Shiela Cancino

Shiela Cancino is a certified coach by International Coach Federation (ICF) and a certified DISC Guide. She is a Chess Olympiad player, Chess teacher, and author of “Pawn to Queen: Life’s Chess and Quest.” Using chess as a metaphor, she helps others transform from pawn to queen by assisting them in discovering their gifts.

In 2008, together with her friends, she founded a scholarship foundation in the Philippines. They named it 4S Share a Secret Spread Success.

She is originally from the Philippines and lived in other locations: Bermuda, the USA, India, Singapore, and Hong Kong. She earned her degree in B.S. Accountancy from Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the Philippines. She has 13 years of professional experience in Hedge Funds Services.

Other than playing chess, reading, and writing, she also loves public speaking. She has completed professional speaking programs and is a member of Toastmasters International and Asia Professional Speaking Singapore.

Latest Articles


Fight Like a Knight

Published on 06/17/2022 under Personal Development,

Do you remember a time you felt stuck? Did you wonder what is going to be your next move? I’ve been working for 19 years and many times I felt stuck. Fortunately, I made some good moves following the lessons I learned from the Chess Knight. A knight is one of the 6 pieces in […]