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Sharon Link

Sharon Link, PhD, is the lead principal consultant for Leadership via Design and senior learning strategist for She holds a PhD in leadership from Gonzaga University, a MEd in educational leadership with an emphasis in human resources, and a BA in education. After serving as a human resources director for several years and administering HR training, compliance management, and onboarding, Dr. Link worked as a classroom teacher with K-12 students and graduate students at various universities. Since then, she has focused on teaching adult learners throughout the country for a variety of organizations. At Leadership via Design, Dr. Link provides instructional design consulting, leadership development with an emphasis on women, and course development for a variety of industries. Her passions are leading, teaching, researching, and writing. James TG Link is a 23-year-old diagnosed with ASD twice. Despite numerous obstacles, he is now an adult and lives on his in an apartment with his two therapy dogs, Trapper and Chloe. He graduated with a regular diploma from an online high school, cooks extensively for himself, and now drives a car! James and his mom, Dr. Sharon Link-Wyer, co-wrote a book together entitled: The Abyss of Autism and the mother/son team present together at conferences and events, which he has been doing with his Mom’s support since he was a child. The nonprofit, Link Autism Leadership, was founded on his behalf and the organization offers various services, including writing services for other organizations.