Sharon Thomas DeLay
Owner and President
M.B.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPRW, CPCC
Sharon is a creative problem solver, which is why we put her in charge!
She has owned her own business since 2002 and is a wealth of knowledge in the HR industry. Sharon holds an MBA and undergraduate degrees in Human Resources, Education, and Communication. She holds her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), her SHRM-SCP (SHRM Senior Certified Professional), and her Certified Professional Résumé Writer and Certified Professional Career Coach certifications, and is also Health & Accident licensed.
She honed her professional career in the direct sales, higher education, and communication industries. Sharon has held board and committee chair positions with NAWBO Columbus, the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, HRACO, and the Central Ohio chapter of the International Coach Federation. She was nominated for NAWBO Columbus 2015 Member of the Year and 2016 Visionary, and was awarded The 2015 Champion Award from NAWBO Columbus. The Champion Award recognizes one outstanding person who advocates for the growth and success of women in business.
In addition to consulting, and authoring and presenting numerous training courses, Sharon is the author of Career Boot Camp, a self-contained full career transition program, and co-author of E-Cruiting: Using social networking to build your recruiting muscle, not bust your recruiting budget, and co-authored The Inspired and The Determined, two workbooks used for start-up and scale-up business training.
Sharon and her husband have four dogs and care for a colony of feral cats. Something she gladly shares is that she would never make a good employee as she enjoys working independently far too much. Sharon proudly lives in Columbus, OH and adores this city. “It offers a lot for everyone, but still maintains a smaller city feel.” She also misses The Continent, a concept before it’s time.