Sharon Piel

Sharon Piel is a certified Life and Business coach with 9 years experience in the coaching industry.  I have a diploma in Life Coaching as well as certificates in NLP and Business Coaching.  I help women entrepreneurs and small women-owned businesses to achieve their goals.  I am passionate about coaching, positive psychology and emotional intelligence.

What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.

I come from a close-knit family, I’m the youngest of five children. I now have two children of my own, both are teenagers.  Before becoming a coach, I was a Legal Secretary for many years.  Later on, I became a real estate agent until I had my first child when I became a stay-at-home mom.  Some years later, I worked as an administrative assistant for a property company, as well as an entrepreneur. 

Every industry that is now a large-scale, top-notch business once started as a small idea in the minds of entrepreneurs. What was that idea or motivation that made you start your business /initiative? What motivated you within to say YES, go for it!”

When my children were still quite small, I went to a parenting workshop which was run by two life coaches.  It was life-changing!  It inspired me to become a life coach myself, so I enrolled in a one-year diploma life coaching course.  Since then, I have done numerous courses and am constantly learning and growing.  I started coaching in the Personal Development space and later added coaching for kids and teens, Emotional Intelligence, and Business coaching.

Tell us something about your initiative or current role. What is it about, and what impact are you trying to make?

Currently, my focus is on Business and Entrepreneurship coaching for women.  I hope to help as many women as possible to start or grow their own businesses.  I run a monthly mastermind for women entrepreneurs in my area where we share ideas and learn from each other and I share some tools to help them in their journey.

Your journey and your vision are very inspiring, but are there any achievements or accomplishments you would like to mention?

I am a consultant for a journalist from Conde Nast and have contributed to articles in various publications, including Glamour Magazine (SA).

Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity?

I would love to see more and more women running their own businesses and excelling in whatever industry they are in.

Women are a growing force in the workplaces worldwide, standing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. There are cracks in glass ceilings everywhere, with many women breaking through to carve out a space right at the top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts about women leadership today?

I love seeing women succeed in leadership roles, especially in those fields where women were previously excluded from leadership roles.

What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?

Have a dream and pursue it, anything is possible if you set your mind to it.  Set goals and take action to achieve them.  Constantly work at improving yourself – learn from others, find a mentor, read books, and take courses.