Principal, Sharon Newport, LLC
Sharon Newport is an organizational consultant, facilitator, speaker, and executive coach with clients in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors across the globe. Sharon supports her clients' goals of transformational change using expertise in organizational development, diversity, equity, and inclusion, somatics, and informed by neuroscience to meet clients where they are and support their goals to evolve. Sharon also serves as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University's Institute of Transformational Leadership.
Sharon served as an association and nonprofit executive for over 12 years successfully leading wide-scale strategic, operational, and cultural change. Sharon has delivered keynotes and education, authored content, and provided consultation, expertise, and facilitation across four continents to support and inspire cultural and strategic transformation. In Sharon's early career, she was a documentary television/film producer and actor for over a decade, including television series for The History Channel, Discovery Channel, and Animal Planet. As a volunteer, Sharon currently serves as a volunteer on the ForesightWorks Advisory Council for the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) and as a Board member for Safe and Sound Schools.
Sharon has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from ASAE, a certification in the Key Polarity Indicator™ (KPI), a credential in the Foundations of Somatic Abolitionism, a certificate in the Neuroscience of Change, an Executive Certificate from Georgetown University in Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership, and her B.F.A. from the State University of New York, Purchase College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Sharon was awarded a Leader of Distinction by digitalNow and is a proud ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program alumnus.
Sharon’s guidance was key in helping me take my board to the next level. Her expertise in creating a strategic framework, honing the board focus and her approach in asking the right questions lead to a successful meeting. I would highly recommend Sharon.
Brenda Villarreal, CAE
Sharon Newport has been highly instrumental with helping me to change the trajectory of my career during a critical time. Not only did she provide the tools I needed to enhance my leadership skills but helped me to increase positive communication and responses with my peers. In addition, she was able to help me increase my self-esteem which in turn improved my executive presence.
Desirée Knight, CAE, CMP, DES
Executive Coaching Client
Sharon is one of the brightest, most focused, and effective leaders I know. Sharon has tremendous experience in complex organizations and has a passion for and experience in issues relating to DE&I
Head of Business Development & Industry Relations, SmithBucklin
Sharon was incredibly positive throughout the process and provided the needed enthusiasm to make it a successful session. Her ability to break down concepts, build out exercises and engage with the participants within a trusting environment was just what our group needed.
Executive Director, Society for Personality and Social Psychology