Sharon Turnoy
Most Recent Book Title
Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun
Book Description
Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun contains 27 individual CEO assistants' stories of life behind the doors of the C-Suite. Almost ten years after its release, it is still ranked #49 in popularity out of all the admin training books on Amazon and within the 30,000 ranking out of all 8 million books on Amazon. In addition, it has been frequently used in UC Extension courses to train senior admins. Customer reviews rate it 4 or 5 stars, with 66% of customers rating it 5 stars for its humor and entertainment value.
Additional Book Titles
Memoir in progress.
Author bio
For more than 25 years, Sharon Turnoy has advised C-level and marketing executives on how to refine their communications strategy to meet company objectives. Her content areas include technology, software, IT, finance, real estate, medicine, psychology, neuropsychology, diversity, and higher education.

Sharon is an accomplished ghostwriter. Sharon has ghostwritten speeches, personal book chapters, blog posts, and articles, and has a knack for picking up the voice of the client quickly.

Sharon’s expertise in managing, training, and hands-on performance include writing, ghostwriting, speech writing, copy writing, executive branding, technology translations for speeches and articles, speaker placement, and speaker coaching/media training. Sharon has trademarked a proprietary speaker coaching methodology tailored to the individual.

Throughout her career, Sharon has held leadership roles with technology companies and educational institutions, including U.C. Santa Cruz, Synopsys, Hewlett-Packard, Stanford University, Cisco, and Hitachi. In 2002 she started a part-time consulting business, Communication Mavens. She has now taken that business full-time and has delivered a wide variety of projects that have enriched her skills well beyond her prior full-time positions’ assignments.
Professional Speaker Topics
Women's issues, art of public speaking, how to use LinkedIn for the job search.
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken." Oscar Wilde

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