|“We’ve been aware of Sharif’s extraordinary work for over two decades. We’ve shared many in-depth conversations both on-air for our worldwide broadcasts and in business gatherings. He’s a real “hands-on” guy when it comes to peace negotiations and conflict resolution. He works on the deepest level to bring communities and individuals together.” Justine Toms, Co-Founder, Managing Producer, New Dimensions Media||“Sharif is a broad and positive thinker specializing in cultural differences, especially our own. He is a resource to understanding our own and other societies and how to work with and within them to successful ends. Building of community is his specialty. An engaging and compelling presenter, Sharif is an inspired and inspiring teacher for all of us who don’t quite see or grasp the cultural environment we work and live in. I highly recommend Sharif.” Charles Adams, Director, US Department of Homeland Security|
|“Sharif is an exceptional person with vision, courage, and force. He has done extremely valuable worl in US and IN Sri Lanka in non-violent reconcilation and peace action. Commonway, his organization, is doing an excellent job.
He is also a visionnaire who understand in which transformational period the world is. His books are very interesting and prohetic.
We need more people like him, in our world.Marc Luyckx Ghisi, Brussels” Vice President COTRUGLI Business school, Association of HR Professionals
|“There are a lot of projects out there that are addressing world problems – hunger, war, the environment, HIV+, and a host of others. But few have the vision or wisdom to go to the root of all those problems and more. Sharif is one of those visionaries who is working on the systemic, cultural level of transformation of consciousness.J. Kim Wright, Publisher and Managing Editor, CuttingEdgeLaw.com|
|“Sharif generously shared his insights and wisdom with me … I found the concepts in our session and his book to be both practical and revolutionary. Sharif has a big heart, a calm mind, and a huge commitment to serve humanity in his work…highly recommended.” Sally Mabelle, Director, Sally Mabelle Limited||“Sharif presents novel ideas and approaches to solve what appear to be unsolvable problems. I would say that he thinks outside the box but Sharif reframes situations so the box isn’t even present. A truly creative thinker.” Gil Winkelman, Owner, Insights To Health|
|“Sharif is a compassionate, inclusive leader, businessman, and friend. He always considers the bigger picture, and the interconnectedness of all systems and people. Empowering others with his own wisdom and action is the basis of Sharif’s charisma, and people flock to be in his cool, humble, humorous presence. Starr Sheppard-Decker, Religious Science Practitioner (R.Sc.P.), Portland Center for Spiritual Living||“Sharif has the unique capability to inspire others to express their higher selves. Anyone who has the privilege of being with Sharif will benefit.” Richard Howells, Owner, Richard Howells & Associates|
|“Sharif has always been that rare individual who walks his talk. Rather than opting for cushy consulting assignments in Fortune 100 companies (which, with his qualifications, he could easily land), he goes into civil war-torn areas to try and help those suffering. Many people talk about change, few people actually put their own life on the line to help bring change about. Sharif is one of those few who does.” Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Executive Managing Editor, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. [Publisher of “Creating a World That Works for All]||“Humanitarian, peacemaker, activist and writer, Sharif’s work on leadership transforms lives, neighborhoods, and workplaces. We are honored to publish “The Power of One: Authentic Leadership in Turbulent Times”. A revolution in consciousness, this little book is a milestone on the road to sustainability.” Judith Plant, Owner, New Society Publishers|
|He is such a dynamic speaker, has such a humble heart for such a huge visionary and makes everyone feel welcome.I would recommend anyone who is interested in learning more about inclusivity according to Sharif’s perspective to connect with him.Arisana Tolomei”||“Few people I know have made a greater contribution to life as a result of the challenges of their early life than Sharif. As the consummate seeker and visionary of life’s greater possibilities, he has inspired me and my friends to refuse to accept the injustices and inequities of our society, but to work toward “a world that works for all” just as he does in every waking moment. If his ideas make you uncomfortable, he has been doing his best work to transform the status quo.” Dianne Eppler Adams, Owner/Astrological Consultant/Writer, Spirit in Matters|
|“I have hired Sharif as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, participated in his tele-seminar, witnessed his international work and read his books. In each encounter, Sharif has been exceptionally informative and inspiring not only because of what he has done but because of whom he is. It is rare to meet a person so accomplished and professional who is also so personable and engaging. It is also rare to meet such a passionate visionary who is also such a dedicated activist. Sharif is an insightful guide to a world that will ‘work for all’. If you would like to create that world for yourself and for the future, I highly recommend you support, engage and/or promote Sharif now.Leslie Hamilton, Corporate Coach, FutureScape, Auckland, New Zealand; International Coach Federation of Australasia Board Member||“I first met Sharif in St. Petersberg, Russia, as a presenter. He impressed me with not only his talk, but with his humanity. He is a valuable resource and catalyst for change. He was a contributor to my bookset, “The Psychology of Terrorism.” He brings a powerful intellect, backed-up by seemingly endless horsepower, to make a true and lasting difference in the world. I am proud to know him.” Dr. Chris E. Stout, Founding Director, Center for Global initiatives|
|“Sharif is an inspiring, visionary thinker about social transformation. He is also a dynamic activist and a compelling public speaker.” Jay Earley, Psychotherapist||“Sharif is a visionary leader who works hard to attain practical results that are consistent with the values articulated in his vision. He consistently strives to maintain the highest levels of integrity.I have worked with him on various projects for Commonway starting over ten years ago when he was writing Creating A World That Works For All and recently on his newest book Seven Seeds For A New Society.”Don Berg, Founder, Attitutor Services|
|“Sharif and I have worked together on behalf of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka… I have seen Sharif gain the trust of major players and thinkers in that organization by telling them the sometimes hard to accept truth, thinking big and outside the box, and helping them formulate a just and fair plan of action that everyone can agree on. Not many people can do that. I recommend him without reservation.” Denese Ashbaugh Vlosky, Social Development Consultant, Louisiana State University||“I have worked with Sharif as a member of our board of directors (Assn. for Humanistic Psychology) and as a presenter, for both AHP and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He is a man of great heart, spirit, vision and determination. I admire his courage and willingness to follow his words with action even in the face of grave danger (in Sri Lanka). He is a man of peace and action both, and he holds a most powerful vision of what
is possible.” M.A. Bjarkman, President, The Coinference Works!