Barbara Ann Sharon is the Chief Learning Officer of Training Edge. Ms. Sharon has extensive experience in strategic consulting and implementing training solutions to employers striving for success in today’s diverse business environment. She has a passion for women’s initiatives, with her doctorate’s thesis focused on engaging women in the workplace and alternative work strategies for women. Her expertise covers a wide range of areas: Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Change Management, Conflict Management, Teambuilding, Communication Skills & Problem Solving, and Organizational Effectiveness. She believes in blended learning approaches to tackle today’s challenges in the workplace and employees need for engagement. She has worked with public and private organizations to identify, assess, and resolve organizational issues specifically in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.
As an Executive Strategist for Diversity and Inclusion, Ms. Sharon puts organizations in motion to achieve solid and progressive vision and strategy of how to embrace and deploy the many facets of diversity and inclusion, specifically around women. Ms. Sharon’s strengths lie in addressing immediate, short term, troublesome problems. She then provides long-term resolutions and support to ensure that leadership teams and organizations continuously improve and excel. Her work has encompassed a wide range of industries and diverse cultures, which enables her to bring forward real experience and solutions.
Through the application of behavioral, psychological, and proven business models, her clients learn how to transfer knowledge and innovative solutions to achieve peak performance surrounding D&I. Her professional certifications place Ms. Sharon within the elite group trained and accredited in business transformation, operational performance and workplace motivators. Ms. Sharon is renowned for her ability to support and to inspire organizations, leaders, teams, and individuals to realize their immediate and long-term goals.
Ms. Sharon specializes to help and achieve Diversity and Inclusion throughout an organization. Her team creates strategy and the roadmap so that everyone is valued and respected, Using this approach, Ms. Sharon conducts many workshops including Unconscious Bias, Gender Dynamics, Women and Leadership, Generational Diversity, and Respect in the Workplace.
Through her service as a Motivational Speaker and Performance Technologist, Ms. Sharon has developed and delivered hundreds of stellar and inspiring to motivate and assist organizations to achieve their set goals in the D&I space. Barbara Ann Sharon’s focus is on business transformation, behavior modification and increasing organizational profitability. Ms. Sharon has a powerful, results-oriented approach to helping employees and organizations achieve what is necessary to meet market demands. Diversity and Inclusion is no longer a “nice to have.” It is essential for success in today’s global world.
Ms. Sharon holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Sales/Marketing and Speech Communications. She spent over 20 years in the corporate world recognizing the need for business commitment to equity in the workplace. Her first Master’s Degree was earned in Human Performance Technology and Instructional Design. From there, she continued with studies for an MBA in Business Management and PhD in Leadership Studies. As a member of several professional associations and organizations, Ms. Sharon remains on the cutting edge of D&I topics and business strategies. By virtue of both her practical and theoretical experience, Ms. Sharon is able to bring passion, commitment, and excellence to the task of helping organizations and individuals move forward to their highest level of achievement.