Sharon Delaney McCloud, CDE®, is an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, Certified Diversity Executive, TEDx Speaker, author and communications expert who helps leaders and companies improve communication and executive presence to drive business results. As VP of Professional Development at Walk West, Sharon leads media training, presentation coaching and workplace communications programs for global clients. In addition, Sharon is an adjunt professor at North Carolina State University’s Jenkins MBA Program teaching business communications, and a Senior Instructor with Walk West On Demand and the Rock Your Next Talk Masterclass, an online, interactive course.
Sharon joined Walk West when she merged her video production company, Greenroom Communications, with Walk West in 2017. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication before embarking on a twenty-year career as a television journalist.
As an active member of the National Speakers Association, Sharon headlines conferences across the country and delivered her first TEDx Talk in 2019.
How does Sharon #ForgeAhead: By putting one foot in front of the other because when obstacles get in your way, you can look up, get up and get going.