sharon wang, principal at kotter


Sharon Wang


For over 15 years, Sharon has worked with global clients to design and execute their business transformations as well as manage operations. As a Principal for Kotter, Sharon supports Kotter’s most complex engagements, walking alongside clients in their transformation efforts. Sharon has worked across a range of industries including energy, healthcare, federal government, media/publishing and entertainment. At Kotter, Sharon’s work helps individuals and groups develop leadership skills, using principles founded on decades of Dr. Kotter’s research and experience. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. With experience managing and transforming various corporate operations, Sharon brings a unique perspective to the work at Kotter.

Sharon is based out of Los Angeles, CA.

If you weren’t working at Kotter, what would you be doing instead?

I would most likely still be spending every day helping groups of people accept, live with and thrive as the world changes faster and faster. 

What in your background helps you in this job?

I am multilingual, multicultural, and female. These attributes create the empathy, creativity and grit needed to be effective in this job. 

Why did you decide to work at Kotter?

Dr. Kotter’s work is based on research.  As a practitioner, I appreciate this so much.  Like Dr. Kotter, I want to pass on the knowledge for best practices. Why should every organization struggle through the same mess every time intentional, systematic change is required?  Why not teach each other? Empower each other?  Why not activate millions so that they can lead billions?

What’s got you thinking right now?

Education is on my mind a lot. How do we get education to as many young people as possible?  How do we ensure education is continuous for all adults?  

Share something about you that would most surprise people.

My family resides in various countries around the world.