Sharon Faye – Corporate Psychologist
Founder, Sharon Faye Foundation
BA (Psych); BPsych; MPsych (Org); EMBA (UWA); MFRT; MIACN; DipClinHyp
Sharon is the Managing Director of Clear Perceptions and is a practicing Corporate Psychologist with a wealth of organisational and clinical experience. Sharon developed the original concept of building Emotional Strength in business. Sharon’s vision for Clear Perceptions is Healthy Business ~ Healthy World. As an organisational psychologist in private practice, Sharon has been building Emotional Strength in business, with owners, partners and executives for 20 years. Her work is based on her belief that whatever the leaders are experiencing in their business is a direct reflection of their internal world. The first step to developing healthy workplaces is for executives to become aware of their internal world and the unconscious drivers that influence their leadership style, decision making, communication, and workplace performance. Facing yourself and all your defence mechanisms, such as the many layers of denial, is a deeply challenging process. Leaders emerge from this process. Sharon is also the Chair and founding Director of the Sharon Faye Foundation. The Foundation’s purpose is to conduct research into Emotional Strength and demonstrate how Emotional Strength is essential to improve the education of our children, the health of our people, the quality of our leaders, the effectiveness of our law and the value of our economy. This purpose will drive the Foundation’s research and publishing activity in five key areas: health, education, business, law and the political system. Sharon’s dedication to improving the experience of being human originates from her own experience of recovering from severe childhood abuse. Sharon developed Emotional Strength within herself and has dedicated her life to building Emotional Strength in others. Emotional Strength is the ability to respond in an open and vulnerable way in the face of intense emotional experience. Sharon was awarded a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology in 1994, a Bachelor of Psychology from Edith Cowan University in 1995 and a Master of Psychology (Org) with Distinction from Curtin University in 1998. Her research focused on testing the structure of affective well-being. Sharon went into private practice in 2000. In 2008 Sharon presented the concept of Emotional Strength at the International Congress of Psychology in Berlin. Sharon completed an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Western Australia in 2011 and her research focused on building a sustainable business model in the private sector. Sharon is also a practicing neuropsychotherapist. Sharon lives in beautiful Perth Western Australia, raised four children and has seven grandchildren; she runs marathons and loves good coffee.