Sharon L. Lechter
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Sharon L. Lechter

Sharon is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist, international speaker, mentor, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.  Her numerous affiliations surround her passion for education and financial literacy.   Influencing corporations, entrepreneurs, organizations, families, and individuals to achieve their financial goals and do it responsibly is at the core of who Sharon is. Sharon is a sought after speaker, writer and mentor, and has worked with some of the world’s largest brands to accelerate impact.  In cooperation with the American Institute of CPA’s, Sharon released Save Wisely, Spend Happily.  And with the Napoleon Hill Foundation, she released four block buster books including: • Think and Grow Rich-Three Feet from Gold, • Outwitting the Devil and • Think and Grow Rich for Women Success and Something Greater And her latest release is Exit Rich. As CEO of Rich Dad for over 10 years, and co-author of the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, along with 14 other books in the Rich Dad series, she grew this brand world-wide.  Before that she was instrumental in taking an entrepreneurial challenge with America’s first talking books and influenced the expansion of the electronic book industry to a multi-million dollar international market.  And as CEO of Pay Your Family First, she has dedicated entrepreneurial efforts to the creation and distribution of financial education books, games, curriculums, and other experiential learning projects. Everything about Sharon’s career centers around impacting others to improve their financial IQ and access untapped potential personally and in business.  A committed philanthropist, by giving back to world communities both as a benefactor and a volunteer, she has amplified her influence significantly and been honored with numerous high visibility awards. Sharon is an “always on the go” woman, and loves spending time with family and friends. She lives in Paradise Valley, AZ. with her husband and business partner, Michael  Lechter, a powerhouse in the area of Intellectual Property, Organizational Architecture, and Publishing.  Together they especially like to get away to their dude ranch, Cherry Creek Lodge, where they can get “off the grid”…. Literally….and get re-charged for their next adventure. www.cherrycreeklodge.com Global Leadership and Advocacy In addition to being the driving force behind building several multi-million dollar global brands, Sharon is recognized internationally as an expert on many topics, including personal finance, entrepreneurship, publishing and leadership, and has spoken to audiences all over the United States and the world, including China, Ghana, Uganda, United Kingdom, Japan, Brazil, and Ireland. A member of the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, Sharon served both President Bush and President Obama, advising them on the need for financial literacy in America as well as advocating for America’s support of financial literacy education internationally.  Her impact has been across cultural and political barriers.  A few areas of her influence include: • National spokesperson on the topic of financial education for the CPA Financial Literacy Commission • National Board of Childhelp • Instructor for Thunderbird School of Global Management for both its Artemis Program and its partnership with the U.S. Department of State and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program • Founding member and National Board of Women President’s Organization • Passage of legislation, requiring that financial literacy remain within economics standards and creating a separate statute for those concepts • The creation and distribution of award winning financial education books, games and other experiential learning products and programs through Pay Your Family First Honors and Awards Sharon is honored to have been recognized personally  with an abundance of high visibility awards, including: • Featured as one of The World's Greatest Motivators television series Featured in Think and Grow Rich, The Legacy movie Gold Medal in Literary Achievement from the Napoleon Hill Foundation The prestigious International Profile Donna Award – Profile Woman • Financial Educator of the Year – The National Financial Educators Council • Gift of Wisdom Award – Florida State University’s Women for FSU • Mary Lehman MacLachlan Economic Empowerment Award – Women President’s Organization • Top 25 Dynamic Women in Business – Business Journal • Woman of the Year – National Bank of Arizona • Philanthropic Leadership Award for Positively Powerful Women – Business Journal • Woman of Distinction – the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America • Spirit of the Children Award – Childhelp USA • Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business – Arizona Business Magazine And the journey continues……. CONTACT INFO: Sharon Lechter Founder and CEO Pay Your Family First 3241 E. Shea Blvd #434 Phoenix, AZ 85028 480-607-1940 office www.sharonlechter.com https://twitter.com/sharonlechter https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSharonLechter/ https://www.instagram.com/sharonlechter https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonlechter
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