About Me

Are you smart, capable, and here to make a big impact in the lives of others?

Yet… have you ever been man-terrupted? Had your value questioned by an intimidating leader, or questioned yourself? Or ever had to forgo the ladies room because of back to back meetings?

Sharon Melnick, PhD knows how women in business operate – and what it takes for them to create next level opportunities and make a lasting impact in their organization and industry.

She is a leading authority on business psychology, stress resilience, and women’s leadership. Her tools are informed by 10 years of research at Harvard Medical School and field tested by over 20,000 trainees.

An internationally sought after speaker, her keynote presentations create buzz at marquee business and leadership conferences (she has even presented at the White House).

Over 30 of Fortune 500 companies have repeatedly invited her to train their leaders and employees.   Her Confident Influential Leader program has a proven track record getting multicultural women to shift from Pigeon Holed to Promoted, accelerating promotion from years to months and gaining a voice around the decision making tables.  Her award-winning Success under Stress and Resilience during Change programs equip participants with tools to stay calm and focused – not react – and deliver value as they overcome change fatigue.

She is a best selling author of Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure’s On and Confidence when it Counts: Rise Above Self Criticism and Bias for Next Level Opportunities.  Her third book (forthcoming) is entitled From Pigeon-Holed to Promoted. 

Dr. Melnick’s advice has been featured on Forbes.com, Fox News, Huffington Post, CBS, AmexOPEN, Smart Briefs for Entrepreneurs, WebMD, Natural Health, US News and World Report, Yahoo!, Business Insider, and numerous others.

She is the CEO of Horizon Point Inc., coaching and training firm which is a diverse supplier.

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.

HBA Spark Talk 2015 Melnick-10 with photo credit