Sharon Kaivani is a proven organizational effectiveness leader with a breadth of expertise in strategic change and talent management. She has 15 years experience crossing retail, financial services, transportation, and manufacturing sectors. Her career includes a blend of consulting and industry service.
Prior to her current consulting work, Sharon served in director roles at The Home Depot, leading talent management and change management teams. Under her leadership, Sharon’s organization produced and championed a range of strategic human resources tools for the enterprise, including a holistic change management methodology and field guide, a new leader assimilation approach, an organization-wide HR talent review process, and 360 assessments. She also penned a comprehensive organization design methodology and toolkit targeting HR generalists and business leaders, helping them to integrate business strategy into their organization structures. She also served as an HR generalist.
Before joining The Home Depot, Sharon had six years in consulting with both IBM Business Consulting Services in the Strategy and Change practice, and PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Organization Change Strategy practice. During her tenure, she led multiple change management teams through large-scale change efforts in a variety of industries. Her extensive change management work included organization design, communications, culture change, and training efforts, among other areas. While at the firm, she also authored an organization design training suite for fellow change management consultants.
Sharon also has a process redesign/reengineering background gained from her employment at First Union National Bank, now Wachovia. Her process-based foundation helps her to be a well-rounded practitioner, always searching for new ways to improve her clients’ effectiveness.
Sharon holds an MA degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a BA in Psychology from North Carolina State University.