Dr. Sheron C. Patterson is a leader who responds to troubled times with action and expertise. The leadership crisis across the globe inspired her to create a tool that reverses the tide of leaders who crash and burn. Her most recent book Lead Yourself Now: The Busy Leaders 30-Day Guide to Personal Success is a clarion call to responsibility for all. The book inspires and empowers readers to get to the top, and stay on the top of their professions.
The often caustic relationships between the Police and African American Communities promoted Dr. Patterson, the daughter of a Policeman, to seek a path of dialogue and understanding between the two groups. She launched a social media platform known as Black Police Daughter on Facebook and Twitter. From her intersection of being both Black and Blue, she builds bridges.
A leader in her own community, Dr. Patterson sits on the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University and the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Policy. With 25 years as a relationship counselor, media personality and prolific author, Dr. Patterson has built a national reputation as an expert in matters of the heart, mind and soul. She’s been featured in Ebony, JET, and Essence magazines, as well as on air with CNN and BET. She is the author of seven additional books.
She is a trailblazer and glass ceiling breaker for women. Dr. Patterson is the first African American woman to be ordained in her region of the United States, and she has served as lead pastor of numerous congregations for more than 20 years. She is a relentless advocate and supporter of women.
As a cancer survivor, she knows the importance of living life on purpose. After a cancer diagnosis in 2007, Dr. Patterson mounted a multi-media campaign to help women take control of their health and face their health problems head-on. She organized survivors of breast cancer into house-building programs for Habitat for Humanity. She launched a nonprofit, and raised thousands of dollars to help low-income and no-income women receive free mammograms.
Dr. Patterson served many years as the Communications Director for the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. In this role, she oversaw brand positioning, new media product introductions, advertising, marketing, media relations, digital strategy and execution. She currently is serving as Senior Pastor of Hamilton Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas.