Jon Sharpe, President

Jon serves as the president and a founding board member of C3 Leaders where business leaders are challenged to pursue their calling and to become change agents for transformation. Prior to his work with business leaders, Jon founded The Center for Global Urban Leadership, serving leaders by providing learning communities in major cities of the world. Belfast, Vancouver B.C., Hyderabad, Delhi, and Tucson were the targeted cities.  Jon was instrumental in the development of Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, WA. and served as the Academic Dean and Professor of Global Urban studies.  Jon also founded and led Serve Seattle, an initiative facilitating city leadership consultations, city summits, and urban field experiences. In 2006 Jon co-authored Street Signs: a new look at urban ministry, with Dr. Ray Bakke, addressing the work of consulting the city for transformation. Jon is married to Laila, a native of Norway and together they have three grown children, Jonathan, Katrina, and Christopher and six incredible grandchildren. Jon has an earned doctorate in Transformational Leadership for the Global City.