Sharon Greer Wants You to Get to W.O.R.K. and Overcome the “Khaos”
Written by Meg Seitz · Photography by Julia Fay
Mz. Journey Coach is ready to put you to W.O.R.K.
Sharon L. Greer is Mz. Journey Coach – author, speaker, facilitator, coach, and creator. The movement she’s created is lovingly named W.O.R.K. – Women Overcoming Real Khaos. (Yes, that’s ‘khaos’ with a ‘K’.) It’s built with Greer’s signature courage and confidence, personality and sass. She comes to each of those traits naturally which make her a force to be reckoned with as a coach for the modern woman.
“My mission is to work with women who are at a tipping point and who are eager to know who they are and discover who they are. I do a lot of work with women who feel invisible.”
Her coaching style is admittedly unique. She describes it as journey coaching which, she acknowledges, is different from life coaching. In journey coaching, Greer applies her own personal and professional experiences to relate to what her clients are going through. “[Journey coaching] is designed to meet you where you are and on whatever path you’re going,” she shares. “Journey coaching is a more intimate experience.”
Given the intimate nature of her work, the clients who come to her are seeking support to very personal opportunities or challenges.
“My mission is to work with women who are at a tipping point and who are eager to know who they are and discover who they are,” she shares from a loveseat tucked inside a quiet corner of Hygge’s Camp North End location. “I do a lot of work with women who feel invisible.”
Greer knows that journey personally.
Greer lived the journey for 18 years. “I lived this journey of life’s setbacks and struggles and asking myself, ‘How do I overcome this?’ or ‘How do I get to where I need to be as a person?’” She says, “I was dreaming someone else’s dream. And there was something inside that just kept driving me [to want more].”
It was after a divorce that she decided to do some self-reflection and self-examination. “I decided to discover who and what I was,” she shares. “Because I had been living this life of pain and brokenness for years.”
“[I help] women know who they are, stand on their truth, and find their greatness.”
She couldn’t journal, so she did what came naturally – she spoke her truth. Quite literally, we might add. She used a voice app on her phone to record her thoughts and reflections, lessons and learnings. She poured herself out – every hurt, every challenge she’d overcome, every person who’d hurt her. Then she transcribed it. 77 pages later, she had her first book – Doing the W-O-R-K: Women Overcoming Real Khaos.
As much as Greer learned about herself in the process, she learned a lot about other women, as well. She discovered just how many women could relate to the harsh, hurtful reality of broken relationships – and how many women wanted to move through those feelings to a better place. “I don’t care what color, and I don’t care what age you are – everybody can relate to relationship brokenness,” she says.
The book is a workbook, but, more so, a resource built with Greer’s stories, lessons, aha! moments, experiences – and strategies. “I apply every tool that I’ve learned over the last 20 years [in this workbook] to help women,” she says.
At the end of the day though, what’s her work – from individual consultations to 1:1 coaching to meet-up discussion groups to writing a book – really all about?
“[I help] women know who they are, stand on their truth, and find their greatness,” she says.
There’s no one else we’d like on the journey with us.
Meet the Author: Meg Seitz is the Founder and Managing Creative Partner of toth shop, an agency with one goal: Elevate your brand’s content through powerful writing, creativity, and strategy. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor with Queens University and Founding Partner of the children’s book series, “Bea is for Business”.
She’s an English major with an MBA, so she can talk Homer’s “The Odyssey” just as well as she can talk sunk costs – though she’d much prefer the former.
Meet the photographer: Julia Murray, owner of Julia Fay Photography, feels most at home behind a camera with a story to tell on the other side. Her business began during her sophomore year of college, while majoring in radio and tv broadcasting. Now residing in Charlotte NC, she primarily shoots weddings and other local small businesses like her own. Her favorite part about her job is the connection it brings between art and people.