Carl H. Sharperson, Jr., CPBC

Carl H. Sharperson, Jr., CPBC


Carl Sharperson Jr. is a Leadership Innovation Strategist, speaker, author, and coach. He specializes in taking leaders from mediocre to maximizing their potential in work and personal life. He transforms his audience and coaching clients through his proprietary Sharp Leadership coaching process as well as drawing from his unique experiences in the military, Corporate America and entrepreneurship.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former United States Marine Corps pilot with a BS in Engineering, Carl documented those experiences in his books, Sharp Leadership Overcome Adversity To Lead With Authenticity, and Sharp Leadership – Parenting Principles For Rearing Young People. which are both life changing books. They can both be ordered by clicking on the www.carlsharperson website below.

Following his service, he went on to hold a number of senior sales and operational positions with Frito Lay, Procter & Gamble, and Colgate Palmolive. In fact, he was the Vice President of Manufacturing for an international sports company, when he felt the tug towards entrepreneurship. He then launched Sharperson’s Executive Leadership in 2000, where he has worked with executives at companies including: Harley Davidson, BMW, University of North Carolina, and Chick-fil-A, just to name a few.

As a speaker, Carl travels nationally, and was trained by the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC, as an adjunct trainer, where he specialized in executive coaching, leadership, and organizational development.

Carl recognizes the value of giving back and works on several community and faith based initiatives, serving as a mentor and a resource to maximize the potential of youth today. Carl and his wife make their home in the upstate of SC, and they are the proud parents of a son and a daughter.

Carl H. Sharperson, Jr.
Speaker| Author| Leadership Innovation Strategist
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Education, Certifications, and Boards:

  • BS, United States Naval Academy
    Annapolis, MD
  • Certified and trained coach by The Center for Creative Leadership
    Greensboro, NC, The Looking Glass Experience program
  • Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI)
    The Riley Institute at Furman – Fellow
  • Mentor for P.A.W. Journey
    Clemson National Championship Football teams
  • Honorary “Call Me Mister”
    Clemson University
  • ML King Award
    Clemson University
  • Experienced in various 360 instruments and assessments

Current Boards:

  • St Francis Hospital
  • Foundation Board My Fellow Countrymen
  • Mission to Eradicate Homelessness in the Military Veteran Community
  • Board of Directors Christ Training Board of

Former Boards:

  • Anderson Interfaith Ministries United Way Anderson, SC


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