Sharon Richmond: Your Catalyst for
Growth and Change

Be the leader you want to be.

All you need is the right person in your corner.

So Busy Managing Your Business
That You Barely Have Time to Lead?

Leadership makes your heart beat faster… usually in a good way.

But growing an organization is a lot of work and stress, and often fails. Even in times of relative calm, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, distracted, even isolated in your leadership role.

Teams are moving fast and working hard, and problems WILL happen. Breaks in communication. Unresolved conflicts. Lack of accountability. Misalignments of purpose, goals, and priorities. Wild emotions.

Unearthing and resolving these issues (and their consequences) is all part of your job.

So now you’re wrestling with a complex tangle of issues while trying to pinpoint your company’s core priorities. You’re constantly struggling to balance urgent short term goals (“Can we find enough customers for this launch?”) against long term importance (“Is our culture helping us recruit and retain the team we need?”).

And that’s when the fundamental point of it all slips out of sight, and you spend a big chunk of your day just fighting one fire after another.

Not to worry! All of this is easier to fix than you think, when you have the right tools, the right strategy and the right partner.

 

 

 

Reach the Outcomes You Need,
Without Wasted Effort

When you’re completely clear about why you’re making a change, what needs to happen, and when and how the changes can be made, it gets a lot easier to execute — and your probability of success increases geometrically.

I can help. I’ll give you the external perspective, deep expertise, and objectivity you need to make progress. Working with me, you’ll be able to expand your view of the opportunity pool, prioritize outcomes, and predict the likely challenges and implications of each option.

We'll focus on how to generate the results that matter most: building on your strengths, owning and working on shortcomings, and course-correcting where necessary to reach your goals.

The personalized support and recommendations you get will help you to plan, decide, and act based on your clear intent, rather than reacting from a place of stress or habit. And I’ll keep you focused and resilient so that you can navigate resistance with grace.

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I’m Not Just ANY
Executive Coach and Consultant...

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...I’m the one you can rely on to deliver 100% honesty (even when the truth is tough) and give you practical action steps to accelerate progress.

Over 30+ years I’ve worked with thousands of leaders and hundreds of teams, from venture-backed startups to Fortune 50 companies. I’ve taught leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford University, served as the founding Director of Cisco's global Change Leadership Center, and been acclaimed as an international speaker and author on leadership.

In other words, I know my stuff, and people in the know all know that I do.

TESTIMONIALS:

“Sharon is one of the thought leaders in the field of business transformation and change management, and for good reason. She is brilliant, insightful, straightforward and pragmatic. Sharon has an uncanny ability to see through a company's challenges and envision a successful end result - as well as create a pathway to get there. Sharon doesn't put up pretenses; she wants to get to know the real people and problems and dig into the business of connecting and solving. She doesn't shy away from a challenge and she is very energized and passionate about her work! Sharon is a valued executive coach who works exceptionally well with high-growth companies.”

~ Jennifer Robinson
Regional Vice President of Talent Management at RGP

“Sharon has the ability to cut to the heart of any business or interpersonal issue, identify its critical dynamics, and help her clients determine the best route forward. What is most gratifying about working with Sharon, though, is her ability to abstract larger lessons from specific events--which was almost always an important insight. I can enthusiastically recommend Sharon's work as a Leadership Coach.”

~ Darren Shimkus
Former MBA student; now President at Udemy

“Sharon is one of the thought leaders in the field of business transformation and change management, and for good reason. She is brilliant, insightful, straightforward and pragmatic. Sharon has an uncanny ability to see through a company's challenges and envision a successful end result - as well as create a pathway to get there. Sharon doesn't put up pretenses; she wants to get to know the real people and problems and dig into the business of connecting and solving. She doesn't shy away from a challenge and she is very energized and passionate about her work! Sharon is a valued executive coach who works exceptionally well with high-growth companies.”

~ Jennifer Robinson
Regional Vice President of Talent Management at RGP

“Sharon is gifted with the ability to very quickly get to the heart of a challenge and provide the strategic insights and focus to address it. She can change gears in a heartbeat to adapt to fast-changing circumstances. I particularly appreciate her breadth of leadership experience and business knowledge. Most board members focus on leading from one or two strengths, but Sharon can go from a budget error to a strategic partnership opportunity to building teamwork to succession planning -- all in an afternoon.”

~ Jennifer Selby Long
Served with Sharon on the Board of Directors of an international non-profit; now President at Selby Group, LLC Strategic Advisory Services

But my knowledge and experience aren’t the only reasons to work with me. I’m sure you could find at least one or two other leadership coaches and consultants with similar credentials. So why me, and not somebody else?

Because I’m a practical business lover immersed 24/7 in leadership and growth acceleration. I bring you a rare combination of operating experience, emotional intelligence, and intellectual creativity that lets me spot the opportunities others miss.

Even more important, I’m personally invested in my clients’ success. I’ll be your fiercest advocate and supporter, always helping to clear the path to your intended outcomes. I’ll banish distractions so that you can achieve the change and growth you’re looking for. And when you need it, I’ll tell you what you’re missing — without pulling any punches.

Outcomes are tangible, no B.S. After working with me, you’ll see:

  • Greater leadership focus
  • More collaborative teams
  • Improved individual and group accountability
  • Better resolution of conflicts and compromises
  • Happier, healthier people who are creative, innovative, and bring you their best ideas all day — then sleep well at night and wake up eager to get started again!

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