Communications and coaching from the inside out
And Then Communications loves the value of a good story—but we’re not all talk. We bring demonstrated skills and experience to help you and your team succeed.
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Executive communicators trust us to help leaders achieve their goals and improve their corporate reputation. As the advisor to the Executive Communication Council, we support elite industry professionals, stay on top of trends and oversee the annual Executive Communication Benchmark research.
We started this business because we believe successful employee communications lead to, well, success. Clients benefit from our expertise and genuine enthusiasm for the process.
Change is hard, and a thoughtful communications strategy is critical. We partner with you to help employees understand what’s changing, how it will affect them, how to influence behaviors and what they need to do next.
We help our clients realize their potential. A certified iPEC coach, our founder, Sharon McIntosh, helps communications pros unlock their energy and channel strengths and skills to become more effective leaders.
Using iPEC’s proprietary tool, the Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Assessment, we measure how our clients perceive and approach work and life. Beginning with the awareness and insights gained through the ELI debrief, we identify and overcome hurdles, uncovering new possibilities for their lives.
We’d prefer our clients tell you
“In her role as Member Advisor for the Executive Communication Council, Sharon provides insights that our members need while making them feel professionally held, giving them the unmistakable message: We’re going to figure this out.”
Founder & Executive Director,
Executive Communication Council
“Sharon and I worked together to create an award-winning, turnkey communications program for a massive workplace and cultural transformation at IHG’s headquarters. She was the consummate business partner, and I was always grateful to have her at my side.”
Intercontinental Hotel Group
“And Then Communications has supported me across several significant and successful change communications initiatives at Otis, United Technologies, Eversource and Clarios. Sharon’s easy to work with, responsive and strategic—and provides a great addition to any team.”
Vice President, Communications,
“I had the unique task and opportunity to develop a pro-equity framework to guide and inform our employees’ work practices, policies and processes to ensure equitable approaches and outcomes were being considered for all Eversource customers and communities. This work was uncharted for our company and industry, with no roadmap or prescribed best practice to rely on. And Then Communications understood my vision and recommended activities and tactical content to begin to address change management needs and identify strategic pillars to successfully anchor our equity work. I highly recommend And Then Communications.”
President, Eversource Foundation
Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Equity,
“I began working with Sharon when my confidence was shaken. She helped me unlock the love and passion I have today for my role (and myself)!”
Internal Communications Manager
“Sharon helped me sharpen my focus, identify what truly matters to me and relate all aspects of my job search to my values. Her relatability, kindness and sense of humor made it easy to confide in her.”
“Sharon helped me successfully navigate the most challenging professional experience I have gone through in a 25-year career. The insights, support and genuine caring
"Sharon is a gifted and natural coach. She listens to deeply understand and helps guide and shape the coaching process in a way that benefits the client. She comes with no pre-set agenda other than to best support her client - allowing the client to lead each session as she introduces insights, resources, tools and support. Sharon comes with my highest level of recommendation. I will carry my learnings from our coaching sessions with me forever - at work and in life."
Senior Director, Executive and Internal Communications,
"Sharon created a wonderful space to understand my professional journey on a much deeper level. She provided tools and insights to elevate myself out of the day-to-day muck. I instantly connected and trusted Sharon which made every session beyond valuable."
Chief Operations Officer
"Coaching with Sharon helped me create a vision for the future and realise it. My life has completely transformed through the process. I'm more connected to my family, much less stressed, and really love my work."
Listen & Learn
And Then Communications believes all good relationships begin with listening.
It’s all about you
Assess & Plan
We quickly get up to speed on your unique needs and culture, to set up the right strategy.
Execute & Measure
We bring a defined plan—and a measurement mindset—to support your ability to deliver on your goals and vision.
Sharon is president and founder of And Then Communications.
An entrepreneur with Fortune 500 credentials, she shares her passion for creating and executing new ideas to drive executive communications, employee engagement and change management communications with her clients. Clients have included AbbVie, Clarios, Eversource, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Otis Elevator, Raytheon Technologies, Toyota, Under Armour and United Technologies.
Before launching And Then Communications, Sharon served as PepsiCo’s vice president of Global Internal Communications, overseeing the company’s efforts to connect with its more than 274,000 employees worldwide. She and her team launched a number of innovative employee initiatives, including the company’s first social media training (SMART U) and PepsiCo’s award-winning employee ambassador program.
Before joining PepsiCo, Sharon worked at Sears and Waste Management in various communications capacities, including media relations, speechwriting and corporate communications. She holds a master’s degree in leadership communications from DePaul University.
Committed to personal growth and learning, Sharon earned her Prosci accreditation in 2019, completed her iPEC coaching certification in 2021 and is an advisor to the Executive Communication Council.
She is constantly inspired by the best storyteller she knows, Norene McIntosh.
Laura is a communications consultant, business coach, writer and adjunct ethics professor.
She brings a unique blend of professional experience, keen insight and her trademark ability to cut to the chase—always with a laugh—to every project. She has a long track record of helping organizations and individuals thrive.
Clients have included Aldi, Johnson Controls, KPMG, S.C. Johnson & Sons and Whittman-Hart. Laura earned a B.A. in economics and journalism from Indiana University and a master’s degree in spirituality from Loyola University Chicago. She’s also a practicing spiritual director.
Shonda is our invaluable assistant. Highly organized, efficient and always learning new skills, Shonda manages And Then Communications’ administrative tasks, allowing our consultants to focus on clients.
Clients have included Deloitte, United Airlines and The University of Chicago.
Shonda holds a B.A. in administration and management from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
How about now?
Is now good?
It doesn’t matter if you’re on the “Best Places to Work” list or going through major layoffs. You need to find and motivate your most engaged people. Regardless of the timing, we’re here to help.