Meet the Faculty / Staff / Alumni Coaches
Financial Analyst III, Georgia Tech Professional Education
“just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who think differently...” ― Michelle Obama
My name is Arnel Richardson and I am a Financial Analyst III in the Georgia Tech Professional Education department. After earning my BS in Accounting from Morgan State University, I entered the financial world to explore my passion for accounting and finance. I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland and relocated to Atlanta, Ga in 2006. In 2017, I completed a MBA from The University of North Alabama. I am a wife and mother of three. Actively involved in my community, I am a board member of She Steams Foundation, an organization that focus on exposing young girls to the STEM field. I am passionate about the youth and consistently offer my expertise and time to make a difference in my community.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:My decision to participate in the Leadership Fellow program aligns with where I see myself in the near future. I am grateful for the opportunity to development professionally by gaining valuable coaching skills while at the same time helping someone accomplish their goals.
Human Resources Business Partner
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sharon is the Human Resources Business Partner for the Georgia Tech Library. She was previously the HR Business Partner for OIT. Sharon is actively involved on campus and has served as a founding leadership team member in the Web of Brilliance Employee Resource Group and currently serves on the leadership team of the Resilience Employee Resource Group. In addition to her experience at Georgia Tech, Sharon’s professional career includes diverse Human Resources leadership roles in business ranging from corporate to start-up ventures. In these roles, Sharon has served as an advisor and coach leading and facilitating talent and change management initiatives. She received her B.S.B.A in Human Resources Management from the University of Louisville and her M.B.A. in Human Resources Management and Development from Kennesaw State University.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:Throughout her career, Sharon has been told that she is “good at bringing people together” and has used this strength in facilitating connections, relationships and solutions for the people, teams and organizations that she has served. At the heart of “bringing people together” is coaching individuals and teams to see as well as achieve their individual potential to drive positive results. Sharon has a passion for working with young adults and helping them unlock and leverage leadership talent and potential for both personal and professional growth. She is excited to combine so many passions in serving as a Leadership Fellow and looks forward to the mutually rewarding journey of discovery, growth and development with the students she coaches.