Testimonials

What Clients & Students Are Saying

Followership Course

Sharna’s Followership Course is a breath of fresh air. It brings to life the complexities of human interaction and underscores the importance of deeper connection, emotional competence and active partnership – all so essential to effective relationships and high-performing teams. Sharna gives individuals and teams the common language and a set of practical tools to help improve communication, resolve conflict, and address other issues that stand in the way of an optimal relationship.

NATASHA PORTER, CEO, AMBASSADOR LEADERS

Practicing being organized in my thinking and more direct and clear in my communication is already beginning to translate to my work interactions and I know the more I practice, the more confident I will be in general.

DESIREE DE VRIES, HR ADMINISTRATOR

Sharna’s courses provide simple solutions to complex and stressful work situations. After only a few weeks, I was able to effectively communicate and get along with my manager who I could barely tolerate beforehand.

ALYSSA JERNIGAN, MARKETING & OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

This has been such a game changer for our team, and huge for me personally as well. We are more in-tune, aware, sensitive and forgiving of one-another. The skills have given us the language and tools to show up and contribute authentically.

KATHLEEN ROBERTON, PROGRAM MANAGER

I had never really considered the power of followership. When I talked to students before, I’d frame their role as either “passive leadership” (step back) or “active leadership” (step up). But it was always “leadership.” With the lead/follow framework, it’s easier to describe the roles students can and should adopt within a team. When leaders and followers are both active participants, there’s implied agency and a demand to master distinct but interrelated skill sets. We tell students about the importance of team work; this framework is a way to actually teach those skills.

CORIE BALES, ACADEMIC AFFAIRS MANAGER

Life Coaching

I came to Sharna in February of 2019. I told her about my habitual nature of lack of closure/completion of projects and my lack of focus and belief in myself. Sharna heard my intentions with an open heart and then looked right into my eyes and said, “This book will be written.” It was with the tranquil calmness of a shaman. I recognized at that point I had the power to dictate “if” and “when” my first book would be published. I still faced major hurdles including having to change editors, but along the way I would call Sharna and come away reaffirmed in my mission and purpose. On October 23, 2019 The Cats Volume I was published. My second book was published in April 2020.

JAKE FEINBERG, AUTHOR & HOST OF THE JAKE FEINBERG SHOW PODCAST

Working with Sharna clarified my values and helped me to see how who I am integrates with what I do.

KERSTIN HELLMANN, ARCHITECT

Sharna has a natural ability to hone in on insights hidden in what’s unsaid. This keen perception has helped me uncover blind-spots and make new connections.

ALICE WANG, SOFTWARE ENGINEER

When you are in Sharna’s presence, you experience a peace and resilience within yourself. She is caring, attentive, and fully present in each conversation.

JILLIAN ARENA, REIKI HEALER

It’s always a good idea to see Sharna when in the process of making an important decision. Today was especially unique because we were able to come to a conclusion in one session. I couldn’t believe how good I felt afterwards!

STACI NICOLETTI, MASSAGE THERAPIST

Sharna’s coaching helps one realize the answers are within, and most of us just need a little push in the right direction to see this.

SHELBY DONALD, PHYSICAL THERAPIST

I had never looked at business from the perspective Sharna showed me. She gave me exercises to work on to move past the barriers to the next step in growing my business and believing in myself to make these changes, and I still think about what we talked about that first day.

CARRIE DOMINICK, PHYSICAL THERAPIST

There isn’t a day that goes by where the practices and awarenesses I learned while working with Sharna have not come into play. It’s like she offered me a ladder, where every rung on it represents a new idea about myself or a practice I use to move through a moment. Always going up.

TINA CARSON, BREATHWORK GUIDE

Sharna’s gentle, thoughtful, deep approach made me re-evaluate every part of my life and helped me make some very important, life-changing decisions that are still affecting my life today.

MASHA ABAPOLNIKOVA, INTERIOR DESIGNER

Sharna is very skilled at teaching and fostering embodied awareness or mind-body connection. I am more confident, centered, and happy that I can ever remember feeling.

KATIE HASSON, NONPROFIT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Tango Training

I love my tango lessons with Sharna! Her highly developed sensing and teaching skills makes the conversation of tango so clear and accessible.

DONNA WAKS, SOMATIC MOVEMENT THERAPIST

My dancing has improved tremendously since taking Sharna’s classes. She has designed a curriculum with a clear and methodical approach to learning Tango.

JAIME MONTEMAYOR, SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Sharna brings a precision to her teaching and her students’ technique that is tailored and personal, even in group instruction.

KATE DAVIDSON, PUBLIC RADIO JOURNALIST

Sharna’s instruction has been invaluable in teaching me to see and dance tango as an experience of connection between two people, of invitation and interpretation.

PATRICK SMITH, CIVIC DESIGNER

I felt like the whole day Saturday I just couldn’t get enough—felt I was on an accelerated learning curve for leading (finally!!). It feels like some higher-level aspect of what it takes to lead is finally much clearer.

CHRISTINA PAX

I feel this workshop empowered me to stop worrying so much about being judged, which allows me to be a more musically expressive and connected dancer.

AMY CARBERG