Overview and Strengths
An experienced executive coach, feedback coach and facilitator, she is known for her ability to help her clients translate complex challenges into practical solutions, sound business judgment and her understanding of executive work/ life realities. Drawing on her own lived experience as a manager and executive team member, and deep interest in helping managers and leaders grow, Sharon Flanagan has led a number of successful leadership development programs.
Sharon brings extensive executive experience in the financial services industry. As an accomplished Vice President of Human Resources, her last business unit comprised over 3,500 employees and six lines of business. Her leadership expertise includes direct business experience in line retail banking. She was valued and respected as a business partner who supported a broad range of business units including national and international operations, employment law, information technology, corporate groups, wealth management and the wholesale bank.
An Adler Certified Professional Coach, Sharon has also earned her Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coach Federation and Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology from the Flourishing Center. She is proud to have been a recipient of two PRISM Awards celebrating Excellence and Business Achievement through coaching. Her ongoing learning includes certification in a variety of coaching and assessment instruments, adult learning and strategic management courses.
Sharon brings extensive experience in the financial services industry. As an accomplished Vice President of Human Resources, her last business unit comprised over 3500 employees and six lines of business. She was consistently valued and respected as a business partner who supported a broad range of businesses from retail banking through corporate functions, operations and IT.
Throughout her career, Sharon facilitated significant leadership development, talent management and strategic change initiatives. She brings practical experience, compassion, a sense of humour and focus on the importance of effective people interactions to coaching leaders as they navigate key transitions from individual contributor to team lead, to manager, to executive leading managers and the organization.