“Working with Sharon was a breath of fresh air. She provided public speaking training and content feedback for the TEDx event I was a speaker at. I found her no-nonsense approach to be the right balance of direct, practical and encouraging. She is energetic and enthusiastic and really believes in the people she is working, I felt she really “got me” and would welcome the opportunity to work with her again. If you need a positive, helpful good old kick-up-the-bum to make changes in your personal and/or professional life then I would highly recommend working with Sharon!”
Psychotherapist, TEDx Speaker and Author, 15 Minute Parenting
“Sharon coached me through a tricky career shift, giving me the perspective I needed to reshape my work situation. Her no-nonsense practicality combined with genuine enthusiasm and moxy delivers results. I came home from a 1-hour session with 15 new strategies and exercises to implement. In 60 minutes I felt a new sense of agency over my life direction. A month later, as I work my way through each of her suggestions, I’m seeing new opportunities emerge from each action I take. I have been singing her praises to everyone I meet. She’s the real deal!”
Fashion Writer, Author and Stylist, The Happy Closet
“Sharon Hughes volunteered her time willingly to take part in two leadership events with The Wheel during 2018. Sharon’s personal stories, insight and practicality on the topic of coaching and mentoring was hugely appreciated by the participants , many of whom are struggling with the responsibilities of managing people. The honest insights expressed by Sharon and the reinforcement that we all need mentoring at different stages of career, life and around specific events, was significant for The Wheel members.
I have very much enjoyed working with Sharon on these events and look forward to working more with her in the future.”
“Sharon worked with WFE since 2013. In that time she has been heavily involved in the design, promotion and implementation of a programme aimed at encouraging more women to participate in Leadership roles.
Sharons training style is energetic and enthusiastic and her modules received a great response from participants. We look forward to working with her again in the future.”
“Sharon was extremely informative, clear and professional. Her workshop was inspiring for all involved and there was an approachable atmosphere where interaction was inspired throughout. The concept of Sharons classes got great interest from the student body and she was able confident on working with the crowd on the day. The talk was well thought out and well organised and DCU would recommend Sharon and her coaching services to anyone in need of motivation and organisation in their personal lives or careers.”
“Sharon worked incredibly well with our speakers, encouraging them to really interrogate their content and find the story within that would capture an audiences attention. Her inclusive and no nonsense attitude was well received and helped to level the room between very experienced speakers and novices”
As well as working with individuals I’ve also worked with a number of not-for-profit groups on projects I’ve been interested in, in both a paid and voluntary capacity. If you have a project you feel I may be a good fit for I would love to hear from you. Here is some of my work.
Here is a short video from a project I worked on with Women For Election in 2015. INFORM SU was a project aimed at encouraging more women to take up Leadership roles in college. It ran nationally with fantastic results.
My role in the project was to design the overall course content, develop module content and deliver modules in Universities across Ireland.
I was delighted to be asked by the organisers of this great event to work with their Speakers as Official Speaker Coach of the organisation. As well as facilitating a group session to help participants work on delivery, I also worked with the individuals on polishing their talks. It was a huge honour to work with so many motivated people. You can see their talks HERE
In 2017 I was delighted to be asked to be asked to contribute to an article with Maven 46. The article looked at things you should consider when building up a professional ‘Work Wardrobe’.
As part of my Career Coaching programme I usually cover the issue of a professional wardrobe with my client.
It’s a great resource for anyone looking at building a long-term Professional Wardrobe.
Just click the image to read!
As well as private coaching, I have been incredibly lucky to work with some great organisations over the years including;