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A place where I openly share my personal experiences and thoughts to connect, motivate, inspire and journey through life with you. 

3 Simple Ways To Establish A Friendship With Anyone You Meet

Check out Shari’s article written for Modern Professional — originally published on June 25, 2022.

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The one question to ask that can change everything in a relationship

On the cusp of her 25th Wedding Anniversary, Shari was interviewed by Simone Paget for the Toronto Sun. Read it here! (Originally published June 19, 2022).

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The Art of Friendship: How to Bond With a Stranger

Shari was interviewed by Mia Brabham, reporter for Shonda Rhime’s digital platform, Shondaland. Read this timely and fabulously written piece here! Great advice from a number of experts as we re-connect with others after the last 2 years of social distancing!

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NEW COACHING PACKAGE

Check out the new coaching package — ELI Assessment + Debrief + 3 sessions.   What is the ELI Assessment? The Energy Leadership Assessment (ELI) is a proprietary attitudinal assessment tool only available via an IPEC (Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching) trained Coach and Master Practitioner.   Recommended by Forbes as one of the […]

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Pivoting Your Career In 2022?

By Shari Leid, written for Diversity Professional Magazine, published Spring 2022 edition. Does it seem like everyone these days has a life coach? If you haven’t worked with a life coach before, you may be wondering what exactly a life coach does. When describing the work of a life coach, I often provide the analogy […]

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Why It’s OK to End Toxic Friendships

Written by Shari Leid for Mommybites – originally published on December 28, 2021. As a parent of a young child, you teach countless skills daily. But chances are that you aren’t spending enough time teaching your child how to set boundaries, especially when it comes to ending toxic relationships with friends. If this sounds like […]

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5 Ways to Leave a Friend Group Without Major Drama

The last 2 years have carried a lot of shifts — which has often meant a shift in relationships, including friendships. Ending a friendship can be as difficult as ending a romantic relationship. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Stephanie Sengwe for PureWow. Check out our conversation at https://www.purewow.com/wellness/how-to-leave-a-friend-group

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How To Find Freedom From Childhood Sexual Abuse – A Woman’s Personal Story

Meet the women of the book, Friendship book series. This week (January 25th, 2022 at 2PM PST/ 5PM EST) I speak with Cindy Benezra (The 50/50 Friendship Flow – Chapter 48 -Invite Friends Into Your House). Cindy is a business owner of Elite Events Seattle, and author of Under The Orange Blossoms, a memoir self […]

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3 Tips For Women In Midlife Who Are Considering Going Back to School

Meet the women of the book, Friendship book series. This week (January 18th, 2022 at 2PM PST/ 5PM EST) I speak with Mary Munsil (The 50/50 Friendship Flow – Chapter 31- Align Your Virtual Life With Your Real Life). Mary made the decision to not only return to school in her late 40s to complete […]

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3 Tips From A Social Worker Turned Tech Founder For Women Entrepreneurs

Meet the women of the book, Friendship book series. This week (January 11th, 2022 at 2PM PST/ 5PM EST) I speak with Diane Najm (The 50/50 Friendship Flow – Chapter 9- Recognize Your Unique Value). Diane Najm is a tech founder, keynote speaker, advocate for women and philanthropist. She is the founder of PhotoPad For […]

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