About The AdviCoach Network

Every one of our coaches has many years of business management experience and skills. I combine my personal experience with AdviCoach’s proven processes and tools to create a customized approach specifically tailored to help you meet your business goals. You are the lynchpin of everything I do, with your needs and goals shaping my work. I specialize in helping you to fulfill your professional and personal goals. I understand these goals are often entwined.

  • Sharon Lewis

    Coach

    As a project manager with 25 years corporate experience, Sharon Lewis became an AdviCoach Owner and Principal Operator in Connecticut and Rhode Island to fulfill a desire to help business owners maximize the potential of their business, achieve their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity goals, and to support the local economy. Her burning desire is to leave things better than she found them!
    Sharon is an advocate for making work support lifestyle goals and would like to see all business owners find that sweet spot. As a business coach she works with business owners to define and achieve their vision for the business through Awareness, Education and Accountability. Sharon works face to face with business owners in Middlesex, New Haven and New London Counties and virtually with business leaders in other areas. Sharon is active in her local business organization- Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce as a Board member since 2017; Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador since 2018; and a Madison based BNI chapter in various leadership roles.

    Complete Bio

    “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.”

    Kurt Vonnegut

    What do you think of the Kurt Vonnegut quote above? It’s one of my favorites and I feel it often describes business owners and how they live their lives. If you are living safely in the center and need to get out of your comfort zone to re-energize your business, business coaching may be the way to go. If you’re a little too close to that edge for comfort, business coaching can give you a different perspective on your business and help you find the right balance.

    As a project manager with 25 years corporate experience, I became an AdviCoach Owner and Principal Operator in 2015 to fulfill a desire to help business owners maximize the potential of their business, achieve their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity goals, and to support the local economy I have coached and led high-performing product development teams with annual budgets in excess of $85M and find that the tools and processes that large corporations use are very applicable to small businesses as well. They can help streamline your business and increase your profitability. My business expertise includes:

    • Mentoring
    • Team Building and Effectiveness
    • Budget Development
    • Organizational Effectiveness
    • Change Management and Process Implementation
    • Strategic Planning
    • New Product Development
    • Risk Assessment and Contingency Planning

     

    I am an advocate for making work support lifestyle goals and would like to see all business owners find that sweet spot; I retired for a year in 2013 to spend time with my daughter. As an AdviCoach, I work with business owners by providing Awareness, Education and Accountability. My educational background includes a BS in Biology, an MS in Biochemistry from Drexel University in Philadelphia and an MBA from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford. I have been a member of the Board of Directors for an IT consulting company in Pennsylvania since 2011. I am active in many organizations in Middlesex and New Haven Counties: BNI Chapter Leadership Team in Madison; Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Ambassador for the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce; Strategic Planning Committee for the Ivoryton Village Alliance.

    I have lived in Connecticut (New London and Middlesex Counties) for 24 years. In my leisure time, I am active in investment and book clubs, enjoy gardening, keeping track of the chickens, cats and fish, and creating fused glass art.

    Areas of Expertise
    • Business development
    • Strategic planning
    • Financial analysis
    • Goal setting and action planning
    • Continuous quality improvement
    • Operations management
    • Team building and management
    Professional Training
    • M.B.A., 2005 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford, Connecticut.
    • M.S. Biological Science, 2001 - Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • B.S. Biological Science, 1990 - Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Where you can find us:

Shoreline East BNI

BNI has developed a winning formula and the Shoreline East Chapter in Madison is one of the largest and most successful chapters in the Connecticut. Sharon has served various roles on the leadership team.

Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce

The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce mission is to advance the economic vitality and quality of life in the Old Saybrook region. Sharon serves on the Chamber's Board of Directors.

Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce

The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic business organization with over 2,175 members that employ over 50,000 people. Sharon serves as a Chamber Ambassador.

Shoreline Business Forum

Shoreline Business Forum is an industrious, enthusiastic, creative and crazy busy business group that meets monthly in Westbrook CT for education and networking. Sharon co-hosts the event.

Southeastern Connecticut Women's Network

Southeastern Connecticut Women's Network: powerful, personal and professional relationships. The group meets monthly in Waterford CT.

Connecticut Money School

CT Money School, utilizes volunteers to provide financial education workshops and financial coaching services for economically disadvantaged individuals and families across the state. Sharon has provided educational workshops in New Haven and New London Counties.

Ivoryton Village Alliance

The Ivoryton Village Alliance is a group comprised of professionals, businesses and their associates to provide networking opportunities and community support.