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Sharon Strickland-Clark – Fostering Communities That Grow Brave Decision Makers

About Sharon

Once upon a time, this would have had me cringing and hiding – who the hell am I to sit with all these amazing mentors and be counted as one of them! That was before I learned to value all of the lessons that 20 years being a wife, mum to a beautiful family, and (some might say, addicted) volunteer has taught me. My 3 kids are my greatest life achievement and most inspiring teachers and when they were not hanging off my apron strings, I was actively involved in many volunteer capacities that ranged from local politics through community services and various supporting roles in sport and leisure.

Sharon’s Business Experience

I’ve had a varied experience of industries ranging from banking to legal and medical, it took 3 kids and 15 years of volunteering for me to find coaching and then I realised that I have in fact, been coaching all my life.  For the last 4 years I’ve dedicated my time to working with women in business, supporting their personal development and building their confidence to make bold and brave decisions in their businesses.  I work both in my own coaching business and as an Inhouse Coach for the company I trained with. I have a gift of being able to see the real potential of my clients and I work with them until they can see it too. 

What has been your most pivotal moment in business? 

The day I created Bravetart, it became more than my business, it became my legacy, the difference I’m here to make. 

If you could send a text to yourself the day you started out in business what would it say? 

Have fun and trust yourself. 

Who has been your biggest inspiration and why? 

Kate Adie – I grew up watching her face real danger to tell an important story and help inform our decisions about the world we lived in.  She epitomises everything a brave and bold woman looked and sounded like for me, I wanted to be just like Kate. 

What book should all business owners read? 

Dare to Lead, Brene Brown.  This is a great place to start a journey of shifting a paradigm that is not working for women and men. It introduces a style of leadership that I believe will transform our world. 

What is your favourite quote? 

This too shall pass.  This has been my mantra for as long as I can remember.  It breeds resilience and also reminds me to celebrate my accomplishments.

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