Sharon Rich, PCC, CPBA

career background

EXECUTIVE COACH -- Sharon Rich facilitates the smooth, accelerated and sustainable growth of organizations by facilitating essential conversations that clarify direction, solidify teamwork, and get people thinking and acting as leaders. Sharon brings 18 years of hands-on leadership experience in addition to almost a decade of supporting people in leadership roles in becoming highly effective leaders, with a focus on talent and performance management; as well as visioning and leading organizational growth and change.

Sharon is founder and CEO of thinkbusinessgrowth. Her client list includes Yale Medical Group, Baxter Pharmaceutical, House Ear Clinic, Resmed Motor Technologies, and medical centers throughout the U.S. In her prior career, Sharon was a senior creative leader in large national advertising and marketing firms that included OgilvyOne, OgilvyDirect and Rapp Collins.

specialties

Facilitation Of Essential Conversations That Lead To Growth; Leadership And Communication Skills; Training Teams In The Use Of Disc To Increase Efficiency, Effectiveness And Satisfaction; 360 Degree Feedback; Business Growth Strategy And Execution; Leading Organizational Change; Developing Emerging Leaders; Executive Team Development And Alignment, Team Building, ICF-accredited coach (PCC), Certified Professional Behavior Analyst (DiSC), Certified in Rapid Culture Change (Impaq Corp), Certified Group Facilitator (Impaq Corp)

industry background & education

Expertise in healthcare, manufacturing, media, technology, professional services, financial services, nonprofit, and education. Sharon has supported leaders at all levels, from first time managers through to C-Level Executives. Bachelors Degree in psychology, UCLA; Graduate Studies in Psychology/Education, Antioch University; Core, Advanced and Faculty training programs, Coach, Inc.; Rapid Culture Change program, Impaq Corp; Group facilitation program, Impaq Corp.

noted accomplishments

  • Facilitated the turnaround of a manufacturing company that had been through 3 RIFs and was on their way to a 4th. Our work together resulted in an increase in the relevance of their offering to their market and an expanding role on the international playing field
  • Supported a medical institution in increasing revenues by 10% during the economic downturn of 2008-09 by aligning the efforts of key stakeholders behind common goals and creating a system of accountability
  • Coached the owner of a stagnating media company through a complete reinvention of the business that resulted in an increase in profits by 400% in 18 months, and more important, a reinvigoration of his passion for his business and a resulting increase in business trajectory