ABOUT
ME

Meet your academic writing coach, editor, and online workshop facilitator/presenter

I enjoy coaching undergrads, master's degree students, and doctoral students. I am always enthralled with how much I learn about the topics you research. I delight in being able to help you grow as a writer and in structuring your paper to tell a story.

 

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Sharon Link, Ph.D.

Humans love exciting stories. Good stories engage readers. Great stories transform. Stories are enriching, and create memories. Our brains love stories, and they help us remember details and conceptualize a series of events. As we consider different story patterns, different themes arise. Stories enable your research to come alive, and drive the human spirit. Strong narratives nurture the human soul. I invite you to email me set up a free consultation to see how I can coach you for your next writing project.

I am an award-winning educator with over a twenty years of combined instructional experience in a variety of subjects and modalities, including at the secondary and post-secondary levels. As a scholar, I am analytical, focused, strategic, and passionate. As a teacher, I encourage, empower, and design experiential learning activities. As a mentor, I am an excellent listening partner, who is nonjudgmental, resourceful, knowledgeable, and inclusive. As your coach, I am positive, communicative, challenging, passionate, detail-oriented, intuitive, and motivational. 

As a leadership scholar/practitioner, I earned my first Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. My first master’s degree is an M.Ed. in Administration with a Human Resources concentration, and I have accumulated enough credits in an MBA program to be an MBA Candidate. For my B.A., I co-majored in Education and Political Science and minored in English. I am well versed in education, leadership development, leadership theory, organizational theory, systems thinking, design thinking, and organizational behavior. I am currently enrolled in a Psy.D. Clinical Psychology program and am working on her second doctoral degree. I adhere to the APA Code of Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.  I am a life-long learner.
 

I have been teaching online since 2008. At this time, I have developed 95 courses and learning experiences, both online and in-seat. I am also an extraordinarily prolific author of original content and wrote 29 research-based articles for Ebsco Publishing, two book chapters, and I regularly contribute to Autism Parenting Magazine. I am also a highly skilled presenter and workshop facilitator and specialize in Virtual Presentation Models.

Certifications

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology             2021 - 2023         
     

  • MBA Candidate                                  2019 - 2021
    Concordia University, NE
     

  • Coach U                                               2008 - 2009
    Certificate in Coaching, Bradenton, FL
     

  • Ph.D. in Leadership Studies               2002 – 2007
    Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
     

  • M.Ed. in Administration                     1999 - 2002
    Emph. School Leadership & Human Resources
    Whitworth University, Spokane, WA
     

  • B.A. in Education | Political Science  1995 - 1997
    Whitworth University, Spokane, WA

Qualifications

  • 20+ years of teaching various audiences in-seat

  • 10+ years of virtual/on-line teaching

  • 10+ years of organizational coaching/instructional design

  • 2+ years of instructional coaching 

  • Ph.D. in Leadership Studies 

  • Certified coach 

  • My teaching is based on high levels of engagement, service, and practical application of theoretical concepts.