Sharon’s coaching specialties include communications, leadership development, managing implementation, teamwork and collaboration, employee engagement, and change management.
The hallmarks of her practice include her sensitivity to her clients’ needs, her professionalism, and her systematic approach to the coaching process, together with her commitment to her clients’ behavioral change. This results-oriented approach supports her clients as they strive to better serve the needs of their organizations and, in turn, accelerate their own career advancement. Her clients report that her energy, humor, insight and ability to bottom-line concepts engage them in a rich learning experience that leads to personal transformation. In addition to her one-on-one coaching, she leads the following experiential workshops:
- Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Workshop for Intact Teams
- DiSC Fundamentals
- Using the DiSC Assessment to Build Relationships at Work
- Lead Like a Coach
Before establishing herself as an executive coach, she led teams and mentored individual managers to success throughout her career in general management, international business development, strategic planning and marketing, primarily with Verizon Wireless and its predecessor, AirTouch. At Verizon, one of her notable achievements was the successful engineering and execution of the turnarounds of two major business units for which she had full P&L responsibility. Earlier in her career, as a member of Wells Fargo Bank’s marketing department, she developed an innovative financial product that revolutionized the consumer checking account market for commercial banks in California.
Sharon’s academic credentials include:
- MBA, Harvard University
- MA, Sociology, University of California
- Certificate of Graduation from Corporate Coach U, an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program
Besides her love of coaching, she enjoys Thai cooking, art history, Pilates, Buddhist philosophy, international travel, and theater – including taking classes in improv through the La Jolla Playhouse.
Sharon Griggs has been working with Cain-Stanley & Co. since 2014.