Author: Linda Sharkey

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Dr. Linda D. Sharkey is Global Managing Director and Partner at Achieveblue, a boutique consultancy that specializes in leadership development, cultural
transformation and talent and organization development.  Prior to joining Achieveblue, Linda was the Chief Talent Officer for HP and also held numerous Executive Human Resources roles at GE.  Linda is co-author of Winning with Transglobal Leadership which has been recognized as one of the Top 30 Best Business Books for 2012 by Executive Summaries. She has also co-authored a ground breaking book on talent management entitled Optimizing Talent. Linda is a widely sought after executive coach and as such is a Founding Member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group. She is a frequent keynote speaker at industry and company events and is often cited as one of the best thought leaders in her field.  She holds a Ph.D from Benedictine University and lives in Saratoga, California.  She can be reached at

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