Sharon Oakley

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Career and Life Coach
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Liverpool L1 & London EC1V
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About me

I am an American expat offering online coaching to clients all over the world and in person sessions in Liverpool and London.  I help people to take action and create change.  This could be gaining clarity on what you want, finding the momentum to make that change, building the confidence to reach your potential, and creating realistic steps and accountability to support you in achieving your desired outcomes.

Coaching areas and outcomes include:

Career coaching

  • Understand your values and natural strengths in order to find your ideal career
  • Identify actionable steps to transition your career
  • Build your confidence to prepare for the next step in your career
  • Regain your confidence after being out of the workplace
  • Create strategies to handle challenging situations in the workplace
  • Become more assertive and more visible
  • Cope with job loss from a redundancy
  • Prepare for your next job interview
  • Customise your CV to show your unique talents, relevant skills and career highlights

Life coaching

  • Overcome blocks and become a more confident person
  • Find what matters most to you and create a plan to get you to the life you desire
  • Understand your anxiety and create strategies for coping with situations where you feel most anxious
  • Become less overwhelmed, unstuck, and clear on the steps to achieve your goals

Working with me

My coaching style is very positive, supportive and intuitive.   I understand that each person’s situation is unique.  I spend the time to learn about the specific areas you want to change, why you want to change (or haven’t yet made progress), and how to get you to where you want to be.  It is common to feel stuck, unclear and unsure, and it is my role as a coach to help you get unstuck and gain the clarity and focus to achieve your goals and reach your aspirations.

In addition to coaching, I provide mentoring to my clients where I leverage my business experience to offer clients insight and guidance where they encounter challenges.  I have many years of experience working for large multi-national corporations in a variety of roles where I managed and developed people, led large projects and created programs to support business goals, including programs focused on training and career development.  I combine my business experience with my coaching to help others reach their potential in their professional and personal lives.

Some kind words from my coaching clients

Prior to working with Sharon, I was struggling with finding motivation and fulfillment in my business. During our coaching session, Sharon helped me to identify what areas of my business didn’t align with the vision of my ideal business. With Sharon’s coaching, I was able to revise an offer in my business that was draining me to one that would truly excite me and create a launch plan to promote it, so I can move forward towards the ideal business I wanted. If you are struggling with fulfillment in your business or life and need coaching on how to take the steps required to realign and move forward towards what you want, then I highly recommend Sharon’s coaching.

Angela - Michigan, USA

Sessions with Sharon definitely helped me reflect and clarify my goals for a career change. She is a great listener and very insightful in feedback. We have also put together a plan for the next weeks with the precise timeline, which is brilliant for further steps in my career change. Sessions were very productive, and I would really recommend working with Sharon.

Marta - London, UK

Sharon is a warm-hearted and caring professional who has a real talent for making you feel supported and driven to work on your goals. Since working together I have been able to tackle some hidden limited beliefs and reach greater clarity regarding the career change goals I am pursuing. Always supportive and positive, I have found Sharon to be so helpful and would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking for support in driving personal change and growth.

Maria - London, UK

I always walk away from my sessions with Sharon knowing exactly which steps I needed to take to achieve my goals, which is something I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. Sharon always offers insightful, relevant guidance to any problem I bring up but always makes sure to push me to come up my own solutions and ideas. Not only has this resulted in the most effective possible solutions, but over time has given me the ability to solve new problems without the need of a coach, which has easily been the greatest take away from our sessions. I can strongly recommend Sharon for anyone who struggles with feeling overwhelmed. Thank you!

Joe - Liverpool, UK

I reached out to Sharon when I felt I was at crossroads in my career, constantly questioning myself over what I ought to do vs. what I really wanted to do (and enjoy doing). Sharon’s support and guidance gave me an incredible perspective and provided me with the clarity that I needed. She helped me break down my goal into actionable steps, ensuring that I remained motivated and positive. Sharon is patient, empathetic and sensitive but also will hold you accountable to your goals. I am grateful for the experience of working with her.

