Meet Our Team

Jeffrey A. Kramer, Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer

Jeffrey A. Kramer (Jeff) is an experienced leader and executive with over 30 years of service in government agencies and private consultants leading design, construction and maintenance teams. Among these duties were the strategic, technical and administrative leadership of project and departmental teams ranging from a handful of staff to several hundred.

As his career progressed it was evident he needed to become a leader, the one set of skills his degree, licenses and certifications didn’t provide.  Jeff immersed himself in leadership philosophy and resources, learning from experts like John Maxwell, Robin Sharma, Mark Miller, Phil Van Hooser, and more. This ignited a passion to help others become better leaders, so Jeff began teaching, speaking and mentoring.

Still feeling called to do more; he became a certified John Maxwell Team coach, trainer and speaker, and founded Ascension Leadership Group, LLC.  He later added multiple certifications and program licenses through organizations including Igniting Souls, Empowered Living, and of his own creation.

With a strong leadership foundation gained through earning Scouting’s highest honor, Eagle Scout, and continuing through multiple leadership roles both professionally and on non-profit and professional organization boards of directors, Jeff now uses the lessons he has learned through his uniquely broad range of experience and education to serve others in their personal growth and leadership journey.

Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Arizona, is a licensed professional engineer, and holds numerous professional certifications.  He has been recognized by his peers with the American Academy of Certified Public Managers® (AACPM) Henning Award for outstanding contribution to leadership in public service, as well as the AACPM Leadership Award for outstanding leadership contribution to the organization. He was also named a Public Works Leadership Fellow by the American Public Works Association.

Sharon L. Kramer, Chief Business Officer

Sharon Kramer has extensive business experience in the areas of graphic design, marketing, advertising, and insurance liability and claims.  She has held management and leadership positions in several companies, starting as a training coordinator at McDonalds, and continuing throughout her career including service to Solo Cup Company and Allstate Insurance, among others.

Sharon currently runs her own graphic design and marketing business, Shadowlight Kreations, in addition to her responsibilities as business manager for Ascension Leadership Group, LLC.  At ALG she is responsible for developing the company’s promotional, advertising and program materials as well as assisting with event coordination, and handling the company’s business activities.

Sharon earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Illinois.  Her commitment to growth and service has resulted in her certification as a senior claims law associate, and to actively providing service to non-profit and charitable organizations.