About Sharon

Sharon Coleman headshotSharon’s mission is to inspire you to a radical change of mindset—a vision of possibility, abundance and connection. Her approach as a coach, teacher and retreat leader blends Gestalt psychotherapy, nonviolent communication, mindfulness and other change technologies to help you open the door to the life you want.

 

Significant Professional Experiences

  • Management Consultant specializing in leadership, career development, teams, and the dynamics of change in organizations.  Sharon has been quoted in the New York Times and has published articles in several business journals.
  • Founder of Coleman Executive Development, a consulting company with clients such as General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Chase Manhattan Bank, Avon Products, and more.
  • Ph.D. in clinical psychology and psychotherapist in private practice.
  • Ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh into the Order of Interbeing and founded Berkshire Mountain Sangha, a mindfulness practice community in his tradition.

Inspirational Teachers

  • Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist master, teacher, author and poet
  • Marshall Rosenberg, founder of Non-violent Communication
  • Tara Brach, mindfulness teacher and author
  • Robert Gonzales, teacher of Living Empathy.
  • Jean Houston, speaker, author and researcher of human potential
  • Richard Schwartz, founder of Internal Family Systems.

The Buddha instructed his followers: “Be a lamp unto yourself.” By this he meant that only you can decide if a teaching is valid, based on your experience, based on your results when you put it into practice.