I felt immobilized when I tried to fully pursue my passion to establish myself as an independent teacher of Argentine Tango. Over twelve weekly meetings, Sharna carefully assisted me in setting manageable goals and challenged me to change my core beliefs with effective exercises. With her ongoing empathy and compassion, I slowly made substantial change and completed the time with teaching, on my own, my first group classes.
— Michael Silverman, Tango Instructor, Portland, Oregon

Why Hire a Coach?

Are you feeling stuck or dissatisfied with your job, but not sure what to do about it? Is there a project or business you've always wanted to start but have been waiting for the "right time?" Is there some anxiety in your life or your work that just won't go away? My coaching niche is helping professionals and creatives de-stress and get centered, and then make strong choices from a sense of their own inner authority.

Different from consulting or therapy, coaching does not attempt to advise or "fix" you, nor does it analyze past events in your life. Rather, I’m your attentive, strategic partner, asking thoughtful questions and making precise observations to help you achieve specific, positive outcomes in life and work. Through the process, you'll likely discover habitual thinking patterns that are holding you back, and re-write the old narratives that are currently producing unwanted results. As your own perspective shifts, you'll see new options and be able to clearly chart a course forward from where you are to where you want to be.

 

What is Coaching Like?

Working with Sharna clarified my values and helped me to see how who I am integrates with what I do. After many months of struggling on my own, I was finally able to articulate what I offer my clients, put together a portfolio, and launch a website for my new business.
— Kerstin Hellmann, Architect, Oakland, CA

Coaching with me is a blend of structured conversation and intuitive exploration. Our work together may include a variety of activities including mindfulness practice, budgeting, time-management, and journal assignments. Whatever your goals, I’ll help you take that bold leap into the unknown in a way that is both practical and courageous.

My clients are launching businesses, finishing books, and earning new degrees. They are hardworking, determined people who are no longer willing to settle for a life that isn’t fulfilling to them.

My clients tell me they value my insights into the patterns of thinking that are holding them back, and they also say that the compassion I bring to the work helps them find their own courage to make important life changes. Once you tune-in to your own inner wisdom and break the big ideas down into bite-size action items, you’ll feel more relaxed, inspired, and certain that you’re on the right path.

 

How does it work?

Most coaching contracts last around three months, and include weekly 75-minute sessions in person or through video conference.  In some cases, a shorter or longer term agreement is more appropriate. All sessions are private and confidential, and you complete customized "homework" in between sessions based on your personal goals. You get unlimited email support from me throughout your coach contract.

One element of successful coaching is a strong partnership. To determine whether we're a good match, I offer a free 60-minute consultation call. If I'm not the best person to serve you for this part of your journey, I'll be happy to refer you to other resources. Just click the button below to fill out a short questionnaire, and I'll be in touch within 24 hours with available times for us to meet.