My Story

Hi there!

 

My name is Sharlene Halbert. I’m a certified Strategic Intervention Life and Relationship Coach, and a passionate, proudly post-menopausal Australian woman who has been living in Barcelona, Spain since 2009.  

I have lived and worked on 3 continents, in a variety of cities (I think it is now 11!) and in many jobs and professions, all of which were about contributing to others in some way. 

They have all enabled me to develop so many skills that contribute to my coaching - Occupational Therapist, Simply Music Piano Coach/Teacher, Music Education and Brain Development educator for children and their families, Community Builder and Advocate for people with disabilities living in the community. 

As you can see quite clearly, I love variety and change,  how I learn about myself and others in the process.

Sometimes I feel I was always supposed to be a Relationship Coach, as I have always been fascinated by relationships and what makes them work.  My parents were married for 46 years until my mother’s death in 2006, and they were a great example of two VERY different people sticking together through so many challenges and were an inspiration in their journey to keep growing as a couple and deepening their relationship.

When I discovered that Relationship Coaching was a ‘thing’ (through my journey to become a Life Coach) I knew it was the next obvious step in my life and after years of searching for work that would really fulfil me and make me want to leap out of bed in the mornings, I feel I have come home!  

The honour and privilege of working with women and couples to create something greater in their relationships, and to often start experiencing what they have been longing for, for the first time in a long time, is so inspiring.

As a post-menopausal woman, I am also so intimately acquainted with the challenges that moving to the third phase of being a woman brings to all aspects of life, and in particular, relationships - especially romantic ones.   

The climacteric period (perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause) is a time of massive changes hormonally, mentally and physically, but also emotionally and spiritually.

 

I understand those experiences intimately!  I felt alone, lost, with a loss of confidence, grief and loss and noticed a total change in what I wanted and didn’t want in life.  It impacted me AND those around me and I have had to recalibrate my life.

As a result, I have a passion for supporting women and the important people in their lives to navigate this time successfully (which can be confusing, lonely, emotional and turbulent) and helping them come through the process with a clear idea of who they now are, what they want, how to have what they want in their lives and relationships, and to get that while building greater connection with, rather than pulling away from, those they love.

If:

  • you are tired of feeling unhappy and unfulfilled, 

  • your relationships are stuck or worse, untenable, 

  • you suddenly feel like you are not the person you used to be 

  • you long for more of something but you don't know what, 

I would love to support you!

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