For over 20 years, Shera has worked in the area of leadership education. Her experience includes business development, account management, and the design and delivery of customized leadership development interventions for corporate, education, and nonprofit sectors. She has managed several multi-year and multi-session leadership development initiatives involving hundreds of participants. She has also served as the Co-Deputy Director for a national leadership program. She brings that experience to bear in support of the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL) client relationship management process. As part of CCL’s strategy for strengthening client relationships, Shera is an integral part of representing the full scope of the Center’s capabilities.
Shera currently serves as the Nonprofit Portfolio Leader based in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is a certified CCL Executive Coach and Action Learning Coach. In addition she has several years of group facilitation experience in leadership development initiatives, including Maximizing Your Leadership Potential, Leadership Development Program, the African- American Leadership Program, and a variety of CCL custom programs.
Shera holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Her bachelor’s degree is in business administration with a concentration in management, her master’s is in adult education with a concentration in counseling, and she holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies.
Shera authored the guidebook Feedback that Works for Nonprofit Organizations. In addition, she has written a chapter, “Action Learning with Community-Based Nonprofits,” that appears in the book entitled Experience-Driven Leader Development. Shera’s interests include research on both the changing face of diversity in the workplace and building leadership capacity in the nonprofit sector.
Shera is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Her commitment to volunteerism includes Junior Achievement, an organization with a mission to teach children the principles of business and economics, and Mobile Meals, providing home-delivered meals services to people in need.