Sharon Steed is an international keynote speaker, author and founder of Communilogue, an empathy consultancy. She teaches teams and organizations to better communicate, collaborate and approach diversity and inclusion by engaging empathy. Her organizational empathy assessment identifies the gaps in both inclusion and empathy in team and/or organizational culture. Sharon has spoken in 17 countries spanning five continents at conferences and companies including Microsoft, Booking.com, Kraft Heinz, Northwestern Mutual and dozens of others. She has given a TEDx talk on empowering insecurities.
A lifelong stutterer, Sharon uses her speech impediment to both teach what empathy is and to inspire audiences to engage in empathy actions daily. An author and course instructor for O'Reilly Media, Inc., her eBook Empathy at Work is available in the O’Reilly library. Sharon has two LinkedIn Learning courses: “Driving Inclusion with Empathy” and "Communicating With Empathy" which has over 450,000 views. An Illinois, USA native, she currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.