Finish the Sentence
A Business Fable About Women Unlocking Their Power and Discovering Career Success
By Sharan Kuyawa Hildebrand
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
Searching for a career pivot? Looking to return to the workforce? The question of “what you want to be?” is timeless, regardless of where you are on your career journey.
The women of Finish the Sentence understand …
Claire and Bryn – led successful careers before leaving to start their families. With kids in school full-time, they want to go back to work. What do they do? How will they get started?
Colleen – an accomplished non-profit leader with a satisfying life and a wonderful partner. She wants to do more, and make bigger things happen, but how does she figure out what this means?
Diana – a single mom that dreams of having her own business, tied to a charitable cause. How does she decide to take this leap and trust that a net will be there if she falls?
Claudia – a corporate executive with a strong resume that loves volunteering her time. What is the valuable lesson she must learn about managing her ego and its impact on her life?
Madeline – the serial entrepreneur, ready to share her success and connect women with kick ass careers. She’s passionate about what she does but is haunted by something from her past. What will happen once she re-visits this ghost?
Join these women on their shared journey to change their lives – and learn the exercises, tools, and best practices they use to unlock their power and discover career success.
"Sharan artfully weaves a storyline of five different women contemplating their career journey against a backdrop of what they value most. The characters are very relatable in that the reader might find a common thread in each vignette against their own situation. The tone is upbeat, optimistic and exudes a "can-do" attitude but is grounded in the reality and frustrations often encountered when women are confronted with multiple, competing priorities of life choices. Amid page turning wonderment of what they will do next, Sharan inserts very practical career building tools the reader can take away and make their own to encourage and inspire their own career pivots. I hope you enjoyed the read as much as I did!"
Amy Riggert - GM Industry Solutions, Microsoft
"Sharan made this book so easy to read & the lessons so easy to apply. I found myself wanting to read it quickly but realized that by taking my time after each chapter to journal or use each lesson it was so much more valuable. I appreciate how it is a fable but you can tell based off her real experience. Already found a friend for my AL partner!! "
Cherise Thielen - Head of Enablement and Business Development, Korbyt
About the Author
Sharan is passionate about empowering others. As a technology industry executive for 30+ years, Sharan has built her success on finding ways to empower her customers, employees, and colleagues for her entire career.
Succeeding in a male dominated industry, Sharan has had her share of trials and tribulations. Her journey is filled with stories and lessons that challenged her confidence, checked her ego, and at times broke her heart.
Overcoming these challenges meant not "going it alone", and with this mindset Sharan built a network of mentors and mentees that remain her biggest treasure. The lessons learned and exercises that changed the trajectory of her career are captured in Finish the Sentence.
With her first book, Sharan tells the story of six different women that learn, grow, and develop from defining moments based on lessons Sharan has learned over the course of her career.