will understand how to prioritize tasks, set realistic goals, and consistently meet deadlines.

Enhance Communication Skills
Participants will boost their communication abilities by honing interpersonal skills, refining reading and writing skills for professional correspondence, and acquiring conflict resolution skills, fostering a harmonious and cooperative workplace.

Foster Leadership and Teamwork
Participants will explore various leadership styles and qualities, learn how to build and lead successful teams, and foster collaboration in the workplace. They will also develop skills to encourage initiative and motivate team members towards shared goals.

Cultivate Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking Abilities
Participants will develop critical problem-solving skills and learn to think analytically when facing challenges in the professional environment. They will gain proficiency in conducting research, gathering relevant data, and implementing troubleshooting techniques to find effective solutions.

By the end of the Foundations of Professional Excellence course, participants will be equipped with practical tools, techniques, and strategies to enhance their reliability, communication, leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking abilities.

Drive workplace engagement and motivation

Foundations of Professional Excellence PROGRAM

The Value We Bring


  • Our workshops are delivered in person or online, providing a flexible approach to developing essential soft skills competencies for professionals and frontline leaders. This ensures that our programs cater to your schedule and diverse needs. While programs are primarily delivered in English, we can also deliver them in Spanish.


  • In addition to the workshop, this program offers access to online modules, providing participants with a dedicated virtual space to learn, experiment with new techniques, and prioritize personal reflection and transformation within a safe and confidential environment. Facilitated by highly educated and experienced certified facilitators with diverse backgrounds in business, leadership, and academia, these programs ensure a comprehensive and impactful learning journey.


Sheila Slick, MS

Five Milestones LLC

Business and Leadership Development Consultant, SCORE Chair & Certified Business Mentor serving Volusia County, Certified FASTTRAC Facilitator & Workshop Presenter with a Master of Science degree in Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

For more than 25 years I've worked successfully as an entrepreneur with professionals, businesses, and non-profit organizations to help them achieve their goals by creating business plans, digital product development, assessing and executing digital marketing strategies, as well as IT support services.

I've also mentored numerous founders, CEOs & professionals as a certified SCORE Business Mentor and served as a certified Facilitator for the FASTTRAC program delivering quality online instruction and workshops to achieve positive outcomes and support their success.