Sharon Pearson’s first business, The Coaching Institute, was established as a way to assist future coaches to receive the level of training they need to be successful in a competitive marketplace. Since a first student intake of just 9 students, The Coaching Institute has gone on to train over 2,100 students, as well as delivering NLP training throughout Australia.
In just eight years The Coaching Institute has become the first choice for coach training in Australia, offering the only Diploma of Life Coaching to include ‘NLP Practitioner Certification’ and ‘How to Run a Successful Workshop’. The majority of Australia’s most successful coaches are graduates of this highly regarded program.
The Coaching Institute has been a finalist in the Telstra Business Awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
The Coaching Institute won the Telstra Business Awards Victorian Micro-Business for Victoria in 2010, and was a finalist in the People’s Choice Awards in 2012.
Sharon was named Business Woman of the year in 2010 in the Telstra Victorian Business Women’s Awards.
Sharon appeared regularly on the national show, ‘9am with David & Kim’ on Channel 10 as their resident life coach throughout 2006, offering insights and tips for its viewers. 2010 saw the release of Sharon’s very first best seller “Simple Strategies for Business Success” – How to win the game of business and live life on your terms!
The Master Mind Program for business was commenced in 2009 and was fully subscribed within six months. Business owners get access to Sharon’s latest marketing, business, leadership and organisational strategies in a small group environment.
In 2012 the Executive Coaching Academy opened its doors, providing leadership and leadership coaching training to executives and to leadership coaches. It offers the Certificate IV in Executive and Workplace Coaching.
In early 2013 The Coaching Institute and the Executive Coaching Academy opened their doors to the first ever Coaching Campus, with training facilities, meeting rooms, a café and book store for coaches.