About Dr. Sharon

Sharon Melnick, PhD is a global authority on women’s success, leadership, resilience, and power. Her approach combines leadership best practices with behavior change methods she developed through 10 years of psychology research at Harvard Medical School.

She supports leaders who are vision holders for their organization, those who want to create a next level opportunity, and heads of their own company who want to own their power.

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  • Thinkers50 2021 Global Coaching and Mentoring Award Nominee
  • Global Authority on Women’s Advancement, Leadership, Resilience, and Power
  • Informed by 10 years of research at Harvard Medical School
  • Award-Winning Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter at over 200 corporate retreats and leadership conferences (as well as at the White House and United Nations)
  • Trained and Coached 35,000 professionals at over 50 Fortune 500 Companies
  • Best-selling Author of Success Under Stress and, Confidence When It Counts
  • CEO of Horizon Point Inc., a global coaching and training firm.
  • Host of the Power Shift Podcast
  • Selected as a Marshall Goldsmith 100 Top Coach
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Dr Sharon Melnick

“A woman in her power raises everyone around her. Being in your power is the ultimate act of service.”

Dr. Melnick is impatient to create a world based on empathy, equity, equality… not on exhaustion and emotional hijack. She’s found that every woman in her power is a Change Agent to make this happen. By showing up as her best self each woman requires others around her to value her the way she values herself, compels a fresh look and new rules for ‘business as usual’, and holds space for new conversations.

Dr. Melnick became a clinical psychologist because she wanted to create positive evolution. Her research at Harvard Medical School was on intergenerational issues – how children who didn’t feel seen, heard, or able to make an impact became parents and could overcome their difficult childhoods to make it better for their children (not perpetuate patterns they were conditioned into.) She’s leveraged these learnings into coaching leaders.

In response to the challenges faced in prior recessions she wrote Success under Stress. Many women in her audiences told her their biggest stress was confidence, which led her to share what she learned in her research combined with understanding of bias in book Confidence when it Counts.

Hearing the frustrations of smart but underutilized women led to her work on advancing and retaining women as the Founder of the Next Level Leader virtual coaching initiative (which has a 92% success rate advancing multicultural women into next level opportunities.)

Her education is from Yale University, UC Berkeley, and Harvard Medical School. She is a former Adjunct Professor at the Walter E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

She currently resides in NYC and Florida with her partner Annette and their dog Cocoa. She’s a runner and a mountain biker, always the first one on the dance floor, and a never-ending learner about human evolution.

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Dr. Sharon Melnick is the CEO of Horizon Point Inc. an internationally recognized coaching and training firm which is a certified diverse supplier.

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