I’m Sharon Abra Hanen. My middle name, Abra, is related to the Aramaic for “I create”, the source of the word “abracadabra”.
I’m a creative, intuitive, deep-thinking coach who helps people make the most valuable changes in work and life (I trained with Eric Maisel, founder of the field of creativity coaching and author of Fearless Creating.
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 me are: great mentors, fresh raspberries, good friends, walking, singing, children’s books, food stories, learning and marveling, dark chocolate, tears, the creative legacies of 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.