Sharon Strand Ellison
Sharon Ellison is an award-winning speaker, international consultant, and recipient of the Kaplan honorary award as a communication pioneer. Creator of the Powerful Non-Defensive Communication™ process, she is the author of Taking the War Out of Our Words. She and her daughter, Ami Atkinson Combs, co-authored the audiobook, Taking Power Struggle Out of Parenting, a Benjamin Franklin Award winner.
In decades of experience as a keynote speaker, Sharon has been described as brilliant, exciting, challenging, funny, practical, inspirational and visionary. She provides outstanding training for professional and community organizations, and individuals, couples and families.
A natural storyteller, Sharon shows how we unconsciously create and accelerate needless conflict, even with loved ones. She demonstrates how making simple changes can transform communication. We can then defuse defensiveness, often instantly, even in high conflict situations. Skills are immediately applicable.