We had the good fortune of connecting with Sharon Coleman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sharon, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
To be totally honest, work life balance has been difficult for me. I love my work and believe that helping people learn better skills can be life changing. That belief has caused me to say yes when I should have rested. I had to figure out how to make me a priority in my life. I now schedule self-care in my daily life. Every morning you will find me exercising, meditating and eating a healthy breakfast. This small adjustment has been a life changer for me!

What should our readers know about your business?
I started my own therapy and wellness center, A Fit Life Center, January 1, 2022. That has been my dream since graduating from school. I am so proud that I am able to combine evidenced-based treatments with mindfulness strategies to help people reduce stress, anxiety, and improve their lives. I also teach people mindfulness who just want to learn to slow down and take better care of themselves.

Nothing about started a business is easily because there are things that I did not know and still do not know. I learn a lot from my fellow therapists and I also hire qualified people to help in areas where I do not have expertise. I accept that it is a learning journey.

I want people, especially the Black community, to know that they matter and need rest and restoration. It’s possible to take good care of you and still do what you love!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When friends and family come for a visit, I always take them to Sedona! Sedona is one of the most beautiful places to me! I love walking in by the creek or renting a cabin so that we can reconnect with each other. I am also a foodie so I usually pick my favorite restaurants such as Season 52 and the Gladly, to enjoy a casual yet wonderful meal. I leave lots of space for rest. That’s a perfect weekend for me,

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have to Shout Dr. Michelle Melton because she offered me the opportunity work as an independent therapist at Melton Psychology Group. I helped me understand that I could provide services in a private agency. I am forever grateful to her for that opportunity. I also really appreciate Black women helping each other meet their goals!

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