Sue - New York, USA

I enjoyed my coaching sessions with Sharon. She listens intently and empathically; by asking the right questions she steers you towards finding a solution for an issue. Sharon helped me discover a few things about myself that I had not realised before.  She is a very warm and friendly coach who helped me gain confidence in myself and believed in me when I was doubting myself.  I highly recommend her – Thank you so much, Sharon!

Kathrin - London, UK

Working with Sharon has been such a great experience, I continue to look forward to our sessions each week. When I check in we see what has been working for me and it feels really great to talk it through with someone who is there to help. Before I can feel clouded and sometimes unsure. After our session I feel confident and excited about the way forward. In the short time I have worked with Sharon I have enrolled on further courses and worked out what had been holding me back previously. This been a significant breakthrough for me and my future. I would really recommend Sharon. It has given me confidence and I am very grateful. Thank you!

Suzanne - Hertfordshire, UK

Sharon was a great help in my search for a new job. I appreciate her advice as someone who has had a successful career -- her suggestions and advice are grounded in first-hand experience. When I would get discouraged, I really appreciated her ability to be positive and encouraging without being out-of-touch, annoying or overwhelming.

Todd - Massachusetts, USA

I really enjoyed working with Sharon, she gave me the space to explore the areas of my life where I was at a standstill, particularly with my career. Her active listening style, along with empathetic and authentic nature was appreciated. She helped me in regaining some of my confidence along with always emphasizing an optimistic view of my future and potential. Her insight about some of my hurdles made me look at my experiences in a survivor/fighter mode of overcoming adversity. I greatly appreciate the time and support she gave me throughout our partnering!

Nicole - Jerusalem, Israel

I booked 3 sessions with Sharon and she was thoughtful and patient, asking really great questions to get to a better understanding of my goals and steps to get there. Because of this, I ended up getting a new job role I would not have previously had the confidence to apply for. I would definitely recommend Sharon!

Chelsea - Liverpool, UK

I cannot recommend Nexus Coaching enough, Sharon is a wonderfully supportive coach who has skilfully guided me through a major life and career change. When I reached out all those months ago, I felt so stuck and didn't know which direction to go in. Sharon helped me to make decisions, focus my goals, develop my confidence and resilience and I cannot believe the amount of positive change that is happened in such a short space of time. Thank you.

Francesca - Liverpool, UK

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Associate Certified Coach – International Coaching Federation
  • Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching – Animas Centre for Coaching
  • Accredited Certificate in Corporate Coaching – Animas Centre for Coaching
  • Accredited Certificate in Career Coaching Practice – Full Circle Development
  • Masters of Business Administration – Babson College - F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics – University of Massachusetts
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder (active CFA Institute member 2008 – present)

Member organisations

UK International Coach Federation (ICF)

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£50.00 - £85.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I provide a (no obligation) 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your coaching needs and to explain the coaching process.  This is an opportunity to ask any questions you have about coaching.

Coaching Fees and Packages:

Session fees range from £65 to £85 per 1-hour session depending on the number of sessions.  I offer individual sessions and packages of 3 or 6 coaching sessions.  

I also offer a new client 45-minute introductory coaching session for £50.  This is an opportunity to try out coaching to see if it is right for you.  This session can be used to take a broad look at your life and identify goals/actions to take to improve certain areas, or it can be a more focused session where we look at a specific area of your life (e.g., a decision you are struggling to make or creating better time management).

Gift certificates are available for purchase.

Session information:

Coaching sessions can be held in person (in Liverpool and periodically in London) or online (Skype, Facetime, Zoom, telephone).

If you are interested in learning more about coaching or to schedule a consultation, please feel free to email (; call (07402252837), or visit my website:  I am happy to answer any questions.

When I work

Monday - Friday 7am - 8pm GMT Saturday 9am - 1pm GMT

Published articles

Liverpool, Merseyside, L1

Type of session

In person

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Sharon Oakley
Sharon Oakley