You may have a track record as an effective thinker, you may be well-paid as a decision-maker (or problem-solver, strategist, analyst, diagnostician, leader, facilitator, creator, or fixer), or you may be known by peers as a master of your own fate.

And yet here you are, considering hiring a coach to help you! What’s that all about? Why can’t you do this on your own?

Because you can’t think your way to the solution for this particular challenge that’s got you stumped. Finding the solution is not a linear process. And it’s likely you’re not focusing on the real heart of the matter. If you were, you’d have solved it by now.

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What you’ll gain from working with me

As a coach with decades of experience working with professionals in their 40s and 50s, I “get it” – fast.

I help you figure out exactly where you’re off course – whether it’s your career, personal and family life, or work-life balance. Once identified, we’ll figure out how to get you into action toward an appropriate course correction, a process that tends to be iterative and non-linear.

Working with me as your coach will bring you new information and lead you to essential new perspectives. Our regular meetings will support you to maintain consistent, focused action as well as provide you with a context for debriefing and processing your experiences along the way.

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By working with me as your coach, you’ll gain the following:


You’ll learn to see the “big” picture of your situation


You’ll find answers to questions you hadn’t thought to ask yourself

Strength to let go

Whether it’s perfectionism or “can’t say no,” you’ll learn new ways of working and living

Personal validation

You’ll learn to appreciate your forward progress and new-found success


Together we’ll discuss options for creating an effective plan of action


As you identify and commit to actions that will get you back on course, I’ll hold you accountable for doing them

How to get started

I offer an initial consultation at no charge, during which you can get your questions answered and get an experience of what it’s like to work with me. It’s the best way to determine for yourself whether coaching is the right next step for you.

I will not pressure you to hire me, and I’ll be candid with you if I believe I’m not the right coach for you, or if I think you’d be better served by working with a different kind of professional, such as a business consultant.

Sharon Teitelbaum

Email me or call me to schedule a time to discuss your situation: 617-926-8393

Please give me several times you could be available for a 30-minute call, and please include your time zone.