Sharon C. Evans, author of Zoom Factor for the Enterprise Architect, is the Principal and Founder of Firefli Consulting Inc., where she provides coaching and mentoring to enterprise architects and focuses on ensuring excellence and success in their professional development. Her consulting and advisory work centers on improving strategic impact, creating value, and obtaining fast results by using architecture in enterprises. Her mission is to see that architects do not spend too much time in the mire and circumstance of IT departments, remain focused on the big picture, and maintain their “Zoom Factor”.

Her career experience spans more than twenty-five years in information technology and business as an architect coach, mentor, chief architect, analyst, strategist, and management consultant. She has worked with more than one hundred companies in various industries and the public sector. In 2003, Ms. Evans created a system known as the Architect Boot Camp, and she has delivered her simplified methods through this architecture- and methodology-related training to architects on six continents.

Ms. Evans has been a sought-out expert advisor on various online architecture forums, and she has several electronic newsletters and membership portals through which she shares architecture knowledge with her readers. An accomplished speaker, Ms. Evans is a frequent presenter and educator at various industry events, forums, conferences, and executive education and university programs.

Ms. Evans was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and has degrees in economics, computer science, and management from the University of Manitoba. She resides in Winnipeg with her husband and child.

Her first book, “Zoom Factor for the Enterprise Architect” was published by Firefli Media in 2010.zoomfactor cover

In 2011, Sharon also became a best-selling author / co-author of “Unbreakable Spirit:  Rising about the Impossible” with Lisa Nichols.

SharonEvansLisaNicholsFrontCover-219x3001In Unbreakable Spirit, Sharon shares her story of getting through the “muck and mire”, as well using her own strategies and processes to get her book done with significant challenges.