Sharla Fanous

About Me


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?

When you feel like giving up, remember why you started.

“Sharla is great to work with and has so much to offer! I have been able to use her advice to help me on my own journey.”

/  Deena S.  /


“As a fellow mom who desires more time with her family, I trust her advice and know she ‘gets’ where I am at.”

/  Miranda B.  /