Speaking

Dr. Sharon Melnick was everything I hoped for and more in a speaker. Her presentation was engaging, informative, fun, interactive, and inspiring. She held the complete attention of everyone one in attendance from beginning to end. Using science and facts to back up what said helped to get buy in from a room full of senior leaders and our lawyers and engineers. The feedback I got was uniformly excellent, they LOVED her. I feel like I won the speaker lottery

Patty McHugh,
CEO McHugh Construction

Why do audience members consistently say Dr. Sharon Melnick’s presentations are “Riveting”, “Insightful”, and the “most
Immediately Applicable presentation they’ve been to in years?”

Popular 2019 Topics Include:

From Pigeon Holed
to Promoted!

A Proven Roadmap to
Achieve Your Next Level

Success
Under Stress:

Powerful Tools for Staying Calm,
Confident, and Productive When
the Pressure is on

Resilience
During Change:

Increase Engagement, Seize
Opportunities, and Deliver Value

Confidence
when it Counts:

Speak Up, Take Risks,
Communicate Powerfully

From Pigeon Holed to Promoted! A Proven Roadmap to Achieve Your Next Level

Are you smart and get glowing performance reviews…but you feel stuck?

Do you want to have more impact, more say in the organization, more interesting and strategic projects?

In this program, top-rated speaker Sharon Melnick, PhD will guide you to create a personal strategic roadmap to get to your next level.

Practical takeaways include strategies how to:

  • Create the perception in the mind of your decision makers you are ‘ready now’ for the next level
  • Gain the confidence of senior leaders who you don’t yet even have a relationship with
  • Influence: Get a “Yes” when you ask for expanded responsibility or a new role
  • Conduct an “Influencing campaign” of your stakeholders to create the visibility and buy-in
  • Authentically Self promote to become visible and trusted by senior decision makers
  • Identify and ask for a Sponsor
  • Identify the 5 most common types of gender bias with specific strategies to counteract these biases,e.g., overcome the "Prove it Again" bias with a secret ninja interviewing strategy
She’ll share stories of other smart women who have put themselves on a fast track to expand responsibility, gain promotion, and position themselves for future opportunities.
You will leave with an individualized action plan to take charge of your career. You will set yourself on a course to increase your impact and successfully pursue an expanded or next level role.

Everything you said deeply resonated - both on a personal level as well as professionally. You gave us practical strategies we could use right away to get to our next level. I’m going to go into the office tomorrow and apply the roadmap you gave us to get the role I want. This is exactly what I needed. Nermis Rosario, AIG

Dr. Melnick is a unique and special voice for the advancement of women. Wow, Outstanding! Her presentation combined practical takeaways with insightful strategy and deep personal meaning in a short period of time. Dr. Melnick is a unique and special voice for the advancement of women. Joy Fitzgerald, Chief Diversity Officer, Eli Lilly

Success Under Stress:

Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive when the Pressure is on:

We are tyrannized by our ‘to do’ lists; check phones 100x/day; get interrupted 7x/hour; and are too wound up to sleep through the night.

How can your people stay calm, focused, and productive? Make good decisions by reacting less and reflecting more? How can you retain high potentials by increasing their control of the future?

We only feel ‘stress’ when matters feel out of our control. Increase control, decrease stress. The fix is not about ‘stress management, it’s about self-management’.

She’s a rock star. We were riveted and left with a practical
toolkit of things we could use that day.

CHRISTY LEMAK,
University of Alabama

From this interactive program, attendees get an
actionable toolkit to improve performance:

  • Have steady focus all day and up to 30% more energy at 5pm
  • Get back to sleep within 3 minutes when awaken at 2 am
  • Shift with agility between tactical work and strategic thinking
  • Get 1 hour/day more uninterrupted time to think and coach others (rather than days filled with multi-tasking, fire drills, and ad hoc requests)
  • Improve work life balance by being present at home and at work
  • Stay poised, instantly calm from frustration for fact based decision making

Engaging, invigorating, and a truly fresh look at common challenges. Our team gave rave reviews on how her material
has been helpful in immediate and practical
ways. Her energy is contagious. Most highly recommended.
Nora Cashion, Director of Market Research, Merck

Allowed me to even more effective as a leader of our organization. Your real-world advice provided helpful guidance for every Associate who attended your training session. The tools have allowed me to be even more effective as leader of our organization. Mike Kochenour, Chairman & CEO, York Traditions Bank

Resilience During Change:

Increase Engagement, Seize Opportunities, and Deliver Value

Your organization has gone through a series of changes. Now each person does
the work of 3. Projects are delayed and people are not accountable. Morale is
low. Even high performers have change fatigue.

How can you ensure they stay resilient and accountable,
not resistant? Turn obstacle into opportunity?

After Sharon delivers this powerful program, your teams will be highly engaged
and you will retain high performers. Attendees:

  • Stay motivated, positive, and calm despite setbacks or uncertain future
  • Adapt quickly to change and upskill; display an opportunity-seeking, “growth” mindset
  • Re-energize and regain passion for the work
  • Apply 2 minute toolkits that increase engagement up to 30% in 21 days
  • Act with intention as the contributor they want to be despite not having control

Buzz from your Resilience keynote was overwhelmingly positive, I still get thank you notes from senior leaders
using the tools. And your Train-the-Trainer was
a dream come true for me, it is among our most
popular internal programs
Jodi Davidson, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Sodexo

Your training was rated the Most Valuable part of our Women in Leadership program Charlotte Hawthorne, Learning and Development, Eli Lilly

Confidence when it Counts:

Speak Up, Take Risks, Communicate Powerfully

The Confident Leader training gives smart and capable women
practical tools to reliably have “confidence when it counts” – in the
moments when senior leaders form advancement-related
perceptions and women make career decisions.

Participants can expect to consistently:
  • Speak up with senior leaders - not get intimidated, hesitate, or second guess
  • Take risks for next level opportunities – both “Ask” for them and say “Yes” when asked
  • Lift up from perfectionistic focus on detail to act as a strategic leader
  • Have a strong point of view without ‘coming on too strong’
  • Advocate on one’s behalf without relying on approval
  • Communicate with confidence even without knowing all the answers
  • Overcome gender bias, regain confidence eroded by bias, act ‘counter bias’
RESULTS

Women take risks and advance/expand responsibilities. Participants gain
the confidence of senior leaders for next level opportunities.

Truly inspirational and highly impactful to the organization. Other trainings give encouragement or theories, but don't actually build confidence. Sharon’s content “sticks”, we apply it consistently. Now we drive change, ask for resources, give feedback up and down the organization, feel strong to push back when appropriate, say “Yes”, and influence for win-win. Both times, 100% of the participants rated it as ‘recommended to others’. It enabled me to manage several highly challenging situations successfully. We are forever grateful we did this training”. Cornelia Ecker, Women’s Leadership Network, Procter and Gamble

Speaking Testimonials

The best speaker for a one-day
training I’ve seen at our company.
Jeanine Fagan, Genentech

A dynamic force at the podium. Our group is not easily impressed but they were blown away by her insights how to take their business to the next level. Victor Urban, Professional Roundtable