Becky’s Blog

P&G – Not Your Everyday Brand

If you follow my blog, you’ll know that the line between my business and personal lives is often blurred – that is, I see the two strongly impacted by one another. In a recent posting, I wrote about my oldest son’s departure for his “Gap Year”. Last month my husband...

A Gap Year On Scholarship

This month is National Scholarship Month so I thought I’d put a little spin on the ‘Gap Year’ concept and how to treat it as you might treat winning a scholarship. I have three teenagers - ages 14, 16 and 18 - and a lot of the conversation these days is about...

Focus on Women in Leadership

ISTS President and CEO Becky Sharpe was recently featured in the Nashville Business Journal's "Focus on Women in Leadership." Check out her take on the #BanBossy campaign below and see the complete issue here....

Happy New Year (In September)

This past week at a meeting with my executive team, one member said a really cool thing: “This weekend is our company's New Year's Eve.” Yep, our fiscal or budget year runs September 1 through August 31. Given the timing of Labor Day this year, our first day of the...

Planning For Summer

*As featured in the May 2014 issue of ScholarUp* Free at last! After months of studying, eating cafeteria lunches and passing notes, the unstructured bliss of summer is finally upon us. While the season is the ideal time to recharge your batteries (and maybe get a...

What Does Corporate Culture Mean To You?

ISTS President and CEO Becky Sharpe recently served as a panelist for a discussion on corporate culture sponsored by Nashville IT company bytes of knowledge. The free event, moderated by author Joe Calloway and open to the public, invited the panel of high-profile...

A Big Impact

In 2013 alone, more than 1,600 children in Middle Tennessee received one-on-one support from a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee mentor – one such mentor is ISTS President and CEO Becky Sharpe. Since 2007, Sharpe has actively supported BBBS of Middle...

Fact or Fiction

Have you ever had one of those conversations with someone after you both saw or experienced the same thing together - only to find out that there are differences in what both of you are sure happened? I am fascinated by how differently people experience things and...

Skimpiness Breeds Skimpiness

On the way to work the other day I stopped to pick up donuts for the office. As I eyed the array of yummy selections, I decided two dozen - not one - would be necessary to get a proper sampling of the sugary discs. The cashier and donut box-filler asked me how many of...

The Me in Mean

Most of the current and prospective clients we meet are lovely people with whom we are delighted to work. They, like us, are looking for a good partner that can deliver a product or service that saves them time, money or headaches. We are most often greeted with a...