About Sheri Palazzo
I have had an amazing 25 year (and still going strong!) career in technology and management. I have a very large collection of best-practices and don't-ever-do-practices after working at both big companies (GE, Bose, HP) and start-ups (Altaeros). Along the way, I've had the pleasure of taking on almost every role an engineer can do, like drafter, designer, QC, program manager, systems engineer, engineering manager, operations manager, VP, and even floor sweeper.
I have a unique combination of strengths in technical aptitude, organization, and people skills which has opened up many opportunities for me. What has been the most enjoyable part of this journey is the people I have worked with and the mentors that have guided me. I have designed some award-winning products, but the ones I am most proud of are my three teenagers. It has always been one of my core values to keep my family as first priority as I built this rewarding career.
Now is my turn to give back! I get so much enjoyment and satisfaction in supporting others that coaching and mentoring was an obvious choice. Saplings Consulting is my official "branch" into helping others as others have helped me.
Awards & Training
ILM Level 7: Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors; (in progress)
Boston Best Tech Manager; Timmy Award Winner; 2020
Leadership Coaching Practices, Harvard Professional Development; 2021
Leadership Practices; GE
Management Training; GE
MS in Mechanical Engineering; Northeastern University
BS in Mechanical Engineering; Tufts University
Mentor & Speaking Engagements
GO Mentor; Greentown Labs; 2019 - current
Innovate@BU Mentor; Boston University; 2022 - current
Scale-Up Mentor, TiE Boston; 2022 - currrent
TiE Young Entrepreneurs Guest Speaker & Mentor; TYE Boston; 2019 - current
Sponsor Company & Mentor; Station1; 2018 - 2022
A Celebration of Women in the Wireless Infrastructure Industry Profile; Wireless Infrastructure Association; 2020, 2021
Mentor, Museum of Science Poster Competition; 2020
Interview with Londonderry High School’s Robotics Team 1058; 2020
Psychological Safety and Tough Conversations Panel; Greentown Labs; 2020
Team Building 101 Panel; Greentown Labs; 2019
Science Enrichment Program; Ellis School; 2019
Graduation Key Note Speaker; Ellis School; 2019
APAF Women's Group Leader; GE; 2014 - 2016
Contact me to get started with a free introductory session.
Thank you, @Elise Gianattasio, for the headshots, website, and social media help!