Our People

Sharon Lerman

Founder / Co-collaborator with Restorative Circles, LLC, Sharon is an organizational development practitioner, trainer / facilitator, business consultant and coach for over twenty years. Restorative Practices / Circle Keeping is integral to her work. She works with both for-profit and nonprofit organizations to create environments that build relationships and connect people to their potential. Partial listing of those organizations include: Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Core El Centro, GE Healthcare, MillerCoors, Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee Public Schools, MKE LGBT Community Center, Project Return, Safe & Sound, Sojourner Family Peace Center and Trek Bicycle Corporation. She received a BS in Education from University of Wisconsin – Madison, an MA in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University, and an MS in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University. Sharon is certified as a Life Coach and is a Licensed Professional Counselor

Sharon honors her Circle teachers: Kay Pranis, Gwen Chandler, David Migel Lerman and Myron Eshowsky. 

Heather Sattler

Co-Collaborator, Heather is an educator in the Milwaukee Public Schools for over twenty years. Presently, she teaches Restorative Practices at The Alliance School and facilitates workshops and trainings, with her students, for young people and adults from the local, national, and international communities. She also facilitates trainings with Sharon for organizations and schools. A partial listing includes: Black Health Coalition, Sojourner Family Peace Center, Safe and Sound, and Highland Community School. Heather received an MA in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BA in English, Secondary Education and Theatre Arts as well as a certificate in Adult Education and Organization Development from Alverno College. She is also a certified yoga teacher. 

Heather honors her Circle teachers: Yvette Murrell, James Murrell, Jamie Williams, Oscar Reed, Johopahmaria Nsoroma, and Myron Eshowsky.