Helping growing and changing businesses and their workforces to thrive.

About Sharon

Sharon works with senior leaders and their teams to align business strategy with pragmatic, commercial and impactful people and culture practices covering the full employee lifecycle. Sharon leverages her capabilities in consulting and coaching to help growing and changing businesses and their workforces to thrive.  Sharon’s base of experience extends across a number of areas including culture, performance and reward, diversity and inclusion, and general HR.

Consulting

Working with leaders
and teams to identify and
address challenges that are
blocking the realisation of
true potential

 

 

Coaching

A passionate and committed
coach who helps clients to
bring their authentic, best
selves to the forefront, in and
outside the workplace 

 

What clients are saying

Sharon has unquestionably helped me become a better version of myself.

I’ve never encountered a more passionate and committed person whose endeavour is to help others succeed in not only their journey to becoming a better leader but also their journey toward living a happier, healthier and more balanced life.

In both my sporting and business professions, Sharon has helped me face into and overcome an array of challenges by getting me to see situations from a different perspective and in a subtle way, guiding me to the right outcomes.

I couldn’t recommend Sharon as a coach highly enough; she’s given me the confidence and self-belief to challenge and push myself outside my comfort zone which has ultimately made me grow as a leader and as an individual.

Meg Downie

Product Manager Home Loans

Over the past 35 years, I’ve worked across the globe for government, business and nonprofit organizations. Without question, Sharon Griffin is the best leader of human capital I’ve ever encountered. Direct and honest, she understands what drives organizations and people to succeed. She inspires the dreamers, doers and drivers to achieve personal growth and business mandates. It is this skill at organizational and employee coaching that is, perhaps, most memorable. Many have worked with Sharon and each of us feel as if we are the most important in her day. Most aspire to this, few achieve it, and Sharon makes it look effortless.

Chris Vein

Partner, Government Digital Transformation at PwC Australia

Thank you for your wisdom in helping me understand better the career opportunity we discussed. I found your approach of using gentle questions to probe my areas of uncertainty and how you helped to frame the problem space absolutely superb. Your approach effectively enabled me to quickly work out how I should structure my due diligence and what questions to ask to quantify the risks that I was facing.

I found that your suggestions about approaching contract negotiations were spot on and enabled much better risk mitigation. I was looking to use our conversations as a sounding board and found this approach very effective. I recommend this to anyone looking at executive roles or negotiating their next career move.

Thank you once again for your insights and your knowledge of people and culture matters. Your knowledge, experience and approach is clearly what sets you apart.

Confidential

Manager, Enterprise Architecture, Major Australian Financial Institution

Working with Sharon in 2018 was one of the highlights of my year. Together with the Centre for Ethical Leadership (CEL), Sharon expertly led the development of our pilot Inclusive Leadership Program. This ambitious program took 30 teams (220 people) from across the Parkville Medical Precinct through a two-part training program tailored-made for the Medical Research context.

Sharon took the program from concept to design to delivery. Throughout the project, Sharon was responsive to feedback and continually adapted our pilot program to maximize the experience for participants and the effectiveness of the program. The program is still being evaluated by CEL however feedback from participants indicates a positive impact: “ I have seen much better dynamics in my team since starting this program” (Program Participant)

Sharon is an engaging facilitator – her ability to connect and relate to different groups was integral to the success of our program. I look forward to further opportunities to work with Sharon! 

Alice Tinning

Project Manager , Women in Science

Sharon worked with Golf Australia on a project called One Golf from February-September 2018.

Sharon’s expertise and energy was critical in this project moving from concept to fruition which has seen Golf Australia grow from a staff of 30 to 90+ with the combination of the operations of 5 of our member states.  I highly recommend Sharon to any group going through complex change

Gerard Kennedy

General Manager Corporate Services, Golf Australia

After taking the leap from being the CEO of a small not for profit to being the CEO of a new and large not for profit I found myself wondering about the wisdom of my decision making!

Despite having relevant previous experience, qualifications and a burning passion for the new position I often felt like I was drinking from a fire hose. I sought Sharon’s support to help focus my attention, to develop higher level skills in self-reflection and to help me articulate the areas where I required mentoring and guidance. Sharon is calm and considered, instills confidence by drawing on my own strengths, tests my assumptions and explores discussions for clarity.

The role of CEO can be an unenviable position at times and knowing Sharon ‘has my back’ gives me the space re-centre myself and prepare to take on my next challenge

Meridith Ericson

Student, Australian Institute of Management