I help people recognize their power patterns and use them to create more balanced, satisfying, and supportive relationships.
Since 1999, I’ve practiced as a social worker in three different countries, specializing in working with families with abuse histories and with couples in relationships where domestic violence was present. I have also developed a practice as a relationship coach.
Over the years, I have worked with and integrated into my approach a variety of research including: Jungian archetypes, the Drama Triangle, stages of development and attachment theory, attachment in adulthood, transactional analysis, continuum of self, behavior psychology, and Imago theory, to name a few.
The point is, I’ve used a large body of knowledge from relationship psychology, along with decades of professional experience, to isolate the 10 power archetypes and how they interact with one another.
I also leaned on my personal experience…
We all have a power archetype, and I’m no different. Recognizing my own patterns is what ultimately prompted me to develop this framework.
Through personal and professional experiences over the years, I knew on a deep level that conflict within couples resulted from competition for power due to our feelings of powerlessness and disconnect from the self.
Knowing this was great in terms of illumination, but with no way to apply this idea, it didn’t help me in my relationships. I wanted and needed to understand why I kept experiencing similar issues in my intimate relationships.
Why did I have the same challenges around power and control with different partners?
Observing others, I was able to identify a set of distinct power patterns in their relationships. This included:
Through these observations, my own reflection, and loads of research, I identified ten patterns, or archetypes, of behavior people follow when they experience disconnect, fear, and anxiety and then seek to gain power from others to address this power imbalance. These behavior patterns played out when there was a competition for power regardless of the relationship, or the person’s age, gender, culture, or status.
Identifying people’s power patterns enables me to understand what is going on for couples, families, co-workers, and even in people’s relationships with themselves.
I help people learn to relate honestly and get what they need and crave from their relationships.
It’s time to discover your dominant power archetype.
From there, we'll uncover the unconscious influences at play in your relationships.
I came to Sharon with a block that I thought I had overcome. I consider myself a tough and evolved woman, spiritually and business wise, but when a highly volatile situation came up for me, I started to have panic attacks about an overdue decision I needed to make.
Sharon asked questions and got to the heart of what was blocking me from moving forward; I found my truth and clarity.
I was really confused about what my truth was and Sharon helped me to figure myself out and why I wanted to pass out every time I had to make this very hard decision.
Since working with Sharon on my blocks that were preventing me from enjoying life, and taking steps that were needed, I now have a lightness and clarity about my decisions and my previous long-term relationship, which was causing me guilt, is finally ‘a thing of the past’.
Sharon doesn’t just coach…
she understands what is going on with your soul. Not many relationship coaches have this instinct. Sharon is the best and I feel I have also made a life-long friend who GENUINELY cares. To have Sharon come into your life is a special experience.”
/ Owner of Manifest Marketing and mother of two young sons - Canada
"Coaching with Sharon felt easy and natural. Her positive manner, combined with her genuine and grounded approach, was reassuring and allowed me to share and reflect with ease.
Sharon’s coaching style provided me with the needed balance between challenge and support.
This encouraged my self discovery and empowered me to make the changes necessary to positively impact my life.”
/ New Zealand
Sharon is one of the best relationship expert that i've ever met, with huge knowledge and open heart. Our coaching always moved me forward to my goals and each Skype call left me with the feeling that i just had one of the most important conversation. Thank you for all your support."
I feel very fortunate to have crossed paths with Sharon. Prior to contacting Sharon my relationship with my partner on 27 years was not nice. I was unhappy and so was he. We were both treating each other in a disrespectful manner, I thought we may have to end it, but I didn't want to and knew that we were capable of treating each other kindly.
However by committing to Sharon's coaching course she was able to guide us and ask the questions that rekindled what we had. My only regret was that we should of done this course years ago. So many of us invest in everything else, possessions etc but we don't invest in our well being. For me happiness is built from firstly the relationship I have with myself and secondly the relationships I have with others, especially my partner. Sharon's coaching course is something that you would never regret doing.
If you are struggling with the relationship you have with yourself, husband, partner, child or friend this course will be life changing. If you want to wake up every day feeling the best you possibly can then I strongly recommend you contact Sharon and have a chat. Invest in your well being, it will be the best money you have ever spent. Sharon was totally invested in helping us work out the best scenario for us going forward. Sharon is extremely professional in her approach and also very passionate about what she does. She goes over and above . Thank you Sharon, forever grateful."
Amanda and Paul
/ New Zealand
"Sharon has helped me to uncover different ways to connect with my husband to get the most out of our relationship. Her guidance and support has kept me on track to focus on the important things in life, and to achieve a more rewarding family/life balance.”
/ New Zealand
"Thank you so much Sharon for the time you have spent coaching me – I have found our sessions to be invaluable in assisting me to identify where my priorities lie and my true feelings about certain aspects of my life. I have gained from our sessions an awareness of my fear of commitment and decision-making, which was impacting my life in such a big way, and a better perspective on what I truly value.
I now feel empowered with confidence to face my fears, make some plans and move forward with my life! You have helped me to see the value in my relationship and improve my communication with my partner – our relationship couldn’t be better now and I can’t thank you enough.
Your friendship, humour and non-judgemental approach to every session put me at ease, especially when discussing difficult topics, and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you. I will be highly recommending you!”
"As a mature, full-time student, with an involvement in establishing a small business, Sharon’s coaching has greatly helped me clarify my thinking and actions across a range of situations, and develop my own solutions.
Sharon’s natural energy and enthusiasm, together with her strong belief in the benefits of coaching, provides her with a solid platform for helping people who are facing a range of personal and workplace situations.
Sharon’s coaching style is supportive and direct. Her extensive life and work experience informs her coaching practice in a very practical manner.
I have found Sharon’s coaching sessions to be both grounded in reality and yet at the same time providing positive encouragement and support to move me into areas I might not otherwise have been happy to tackle.”
/ New Zealand
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