Author, Speaker, Coach and Entrepreneur
As a twenty-something college student, Joseph Sharp had little idea of the entrepreneurial success he would be blessed with over the next decade or the spiritual transformation he would experience. Nor did he have any inkling how this success in business would evolve into a passion for helping others find their purpose in life.
Since founding Sharp Innovations in 1999, Joe has been blessed to work with professionals in a wide range of industries. He has coached clients who own companies of various sizes and specialties since 2008. He is an expert in helping people pursue their dreams while living a life of deep purpose and meaning. This drive to empower others to use their God-given spiritual gifts and unique abilities comes directly from 1 Peter 4:10: "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms."
As an advocate for the Sandler Sales process and a Master Graduate of The Strategic Coach, Joe has had access to a wealth of business tools and interaction with dozens upon dozens of successful entrepreneurs from all over the world. This unique combination of real-world experience and extensive business training has allowed Joe to help other entrepreneurs achieve better balance in their personal lives, with their families, and with their businesses as he strives to become the man that he believes God is fashioning him to be.
Much of Joe's business acumen can be traced back to experiences founding and managing his internet marketing and development firm, Sharp Innovations, Inc. (www.sharpinnovations.com). Not content with a "business as usual" approach, Joe pioneered the creation of a proprietary, multi-step process to guide his clients: From Concept to Solution™. This program has been an integral tool in the launch of hundreds of websites over more than a decade. Joe's success in helping businesses solve creative, marketing and technology problems is demonstrated every day through the performance of Sharp Innovations.
Joe oversees the sales and strategy for Sharp Innovations and works closely with all new clients to ensure their communications and business objectives are met. While serving his clients is job #1, Joe strives for a life of balance that allows him to be a source of encouragement and inspiration to all of those with whom he makes contact. His spiritual faith is extremely important to him, and he attributes his strong faith in God as the driving force for his professional and personal achievements.
Over the last decade, Joe has been an owner or partner in numerous other business ventures, ranging from advertising to nutritional products to dating services and real estate. By continually seeking new opportunities and new ways of thinking, Joe is able to bring an open-minded perspective and valuable, real-world experience to the clients with whom he coaches. Having demonstrated success in his endeavors, Joe was awarded a Central Penn Business Journal "Forty Under 40" award in 2003, and has contributed to numerous regional and international television, newspaper, web periodical and radio programs.
Joe's mission-oriented heart has also seen him travel abroad to serve but more specifically to impart his gifts and skills to a broader audience. In this, Joe has fielded the call of international coaching, speaking and tool implementation. Joe’s systems and tutelage have spanned several continents including Australia, Africa and Asia. Joe has worked closely with IRIS Ministries in Mozambique, Africa and Kingdom Foundations in Bangalore, India, providing coaching and counsel among their leadership teams.
More recently Joe and his team have responded to a vision from God to pick up and move to Conestoga, Pennsylvania to start Kingdom Crossroads, LP, a place 'where paths cross, and God moves.' The Kingdom Crossroads campus hosts mainstays Sharp Innovations, Inc., Live with Purpose Coaching, LLC, and fledgling Dream Bridge International, but also strategic partners Day Seven Ministries, Digital Bridge Computer Services, Bare Wealth Advisors and House of Hair Salon. The KC complex which features a pair of buildings with rich history has been transformed, at Joe’s leading, into a synergistic community hub with the intention of serving the public through many means, from counseling and ministry to web solutions and financial stewardship.
Most recently Joe become a pioneering pastor on a pastoral team with a new church planted in 2015 called — Live with Purpose Church. Every leadership team needs a true visionary to anchor its core group. Joseph Sharp, originating messenger of the Live with Purpose Church vision, fits this spiritual and physical mold. A leader in business, strategy and ministry, Joe is also genuinely and wholeheartedly pursuant of the heart of God, which led to the founding of Live with Purpose Church. With an apostolic anointing, he serves as Pastor and administrator. Joe will also contribute by helping to ignite the vision in its fullest, and taking the lead in the strategic and spiritual births of all seven cultural mountains that the Live with Purpose team(s) have been called to traverse. Joe lives in Conestoga with his beautiful wife, Jen, and their 2 boys, Joshua and Samuel. Their family was led by God to the town and called into the ministry efforts in the town He brought them to. He is excited about the creation of Kingdom Crossroads Park in the adjoining land that will allow for outdoor worship, group meetings, retreats and youth ministry with the new playground and facilities. The vision will allow the community to be blessed by the love of Christ as they prayerfully break ground on this in 2018.
Joe is a graduate of Millersville University and has been a graduate student of Dan Sullivan’s Strategic Coach material and seminars for over a decade. He currently resides in Lancaster County, PA, and enjoys athletics, coaching, travel, leadership activities, writing, creative projects, outdoor activities and music. Joe volunteers for various local community service organizations, as well as his local church that is pastors. He seeks to continue participating in missions on a global scale, and encourages others to do the same.
"It is my passionate desire to help people overcome challenges by developing solutions that inspire continual progress toward a life of deep-seated meaning and purpose."