Sharon’s personal mission is to banish the world of limiting mindsets and beliefs and empower individuals and organizations to both see what they really want and understand that it is possible. 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 imagine what they really want and then allow it to happen. She’s a firm believer that this doesn’t have to be that hard.
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 partnered executives and their teams to make positive change 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.
Point Road Studios has provided Sharon the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse set of clients from global organizations like Procter and Gamble and Yale University to creative small businesses like Sanabria & Co. and StoryMine. What all of her clients share is a common goal. They are ready to set a clear and compelling vision. Lead from a place of intention. And act with a sense of alignment and purpose.
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. She later returned to Germany to teach English and research cross-cultural autobiographies while on a Fulbright Fellowship. 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. As part of designing her own self, she relocated in 2018 from her native Washington, DC to the Catskill Mountains north of New York City. There you will find her playing in the garden with her husband and 3 children, hiking with her two Boston Terriers and considering how live and lead a more sustainable and meaningful life.