My name is Laura Sharon, and I am an executive and life coach. I help people become more empowered and confident by: reducing stress and anxiety; developing courage; coping with emotions; releasing negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and transforming difficult life experiences into stories of courage and hope. Working with me will help you become more calm, happy, content, and at peace with how you show up in life and at work. You will learn how to release what keeps you stuck and become more resilient in the face of adversity. I help you accomplish these goals through virtual and in person one-on-one coaching, in person workshops and retreats, and online courses (coming in 2020).
“Laura Sharon’s wit and wisdom helped me to find inner strength and resilience to come to terms with issues I was facing at work and in my career. She provided resources, tools, and insight that helped me to navigate difficult situations and stay true to myself during the process. I highly recommend her for her listening skills, empathy, and ability to gently challenge you to be the best version of yourself possible, at work and beyond.” --Public Health Advisor, HHS
“Laura Sharon’s approach embodies the true essence of coaching. It only took a session or two with Laura to unlock my passion and give me courage to move in a new direction. Her consultative approach enabled me to explore what was important in my life and the untapped skills that would support me as I navigate through unchartered territory. Laura did not tell me what to do, she enabled me to define my own path and then travel that road with a new sense of purpose and direction.” -- Business Owner
I inspire others to be courageous, vulnerable, and truthful and to embody kindness, compassion, and joy in as many ways as possible. The values that guide me are always remaining humble, brave, and truthful while helping others be free of what burdens them. I have survived a messy journey and hold space for yours. I have been known to ask wildly open-ended questions and know that healing is possible if people are willing to take some risks, take responsibility for themselves, and stop blaming others for their circumstances. We are strong, and before we are anything else, we are all human beings. I create and hold safe spaces for people to be just that. My life experiences have forced me to become an aspiring spiritual goddess.
I also have a Master’s degree in Health Education and have been practicing mindfulness meditation and the 12-steps for decades. I facilitate programs based on the research of Brené Brown and am a regular yoga practitioner. I also am the author of When I Lay My Hands on My Heart, a book of poetry and drawings—for therapists and other helping professionals working with trauma survivors—that chronicles how I used creativity as a tool for healing my childhood trauma.
You can learn more about my service offerings by clicking here.
To learn more about my book, click here.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness month. In honor of all those who are still struggling, I invite you to listen to my interview on this topic and about my book via the below link. And please share if you think it might help someone. Anyone. So many are still suffering and need hope.
Awards and Affiliations
I am an affiliate of Rick Hanson's Foundations of Wellbeing Program, which uses science-based methods to help you grow an unshakable core of calm, strength, and happiness. This online program teaches effective ways to steady the mind, cool stress and reactive emotions, communicate resiliently, and heal from past painful experiences. Each week you get new insightful talks, guided practices, revealing quizzes, creative activities, and interviews with guest experts like Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, and Gretchen Rubin. Register for this program
Causes and Organizations
International Coach Federation (ICF)
Certifications and Credentials
Associate Certified Coach (ACC), credentialed by the International Coach Federation
Certified Dare to Lead™ (CDTLF) and Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF)--I bring Brené Brown’s groundbreaking, research-based programs to retreat, small group, workshop or presentation settings.
Certified to administer the premier assessment of Emotional Intelligence, the EQi 2.0