CEO, Author and Executive Coach
Tomlin Sharkey and Associates, USA

Dr Linda Sharkey is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s preeminent thought leaders on global leadership and organization development. At the foundation of Linda’s success are years of in-the-trenches experiences with some of the world’s largest and most admired companies - building high-performing teams and developing talent that drives productivity and company growth. As Chief Talent Officer of Hewlett Packard, Linda drove the company’s talent initiatives and increased women in leadership roles by 36%. During her tenure at GE as a Senior HR Executive she designed a led a landmark leadership development effort named a best practice by then CEO Jack Welch.

Linda’s pioneering publications include Winning with Transglobal Leader, Optimizing Talent and her new book Future Proof Workplace with Morag Barrett. She is a regular contributor to Forbes and Duke Corporate Education’s Dialogue Magazine. She hosts a radio show iLead- the Leadership Connection where she offers listeners practical, actionable tips to grow their leadership capability. In her spare time she loves skiing, boating and anything connected with global travel.

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