Executive Coaching


Sharon and her writing partner, Beverly Kaye, have co-authored two best-selling books that have revolutionized the way employers and employees think about the workplace.

Their first book, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay, was written for managers and addresses one of their most important concerns: engaging and retaining their best employees. It has been translated into 20 languages.

Their second book, Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work, was written for the employees themselves. It teaches them how to get what they want out of the job, and how to be more productive and happier in the process. It has been translated into 15 languages.

Both books became bestsellers, with combined sales of more than half a million copies.

Love 'Em or Lose 'Em

In Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, the authors persuasively argue that the ever-increasing "race for talent" can be effectively won only by those who adopt a mindset and behaviors that truly support their employees. They then describe how to do so, with a focus on the important role that managers play.

Based on research with 17,000 people who have job longevity, the authors identified five top "stay factors" such as opportunity for growth and pay equity. Using these factors, they outline dozens of easy-to-implement strategies for increasing engagement and retention.

The book focuses on the practical, suggesting that managers take the initiative by telling their talented employees how much they’re valued and asking the question, ”What will keep you?” Armed with this invaluable information, managers can then customize their retention strategies to meet each valuable employee’s needs.

The book uses hands-on exercises and stories of others' failures and successes to get its message across.

One reviewer summed up Love 'Em or Lose 'Em by saying: “Any manager who dreads losing a top performer would do well to consider this book.”



Harvard Business Review: February 1, 2010

Emerald Journal: Library Management, volume 29 issue 3, 2008

Love It, Don't Leave It

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After their enormous success with their first book, Sharon and her writing partner teamed up to create Love It, Don't Leave It, which encourages employees to take responsibility for the way their work lives work.

Presented in an appealing, accessible A to Z format, the book includes strategies for communication, career growth, balancing work with family, and more.

Chapters include "Ask: And You May Receive," "Jerk: Work with One?" "Passion: It’s Not Just a Fruit," and "Zenith: Are We There Yet?"

Sharon has poured her many years of experience dealing with workplace issues into her books. Both Love 'Em or Lose 'Em and Love It, Don't Leave It have been highly praised for taking the mystery out of the field of employee retention and engagement. They embody the business philosophy and teaching methods that Sharon has used so successfully in her roles as a speaker and as one of America’s premier executive coaches.