I have had the good fortune of partnering with Sharon on numerous occasions. She and her team worked with our large healthcare organization to improve our cultural and linguistic competence when caring for diverse populations in our care centers, thereby multiplying her beneficial impacts. I take notes when I watch Sharon perform in her leadership roles, as she transitions flawlessly between empathic and engaging personal interactions to inspiring and invigorating public speaking. She is a leader in the truest sense of the word, with a heart and passion for making her community and our world a better place.
Sharon helped expand the support and training of both students and staff in the educational system in Santa Cruz County with regard to LGBTQ+ awareness and advocacy. In every aspect, from planning and implementation to budgeting to public speaking, Sharon proved to be a thoughtful, committed and dynamic partner. I really appreciated her reliable strength-based lens, compassionate nudging of systems, and her nuanced reflections on topics both large and small. I give Sharon my strongest recommendation.
Sharon has excellent people skills and is very easy to work with. She is a champion of racial and gender equality and justice. You will not find anyone who will outperform, outwork, or stick to a project more than Sharon. All this she does with grace, professionalism, and competency. I enjoyed my time working with Sharon.
I know Sharon to be a principled leader who harnesses her team in service of a compelling vision and aligned around values that include joy, connection, dignity, and equity. She holds relationships as primary to effective, lasting social change work. She brings fresh perspective, talent for inclusion, and abiding joy to everything she does.
Thank you Sharon for your time and talent! I loved your approach. The empathy interview you included as part of your HRD conference presentation was unique and relatable. THANK YOU! I look forward to staying connected and future work together!
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