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Sharon (1975) is a certified coach, trainer and teacher (MA) with over 15 years of professional coaching and training experience, more than 20 years of professional teaching experience and a lifetime’s experience of working with her powerful innate intuitive abilities.
She holds 2 master’s degrees, has hosted Coach the Coach programs and Train the Trainer programs, has worked with corporate teams large and small, has hosted seminars and trainings in the Netherlands as well as in Italy and she has worked with thousands of people in private consultation sessions.
Sharon started looking into psychology, philosophy, symbology, esotericism, mysticism and metaphysics at a very young age, in an attempt to make sense of the behavior of the people around her. The search for answers and meaning that started in her teen years has led her, over the past 30+ years, to study vast amounts of information and gather extensive knowledge pertaining to the realms of psychology, shadow work, archetype work, personality typologies (Big Five, MBTI, Enneagram), shamanic traditions, energy work and astrology, as well as a variety of ‘fringe topics’ and the structures and characteristics of the human mind, interpersonal interactions, society and reality itself.
Since opening her practice in 2008 Sharon has worked with thousands of clients in individual sessions, both offline and online, serving a global audience. She speaks Dutch (native language), Italian (near native level) and English and sessions can be held in any of these three languages. Her fields of expertise include Inner Child work, Enneagram work, hypersensitivity and emotional overwhelm, in-depth shadow work, toxic dynamics & recovery after narcissistic abuse, self work from a psychological and esoteric perspective, management of intuitive and psychic abilities, dream work and the creation of Auragraphs and other forms of Soulful Art.
Sharon believes firm and powerful ‘roots’ are a requirement for the potential growth of a genuine set of ‘wings’, and spiritual aspirations should always be grounded in a healthy and balanced presence in the earthly here and now. To truly get to “Know thyself” one should first and foremost work with what is present in the present moment, according to Sharon. Looking ‘up and out’ without putting in the psychological ‘ground work’ that is required to become a balanced, present and grounded human being is an approach that has led many people astray. Sharon has coached many through their processes of releasing themselves from the shackles of the New (c)Age pseudo spirituality that leads to practices of disembodiment, spiritual bypassing and people getting caught up in webs of illusions.
Prior to dedicating herself to her current activities Sharon, who is also a sworn translator and teacher of Italian (MA), was the founder and owner of a text & translation agency.
She was the editor of an extensive number of Dutch books pertaining to the self work/self help category, was a ghost writer for several Dutch authors in said field, was interim chief editor of a specialists’ magazine on modern languages, has translated Robert Dilts’ book From Coach to Awakener from English into Dutch and translated a book on the Enneagram from Dutch into Italian.
She was involved in the development of a multimedia course of Italian for teenagers (Parlando Italiano Junior), developed and taught curricula of Italian Language and Culture for the Stedelijk Gymnasium Nijmegen, created the internship component of the curriculum of ITV Hogeschool voor Tolken en Vertalen (an Academy for Interpreters & Translators), was interim teacher Terminology at ITV Hogeschool voor Tolken en Vertalen and has taught Italian, for years, to adolescents and adults.
Nowadays, she prefers to apply her teaching skills, didactic abilities and knowledge of learning styles and modalities in the fields of her current activities. As far as her translation skills are concerned: they serve her very well in the ways she ’translates’ concepts, dynamics, knowledge, energy and symbols in her current ways of working. 🙂
Sharon knows, from experience, what it is like to be a trauma survivor, what is it like to suffer narcissistic abuse and what it means to have to cope with CPTSD and CFS. She has known complex trauma, has been through multiple ‘dark nights of the Soul’ and is very familiar with the path of the Wounded Healer and the many challenges, twists and turns of the Hero’s Journey.
The experiences she has lived now function as fuel for the activities with which she tries to make a positive difference in the lives of others.