sharon buckley

About me

My Story

I am not a wishy-washy coach. I’m an Emotional Wellbeing Specialist for Women who have reached Menopause or the Perimenopause stage of their life.

Women who are fighting brain fog whilst feeling burnt out, anxious, lost, less confident, a little bit broken and lacking that all-important magic in their life.

This is my story, my why, and what led me here. 

I wanted to be creative.. 

In high school, my Art Teacher told me my work was crap! So I didn’t pursue a creative career (I had a dream of becoming an Architect) and ignored my gifts. Instead, I was very career focused in the corporate world, working for Norwich Union as a call centre manager hitting million-pound targets, managing big teams and coaching other regional managers to do the same. 

My first business 

Feeling a little jaded and unappreciated, when the opportunity for voluntary redundancy came up following ANOTHER merger, I decided to take a leap. Inspired by Sarah Beeny on the TV Show Property Ladder and an ongoing desire to work in property design, I started my own property development business. Project managing renovations from the design to digging in and getting my hands dirty. 

Years of mothering 

Over the years, as the property business continued to grow, I became a mother to a beautiful, strong preemie baby who needed a lot of care. This opened my eyes to the lack of decent childcare options in my area so seeing a gap in the market, I became an Ofsted inspected ‘Outstanding’ childminder, going on to coach other childminders to get to the same level of excellence. 

I still wasn’t done helping children. I had a calling to do more so we became foster carers. Taking care of a beautiful baby boy for the first 18 months of his life was an incredible experience and one I remain grateful for but when he left, I was heartbroken. 

Sharon Buckley – Changing lives for the better for over 15 years

My World Imploded

It was like I’d lost a child, the grief I felt overpowered me. I spiralled into depression and had a breakdown. I withdrew from family and friends, had a midlife crisis, started drinking, bought a two seater sports car and proceeded to play chicken driving at top speed down country lanes with my eyes closed. I was numb, I didn’t care, I was a victim, I was self absorbed and blocked everyone out. 

If I hadn’t almost lost my life to sepsis in 2016, I would have successfully ended my life in some ridiculous and wasteful way. The doctor had told me my heart could stop at any moment, I was in the worst pain of my life and I remember laying on the hospital bed asking the universe to let me die and take the pain away. Instead my husband and daughter came to visit and I had that moment of clarity – what the hell are you doing, you have so much to fight for. 

And fight I did! 

I started to do some self development, therapy and coaching and had a spiritual reawakening. I was in so much pain but I had found my motivation to live again, this was motivation to lean into the gifts I had been hiding from myself since childhood. Creative healing became a huge part of my life, attending art classes and workshops, taking up yoga, mindfulness and meditation, golf and generally getting outside in nature – especially by the sea.

Bringing creativity into my life gave me back my life. Along with my confidence, my self-belief and my resilience.

I could see myself again, all the years of experience in business, of finding solutions to impossible problems, of training, coaching, mentoring and supporting others. 

And all the pain. 

Life hasn’t always been easy but that has given me so much strength and allowed me to genuinely help others.

Now I have reached ‘midlife’, different challenges appear daily, mental wellbeing challenges, health issues, my children growing up and spreading their wings, caring for ageing parents and losing loved ones.

I chose now to work with other women who are experiencing similar challenges to me in their own lives.

I give them:

  • Support
  • Space to Breathe
  • Tools to quieten their mind and cope with the challenges of mental health such as anxiety & low mood
  • Renewed self-confidence, self-belief and resilience. 
  • Balance
  • Inner Peace
  • A newfound zest for life

For those of you who are longing for something different, are ready to heal and welcome a little magic into your life, who trust and believe the universe has your back and brought you to this page for a reason, why not simply book a virtual coffee and let’s have a chat. 

I’ll pop the kettle on. 

Sharon’s Qualifications

I am passionate about providing high quality experiences for my clients and regularly invest in my continued professional development.

Complimentary Medical Association – Accredited

  • NLP Practitioner
  • Grief & Bereavement Counselling Diploma
  • Menopause Awareness Diploma
  • Anxiety Management Diploma
  • Journal Therapy Diploma
  • EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique Diploma

Psychology Of Creativity Institute – Pavel Piskarev

  • Certified Neurographica Specialist (Neurographical Coaching)

Transformation Academy

  • Spiritual Coach Certification (Accredited)
  • Therapeutic Art Life Coach Certification (Accredited)

Creative Counsellors

  • Walk & Talk – Therapy in the Outdoors Certification

Open University

  • Level 4 Certificate in Early Years Practice

City & Guilds NVQ

  • NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Suffolk Early Years CPD

  • Safeguarding 
  • Supporting Children and Families with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Characteristics of Effective Learning
  • Social and Emotional Aspects of Development
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Common Assessment Framework (CAF)
  • SENco CACHE Unit CYPOP 16

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