Split Decision

Sharon Cole

I’m a Health Coach.  I’m a Realtor.

I love coaching.  I love helping people realize new things about their health…and that they can actually, truly help themselves toward their goals.

I love being a Realtor—have managed and/or owned an office for over 30 years.

I’ve always liked to work.  And I’ve always liked to work with people.

I went from being a bank secretary to managing a real estate company, to owning the real estate company.  There were many, many hurdles along the way as you can imagine.  The challenges taught me “I wasn’t really the boss”.  It taught me that people can be really, really nice, and caring.  And they can also be really rude, and even through their smiles, not care a bit.

I learned to be content with it all, and care about people without any expectation from them, because I truly wanted to like dealing with people.

My daddy had instilled a good work ethic into us.  He used to say as a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, when the sailors were given a job to do, if they didn’t do a good job, or even just missed a spot, he made them start from scratch and do the whole job over again.  He used the same technique with us girls.  So we learned to do a good job, and get things right the first time around (most of the time).

This technique of his not only helped me personally, but has helped me set a high standard in our real estate office.  However, I did learn early on, thankfully, that demanding in that way didn’t work very well with “normal people”. Lol

I learned to let the staff and agents help me decide what the standards would be.  That made a total difference in how things got done.  They were invested in the outcome, and most everyone worked toward it.  We gradually had pretty much all motivated people, working as a team, and feeling like a family.

Of course, there were always challenges.  I truly liked most of the challenges.  It exercised my brain, to think of different ways to handle problems, and I liked that.  In my early life, I (like most people, I’ve come to learn) didn’t like things to change.  Over the years, it became very apparent that there for sure is one very sure “constant”, and that is “change”.  With that knowledge, I worked at being flexible with change, and even welcoming it, to figure a way to do things even better with the change that presented itself.

  I loved the challenges of creating ways to encourage and build the agents; creating ways to make deals work; overcoming challenges with competing companies (yes, that happens), overcoming challenges with agents within our own office (yes, that happens occasionally too), overcoming deals that just wouldn’t seem to work.  I loved the new situations that would come up: good ones that show humanity is good; and ones not so good, that give another hurdle to climb and lesson to learn.  I loved the people who are so appreciative and the ones from somewhere else who would fall in love with us, our office, our town, and our lifestyle here.

Since my husband and I sold the office some months back, and I’ve stayed on to continue working with my clients, I’ve been adjusting.  I’ve discovered in the last few months:

Agent problems are not up to me;

Problems with other companies are not my job anymore (whew!);

I still have clients, and have been able to help them.  And as time has gone on, I have discovered my own deals are the only deals I work with—

Well.  That’s a little bit underwhelming.  LOL

This new setting gives me a little time to think.

Through some health challenges of my own a few years ago, I learned about Functional Medicine.  It took a few years of working with a few doctors before I was told my problem was probably autoimmune-related (thank you to this doctor who finally gave me this clue), and had no known cause, and had no cure.  It took hours and hours of research to find someone who specialized in autoimmune problems.  But I did find that doctor.  And after waiting for weeks for an appointment, filling out a 30-page application, giving 13 vials of blood, I met with the doctor’s assistant.  When I asked if he could please help me feel better…his response was… “Why don’t we just make you well…”  And so began my journey to healing, with some strange thing known as “Functional Medicine”, which involves very little, if any, medicine.

I kept being impressed to tell people about the success of my journey.  It seemed like such a long, slow process.  Then I came across information on how to be a Functional Medicine Health Coach.  Expensive Education.  My husband said, just think about it awhile.  If you still want to do it in a few weeks, just go for it.  I waited two weeks.  Two weeks more.  The fire inside me did not subside.  So began my journey to being a Functional Medicine Health Coach.

I graduated from FMCA (Functional Medicine Coaching Academy), endorsed by IFM (Institute of Functional Medicine) in 2019.  I’ve been coaching individuals, randomly along with working in my real estate career since that time.  I’ve had a couple of group coaching sessions also, which I have loved.

So Yes.  I’ve loved this profession for over 34 years.  

And Yes.  I’ve had time to think deeply these past few months.  

And now…I can actually help people live.  Live a fuller life.  Maybe live a longer life.  A life with more energy, for sure.

Yeah…that’s where my heart is now.  Still caring…Still teaching…Still helping… but with their journey being to help them in “building their life”.

I will continue to help clients in real estate, but my main focus will be helping clients with their health challenges, and their stress challenges.

I’m here and ready to help you with that if you need help. 

Help you live a fuller life.  Maybe a longer life.  A life with more energy.  More Calm.

It’s a BETTER life!

Until Next Time,


If you would like to schedule a one-on-one session with me, just email me and let me know.  I respond to email, and I’m here and I want to help you.  Let’s create some more Calm together.


Meet Sharon

Sharon is the founder of Where is Your Calm, and is dedicated to the wellness of every client she has. She graduated from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy in 2019 and has been doing group coaching and individual coaching since then.

Sharon is a caring haven for people of all ages to address their overwhelm and overwork, helping them to improve their life with small changes in their lifestyle and nutrition habits. She regularly attends classes and training to keep up with the most innovative practices to address her clients' needs.  

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