Who exactly is Sharon Keys Seal?

Sharon Keys Seal, PCC
Before coaching was accepted as an essential development tool in the corporate arena, Sharon recognized the value of tapping the innate wisdom, courage, and humanity of high potential employees. For over twenty years, she has steadfastly held to her mission of helping clients discover, understand and leverage their talents. Her intention is to encourage them to effectively bring their authentic selves into their work in ways that their contributions are evident, understood and appreciated. By integrating relevant tools and models into their conversations, Sharon helps clients see themselves and their work in powerful new ways, while illuminating potential areas for enhanced performance and guiding professional development.

Thank you for all of your help and encouragement. I can’t emphasize enough how much help you gave me. I am truly a different person. The difference is evidenced by my sense of inner calm, willingness to address conflict, and a sense of confidence.

Space Research Scientist, applied research facility

Sharon possesses an innate ability to establish trust and rapport, which is the foundation for her work in executive coaching, group facilitation, team building, and leadership development. She brings the highest level of integrity to her relationships and work. Her humor and sense of fun make it easy for her clients to invest their time and energy into coaching. Simply put – the work is enjoyable, the learning meaningful, and the growth enduring.

Sharon’s background includes management positions in both the corporate and non-profit arenas. She was Director of Operations for Grace Fellowship Church, where she was responsible for budget decisions, managed a 52,000 square-foot facility, and directed the personnel functions for a staff of 24 people. She acquired additional small business experience during her tenure as a business manager for an advertising and public relations agency and on the marketing team of a management consulting firm. Sharon was also a successful real estate agent who, in her first full year in the industry, was top salesperson in her office of over sixty agents.

I really enjoyed our coaching; that is why I was able to learn so much. You really know what is going on. You have a good attitude when it comes to people; you start out fresh and objective. I know you care.

Foreman, manufacturing company

Sharon is a graduate of the prestigious Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Program and CoachU, and has earned her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation. She is certified in The Leadership Circle Profile (a 360 assessment tool), The Leadership Circle Culture Survey, DISC (behavioral assessment), and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (psychological assessment). She completed the Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching Fundamentals program from Coach Training Institute. As founder and host for three years of the Maryland Chapter of the International Coach Federation, Sharon works to promote the professional community of coaches in Maryland. She has served as a contributing expert columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine’s on-line publication Entrepreneur.com, and wrote a monthly business column for The Urbanite Magazine for five years. She served as co-chair of the giving circle B’MORE Fund; is a member and past President of Resource Link; is a member and former Club President of Toastmasters; is a member of FPA of Maryland, and serves on the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Survivor Volunteer Team.

Sharon has two fabulous sons and one adorable puppy, and enjoys kayaking, cooking, travel, and watching the wildlife on the Magothy River where she lives.