Sharilyn D. Franklin, Ph.D.
Dr. Franklin has a 30-year history of successfully working with individuals, teams, and organizations to identify and solve problems; to create value-based opportunities; to manage continuous change, and to strategically position for global success. She has dedicated her career to implementing solutions to challenging problems based on the best available research. Because Dr. Franklin focuses on increasing efficiency and improving productivity she has had rewarding experiences with clients such as Goldman Sachs, Gillette, Sprite, CNN, and Anheuser-Busch to name a few.
Driven by a sincere desire to acquire and advance knowledge, Dr. Franklin is distinguished by her unique ability to quickly process, package, and present data in ways that can be easily understood and executed with excellence. She has coached, trained, or mentored in excess of 1300 individuals at all stages of development and in a variety of industries. Through a plethora of workshops, panels, keynotes, and direct interactions, Dr. Franklin has been the catalyst for improved performance, progress, and prosperity.
Prior to establishing an independent consultancy, Dr. Franklin launched and continues to manage a portfolio of firms operating in the areas of brand, organizational, and leadership development. The first company, FPM Inc., launched in 1993, focuses on government relations, public information, and workforce development. The largest entity, FUSE Inc., is an award-winning marketing communications firm that focuses on brand-building and creative execution. The newest company is The Consortium for Leadership Development (CLD). CLD is a globally focused leadership development institute for high-potentials, emerging leaders, and senior professionals. Whether she is focusing on strategic planning, organizational development, team building, process improvement, leadership development or any other initiative, Dr. Franklin is adept at respecting the company’s vision and listening to its culture. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Dr. Franklin garnered extensive Corporate management experience with Automatic Data Processing (ADP), SmithKline Beecham, and Call A Nurse Home Health Agency.
Dr. Franklin has worked tirelessly to promote growth and serve others. As a result, she has received in excess of 200 business, civic, or academic awards. She also holds Bachelor Degrees from Indiana University in both Communications and Political Science. She earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Fontbonne University. In addition, she earned a Ph.D. in Management, specializing in Leadership and Organizational Development from Walden University. These extraordinary academic, business and civic achievements precipitated her induction into the Sigma Iota Epsilon honor society in 2011.
Dr. Franklin is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; The Links Inc.; Top Ladies of Distinction; and the St. Louis Forum. She has also served on numerous non-profit boards including Salvation Army, Grace Hill Settlement House, and the Laclede’s Landing Redevelopment Corporation, to name a few. Dr. Franklin resides in St. Louis, Missouri.
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HIS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Purpose-driven Leadership Development
2011 - Present
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Globally-focused Leadership Development
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