Who We Are
At Six Words, we consult, advise, and strategize with Business and HR leaders to bring forward the actions required to accelerate leadership capabilities, build the employee experience and increase business potential. We support the principles that a strong culture leads to a high level of employee engagement, an integral part of all successful businesses.
Six simple words are a reminder for all leaders “You can’t do it without People”.
What We Do
We connect with our clients to learn about their specific needs. We are focused on accelerating our clients strengths and optimizing their potential. We bring real business experience and proven best practices to the forefront of all discussions and provide the expertise to take business to the next level.
All it takes is Six Words!
Sharon is a trusted leader and advisor, with more than 35 years experience in the fields of Human Resources, Restaurant Operations, Marketing, Franchisee Relations, Change Management, Business Consulting and Executive Leadership.
She inspires others by sharing her experiences, insights and proven best practices, with the goal to assist business leaders in achieving their full potential.
Sharon enjoyed a long, diverse and award-winning career with McDonald's Restaurants, in Canada and across Europe. Her career spanned across seven McDonald's markets, including Canada, Russia, Hungary and Scandinavia.
One of her biggest achievements was being a part of the team which brought McDonald's to Russia and expanded to over 37 cities. Living and working in Russia over a 10 year period, gave her added insights into the global marketplace and the economics needed to build long term business growth.
Back in Canada, Sharon rose through the ranks to Regional Vice President, where she worked closely with Franchisees and Corporate teams to profitably grow market share and bring to life the vision of modernizing the brand.
In 2014, she was promoted to Senior Vice-President and Chief People Officer for McDonald's Canada, proudly providing executive leadership for over 90,000 corporate staff, franchisees and restaurant employees. Sharon was a champion and role model for Women in leadership, being a member of the McDonald’s global Women’s Leadership Network and an integral member of the creation of the Canadian chapter.
After 35 years with the golden arches, Sharon achieved a life long goal of early retirement from the corporate world in 2017, at age 50. She is often called upon to speak about her experiences and to provide consulting and coaching services in support of business leaders.
Sharon is also an avid traveler, having completed the rare feat of traversing all seven continents of the world and exploring more than 70 countries and counting.
As a co-founder and CEO at Simplicity Car Care, one of Canada's fastest growing collision repair franchises, my partners and I knew we needed an advisor who would consult us at a strategic level and be willing to assist with tactical deployment of our Talent Management initiatives.
Sharon was exactly the solution we needed. She met with us to conduct a needs assessment, where we then developed action plans to achieve the goals we targeted. She has provided us a strategic outlook on our people and our operations that we never had before. We are now developing leaders for our national and North American growth thanks to the processes developed under Sharon’s leadership.
Thank you, Sharon and congratulations, to the organizations that work with her, you are about to significantly supercharge your business capacity.
CEO Simplicity Car Care
"Sharon was a keynote speaker at our Regional team meeting. She truly elevated the day with her presence and unique presentation. I received rave reviews from my team about her ability to connect with the audience.
People were fascinated by Sharon, with her candid way of speaking, openness to share secrets to her success, and doing it in a way which showed her humility."