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About Sharon | Sharon Hughes

About Sharon

Whats missing in your life?


Do you never seem to have enough time to do the things you want to do?

Do you wonder where all of your money has gone in the run up to payday?

Do you say ‘yes’ to everyone to stop them wrecking your head?

Do you have a great idea for a book, or business, or product you’d love to produce but you don’t know where to start?

Are you in a job you took 5 years ago as a career step, and aren’t sure how you’re still there?

Do you feel like maybe you’re not in control, and that everything is freaking you out a little bit?

Wouldn’t it be nicer to:


Make the time to do the things that bring you joy?

Have a money plan that not only sorts your payday issue out, but prepares you for early retirement? On a beach?

Develop strong emotional boundaries, so you can say ‘No’ to people without having an asshole hangover?

Get started on that wee side project that’s been haunting you for years?

Make a plan for actually making your next career move and not just waiting for it to happen?

Get some clarity on what your priorities are in your life, so you can focus on those instead of everyone else’s drama?

Token inspirational picture of a nature scene to inspire zen-like envy

Yeah? Well then: TWINSIES!

YES! I want ALL of the inner zen. And cash! And that beach you mentioned. But How?!


If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, well then, I’m here to help you. Help you to develop a plan in your own time, in your own way, to help you live the life you truly deserve.

And who the hell are you?


Valid question. I am Sharon. Most people call me Shaz and thats fine.

By day I am the CEO of a not-for-profit based in Dublin, Ireland. This is what I like to think I look like

I am also an extremely proud, and usually mildly exasperated mother of a wicked smart child, who’s mildly obsessed with puddles, so this is how I actually look most of the time

My Story


About 7 years ago I was very, well, not happy. My career had stalled, I never seemed to have the time to do the things I wanted to do, I was always running around after other people, my weight had spiked and I was seriously struggling with anxiety.

One day I had enough, and I swore to the Gods, or like pinky promised or something, that the time had come for me to have a sit down and sort my sh*t out.

For the last 7 years I have kept the sacredness of that pinky promise, and slowly tackled all of my crap, one tiny little piece at a time.

I got my career path way back on track. I sorted out my finances. I learned how to say ‘Non’ (this was the hardest bit).

I found some activities I bloody loved doing. I quit smoking and got married (unrelated but highly recommend both).

I kon-maried my house and had a child; the logical step to fill up the house again after I made all the extra space with the decluttering 🙄 .

And all the while I was chipping away at my anxiety until I reached what is now the height of my emotional health. And it feels great.

How I became a Coach


As I slowly learned how to identify aspects of my life that were causing my problems and dealing with them head on, I started working with other people who wanted to achieve the same. And I loved, love, LOVE IT!

Over the years some of my client successes include:

  • Developing a side-hustle that turned into a business they could leave their job for
  • Working on a career pivot into a new industry
  • Retraining in an entire new career field
  • Preparing for an organised maternity leave; both preparing for leave and returning to work
  • Working on a self-management programme to deal with Anxiety
  • Asking for the mother of all salary raises, and getting it!

What are you, Yoda?


Nah, I’m taller. Ish

I’m trained in Life and Business Coaching, and Career Coaching. I’m borderline obsessed with money, having it by the way not so much with the spending. I work to live and don’t live to work. I believe everyone, EVERYONE has potential and I think following dreams is the best thing in the world.

But you don’t need to know all of that. What you need to know is this:


I solve problems


I’ve spent the last ten years learning how to deal with my own sh*t, and now I would like to help you to figure out how to fix yours. Consider me your own personal cheat-sheet to getting ahead.

This is my thinking face. It means I’m about to say something very, very smart.

Or not. Its 50:50

How does it work?


As I coach I work with women who know something is not-quite-right in their lives, and who are ready to make some big(ish) changes. My role is to help you explore the issue, discuss your options, and be a cheerleader for you when you make the changes you want to see.

I absolutely never judge, you’d want to see some of the gear I wore in the 90’s. I won’t tell you what to do, and I won’t push you, or force you to do anything. You’re the boss, I’m just the enabler!

I only take clients that I genuinely believe I can help to help themselves, and get solid results that will last for the rest of your life.

What if I have a different problem, or worse, I don’t even know what my problem is?!


I 100% get this. Probably the most common opening line I get from new clients is:

“I don’t know if you can help me, but…”


Problems and issues in life are all very different and very individual, but learning how to identify an issue, break it down, set some goals and intentions and make a plan, well that rarely changes. And my job is to be right beside you while you do this.

Having a coach is having someone who will:

  • Give you space to explore the issue
  • Give an outside perspective that will not judge no matter how ‘crazy’ you think your dream sounds. (Like, pretty much 100% guarantee mine are whackier)
  • Examine different possible solutions
  • Work on a game plan
  • Have an accountability buddy to help keep you on track.

Ok I’m in, how do I book myself the time and space that I deserve to fulfil my mission to be AWESOME!


Just head over HERE and choose which option you would like to book. Its super quick

Do you do anything else?

I do actually. As well as one-to-one coaching I also deliver Training and Workshops for organisations on Leadership and Professional Development topics.

I also get invited to speak at really cool events on everything from Employee engagement, Developing leadership, Women in Leadership or Star Trek. I have varied interests.

If you would like to know more about working with me on a Organisational level just pop over HERE.

Want more?

Heres a short video to introduce you to my blog and services

Still Here?


Well I’m not sure what to tell you!

Oh, I also love upcycling. Here are some of my favourite projects to date

If you’re still here, and haven’t found what you are looking for, why not drop me a quick email at hello@sharonhughes.ie to schedule a no obligation phone call, and ask me directly whats on your mind.

I’d love to hear from you.

Get In Touch

If you like what you’ve read or if you’d like to know more about how we could work together, just drop me a line.
I would LOVE to hear from you.