Sharon Rich, B.A,. CPBA


In 2005, Sharon Rich founded Think Business Growth, Inc. (formerly Leadership Incorporated) to support the transformation of leaders and the organizations they lead — in order to produce both business results and value for their clients and communities. Sharon has developed leaders at: Yale Medical School, Mount Sinai Health Systems, Kaiser Permanente, Baxalta, ResMed, and many others in healthcare, medical manufacturing, technology, media, education, professional services, and other fields.

Sharon’s work is guided by 30 years of hands-on business and leadership experience. She has the full range of leadership experience from being an entrepreneurial owner of a boutique advertising agency (whose clients included Cedars Sinai, Centinela Hospital, NME and AMI) to roles on the senior leadership teams in national/international firms, including OgilvyOne, a division of Ogilvy & Mather.

Sharon earned her BA in psychology from UCLA in 1980, pursued graduate studies in psychology and education at Antioch University in the early 1990s, and is a graduate of Coach, Inc., the leading global provider of coach training programs. Sharon is committed to lifelong learning and is certified in Rapid Culture Change, Rapid Team Results and Group Facilitation. Sharon is on the faculty of Coach, Inc., and trains coaches all over the world.

Sharon holds a PCC accreditation from the International Coach Federation. She is also a Certified Professional Behavior Analyst (CPBA), which means she is highly proficient in administering, debriefing and training with the DISC and PIAV assessments. She is a group leader in the ProVisors network in Los Angeles.

Over her long career as a coach, Sharon has worked with the following organizations and individuals:

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary: President/Chair, COO, CNO, CMO, Controller
Mount Sinai Health: VP, Deputy Chair/Administration and Finance
Yale School of Medicine: Department Chair, Development work with entire medical faculty and staff
House Ear Clinic: Leadership Team
Kaiser Permanente: Riverside Leadership Team
Kaiser Permanente: Riverside Medical Group Leadership Team
Kaiser Permanente Vision Essentials: Production Supervisor
Phelps County Regional Medical Center: Practice Manager, Director of Critical Care, Chief CRNA Anesthesia. Head of Utilization Management,
Fairfield Medical Center: President Medical Staff
Ohio Mission Lifeline Hospital: WorkGroup Co-Chair/Emerging Physician Leader
St. Joseph Berea: Hospital Medicine Program Lead
Alegent Health Immanuel Hospital: Emerging Physician Leader
CHI St. Vincent: Emerging Physician Leader
Lee Memorial Health System: Critical Care Director, Systems Director Community Health, Systems Director Practice Operations, Emerging Physician Leader - Emergency Medicine, Physician Group President, Ambulatory Nurse Manager
St. John’s Clinic - Rolla: Emerging Physician Leader
Wildwood Family Clinic Madison WI: Physician Leader
Sheridan Home Care: President

Sharon lives in West Los Angeles with her husband, in their recently empty nest. She likes to travel, ski, meditate, read, write, and make interesting and delicious things.