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Linda Sharkey, PhD

Shaping the Future of
Global Talent and Culture

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Is Your Company Future-Proof?

Linda Sharkey’s newest book.

The future is no longer some far-off destination; it is here, right now, and already changing the way we work.

About Linda

Linda is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s preeminent thought leaders on global leadership development working in over 170 countries. At the foundation of Linda’s success are years of “in-the-trenches” experience with some of the world’s largest and most admired companies like HP and GE Capital. Dr. Sharkey was instrumental in building high-performing teams and developing talent that drove productivity and company growth.

She is also a Founding Member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group, a premier executive coaching organization that shows measurable improvements in those they coach.

Years Experience

Corporate Clients

Books Authored

Lives Impacted

What We Offer


Linda’s vast HR and leadership experience allows her to offer real-world expertise and compelling views on topics related to coaching, culture, leadership and talent.
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No one coaching solution works for every organization, so Linda offers options ranging from executive coaching, peer coaching, training leaders to be effective coaches and more.
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Leadership development programs should be customized and leverage the latest leadership development approaches.  Linda’s programs are designed to develop leaders and prepare them for global challenges.
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Culture, the invisible glue for any organization, is often overlooked. Linda provides a complete picture of your current culture, what is working and what may be keeping you from achieving the best results.
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What Others are Saying...



“Linda Sharkey is one of the greatest leadership development professionals and executive coaches I have ever met.”

– Marshall Goldsmith
Best Selling Author and Top Executive Coach

“We specifically chose Linda Sharkey from thought leaders around the world based on her unique, researched, and lived insights about how successful leadership works in the world of multinationals and importantly how it can be developed. Her theory about ‘transglobal leadership’ resonated powerfully with our audience of multinational executives providing them with practical steps for improving their own leadership effectiveness and that of others. She was also a delight to work with.”

– Rich Hirst
Director, International HRD Forum, CEO Forum Group



““It was a pleasure to have Linda Sharkey as one of our speakers at the Global Female Leaders 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Linda was extremely well received and one of the best rated speakers of the event! She was not only inspirational but offered practical advice.”

– Christian Kuhn
Head of International Business, Management Circle AG


Linda’s Latest Blog Posts…

Think Like a Fan: A Talk with Lee Elias

Think Like a Fan: A Talk with Lee Elias

We all know someone who’s an ardent fan of a sports team. They can tell you the history of the team, describe every player, and recount every big play. They stick with the organization through thick and thin, through good seasons and bad. Wouldn’t it be great if your...

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Why Values Are Good for Business: A Talk with Jim Ludema

Why Values Are Good for Business: A Talk with Jim Ludema

No matter where in the world people live, they all want the same things out of work: great relationships, respect, fairness, equity, and the opportunity to live their dreams. That’s why values isn’t just the latest business buzzword — values have become the most...

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