“This feels like a transformation — I was struggling for strategies for how to help myself and now I have those strategies You were incredibly helpful in showing me more positive and strong perspectives from which to make my decisions and find solutions to problems.  You’ve been so helpful as an impartial and refreshingly sane voice in my head.”

— BH, University Registrar

Our last conversation felt like a breakthrough for me. I’ve finally realized what it could feel like to get my head above water and see a bigger picture. It’s not accidental that the epiphany has come at a time when I’ve had quiet time to think / create. So to make even more progress I’m working at home AGAIN today to finish off the performance appraisals. And there’s not the slightest bit of guilt either!”

— PC, Corporate VP

“I really benefitted from our meetings, your advice, information and guidance. Maybe I would have gotten here without your help but it would have been significantly more messy and stressful. And I would not have learned as much about myself as I did.”

— TM, Architect

You have transformed me (or helped me transform myself) into an all round international expert and I feel the last 6 months have been a real breakthrough.”

— YS, Medical Researcher

“I went to Sharon seeking a new direction for my business. Having a nebulous goal, I presented her with a jumble of abstract ideas. She grounded those ideas in actionable steps allowing me to advance with small victories. Over the course of a few months the victories grew. Sharon consistently integrated new ways of looking at problems, helped me modify my thinking, and in some cases brought in distinct revenue for my business. She is adept at stating her case with lucid examples often drawing on personal experience.
“I would further emphasize the value of between-meeting support that Sharon provided me. Often with a lengthy email, Sharon consulted on several topics that came up before we had time to talk in person. If you’re wondering what your next steps are, Sharon is a superb thought partner. I encourage anyone looking for effective ways to advance a professional career or business to contact Sharon.”

— Chuck Bordman, Entrepreneur

“Here’s what I find exceptional about you. You support me to trust my own instincts. You bring them to the foreground and separate them from all the “noise” of my own self-doubt. You build my own capability to know and to act, and you do it with such good humor and true caring.”

— Marianne Connor, Screen Writer

“I don’t think I’ve enjoyed my job this much in the 10 years I’ve been here. It’s also not dominating all my time and energy, which I appreciate too.  Thank you for the insight and support you provided which helped me get to this place.”

— AE, Psychology Professor

“Before I spoke with Sharon I spent most of my day keeping my head down and trudging through. Trudging through the guilt that I was a working mother, trudging through a job that doesn’t really fit me, trudging through till I could retire. After a short time with Sharon, I have a new perspective. I feel like I have a bird’s eye view of my options and can think clearly about the priorities in my life. I do have the power to reorder my life and I’m on the path to finding the life that suits me and my values. Thank you Sharon for reinvigorating me.”

— RSR, Law Professor

“You have been incredibly helpful. The sessions with you have gotten me to make some changes that have been so important. You are a very good match for me. I felt immediately like we were in step, working hard together. I so appreciate how you can listen and follow and stay on task at the same time. I am so grateful to know I can give you a holler at any point.”

— OJ, Pediatrician

“Thank you for all your guidance, support and encouragement throughout the year. I had a terrific year and am more confident and focused thanks to having you by my side.”

— NC, Data Analyst

“Thanx for a very helpful session, Ma’m! You really are the QUEEN on boundary setting and I am sooooooooo glad I have you as a resource. If you never learned this as a kid or young adult from normal functioning parents, it is hard to get it.”

— ML, Business Strategy Consultant

“I feel that our work together has truly helped me to encapsulate my brand and improve the way I present that to others. The right support and guidance from you has, in my opinion, definitely moved things along for me in this promotion process and I thank you for everything.”

— LE, Project Manager

“Thank you for being a wonderful support and resource for me as I’ve been going through this challenging transitional period over the last few years. It has meant a great deal.”

— RM, Civil Engineer

“Thanks so much Sharon, you are a big part of any success that I feel. It helps so much to recognize what I want and what I bring, in a strong confident way (not defensive, urgent, or arrogant) and working with you is how I get there.

— LMJ, Corporate Senior Manager

“It’s been so helpful working with you! I feel about 1000% better.”

— MS, Statistician

“I worked with Sharon to get a long project on track that I was afraid I wouldn’t finish. She helped me focus on what I was doing right over my tendency to berate myself for the complexity of the task I had taken on (to finish a book amidst full-time work and single parenting). Sharon helped me see what skills I had to make solid progress, and this made it possible for me to make better decisions about my time without the drag of my own negativity or anxiety. I learned to take better care of myself in all aspects of my life, whether that was setting limits on time to work or stopping work to cook a simple homemade meal. I know more about how I work well and what’s important to me. Working with Sharon I learned to see my life more holistically, putting family, career and self-care together in ways that really reflect my priorities for my life right now. I still juggle, but I’ve made active choices about what I’m juggling, which has lead to a much more satisfying process for living.”

— VA, Writer and Administrator

“Thank you for a the great session last week. It was so great to hear your perspective on my situation at work. It also felt great to get started working with you again. I feel like a great weight has been lifted off my shoulders because I’m finally starting to move forward to tackle some of these issues more directly.

