About Us

TATE ELLINGTON ASSOCIATES specializes in career and outplacement counseling as well as staff training.  The TATE ELLINGTON staff brings experience from previous roles in human resources offices, major outplacement firms, workforce development programs and college career centers.  Our corporate clients have been organizations of all sizes and represent a wide range of industries.  We understand that business needs may differ according to sector and organizational size and we are prepared to offer customized support.

We have advised and trained diverse employees and individual jobseekers, from support staff to managers and executives.  No matter the position, today’s job market demands a different set of skills, and each individual has a unique set of talents and concerns. Our career coaches provide personalized services to meet the career development needs of each specific job-seeker.  And our trainers incorporate eclectic approaches to ensure varied learning styles are recognized and to actively engage participants in the process.

For over a decade, our mission has been to:

empower jobseekers to make informed decisions and

develop staff talent towards improved efficiency and productivity while promoting their individual career advancement


Executive Director & Founder

For more than 15 years, Sharon D.D. Reid has provided career coaching and staff training services for new and experienced professionals, career changers, college students, adolescents and ex-offenders.  Her background includes work with private companies, nonprofits, government agencies and universities.  Due to her expertise, she has been interviewed by Essence Magazine and quoted in career advisement sections of New York City local area newspapers, including Metro.

Sharon earned both a Master of Education in Counseling and Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and has been honored by the University’s John Dewey Circle.  Her Bachelor of Arts was received from New York University.

Her volunteer activities have been at numerous organizations such as New York Cares, Literacy Partners of America and the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, where her service has been awarded with their Skyline Award.  In addition to this, she co-founded a double-dutch jump rope team for youth.