No one understands how challenging life can be more than those who survived hitting rock bottom and bounced back to be stronger versions of themselves. Every survivor, regardless of the kind of pain they went through, can give testimonials to what it takes to get from point A to where they are right now in life. And more often than not, these survivors prove to be the most credible sources of insight, inspiration, and guidance.
Award-winning, multi-million dollar enterprise leader and life coach Shari Lueck is an icon of courage and resilience who has stood out in the industry for her story of surviving and thriving. And she banks on her experiences, harrowing some of them could be, to help other people who have lived through extraordinary circumstances create a life of strength and purpose.
This author, speaker, and transformational personal life coach is a survivor of emotional and physical abuse. Before the age of nineteen, she experienced homelessness twice, beating life’s odds as they come and go.
At thirty-four, Shari thought she finally had life by its horns. Blessed with a home, a great job, husband, three beautiful young children, close friends, and numerous volunteer commitments, life seemed almost perfect. A traumatizing event in 1999, however, involving a mass shooting conducted by a Neo-Nazi at a school where her five and eight-year-old were going to camp led her life to take another turn. As the first civilian on the scene, Shari was ecstatic to find her children alive, but they would all go home to find that they would be impacted forever by that day’s circumstances.
Soon after, Shari’s marriage dissolved, and she had to deal with its consequences, along with being wrongfully terminated from her job. Her subsequent depression rendered her incapable of finding employment. Her life went downhill and was marked by challenges after challenges, from drug addiction and physically abusive relationships to PTSD and suicidal attempts.
And while Shari had the desire to change, her pleas for help were ignored by her family. Shame dogged her every footstep, and Shari experienced for herself what it means to take one step forward and two steps back.
This incredible tale showcases life’s grueling offerings, but what others can take away from Shari’s story is her Herculean efforts to rise and piece herself back again.
John Frey’s book, A Million Little Pieces, and several other books on recovery as well as therapy can be credited for Shari finding herself again. But what deserves the most credit is the dedication and every painstaking effort she demonstrated to climb her way up from the bottom.
And now, Shari has been impacting people’s lives not just through her narrative but also through her book, speaking engagements, and transformative personal coaching. Her new book, My Skeletons Have Names, is a personal development anecdote that highlights her incredible history and resiliency. Scheduled for release this August 2020, it also features the steps she took and the tools she used to reclaim her personal power and move from victim to hero.
Furthermore, using the same principles outlined in My Skeleton Has Names, Shari has created a powerful 9-step transformation system designed to help individuals get from where they are to where they want to be. This system involves taking responsibility for one’s life circumstances, uncovering life’s big why, understanding success, cultivating deeper relationships, gaining confidence in one’s ability to create any desired reality, and more.
All of Shari’s sessions are in-person and based on the idea that healing needs the 3Cs: comfort, compassion, and connection. She also provides all her clients with access to her via text in between sessions.
This life coach may have spent twenty-five years shattering the glass ceiling in corporate America. But Shari gave up her comfortable six-figure salary to go all-in as an entrepreneur, author, NLP practitioner, and master life coach, dedicating herself to serving others. As an empowered woman who was once intimate with pain, she helps people alleviate their suffering and find abundant joy.