— MA, Clinical Researcher & Medical School Faculty

“Thank you again for being so supportive and encouraging. It makes such a difference to address challenges with guidance and resources! I don’t think the challenges are going to get any easier as I move ahead, but I feel better equipped than ever before to “stay in condition” and will become used to handling things with assurance. What a concept!

— AM, Marketing Director

“Already very successful in my field, I yearned to try new things. But I was afraid to leave my comfy niche. My success had become a set of golden handcuffs! In just two months, Sharon taught me practical strategies for working through those feelings so I could explore new directions in my business with confidence.”

— SS, Entrepreneur

“Last year at this time I was exhausted, burned out, and unhappy. I used to joke that I was so busy I was literally chained to my desk, but it really wasn’t a laughing matter. Then I found Sharon Teitelbaum and over the ensuing months she helped me step off the treadmill to reclaim my balance, which included working fewer hours. But more important, she helped me define what I really want from my business and from life. No one is more qualified than Sharon for helping you get your life back.

— DH, MarCom Consultant

She ‘gets it’ really quickly. I didn’t have to explain my life to her.”

— Ellen K, Pediatrician, mother of 2

“What was useful in working with you includes: Your very gentle but firm, supportive manner. Your non-judgmental attitude!! Your staying with me at my level, being a broken record when necessary. Your pointing out ‘windows’ when the ‘doors’ were locked.

— SM, New York

“The reason I couldn’t move forward was because I didn’t know I needed validation, permission, someone else to bring in resources, to help me have perspective and understand my context, that there was homework I needed to do, and that there were more things to explore before I could make the decisions. I couldn’t have known that on my own. Sharon knew that.”

— Terry J, Executive Director, Health Care Facility

“Sharon was an amazing ally in my effort to discover what was most motivating to me in my career and to restore balance to my over-scheduled life. I had never tried coaching before and was amazed by how easily we developed a rapport and how quickly Sharon helped me sort out complex issues. She asked the hard questions and then helped me find the answers. It only took a few months to see real results — a new outside interest and an intriguing opportunity for a promotion. When the journey took unexpected twists and turns, Sharon offered valuable support and insight. I came away from every session with new ideas and insights.”

— KS, Senior Manager

“All these events that unfolded in the past 6 months, including getting a new job, still seem like a dream to me. I never thought I could move on this fast and my life could take such a dramatic positive turn. It was even more unthinkable that it was a total stranger, i.e. you, who walked me through this most difficult part of my life so far. No words can express my gratitude for your patience and efforts and the enormous mental support which you provided. I stumbled upon the world of coaching over the radio while on my way home on one of those miserable days and it changed my life. I am glad that I made that first move of contacting you and I am glad it was you who I contacted.”

— T.T, Senior Industrial Scientist, Asia

“You helped me to hear and to recognize and see more of what I was doing (at a higher but new level) and focus less on what I wasn’t doing (at a lower and more technical level) and that what I was doing has greater impact.”

— LJ, PhD Research Scientist

“I am firmly convinced that having a good coach (you) was an important factor in taking the steps to make a bigger life change. Although I still struggle with balance issues (too much work, not enough stress management), I know the “big picture” is much more aligned with my values. I don’t have that nagging feeling that I’m not living where I’d really like to be. It’s so beautiful here, most weekends when I see the Adirondacks from our west windows, I can’t quite believe it!”

— L C, civil engineer

“You have been very helpful and gracious by not throwing up your hands in frustration with my unusual circumstances and my unwillingness to compromise much. You have also been a very good sounding board and have gotten me to cut myself a little slack.”

— WC, Corporate Executive, Japan

“Your support feels like you are solidly, irreversibly on my team. Working with you has helped me move toward the fuller, more expressive, more integrated, more joyful person I am: more sure, inspired, directed, focused, optimistic about the possibilities, more aware of things that can get in the way.”

— Chris F, Writer, Selected for Bread Loaf Writers Conference, VT

“Her results-oriented approach helped me to carry through on things. She asked the right set of questions.”

— Jill R, Financial Services VP

“I wasn’t getting enough sleep. I was panicked about deadlines at work and I felt guilty about not spending enough time with my kids. Sharon helped me prioritize what was important, to focus on those things, and to let go of some things that were less important. Sounds simple, but I wasn’t figuring it out on my own.”

— Pam F, Atorney and Mother of 3

“Sharon provided for me the support, the push, the objective partner, the caring and the courage to make a major change in my business life — the biggest and BEST decision I have ever made. I like the questions she asks, and the way she gives me language to help me describe my experience. I especially like the way she thinks bigger than I do. I’m grateful for the incredible joy, happiness, and peace I have in my life and for having found her as a supportive and motivational coach who guided me through this transition. She has a wonderful way of understanding my issues quickly and then she supports me to make changes that I want to make. She is warm, genuine and engaging.”