Bar-David Consulting, recipient of the 2017 HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Award, is a boutique firm specializing in helping organizations create civil work environments. We do this through training, civility enhancing learning tools, coaching for abrasive leaders, and consulting.
We are proud of our team—seasoned, dynamic, and highly qualified individuals who bring to you everything they have learned through decades of diverse experiences.
Sharone Bar-David, President
Sharone Bar-David is a leading Canadian expert on workplace incivility and author of Trust Your Canary: Every Leader’s Guide to Taming Workplace Incivility.
With a knack for telling it like it is, an ever-growing set of original (and often contrarian) ideas and a playful attitude, Sharone brings to Bar-David Consulting’s clients ah-ha perspectives on those seemingly inconsequential and all too common rude or disrespectful behaviours that are bad for business and destroy organizational cultures.
Sharone is particularly passionate about her work with abrasive leaders — the highly talented people whose interpersonal style rubs people the wrong way and creates distress in the work environment. She is thrilled with the results these clients have achieved in tackling the bad habits that got them into trouble, changing the negative perceptions about them, and becoming even more effective in what they do and the results they achieve.
Responding to persistent requests from clients, in 2015 Sharone took her ideas to the next level: Bar-David Consulting created innovative civility boosting tools, including the Trust Your Canary Team Civility Booster™ program and the Respect-on-the-Go™ toolkits. These tools enable organizations, teams and managers make civility a daily reality.
It took Sharone three distinct careers to find her passion. First, she acquired a Law degree (and practiced for several years), then obtained a Masters degree in Social Work, complete with a post-graduate fellowship in family therapy. A serendipitous chain of events led her to train mental health professionals across Canada and abroad, with a later focus on workplace-related training.
Over the past 27 years Sharone has worked with over 41,000 people through training sessions, consulting, coaching and keynote speeches. (She also managed a network of more than fifty wellness trainers for Canada’s leading EAP provider). Sharone’s clients consistently comment on the great value they find in the direct, engaging, and thought-provoking way in which she expresses her original ideas, and the safe way in which she invites people to challenge their own habitual beliefs and actions.
Sharone’s ideas have been featured in numerous publications, in the media, and in a range of conferences. Her work with abrasive leaders is informed by her accreditation as a Boss Whisperer (she is a member of the Boss Whispering Institute) and her training with the Canadian Organizational Behaviour Institute (CODI).