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Dr Sharon King Gabrielides

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that has a strong focus on developing emotional intelligence and has been published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. 

In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and a Masters in Executive Coaching and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). She is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – it’s the Oscar of the speaking business and is a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and Accredited Global Virtual Speaker

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What people say:

“What I appreciate about Sharon is her ability to keep her audience engaged throughout her online sessions.  Her in-depth knowledge of emotional intelligence is undeniable and so apparent. Sharon is a consummate  professional and a master at her craft.” – Charlotte du Plessis, Founder and CEO Woman of Stature

“Working with you has changed my life. It has changed the way I lead, the way I manage and the way I live! I  am able to get the best out of my team and communicate with them like I never could before. You are such  a blessing and inspiration Sharon. Thank you for everything. I often find myself quoting you and looking back  in my file for the Key Steps we took to assist me.” – Orietta van Wyk, SAP Manager, Barloworld

“I would highly recommend working with Sharon. She’s so professional, prepared and able integrate concepts  and models really clearly. I’ve loved working with her and know that I can rely on her to deliver excellence  and support our people to be future-fit.” – Nicola Varney, Learning Experience Designer, Standard Bank

“Sharon is the ultimate professional. She speaks with passion and is easy to listen to. Her knowledge on  leadership, coaching and emotional intelligence is invaluable. I would recommend Sharon to any corporate  looking to build their company culture as well as their leadership team.” – Craig Turton, VP, Purple Group

Comments from members:

  •  Great event to consider key steps to overcome imposter syndrome
  • The insights, the engagement, Sharon’s calm Radio DJ voice helped. Particularly Sharon’s recognising my participation as a male I really appreciated. I joined on a mission and I was able to accomplish that mission, which was to gain further insights into improving my company through recognising and acting on Impostor Syndrome.
  • The break out rooms were useful as it was used as a tool to share thoughts within a small group, ensuring all who wanted to have a say were able to do so.
  • It was interesting to share strategies with others in how to make sure that we get time for ourselves. I myself will be implementing some of them.


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