- A leader is a champion of people, the future, and possibilities.
- Becoming an entrepreneur is a scary thing, but if you can see the rewards you can do it despite fears.
- When great leaders see something special in someone else they try to lift them up and set them out on that path.
- Learn all that you can in order to help others.
- The worst that can happen is that you’ll learn something.
- To go to the next level you need a strong team.
- Surround yourself with people you can strengthen, and who can strengthen you as well.
- Impact as many people as you can.
- Money is a tool that helps you in a lot of ways.
- If you go out and make a difference, you will be taken care of.
- Go with what is in your heart and what you’re passionate about.
- Don’t just put bodies in the seat: find the right fit.
- If you find people to simply fill the seat you’re moving backwards. If you want to move forward you can’t be afraid of being understaffed until you get the right people.
- It’s okay to make mistakes, but you need to learn from them and move forward.
- Fight through the challenges, because that’s what makes you stronger.
- Help others along the way.
“A leader is a champion of people.”
“How can you make a difference?”
“You can impact lives.”
“The stuff that I feared wasn’t anything to fear.”
“Establish a legacy.”
“There is power in not knowing all the answers.”
“I am good enough. I am worthy.”
“Don’t give up. Be a risk taker.”
“Don’t be afraid of doing something different.”
More On Sharon Green:
Sharon Green is the owner of Sharon Green Insurance Agency with State Farm in Slidell, La and a resident of Mandeville, La. On January 25, 2018, she celebrated 30 years of “World Class Service” with State Farm.
Sharon is the seventh of eight children born to the late Mr. Procter & Mrs. Helen Green of Monroe, La.
Sharon graduated from Northeast Louisiana University (renamed University of Louisiana at Monroe) in 1987 with a BA in Computer Information Systems. She achieved the Dean and President lists and was a member of Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity. Sharon was nominated to the 1987 NLU Homecoming court.
While a resident of Monroe, Sharon was an advocate in promoting advancement in developing young men and women. She volunteered as a community professional to enhance the self-esteem and vision for young students at Minnie Ruffin Elementary School. Sharon also motivated graduating high school seniors toward advancing their potential in college and other endeavors at Carroll High School. She was the Co-founder of Girl Scout Troop 113 at Sherrouse Elementary School.
As a State Farm Agent in three market areas, Sharon received numerous awards. She has six professional team members who are ready to assist the community with their insurance and financial service needs. She believes in investing and developing herself and team by participating in several coaching programs. Sharon intentionally focuses on methods to enhance a balance life, powerful leadership and advancing herself and team to accomplish all that God has for them.
Sharon loves her customers and is very grateful for the relationship and trust they have in allowing her and the team to serve. She has never missed a year celebrating her customers with a delicious meal and shower them with gifts and love during “Customer Appreciation Day”. Sharon Green Agency’s mission is to be the Agency of choice to help people manage their risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.
Since establishing her business in Slidell, La, she volunteers her professional financial guidance to the members of her church. Sharon sponsors the achievement of local youth athletics by providing funds to further their growth and opportunities and sponsors Project Graduation to provide a safe location for graduating high school seniors to celebrate their educational achievement. She provides free school supplies and book bags for over 200 children each year for the past five years to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom. Sharon has partnered with Salmen High School to sponsor an internship program for a high achiever graduating senior. Not only does she mentors and provides exposure to the business world, she takes her interns shopping for clothing in preparation for college. Sharon donated funds for drivers training to selected students at North Shore, Salmen & Slidell High Schools. In honor of her parents, she started the Procter & Helen Green Scholarship Foundation for high school seniors in Ouachita and St Tammany parishes. The foundation has given scholarships to twenty deserving high school seniors which sixteen of those students were from Salmen High School.
For nine consecutive years, Sharon warms a child and puts a smile on their faces by partnering with WGNO “Coats for Kids”. Over 50,000 coats have been donated to kids who need them the most. Every year during the holiday season, she and her team provide a little Christmas cheer for a local family. Sharon gives her time and financial support to various causes to name a few, Breast Cancer Awareness, American Heart & Lung Society, Suicide Prevention & Crisis, Early Reading Initiatives, Louisiana Girls Rock Inc., Alexis Wilkins Scholarship Foundation and local churches, schools and community initiatives.
Sharon served on the executive boards of The United Way of Southeastern Louisiana, Slidell Memorial Hospital Foundation, Louisiana Workforce Investment, State Farm PAC and The University of Louisiana at Monroe Alumni. She is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Sharon is a certified AARP instructor for the Defensive Driving course in which she host at her office.
Sharon is the owner of PHS Plaza, named in honor of her parents. Tenants include the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Sharon and her team celebrate every branch of our Armed Forces on their birthday as well as Veteran’s Day. She also sent care packages to the troops in Afghanistan.
Spiritually, Sharon serves as a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Greater North Shore Full Gospel Baptist Church. She has traveled extensively around the world including Israel where she explored the places Jesus walked; Malta where Apostle Paul’s shipwrecked, the Vatican in Rome to name a few and was baptized in the Jordan River.
Sharon enjoys serving in her church, taking care of her mother, exercising and traveling the world. Her father who passed away April 2015 at the age of 104 was the first African American photographer in Monroe, La. He was a successful entrepreneur owning several businesses, a wonderful husband, father and Servant of God who she admired greatly. Sharon and her father had a special father-daughter relationship – a bond that she holds deeply within her heart.
Sharon is most grateful for the wonderful relationship she has with God. She gives God the glory for the gifts, talents and the love to serve others.