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Steph Sharma believes in the shift to shared purpose, as a core strategic imperative for business. She is Managing Director of Symbio Strategies, a Seattle-based management consulting with a dedicated research arm that informs leaders through transformation to the creation of shared purpose. Social impact and human value in organizations, remain untapped opportunities for realizing human value to the long-term viability of the organization. Through consulting, speaking, writing and community engagements, Steph has dedicated herself to helping organizations define, understand and realize this value.

Across the past seven years Steph has contributed to a variety of organizations in the local sustainability and social impact spaces. From 2013-2017 she taught Strategy at Presidio Graduate School in Seattle and San Francisco. Organization Founders that were once her students in strategy remain part of her advising and supporting network. As Founder and Vice Chair of the Social Enterprise Alliance (www.se-alliance.org) Washington State Chapter from 2011-2015, she engaged executive level social enterprise leaders to develop a state vision, catalyze events and develop a volunteer board of directors.

From her international career at Gallup (www.gallup.com) and her degree in international business from Thunderbird School of Global Management (www.thunderbird.edu,) Steph applies a global mindset and integrated perspective to her research and consulting. Across the past 25 years, she has advised senior leaders and managers on key drivers of engagement including selection, retention, performance, development, training, well-being and engagement. Select strategy consulting customers include: Ann Taylor, Marriott, Catholic Health Initiatives, Memorial Hermann Health System, Stryker Corporation, Commonwealth Bank, Owens Corning and Starbucks.

As an active member of the Puget Sound sustainability community, Steph enjoys developing and mentoring entrepreneurs with emphasis on social impact, healthcare and globalization.