Monica Sharma MD
Author Radical Transformational Leadership
Former Director Leadership and Capacity Development, United Nations OHRLLS
International Expert and Practitioner on Leadership Development for Equitable and Sustainable change
‘Development’ of the individual and the collective is being redefined by her, to include the further reaches of the human and cultural capabilities, to discover a deeper balance between humanity and nature, our intellect and emotion, our inner and outer worlds, and to foster its expression through many programmes world-wide in society as well as organizations.
Trained as a physician and epidemiologist, Dr. Monica Sharma worked for the United Nations from 1988 to 2010. As director of Leadership and Capacity Development at the United Nations and in other large-scale programs UNDP and UNICEF, she designed and directed programs for whole systems transformation and leadership development world-wide. Currently, as an international practitioner and expert on leadership development for equitable and sustainable change, she works with United Nations, universities, management institutions, governments, non-governmental organisations, business, media, and other organizations.
Dr. Monica Sharma designed and directed large programmes globally and lived and worked extensively in both developing and developed countries - in Africa, Asia, Arab States, Eastern Europe, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America. She pioneered the strategy for “whole systems transformation” for effectively addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic globally and reducing maternal mortality in South Asia, addressing women’s rights and leadership at all levels. These strategies were applied to other Sustainable Development Goals, and generated results. She led teams for policy formulation, strategic direction and programme development in 60 countries, building multi-stakeholder partnerships with governments, media, civil society and business.
Dr. Monica Sharma created a unique response model based on extensive application –a Conscious Spectrum Response Model- which is designed to, simultaneously in time, solve problems, shift systems and norms and create new patterns sourced from individual inner capacity. This approach has generated equitable and sustainable results worldwide. Her expertise related to realizing Sustainable Development Goals is essential in addressing current, complex problems.
Monica Sharma is the author of the book “Radical Transformational Leadership; Strategic Action for Change Agents”. Examples from different parts of the world show how we can source our inner capacities and wisdom to manifest change that embodies universal values of dignity, compassion and fairness, and simultaneously transforms unworkable systems and norms in order to solve problems.