Sharon R. Strauss
Founder, PMP, CIQ
Certified Integral Coach
"Those willing to face themselves, to confront their own challenges, and glean the wisdom in all things are the ones whose lives are most fulfilled. Our clients thrive because of who they are, who they are willing to become, and what visions they’re able to capture."
For more than three decades Sharon has been scouting the leading edge human sciences for what's new and applicable to her clients. She spent eight years in technology sales and technical product marketing, and 20+ years as an entrepreneur serving clients with technical talent, facilitation, coaching, consulting, speaking at conferences and training. Her clients have included Apple, AT&T, Charles Schwab, Cisco, EDS, Google, Intel, KPMG, Levi Strauss & Co, Novartis, Salesforce and others.
Sharon's passion for human development is infectious. She continues to be inspired by what her clients unearth within themselves as they pay attention and deepen their focus. She considers coaching a strategic business tool.
Science has proven that we are the “Architects” of our own choices. Sharon uses current research along with the latest knowledge in the emotional/social/conversational intelligence field in her work. Her coaching methodology is rigorous. She supports her clients as they gain a deeper awareness of themselves and others in life and at work. She works with instincts, emotions and enlarges client capacities in areas that they have chosen. For example, she understands the connection between being mindful and being emotionally aware. As a leader, this understanding is paramount to their personal and professional lives every day.
Sharon was involved with neuroscience research way before it became popular. It was while at UC Berkeley, along with Dr. Marion Diamond where she began understanding how our brains work and how we can use the data to better understand our own motivations. By knowing our reactions and by being able to self-observe and self-regulate we are better equipped to adapt to change and be more creative. This ability can help us live with more focus and joy in our professional and personal lives.
Sharon graduated from the University of California at Berkeley as class speaker. She studied social policy with a focus on decision-making strategies. Sharon is a Certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West and also holds the title of PMP.
HumanSight® is a competency-based process built upon current scientific research and is a requisite for 21st century leadership practices.
ARTICLES BY SHARON:
Being Mindfulness Can be Learned
Bridging Insight to Greater Capacity
How to Coach by Understanding Human Science
Mental Strength is not Innate, It can be Developed
Physiology, Conversations and Teamwork
The Human Side of Business in the 21st Century
The Neurocircuitry of Men and Women
Trusting your Gut Feelings
What is Executive Presence?
Why do Compassion and Empathy Matter for 21st Century Leaders?
Why 9 out of 10 Conversations miss their mark?
California Governor’s Conference- Personal Mastery
East Bay Career Transitions Group
KPMG- Leadership Meeting/ Enneagram Workshop
Mercer Consulting- I am Unique Because....
Women In Technology International - Created and delivered a Mentoring Leadership Seminar
Board Retreat Governance and Leadership Workshop