Sharon Critchlow: Author. Speaker. Changemaker.

Sharon is listed as one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting 2019 in a global poll by Practice Ignition. Inclusion in this list is based on a dedication to promoting inclusivity and driving change, investing in the next generation and future of accountancy, involvement in industry initiatives and community.

Sharon is a popular conference speaker and writer on the subjects of emotional intelligence, mental health & wellbeing and the social aspects of the future of work. She is also a Time to Change Champion for mental health.

As an international best-selling writer and speaker Sharon is a vocal changemaker. She brings passion to the subjects of the future of work, diversity, emotional intelligence and environmental social governance.

Sharon is Director at Discover Your Bounce and is a qualified Accountant with over 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles and growing successful businesses. Within Discover Your Bounce, Sharon looks after the finances and provides strategic direction for the group. She is a popular conference speaker as well as regularly creating and facilitating workshops. A qualified coach and mentor, Sharon is passionate about people becoming the best that they can be and allowing their true talents to shine.

In her spare time Sharon is an Advocate for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) encouraging people in to the profession and supporting their development. She also enjoys music and has been known to play the flute and sing - although not at the same time!

Today the Discover Your Bounce Group consists of three companies and is helping more people than ever. Find out more here.

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More about Sharon Critchlow

  • Author.

    An international, best-selling author, Sharon has contributed to a selection of works, designed to help guide people through difficult times. She is a frequent contributor to magazines on topics of wellbeing, future of work and emotional intelligence. Some of her recent publications are listed above.

    You can see a full list of her books on her Amazon Author Page

    In 2018 Sharon and Nicky launched Discover Your Bounce Publishing, to help other budding authors publish their books in a straightforward way. Read more about the titles published and current projects here.

  • Speaker.

    Sharon is an entertaining conference speaker, having held keynotes in the UK, Caribbean, Europe and Asia to a variety of audiences. As well as being a regulator speaker for Transpire -The Directors Network and the Women Economic Forum, Sharon has hosted conferences as the compère and takes part in debates and panels.

    Sharon has a remarkable personal story. Born in to a working-class family, she left school with few qualifications and struggling to read. Within 8 years she qualified as an accountant and now sits on the governing council of a global accountancy body. Having overcome a long-term illness in her 30’s, Sharon speaks about thinking big, nurturing your dream, growing businesses and thriving in the male dominated world of financial services. Her story is one of hope, and having the courage to step in to being who you truly are.

    Her motto is Dream it! Plan it! Do it! Enjoy it!

    You can contact Sharon directly at

  • Changemaker.

    Sharon is a qualified Strategic Performance Coach on a mission to ensure everyone finds and nurtures their unique talent. Experienced in coaching and mentoring senior leaders and their teams, Sharon brings her experience in board level roles to challenge and support your progress.

    To find out more and arrange an initial session via Zoom, e-mail Sharon at