Welcome – glad you’re here!
I’m Sharon Abra Hanen. My middle name, Abra, is related to the Aramaic for “I create”, the source of the word “abracadabra” –clearly I was destined to work with the magic of creativity.
I’m a creative, intuitive, deep-thinking coach who helps people make the changes in work and life that they most desire (I trained with Eric Maisel, the founder of the field of creativity coaching and author of many highly-regarded books on creativity, including Fearless Creating, in training programs including “Advanced Creativity Coaching” and “Coaching Writers”, and have continued studying coaches, healers, and creative business minds).
In connection with coaching, I am an advocate for creative lives, an entrepreneurial thinker, an appreciator of the neuro-atypical mind, a creative strategy advisor, and a project partner.
I’m also a writer (for almost always), a poet (which is as much about how I see the world as what ends up on the page), and an artist (exploring color and sound and other wonders).
I write novels for younger readers (age 9-12), picture books for even younger readers (age 4-7), and poetry (for both children and adults) that celebrates lightness and darkness and stability and change (and most of all, gets to the heart).
Some of the things that feed my creative life are: great mentors, fresh raspberries, good friends, walking, singing, children’s books, food stories, learning and marveling, dark chocolate, tears, my parents (a philosophy professor and an architect – perhaps why I like to ask questions and make things), music, hugs, a powerful sense of possibility, serendipity, and being able to help other people move towards what matters most to them.
age 13, swinging on a corral gate in Alberta, Canada