Listen to My Life Facilitator
Co-Founder & Executive Director of oneLifemaps, LLC
Co-Author of Listen to My Life
Sharon Swing is the co-author of Listen to My Life and co-founder of oneLifeMaps.com, an organization dedicated to helping people review their life stories for the purpose of recognizing and responding to God. She is energized when people discover the unique aspects of how God wants to live through them, just as He made them to be.
Sharon’s vision statement is ‘to be a catalyst for generative change,’ and her mission statement is ‘to help people articulate their intentions and live them out.’ She applies her knowledge and skills in change management, process facilitation, writing, marketing, strategic planning, human development, learning theory, and coaching to bring clarity and motivation to groups and individuals experiencing or initiating change.
Sharon founded Swing Consulting, Inc. Strategic Exploration, and has served business and non-profit organizations for 19 years as an organization development consultant. Assignments often include services such as planning, meeting facilitation, leader development, change management, executive coaching and training. Her clients include churches, non-profits, municipalities, higher education institutions and companies represented in the following industries: pharmaceutical, utility, manufacturing, distribution, research, and publishing.
In previous roles, Sharon served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning and Ministry Services for the Willow Creek Association and led the “Vision College” for Square D Company, working for the President of this Fortune 500 Company on large-scale organizational change.
Sharon earned a Masters in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, and she has trained with College of Executive Coaching to further her professional expertise. She is a graduate of University of Illinois with a degree in Advertising from the College of Communications.
Her husband, Tom, and son, Matthew, are members of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL. Photography, pottery, and snow skiing are a few of the activities she enjoys, because they connect her to God.
Posts by Sharon Swing
By Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story We came to a crossroads. In one direction, a gravel road, and the other, a path with trees overhanging. A sign pointed to the main road. I was struck by the scene and received the image [...]
By Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story I turned 50 a few weeks ago. I wanted to see if God might have something he wanted to say to me on my 50th birthday. I headed off to a beautiful garden and walked the [...]
By Sharon Swing, Co-Author, Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story This breath prayer is one I say as a way of reminding myself who I am and to whom I belong. It offers me peace, perspective and perseverance in times when I may be willing to believe [...]
Photo by Sharon Swing “You are the God of great wonders!” Psalm 77:14 Where have you delighted in God this week and noticed Him waiting just around the corner? The God Hunt: The Delightful Chase and the Wonder of Being Found
Dr. Rob Voyle gave us permission to reprint this very insightful, practical and healing article. Please read it and pass it on to those whom you know that struggle with issues of withholding forgiveness in ways which prevent healing and freedom. Forgiven and Free, Sharon Swing 9/11: Resentment, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation by Dr. Rob Voyle [...]
By Sharon Swing, Co-Author, Listen to my Life God has plans for us – a future and a hope; an exciting adventure! Yet many of us are stuck in some place in our life. Stuck in indecision Stuck emotionally Stuck relationally Stuck spiritually Stuck professionally Stuck financially Stuck in the ambiguity of the [...]
By Sharon Swing, Co-Author, Listen to my Life “The soul is shy,” says Parker Palmer in his book, A Hidden Wholeness. It is a story as old as Adam and Eve hiding after their act of disobedience. (Genesis 3:7) As human beings, our natural tendency is toward covering up; not choosing to expose our vulnerability, [...]
By Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen to My Life I think that taste buds are not only proof of an intelligent creator of the universe, but of a God who loves us. The earth that bears an abundance of sustenance for us also produces it in a tasty array. From my perspective, the matching of [...]
By Sharon Swing, Co-Author, Listen to my Life Maybe I’m getting a bit too sensitive. Maybe not. I’d like to know what you think. While listening to a radio program, a caller identified himself as a pastor. Before answering the man’s question, the host encouraged this man by saying that the role of a pastor [...]
By Sharon Swing with Joan Kelley and family Many of our recent oneLife letters have been written by Joan Kelley. She has shared her journey with God through the leukemia diagnosis and treatment process of her 17 year-old son, Will. She has brought many of us powerful insights for living in a way that helps us to recognize [...]