About Me

Sharon Melnick, PhD is a leading authority on business psychology, stress resilience, and women’s leadership. Her methods are informed by 10 years of research at Harvard Medical School and field tested by over 17,000 clients and training participants.

As CEO of her firm Horizon Point Inc, Sharon Melnick, PhD is an internationally renowned speaker and sought after trainer.  Her presentations on Resilience during Change and Success under Stress create buzz – and receive highest ratings and 100% repeat invites from organizations such as Procter and Gamble, MetLife, Novartis, NYLife, GE, Sodexo, Merck, Moody’s, OmniCom, AIG, Morgan Stanley, Eli Lilly, and many others.

She equips business professionals with a self management toolkit to shift from reactive to resilient and intentional.  Following the theme of her presentations, “Be Impeccable for your 50%” participants learn to be effective at controlling what they can control. “It’s not about stress management, its about self management.” Attendees become the calm, collaborative role model when the pressure’s on.


HBA Spark Talk 2015 Melnick-10 with photo credit


Numerous times she has been called upon to to be an inspiring speaker and advocate for resilience and women’s leadership at leading industry hosts such as the American Management Association,  Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (winner Best Conference Workshop, 2013), Working Mother Media, Women in Cable and Telecommunications,  Multicultural Women’s Conference, Women Presidents Organization, Women in the Boardroom, Financial Women’s Association, and many women’s entrepreneurial associations.  She has even presented at the White House.

Her newly popular trainings on Confident Leadership for Women are helping to advance women leaders who speak up, take risks, and fearlessly offer bold ideas.   Her upcoming book Confidence When it Counts helps women distinguish whether their challenges to advancement are due to factors they can improve upon (i.e., their own Confidence and Influence) or due to bias – and equips women with tools to rise above their own self criticism or others’ bias in the moments it counts.  Thousands of women are participating in her worldwide Confidence Revolution!

Dr. Melnick also has a strong track record coaching emerging leaders into senior management positions at Fortune 500 organizations such as Deutsche Bank, Deloitte Consulting, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Oracle, Freddie Mac, Pitney Bowes, Visiting Nurse Service of NY, Merrill Lynch, Korn/Ferry International and others.   She has taught her effectiveness techniques at the School of Management at Boston College, and at Fortune 500 companies and non profit organizations. Her training is from Yale University, UC Berkeley, Harvard Medical School, and the Institute for Management Studies.

She has the spirit of a teacher and loves having contributed her advice to Forbes.com, Fox News, Business Insider, AOL Stylelist, the Huffington Post, CBS Radio, Natural Health Magazine, USAToday.com, AmexOPEN, and Smart Briefs. She works to increase women’s empowerment as a Global Ambassador for SmartWoman and SmartBusiness, a mobile application that educates underserved populations worldwide, endorsed by UN Women and partnered with Facebook.

Horizon Point Inc is a certified diverse supplier.