About

SMW Group is comprised of a team of leading-edge executives with a broad range of talent management, service excellence, marketing, safety, and business development experience who develop meaningful solutions that enhance engagement, drive performance and communications, and achieve measurable impact by aligning people strategy with business strategy. We give emerging leaders and career professionals the confidence to speak up, remain calm under pressure, and negotiate wisely. 

Sharon M. Weinstein

Sharon M. Weinstein

MS, CRNI-R®, RN, DAIS, FACW, FAAN, CVP, CSP®, Chief Executive Officer

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With 3 decades of experience in corporate Learning & Development, Sharon reaches the hearts and minds of her audiences in an interactive style, on-screen and on-stage, using her clinical background to educate and engage learners. As a speaker, author, board member, coach, and consultant, she’s known for creating and facilitating leadership programs that empower and motivate. She is a CEO, key decision-maker, board member, renowned thought leader, and co-author of Think Differently…18 Strategies to Fix Broken Thinking, solving the right problem at the right time. Founder of SMW Group, Sharon has been published and quoted in USA Today, The Washington Post, Crain’s Chicago Business, Forbes, Huffington Post, The Moscow Times, and multiple other business publications. As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP),  and Certified Virtual Presenter, Sharon is a prolific speaker; visit her site at sharonmweinstein.com. Chair of the NSA Certification Committee for 2019 through 2022, she is an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and Purdue Global University School of Nursing, a member of the Advisory Board of Purdue University Global, contributor to the American Nurses Association Professional Issues Fatigue Panel, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Within the Sharecare community, Sharon is a nursing expert, member of the Academy of Judges, and Clinical Advisory Board member for CarelinxbySharecare. She chairs the HBA Ambassador Program’s Coaching/Training/Consulting practice and is an HBA Advisor for both Bayer US and Europe. Follow Sharon at https://www.sharecare.com/user/sharon-weinstein-4 and Download her Speaker One Sheet.
Stephen Weinstein

Stephen Weinstein

COO/Business Development

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With more than 35 years of executive healthcare experience, Steve’s expertise is in strategic planning, business development, workforce initiatives, and overall operations in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. He is recognized for his knowledge of hospital turnarounds and chronic disease management.
Dina Readinger

Dina Readinger

EMBA, Senior Principal Consultant/Executive Coach

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Dina is Founder, creator, and master facilitator for a new, novel, and vetted process for conscious thinking and good business decisions. A certified team business coach with a purpose and passion to create communities where individuals find heroism for themselves and others. Dina’s expertise is in change management and building high-performing teams.​ Diversity Diagnostic Leadership™ Systems is designed to build confident and strategic leaders for individuals and companies all over the globe. This is an out-of-the-box leadership development program that creates confident leaders in a dynamic market that demands excellent decisions. We all interpret life events and draw conclusions and the world at large. We develop our own private logic. During our lives, this process of taking in events, our emotional responses to these events, creates beliefs that get in the way of good business decisions. These decisions can impact personal careers, teams, and company outcomes. Blind spots are the career-limiting areas that can be addressed through Diversity Diagnostic Leadership Systems™, creating social and emotional intelligence. This innovative thought process develops new neuroplasticity for impactful business strategies for self-management, team management, relationship management with good business decisions. Dina is co-author of Think Differently…18 Strategies to Fix Broken Thinking, solving the right problem at the right time.
Dr. Marla  J. Vannucci

Dr. Marla J. Vannucci

PhD, Principal Consultant

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A Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Professor at Adler University, Dr. Vannucci received her MA and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University, and her BA in psychology from New York University.  She has worked in a variety of clinical settings and brings expertise in organizational consultation, including designing healthy workplaces, leadership and employee development, institutional assessment, and coaching.
Heidi P. Weinstein

Heidi P. Weinstein

MBA, Principal Consultant

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A senior consultant specializing in executive and employee compensation consulting, Heidi provides consulting services in the areas of base pay design, incentive plan design, performance management and measurement, and human resources strategy.
Marianne E. Hess

Marianne E. Hess

MSN, CCRN-K, Clinical Consultant

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A clinical expert with a broad range of experience nationally and internationally, Marianne is hospital education coordinator, critical care, for a renowned tertiary care hospital and a fdirector of the Global Education Development Institute.

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Kim Powell

Scheduling and Service Coordinator

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Kim is the mastermind behind making things happen in a timely manner for SMW clients. For information on Coaching, Consulting, or Speaking, contact kim@smwgroupllc.com.