Sharon M. Weinstein,
MS, CRNI-R®, RN, FACW, FAAN, CSP®
Keynote and Motivational Speaker ● Emcee/Facilitator ● Consultant ● Author
Behind closed doors…one never really knows what happens! Growing up, Sharon’s family seemed “normal” to those on the outside but belied the dark reality. Growing up, she appeared confident to others but lacked self-esteem and feared that others might discover her “truth.” To tell the story is to inspire and support others. To tell the story is to let go and transform oneself from victim to victor.
Sharon was the difficult child, a runaway who overcame parental childhood trauma to create a nursing career that has inspired colleagues around the country and across the globe. In the process, she has shifted her paradigm, mastered stress / crisis management, changed lives, including her own, and she takes audiences on a journey that will open doors and opportunities. She is the author of 19 books, including several award winners that have been translated into multiple languages.
Her highly acclaimed new book, Think Differently…18 strategies to fix broken thinking, co-authored with Dina Readinger, has been called, “a toolkit to get what you want and need,” and “trustworthy guidance for productive change.” The writing has been labeled, “bold and brazen, which in itself is diagnostic.”
With an unusual blend of substance and style, Sharon presents a unique approach to overcoming negative self-talk and limiting beliefs. After all, she changed, “learn to type, you’ll never amount to a damn thing,” the message she heard from her parents, into a success story. She has always done more, with less, because she could. Like you, Sharon worked long hours and ignored the stressors that affect our relationships, family, job, productivity, outputs, and health. Prior to her commitment to work/life integration, she worked 100 hours per week, 3 countries per week until she missed a family event because of a flight delay in Eastern Europe. The plane had contraband onboard, and the delay extended for 4 days. Sharon realized that she needed to shift her paradigm and ‘get a life.’ And that’s exactly what she did!
Sharon exudes energy, humor, and authenticity. She is a master storyteller who will delight your attendees and have them asking for more. As an Emcee/Facilitator, Sharon, the Stressbuster, will research your audience’s norms to customize content and references throughout the program. As a virtual emcee, she’ll visit breakout rooms/roundtables to secure nuggets that can be shared from the main stage. As a healthcare professional, she spent her career on-call. Now, she’s on-call to fill in for presenters who are not able to present on short notice due to illness, technology challenges, or travel. She goes far beyond the basics, offering humor and interaction. With Sharon, you are partnering with an Emcee who can fulfill the role, handle disruption, and make you, as the meeting planner, stress less, and truly shine!
She directed the Office of International Affairs for the hospital alliance, Premier Inc., for over 10 years. She holds the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP®) designation, the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers. Less than 17 percent of the more than 5,000 speakers worldwide, who belong to the 14-member associations of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF) hold this credential. Sharon is Chair of NSA’s Certification Committee, 2019-2022. She is a Certified Virtual Presenter.
Her work has been shared with participants worldwide; companies such as Premier, AIHA, Meritus Health, BD, Kellogg Alumni, George Washington University Hospital, OR Managers, BMO Harris Bank, Medline Industries, Cognizant, Genesis Health, Goodwin House, Lifebridge, Central Clinical Hospital (Moscow), Baptist Health System, Baxter, Bayer, Roche, Alnylam, HBA, Purdue Global University, and Dignity Health have partnered with Sharon when they want a balanced workforce, greater productivity, and service excellence.
She is a graduate of the Kellogg Executive Management Program and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Sharon is faculty at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Past President of NSA-DC and the Infusion Nurses Society, and a member of the professional advisory board for Purdue University Global. She is a Nursing Expert and a member of the Clinical Advisory Board for Carelinx.
BOOK SHARON NOW If you want:
- An Emcee/Facilitator who is a content weaver
- Someone to serve your audience
- Ideas worth sharing on a larger scale
- An engaging program that informs and delights participants
- Expert storytelling that will inspire, captivate and resonate
- A message that makes you think and empowers you to act
- A huge thank you from your audience
Proud to be featured in the September 2018 issue of Speaker Magazine (see page 22)