Sharon Flinder

Sharon Flinder


Practice Leader, Executive Coaching

Dr. Sharon Flinder is the Executive Coaching Practice Leader at Transformation Systems, Inc. (TSI), and a Board Certified Coach (BCC) with a specialization in executive and leadership coaching. She coaches leaders to increase their effectiveness by developing greater self-awareness of personal and interpersonal dynamics. She is committed to helping leaders create their desired results and best leverage their network and staff. She integrates assessment instruments into her practice, frequently using 360 Degree Feedback. She has coached Federal government leaders from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Federal Executive Institute, including Senior Executive Service leaders, for over eight years, logging more than 1000 hours of coaching. Her coaching framework is based on the GOOD model originated by Jeffrey Auerbach of the College of Executive Coaching, which includes helping the client identify their Goals, determining Options, overcoming Obstacles, and supporting the client as they take action, i.e., “Do.” Sharon loves her government clients and is committed to both their success and happiness.


As an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, Sharon’s area of expertise is individual, group and organizational motivation, performance and growth. At the individual level, she specializes in assessment, coaching, and development of leaders. At the organizational level, she works to align motivational systems with organizational goals, including training and development systems, performance appraisal and feedback systems, and compensation and reward systems. She has worked with the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program to increase leadership effectiveness, recognition and professional development opportunities.


Sharon received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Virginia Tech. Sharon’s Certifications include:

  • Board Certified Coach (BCC) – Center for Credentialing & Education
  • Leadership Practices Inventory 360 Assessment – College of Executive Coaching
  • Proficient Executive 360-Degree Feedback – Psychological Associates
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – Center for Application of Psychological Type
  • Emotional Intelligence QuickScan – College of Executive Coaching
  • Etiquette and Protocol Consultant – Protocol School of Washington