Actress, Business Owner
I began coaching with Sharlene over a period of 5 months meeting on average once every two weeks.
I came with some practical needs to learn how to better organise myself, but during the sessions Sharlene also helped me work through some very personal issues that I was having with how I viewed myself as a person and how to deal with my ex- partner after a recent separation. Through the coaching I learnt some incredibly useful tools.
The result has been more than I had expected, Sharlene works in a very holistic way supporting you all the way while driving and steering you towards achievable goals and motivating you to reach your objectives.
I now feel I know myself better as a person. I can now stop old ineffective ways of thinking and implement more helpful, positive thought patterns. I can motivate myself and most importantly, find the joy in my own achievements.
It has been an incredibly valuable experience of personal growth and it is very comforting to know Sharlene is there for future guidance, if I so wish.
So often dreams, ambitions, plans are firing around inside our head. In the rush of life we may not even recognise them or allow them a voice. So on we go, running in a direction we don’t really want to run in, releasing energy into things that are far away from our true selves.
It's not an uncommon place for many. But here is where the expertise of a life coach can come in, if you are fortunate to find one who knows where you are, where you want to be and can help you to get there.
I was fortunate enough to meet with Sharlene.
Probably, it was the first time l stopped and connected with what l hungered to do, untapped potential, unfulfilled plans and no idea how to make them materialise, or even whether l could.
Sharlene helped me realise l didn’t have to be short- changed, that my desires and ambitions deserved a voice. And equally importantly, helped to determine the steps l needed to put into place to reach my goals.
I came away feeling that l had breathed fresh air, l had a different concept of myself and was filled with an energy that any door could be opened. That same week l performed tasks that had been shelved for years. The sense of accomplishment and sheer delight generating into more energy and eagerness to continue with the next step.
I was fortunate enough to benefit from Sharlene's expertise, her positivity and her energy that makes you feel all is within your reach - in addition to her practical approach, without which, dreams would remain dreams.
I invite others to see for themselves!
High School and Dance Teacher
It was my first time. I was feeling so nervous and uneasy. I stood at the door for a while thinking perhaps it hadn't been a good idea to make an appointment with a coach. Coaches are fine for others, but I'm so shy and reserved that it wouldn't probably work with me. And I was just absorbed with these thoughts when the door opened and there was Sharlene. Oh my God, what a woman, and what a smile! You can't do other than surrender to her smile, which embraces you with warmth, tenderness and affection. And this is Sharlene; caring, comforting, generous... And then Sharlene as a professional: so passionate, patient and understanding...just to mention some of the qualities I admire of her.
I think that what makes Sharlene such a good coach is that she is a very resourceful professional; she has many tools (and loads of sensitivity) to change direction where necessary, and approach the subject from a different corner, with different exercises, and she never stops (she accompanies you in between sessions too) till she helps you find the way!
With Sharlene I have learned to value myself, I feel much more confident now and more joyful, as she makes me celebrate every advance I make, even if it's a small step forward.
I have learnt more positive ways to meet my needs and take care of myself and my family and friends.
She has also helped me to organise my finances which had been a mess for a long time. And in addition to this, she is helping me to change some eating habits which are doing me no good.
When I started with Sharlene I had breathing problems, mainly at night. I used some drops in order to be able to sleep. After starting a new diet suddenly, as if like magic, the problems at night disappeared and it's been more than six months now since I have needed my drops. I don't even have them at home now.
And I now live in another city, in another house, another workplace, am doing new courses (I always had excuses to postpone them)...so yes, I am different now: more joyful, more resourceful, I have more energy, and I have more clarity of what I want in my life.
It's been ten months now since I started coaching with Sharlene and all my friends say that I look different. And it's true! I feel different too! Thank you Sharlene, for accompanying me in this journey. You inspire me so much!!!
English as a Second Language Teacher
I think Sharlene is sincere, trustworthy, professional and qualified. I believe she could help anyone seeking coaching
Coming into this experience I didn’t know what to expect, but I was hoping to get a clearer view of my life and how I was directing it. I wanted to work on self-improvement and reaching goals that I have reset for myself many times, but without success. In this case, I would certainly say my expectations were met. During the sessions I received valuable tools and reflections that allowed me to move forward and progress in the way I desired.
As I went through the coaching sessions things changed for me mainly in terms of my perspective. My goals seemed clearer to me, more achievable, and mostly not so intimidating. Having a coach to check in on me and my progress made me feel responsible for my actions as opposed to not having a coach and not feeling bound to promises I made myself. I was able to achieve my goals even though they seemed impossible. Little by little step by step my goals seemed less far away and more achievable.