President & Principal Consultant

Sharon Stolt

Hi, I'm Sharon Stolt - it's nice to meet you!  I'm a leadership and team effectiveness trainer & coach.  My expertise in leadership skills and my talent as a training facilitator combine to help you lead your teams to higher levels of performance.  I founded Constellation Leadership Solutions on the conviction that everyone deserves to work on a great team, and I'm committed to helping team leaders elevate their teams to greatness.

I'm best known for my lively and motivational facilitation style. I challenge my workshop participants to reassess their first reactions and I support them as they explore new approaches. Operating from the intersection of education and inspiration, I create and facilitate group experiences that prompt interpersonal discovery, build new skills, and inspire the behavior change needed for success. My workshop participants often come back to share their success stories with me after implementing their new skills.

My background

I have more than a decade of experience designing and facilitating leadership training programs.  As a former Director of Learning & Development at Visa, Inc.; in 2014, I developed and launched the company’s first comprehensive manger training program, The Visa Manager Experience. The following year, I was awarded Visa’s highest honor, the Go Beyond award, as a result of my work on that program. Soon after, I led the design and launch of the inaugural Visa University campus for leadership training in Foster City, CA.

My career began at what is now Kindercare Education, where I co- created and facilitated teacher on-boarding, front-line manager, and district manager training programs. I have co-authored and facilitated workshops on a wide-ranging set of topics including goal-setting, creative group problem solving, coaching and feedback, communication styles, Crucial Conversations®, time management, and intercultural communication. I hold a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, and a post-graduate certificate in Management of Training.

On a personal note...

I live in Berkeley with my family and our goldendoodle pup Bailey.  I'm a mom, I'm a huge fan of red wine, and I'm a passionate advocate for common-sense gun laws and comprehensive drug policy reform.