1-919-442-8366 sharon@sharonshelton.com

Who am I?

My Story

Over the past 27+ years, I have transformed my life and rebuilt my career, incorporating what I’ve learned and practiced into a unique, proven, science-backed, step-by-step model for living fully, focused on Intention + Alignment + Mindfulness.

​As a Certified Professional Coach for over 17yrs trained by iPEC, and a Certified Mindfulness Teacher trained by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield in the Mindfulness Meditation teacher Certification Program (2016), I leverage science and ancient teachings to act as a catalyst, helping you achieve extraordinary results.

My approach is casual, engaged, and encouraging as I hold you accountable to leaning into the life that you want to call forward.

I am a Mentor in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program (MMTCP) and a Founding Advisor and Teacher at Banyan and part of a leadership team that includes Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Our intention is to provide expert guidance to deepen your mindfulness practice in a supportive and diverse, global community.

Experienced Speaker

I have worked with organizations such as Haven House, North Carolina Juvenile Services Association, The Weston Network, NASA and Promise Heights. I am available to speak on topics such a Mindfulness, Resilience, Mindset, Well-Being, Recovery, Self-care, Midlife.

Guest Teacher for Tara Brach

​I am a Board Member with Peace at Any Pace (PAAP). The mission of PAAP is to offer healing opportunities through culturally specific journeys, genealogical mapping, storytelling, drumming and mindful awareness to multigenerational people of the African diaspora who suffer from the impact of intergenerational and ancestral traumas. PAAP facilitates national and international classes, retreats, and sojourns to bridge ancestral histories to present day experiences, transforming wounds to wisdom, leading to deep time liberation.

As  a Board Member with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion working with Kristen Neff and Chris Germer, I am committed to building an equitable, inclusive, and caring global community supporting the practice of self-compassion where each person matters and everyone belongs.


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I enjoy writing, and I’ve been featured in the 20th Anniversary edition of Spirituality and Health Magazine and Thích Nhất Hạnh’s ​Mindfulness Bell.

For over 27yrs, I’ve maintained sobriety from alcoholism, rebuilt my career to become VP of a global software company, created loving and supportive community, married the love of my life, and started my own heart-centered business.

In my own life and working with coaching clients for over 17yrs, along with listening to the 3800+ member Meetup community I founded over 15yrs ago, I understand transitions and challenges and what leads to lasting change and transformation. ​And I’d like to share that with you. 

I have completed studies at the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City receiving ordination as an interfaith minister in 2008, then serving as assistant dean. Over the course of two years, the seminary provided for me an inter-spiritual framework to explore religious traditions, to deepen my own spiritual practice, and to learn how to develop authentic community.

That experience helped me understand the deeper essence that underlies spiritual treasures of every major tradition and nurture a direct experience of the Unity at the core.

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​I’ve traveled to Haiti to work with the Africa Yoga Project, teaching an empowerment workshop to young girls, and have also been a Life Skills Instructor with StepUP Ministry, working with adults who are transforming their lives after incarceration and/or homelessness. I currently offer mindfulness “Lunch & Learns” to organizations like Haven House that provide community-based services to at-risk youth and their families.

I have deep love, respect and gratitude for all the beings who have supported me, and whose shoulders I stand on – my ancestors, teachers, mentors, friends, family.

More about my career at LinkedIn.