Portrait & Bio: Sharon Armstrong, co-author, "The Essential HR Handbook"

Photo by Steve Barrett Photography
Bio by Hope Katz Gibbs

Sharon Armstrong began her career in human resources in 1985 as a recruiter/trainer in a large Manhattan law firm. She took over as Director of HR at the DC firm Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge in 1991, and in 1994 became the Director of HR and Administration at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

In 2000, she opened her own firm, Sharon Armstrong & Associates, and since has consulted with many large corporations and small businesses. She has facilitated training, completed HR projects and provided career transition services for a wide variety of clients in the profit and non-profit sectors. Her firm also serves as a brokerage house for other HR professionals.

In 1998 she wrote a humor book about her dog Scooter, “Healing the Canine Within: A Dog’s Self-Help Companion.” Her first business book, Stress-free Performance Appraisals: Turn Your Most Painful Management Duty into a Powerful Motivational Tool was published by Career Press in July 2003. The Essential HR Handbook – A Quick and Handy Guide for Any Manager or HR Professional was published in August 2008. Coming this Spring is her newest book, The Essential Peformance Review Handbook.

Sharon received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Maine and her Masters Degree in Counseling from George Washington University. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). To contact Sharon, send her an email: sharon@sharonarmstrongandassociates.com.