About Us

Sharp Development Partners is the marketing and communications industry’s first comprehensive training and onboarding solution for in-house and agency employees. 



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Designed and built for everyone

Our training and onboarding services are geared for employees of all levels for both agencies and in-house teams.


Our training teaches the skills that bridge the gap between what students are learning in college and what is required to be job-ready on day one. The Job-Ready Training, designed for coordinator-level employees, includes 19 courses carefully curated to ensure that new hires will hit the ground running on day one.


We offer hard and soft skills training for mid- to senior-level employees, with course ranging from client relations, to team management and leadership training, and more. 

Online Training

Our eLearning courses make training and onboarding more seamless and accessible. Browse our extensive course catalog.

Group Training

We offer in-person and virtual training sessions for groups of two or more employees. 

Onboarding Solutions

We're your one-stop-shop for training AND onboarding. 

Client/Agency Counseling

We work with both the client(s) and agency account teams to address concerns and strengthen the relationship.

Charli Sharp

Charli is a Marketing and Communications Professional, Trainer and Instructional Designer. She received training from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) in the areas of learning and development, training design and delivery, measurement and evaluation, and talent management.

A graduate of Old Dominion University, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, and she earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) through the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Charli started her agency career as an Account Coordinator at one of the largest mid-size PR agencies where she moved through the ranks, training junior employees and leading the internship program for the office. She quickly realized that interns and entry-level employees were not provided sufficient training nor set up for success from the onset. As a result, she developed a program whereby interns participated in mini trainings with subject matter experts across the agency. Prior to the agency, she worked at Dale Carnegie Training, which instilled in her the value and importance of continued professional development. Most recently, she served as the Director of Public Relations for the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau where she was tasked with building from the ground up an “in-house agency,” while simultaneously developing her direct reports.

Charli's agency and client-side experience and passion for mentoring others led her to create Sharp Development Partners, a first-of-its-kind training and onboarding solution for the marketing and communications industry.

Patrick Jones - Course author

"Taking online classes has been a major benefit to me. The courses are well laid out and the instructors are supportive and responsible in returning emails."

Charles Smith

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