Sharla is Vice President, Learning and Development Manager for Hilltop Holdings, headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has an extensive background in learning initiatives, employee engagement and career development. As a Certified Strengths Coach, Sharla is a fierce strengths enthusiast and strengths champion and is passionate about helping others grow and succeed by leveraging their strengths so they can become more of who they already are. She shares her passion for strengths as a keynote speaker, strengths coach and group facilitator.

Sharla has earned a reputation as a warm and caring facilitator who ensures her participants have excellent learning experiences and are able to apply that learning at work and at home.

Sharla has a bachelor’s degree in Human Relations from Southern Nazarene University, as well as SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. She also holds other numerous certifications from Bergerac, DDI, Gallup, InsideOut Development, Partners in Leadership, Personalysis, Prosci, Root Learning and VitalSmarts.