Dr. Sharon H. Porter (Dr. Sharon) is the President of SHP Enterprise, the umbrella entity of Perfect Time SHP LLC, Coaching, Consulting, and Book Publishing Form and SHP Media and Broadcasting. She is the Executive Director and Founder of The Next In Line to Lead Aspiring Principal Leadership Academy (APLA), where she trains, mentors, and coaches assistant principals from across the U.S. who desire to take the helm as principal.
Dr. Sharon is Co-Founder, owner, and Editor-In-Chief of Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine, is the host of The I Am Dr. Sharon Show, and is Cofounder and Vice-President of Media and Communications for WNM Ventures LLC, and the Founder of the Young Ladies Who L.E.A.D. Mentoring Program
She has over 25 years of experience as a school principal, Leadership Development Coach, assistant principal, Instructional Specialist, Curriculum Coordinator, and elementary and middle school classroom teacher. Dr. Sharon is the author, visionary, and publisher of The Next In Line to Lead book series, The Women Who Lead Book series, and The HBCU Experience Anthology, book series.
Dr. Sharon is a graduate of Howard University, Walden University, Johns Hopkins University, National-Louis University, and Winston-Salem State University. She is a part of the 2019 Harvard University School of Education Women in Leadership Cohort.
She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, International Association of Women (IAW), American Business Women's Association, Professional Women of Winston-Salem, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She serves on the Board of Advisors for The Women of Prince George’s and Envision, Lead, Grow (ELG), Inc. Dr. Sharon is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and National Association of Elementary School Principal ( NAESP) Certified Principal Mentor.
The work of Women in Leadership is a passion. Dr. Sharon often speaks on the 4 Principles of Effective Leadership: Integrity, Execution, Competency, and Collaboration. She continues to encourage, empower, and enhance the lives of women leaders across the United States.