Hi! I’m Sharla.
When I was in the 3rd grade, I decided that I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. I greatly admired teachers, and I was fortunate to have some amazing ones. I carried that dream through high school, and after I graduated, I applied to the Mathematics program at my college. I had decided that I would be a Math teacher!
As it turned out, I had a multitude of interests. Fast forward 4 years and 3 majors later, I had finally earned a BA in Psychology. I went on to earn a MA in Business Leadership and Management. All that those degrees seemed to get me was over $30,000 worth of debt. I love learning, and I am constantly having to resist the thoughts of earning another degree…..ain’t nobody got time or money for that!
“Live Simply, Love Generously, Learn Constantly”
When my son was born 3 1/2 months too early, I knew that going back to work in a 9-5 just wasn’t reasonable. There would be a long hospital stay, and continued visits to doctors and therapists in the years that followed. Thus began my mission to earn an income on my own terms. I needed to be able to do something that worked for me and my family.
I tried my hand at everything. In the first year, I was a nanny to twins who were also NICU graduates. This gig was perfect until high risk pregnancy #2 happened 8 months later. I needed something that I could do from home that wouldn’t be a strain on me physically. I participated in a couple of MLM opportunities. One of which was moderately successful, but I became increasingly frustrated with the amount of work and the little return. Then a light bulb went off. I could totally leverage my own skills to earn an income! I didn’t have to rely on selling someone else’s product.
What I discovered is that I am multi-passionate and multi-talented. And after launching multiple businesses, I realized that my first love is teaching. I love to inspire others. I love to see the transformation happen when they accomplish things that they never dreamed were possible. Watching people grow in confidence and maturity inspires me.
I may not have become a teacher in a traditional classroom, but passing on my knowledge and experience to others is truly a gift that I will not take for granted.
When I am not helping entrepreneurs, I can be found binge watching Fixer Upper, experimenting with a new recipe, or chasing around my three crazy kids. I love Jesus and coffee (I can’t live without them, in fact!). On the rare occasion that I escape my madhouse, I love to seek the quiet of the local bookstore or engage in deep conversation with a friend.
I am a native of northeastern Massachusetts, but I now live with my family in the capital of Canada, which I have embraced as my home despite my dislike of freezing temperatures and snow.
I fell in love with entrepreneurship, the creativity as well as the freedom it allows so that I can be home with my family. My services will help you create a business from doing what you love. I have a deep desire to see the people I work with succeed.
I am an entrepreneur, a dreamer, a planner, and a doer. As a coach, I know the importance of having a support system. I can be your person in your business. What can we do together?