Sharon

Gardner

Sharon has held various leadership positions in multiple organizations in various industries in both the US and Europe.

"I have found that my biggest growth has come when i have had a steep learning curve, stepped outside my comfort zone and embraced change."

Sharon

Gardner

Why do you want to be a mentor?

I started my career in a nitty, gritty sales organization where there wasn’t anyone who looked like me, had similar experiences and had my aspirations. In a tough working environment, I learned by doing, watching and persevering. My career start would have been so much simpler with a trusted mentor. As my career progressed, I transitioned from management to leadership, I had several excellent mentors who pushed me to lead, helped me navigate politics and pointed me in the direction of opportunities. Following the inspiration of my mentors, I was soon known as an excellent mentor. I listen to mentees; I think about what they are telling me and I work with them to overcome challenges and craft solutions. I push people to think big, embrace change and lead. I am one of the lucky few who has really enjoyed my career and I want to not just help someone do better at the job they are doing today, but also help them grow into a career that they will look back on with equal satisfaction.
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Sharon has held various leadership positions in multiple organizations in various industries in both the US and Europe. Most recently Sharon has been a consultant, working with organizations in their quest to achieve strategic value creation. Prior to that, Sharon was an Operating Partner at Langholm Capital, a European Private Equity Firm. While in that position, Sharon was Chair of the Board of several mid-sized companies (Dorset Cereals, Tyrrell’s Potato Chips, Lumene Skin Care and Cosmetics and Farmos Industrial Cleaning). These companies flourished during this time and were successfully sold.

Sharon has worked in large multinational companies: Pepsico (Frito-Lay and Tropicana Divsions) and Unilever (Birds Eye Walls Division) and smaller US centric companies: Klondike Ice Cream. Sharon has had several chapters in her career: Sales Management, Marketing Management, Leadership of an International Innovation Center, and Company Leadership.
Sharon believes that a fruitful career should include change and growth and as a result she has worked in several countries, across multiple industries in different roles.

Sharon loves to travel and hiking usually plays a big role in her chosen destinations. Sharon is an avid reader, reading across multiple genres but with a love of suspense. Sharon is involved in my community serving on several board: Sharon’s love of learning and education is seen in her service as Treasurer on the Board of Canterbury School of Florida. Sharon is currently the Chair of the Board of the Foundation for a Healthy Saint Petersburg, an organization that seeks to provide health equity and she has served on the Board of The Museum of Fine Arts.

Countries Sharon has worked in

Europe, USA / Canada

Industries Sharon has worked in

Finance & Banking, Manufacturing & Industrial

Sharon's key roles and titles

Board Chair, Board Director, Business Director, Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing Director

Management Skills & Competencies

Adaptability & Resilience
Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Creativity & Innovation
Diversity & Social Responsibility
Ethical
Financial Acumen / P&L
Leadership
Management & Strategy
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Project & Time Management

Companies Sharon has worked with

  • Frito Lay
  • Tropicana
  • Klondike
  • Unilever
  • Langholm Capital
  • Dorset Cereals
  • Tyrrells
  • Lumene
  • Farmos

Sharon's current city

Florida, USA

Sharon's book recommendation

Who Moved My Cheese

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