Speaking. Workshops. Facilitation.
Learning together. Inspiring Change. Growing beyond.
Building upon the core principles of authenticity and character as a foundation for personal development, Sharon's hands-on facilitation, innovative workshops and personal approach enable her to connect authentically with participants at all stages of their life and career.
Working with individuals and organizations at all levels of leadership, Sharon believes that deep self-knowledge and awareness are essential to finding one's authentic leadership voice and foundational to developing strong leaders who are aligned and committed to their calling, community, or profession -- enabling them to not only leverage their strengths in support of their goals and larger vision for their life, but gain additional awareness of how best to work collaboratively with others -- creating deeper engagement, optimized teams, and sustainable impact.
Whether working with community leaders, emerging professionals, or executives, Sharon challenges program participants to engage in thoughtful self-reflection and learning through the integration of various learning modalities and Strengths-based assessments, while facilitating deep discussion with community resources and thought leaders whose collective experience and perspective can help further refine participants' own understanding of what it means to stand in their authentic voice, step up into their leadership, and serve their communities and world-at-large.
"Sharon has an a rare intuition which guides her leadership abilities and touches all who meet her. During facilitative sessions, I have watched as Sharon challenges perspectives reframing a discussion to reach either a solution, a common vision, or strategic course of action. To all who meet Sharon, she is approachable, sharp and a natural-born leader. I was a very fortunate participant in a recent leadership group Sharon facilitated and I quickly recognized her talents. I am a better leader in great part thanks to Sharon and recommend her as an asset to any and all who have the opportunity to learn from her as my team and I have.”
~Kristen Beamer, McKim & Creed
Sharon’s enthusiasm and encouraging attitude eased the difficulty involved with performing a deep self-reflection. She helped me navigate through the process of making changes that would positively impact my work. Her focus on authenticity showed me how my unique personality affects my professional and personal relationships. Sharon provided direction on how to focus my particular strengths, skills and insights to complement those of others to achieve favorable outcomes."
~Brandi Drake, Charter Communications
"Sharon presented to our women’s group, which is dedicated to empowering and developing women and girls in the technology industry. Her presentation on shattering the glass ceiling was spot on and really resonated with our members. Not only was Sharon’s message meaningful, but the stories she told and the way she wove the stories together, was incredibly effective and inspiring."
~Sally Frank, Microsoft
“Sharon is a terrific educator and motivator. She is passionate , positive and authentic which is always present in her delivery. She always has an impact when in the room!”
~Marie McLucas, Primax Properties
"Sharon facilitated a CREW Charlotte Women’s Leadership Program, Becoming an Authentic Leader, which consisted of 8 sessions over 10 months in 2017. As a CREW Charlotte board member, I felt it was important to participate as this was our inaugural program and the future of its sustainability was dependent upon its first year success.
Sharon brought to the table not only an extremely confident and engaging ability to facilitate this group of 30 emerging and developing leaders, but also a wealth of knowledge and a deep bench of contacts from which our program emerged. I am so glad that I took the time to participate as I not only had my anxieties about this first year endeavor alleviated; I was also personally challenged and stretched. The growth I experienced under Sharon's leadership and through the program she assembled has become a part of the DNA of my personal and professional journey. There is an openness and vulnerability inherent in Sharon that encourages others to open their hearts and explore their own passions and the possibilities that come from truly knowing oneself."
~Robin Turner, O'Leary Waste Systems