Rev. Dr. Sharon Styles Anderson, Esq. is the CEO of KCG Consulting Services, LLC- a consulting firm dedicated to helping businesses with strategic planning, training, and funding. Through her business, KCG Consulting Services, LLC – Dr. Anderson specialized in non-profit and small business funding strategies and grant writing. She has acquired millions of dollars for small businesses, large companies, and non-profits across the country for over 10 years.
Over the last decade Dr. Anderson has focused her career on building civility in a society that all too often seems tilted toward uncivil speech and actions, and through research and experience is developing a proven framework for cultivating a safe and productive culture of civility and respect in all spheres of our daily lives. She is renown as a Global Thought leader in the area of civility and a published author on the subject of civility and the law; her first article “Still Officers of the Court: Why the First Amendment Is No Bar to Challenging Racism, Sexism and Ethnic Bias in the Legal Profession” was published in the Georgetown University Law Journal on Legal Ethics. Her new book “Emotional Civility-The New Standard for Global Success” scheduled for release this Spring, is a critical piece in a time where civility in our world seems to have vanished. The book reminds us of the powerful concept to not allow our emotions to control our speech or conduct, and reminds us of the impact of emotional incivility on our societies and communities. She has dedicated this moment in her career to examining the abandoned value of civil interaction; and calls us to action to apply civility as our standard to bring success, peace, and safety to our homes, communities, and nations. As a result, she founded “Emotional Civility Day”- a National Day recognized by the United States National Archives and celebrated on March 6th of every year.
A graduate of Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Spanish, she studied internationally during her undergraduate career to embrace cultures and learn about international values. She received her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law School and began her career as a public defender with a passion to serve those who were in need of adequate and competent representation but could not afford it. Among her most notable professional accomplishments in the legal profession was her work for the Mayor of the District of Columbia at the Office of the Corporation Counsel (now Office of the Attorney General) as the Senior Deputy for Public Protection and Enforcement, where she represented the Office of the Corporation Counsel in the implementation of the Family Treatment Court and Community Courts in the District of Columbia judicial systems. She stood with Mayor Anthony Williams on 911, and helped to draft the District of Columbia’s State of Emergency legislation.
Her outstanding achievements have landed her among Who’s Who in Professional and Executive Women. She was awarded with the coveted District of Columbia Mayor’s Trail Blazer recognition during the Williams’ Administration and was recently appointed the Co-Chair of the Prince George’s County Faith Based Advisory Board by the County Executive. Dr. Anderson was also recognized as an Ambassador of Peace from the United Peace Federation, and recently appointed as a World Civility Ambassador and Newcomer by the Organization of Poverty Alleviation Development (OPAD). She was also appointed as Special Advisor to the Global Board Chair of OPAD- and is recently recognized in the World Book of Greatness in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Anderson has also had a stellar teaching career. She has served as Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and Associate Professor of Law at Howard University; Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center; Lecturer of Law at Harvard University Law School in the Trial Advocacy Department; and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Primus University of Theology. She has trained lawyers at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), and Judges at the National Judicial College in Nevada.
Dr. Anderson is an ordained minister of the Gospel. She received a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and a Doctorate of Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary. She also received a Doctorate of Ministry with a concentration in Ecclesiastical Law from University of Phoenix School of Theology and serves as the Ecclesiastical Law Professor and Department Chair, and is on the Board of Regents.
Dr. Anderson currently serves as an Executive Pastor and is on the Board of Directors at the Temple of Praise in Washington, DC under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Glen A. Staples. Under the leadership of Bishop Staples, she was the project manager for the construction of a multi-million-dollar church facility, and also assisted in the development of community programs for homeless families, and summer camp and after school programs for inner city youth.
While honored by all of the professional accolades, Dr. Anderson values home and her role as a mother and grandmother. She is the loving mother of two spirit filled sons: Kyle who is 21 and Collin who is 24; and is the grandmother of a wonderful little girl named Gia Iman (5), and little boy named Caiden Jose (6 months). She strives to live a yielded life to the Word of God and truly believes no matter the obstacle-as Paul stated in Philippians 4:13-She can do all things through Christ who gives her strength.