There is nothing stopping you. This belief is at the heart of Sharon’s work as a creative thinker, executive coach, business owner, and mom. She founded Point Road Studios to bring this conviction to life for organizations, communities and individuals. With imagination, motivation and accountability, Sharon challenges her clients to explore possibility, see expansively, and ultimately act differently.
Sharon’s coaching and facilitation is informed by her own background as a sales and marketing executive, turnaround lead, and entrepreneur. Before launching Point Road, she worked in the professional services arena for nearly a decade where she worked alongside executives and their teams to make positive change real in the evolving worlds of health care and higher education. Sharon is a natural problem solver and enjoys diving into a creative process and getting things done in equal measure. A friend once called her an “artistic executive.” Her 12th-grade English teacher described her “intellectually feisty.” A colleague said she reminds her of the laid-back cartoon turtle “Crush” in Disney’s Finding Nemo. She wears all these titles with lighthearted pride.
Point Road has given Sharon the opportunity to collaborate with many great organizations including Booz Allen Hamilton, Yale University’s School of Management, and The Nebo Company. Sharon’s own professional development is grounded in the belief that the best results are achieved by leading with vision, trusting your intuition, investing in the growth of those around you, and daring to think outside of what has always been.
Sharon studied English and German at Kenyon College in the idyllic farmland of Knox County, Ohio and at Humboldt University amidst the avant-garde art scene in Berlin – this juxtaposition satisfied her inner city- and country-mouse. She later returned to Germany to teach English and research cross-cultural autobiographies while on a Fulbright Fellowship in the Rheingau. When she returned to the states, she worked as a health care and higher education consultant, which was an unexpected and rewarding career move. While consulting, Sharon regularly explored creative outlets outside of work.
Sharon studied interior design at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, worked as a sales associate for Anthropologie, and studied acting at Robert Epstein’s Studio in DC. The game changer was when she earned her leadership coaching certificate from Georgetown University. Unlike her other creative explorations, the coaching program felt different. She had met the work she was meant to do, work that lights up her creative sensibilities. Instead of creating beautiful homes or designing everyday objects, she has the privilege of helping people create the work and lives they were meant to lead.
Sharon earned her Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation and is certified in several leadership assessments including The Leadership Circle Profile, the Maturity Assessment Profile, and DISC. When she is not exploring her native Washington, DC with her husband, two sons, daughter and lively Boston terriers, she might be found moving perennials around her garden or curled up on her couch writing.