Episode 20: “Set your goal and keep grinding”- Dr. Sharon H. Porter
Dr. Sharon H. Porter resides in the Washington, DC area. She is the President of SHP Enterprise, the umbrella entity for Perfect Time SHP LLC Coaching, Consulting, and Book Publishing Firm, The G.R.I.N.D. Entrepreneur Network, and Write the Book Now! She is the host of the I Am Dr. Sharon Show and host and creator of five podcasts. Dr. Sharon Porter is the Executive Director of The Next In Line to Lead Aspiring Principal Leadership Academy (APLA). Dr. Sharon is the author of The Power of Networking: How to Achieve Success With Business Networking, Next In Line to Lead: The Voice of the Assistant Principal , Class of 2017 What’s Next?”, Women Who Lead: Extraordinary Women With Extraordinary Results, and North Carolina Girls Living In a Maryland World. She is a contributing author for “The MLM Book: The Business of the 21st Century”; “Women On A Mission: Sisterhood of Stories; ” 3 P’s of Success: Purpose, Passion, Profit”; “Renegotiating Greatness: 21 Lessons From Bold Entrepreneurs Who Have Built Successful Brands”; Behind the Scenes of a Phenomenal Woman and “Black Woman By Birth, Champion By Choice”.
Dr. Porter has served as an educator for over 25 years. She currently serves as an elementary school principal in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. She is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, National-Louis University, The Johns Hopkins University, Walden University, and Howard University. Sharon holds a National Association of Elementary School Principal Mentor Certification and is a Certified Gallup-Strengths Coach. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, International Association of Women (IAW), Professional Women of Winston-Salem, Sister 4 Sister Network, Inc and is an Official Member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
From the beginning, Dr. Porter was ready and prepared to share her knowledge. She explained to us the importance of effective communication and the importance of listening.When asked what it means to be an effective leader she explained that impact and influence are crucial. She also explained that effective leaders need to be competent, knowledgeable, and resourceful. Dr Porter let us know that we do not have to know it all. You just need to know where to get the information. She also shared there is growth in areas of opportunity. She encourages listeners to look at failure a different way. When it comes to working towards your goals, Dr. Porter reminds us to look at our circle of people we surround ourselves with and stated, “Do not allow others to dictate what you do and what you don’t do, validation is neither needed nor required, and everyone who is in your circle is not in your corner.”
Overall, Dr. Sharon Porter shared with us many great leadership tidbits including the following: say positive affirmations, keep grinding and don’t quit, it’s important to be impactful and resourceful, have effective communication, there is growth in all areas of opportunity, and we all get the same minutes in the day so use them wisely.
Check out the full show to hear more of Dr. Porter’s thoughts!!