To be a woman who makes “Pretty” moves you must first understand the gift you hold within and next understand how to utilize it.
Dr. Sharon H. Porter (Dr. Sharon), educator, author, publisher, and host, is the President of SHP Enterprise, the umbrella entity of Perfect Time SHP LLC, Coaching, Consulting, and Book Publishing Form and SHP Media and Broadcasting. She is the Executive Director and Founder of The Next In Line to Lead Aspiring Principal Leadership Academy (APLA), where she trains, mentors, and coaches assistant principals from across the U.S. who desire to take the helm as principal.
Dr. Sharon is owner, and Editor-In-Chief of Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine & Media. Dr. Sharon is the host of The I Am Dr. Sharon Show, a live in-studio interview show, and three podcasts, Write the Book Now, The GRIND Entrepreneur Network Spotlight, and Leadership Matters With Dr. Sharon. She is Cofounder and Vice-President of Media and Communications for WNM Ventures LLC. Dr. Sharon is a regular contributor to three magazines. Additionally, she has been featured in Sheen Magazine, Courageous Woman,COPA Style Magazine, Glambitious, Rolling Out, WoMelle, Kognito, Black Entrepreneurs of Color, Urban Sentinel, That Anita Live Show, Let’s Do This Show, Wake Up Call Radio Show, The Avenue Radio Show, EduMatch, Define U Radio, The Principal Entrepreneur, Forbes, Huffington Post, Prince George’s Community TV, and WJLA ABC7.
She has over 30 years of experience as a school principal, Leadership Development Coach, assistant principal, Instructional Specialist, Curriculum Coordinator, and elementary and middle school classroom teacher, and is currently serving as an elementary principal in Maryland. She is the author, visionary, and publisher of The Next In Line to Lead book series, The Women Who Lead Book series, and The HBCU Experience Anthology, book series.
Dr. Sharon earned her Educational Doctorate degree at Howard University, an Educational Specialist degree at Walden University, a post graduate certificate in administration and supervision at Johns Hopkins University, a Master’s degree at National-Louis University, and a Bachelor’s degree at Winston-Salem State University. She is a part of the 2019 Harvard University School of Education Women in Leadership Cohort.
Dr. Sharon is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council,Vice-President of the International Association of Women (IAW), Waldorf Chapter, American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), Professional Women of Winston-Salem (PWWS), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She serves on the Board of Advisors for The Women of Prince George’s and Envision, Lead, Grow (ELG), Inc, and is a part of the Executive Team of Black Women Education Leaders (BWEL), Inc., serving as National Secretary.
Outside of entrepreneurship and business, Who is Sharon Porter in five words?
Wife. Believer. Bonus Mom. Pet Mom. Educator.
What inspired your start into publishing and media?
The desire to share other’s journeys and stories. There is truly something inside of me that loves to elevate and amplify the voices of others.
You have worked many years in the workforce, what lessons were you able to carry with you in your entrepreneurial journey?
Three lessons I’ve learned in the workforce that I have been able to carry with my in my entrepreneurial journey are the following:
1. Slow down to go fast: There must be frequent “clarity breaks” to plan and regroup.
2. Act. Assess. Adjust.: “Do, Evaluate, Make changes as necessary.
3. Embrace and learn from failure: You learn, grow, and develop more from your failures than your successes. You must stop and take time to analyze your mistakes or shortcomings.
Tell us about Vision & Purpose Lifestyle Magazine and Media?
Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine is a print and digital bi-monthly lifestyle publication that launched in March 2020. The magazine is for the career professional, educator, business owner and entrepreneur.
Our columns include:
Dollars & Sense
Home Sweet Home
It’s All Business
Lights, Camera, Action,
Women Who Lead
Let’s Talk Politics
When It’s Natural
Can you share your 2022 journey with us?
2022 has been an incredible year thus far for Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine. Our 2022 cover features included Comedienne, host, and actress, Kiani Dancie; Retired Principal Carol Montague; Uber Driver, DaVanté Williams; entrepreneur and owner of Le’Craevyn’s iRep, Felcia Tabron; College Chancellor, Dr. Walter McCollum; the Men of Howard University School of Law; and Media Personality and star of OWN’s Belle Collective, Tambra Cherie.
We were also fortunate to be invited to cover the Sister In Business Expo, held in College Park, MD as well as. the National Book Festival held in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC.
How did your business excel, what major moves are you proud of?
My business excelled when we were able to secure corporate sponsors. I am proud of my sales team for making those moves as well as our contributing writers for their amazing articles in each issue.
What is next for you in 2023?
I look forward to moving into my brick-and-mortar headquarters in 2023 as well as securing additional corporate sponsors.
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
A Pretty Woman Who Hustles is a woman whose beauty is inside and out. She knows her worth and value and will get the job done… PERIOD.
Connect with Sharon online https://linktr.ee/sharonhporter
Join us daily as we feature 22 Women Making Major Moves in 2022, Read Part 4 of The Special Edition issue here: