WholeSTEP offers a variety of opportunities for learning, insight, and connection:


The sharing of our stories helped each of us recognize our strengths, and that our experience can be valuable learning for ourselves and others. – CWC participant

What are Collective Wisdom Circles?

  • Experiential gatherings where participants witness and hold space for each other’s stories
  • A space that invites the emergence of individual and collective wisdom through cultivating authentic sharing and deep listening practices

WholeSTEP currently offers ½ day and full day Collective Wisdom Circles based on a number of themes including transition and self-esteem. Workshops offered in a weekly series format are also available.

Shari also offers workshops on crafting an engaging and effective profile or bio.  She is pleased to deliver this informative program to organizations, meetup groups and entrepreneurial communities.


How to Write an Engaging Professional Bio

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining. Anne Lamott


Terrific presentation! Very informative I will definitely rethink my approach towards my personal and professional profiles.  Elizabeth Friesen

In addition to offering private bio and profile writing services, Shari delivers this fun and informative workshop that provides tips and guidelines covering the components of effective profiles. She explores the obstacles to writing about ourselves and guidelines for overcoming them. This program is available from a 1/2 hour presentation to a three-hour workshop, depending on your needs.


Finding Meaning in Transition: An Experiential Workshop on the Process of Change

I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel.  Rosalia de Castro

This program is offered as a ½ day or full day workshop to clients of service organizations who are experiencing change due to work, health or personal issues. Individuals may have recently moved to Toronto, changed jobs or careers, are moving on after the loss of a loved one, living with serious illness, or coping with the challenges of aging parents. As a complementary learning experience, participants will gain an understanding of their transition process as it relates to their specific challenges. Participants will explore together what it means to travel the cycle of change and leave with tools that promote greater understanding, a plan for action, and overall confidence.

Finding Meaning in Transition workshops are customized to suit the needs of specific organizations and can be delivered on site.


Organizations that would benefit from this program

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  • Employment Services
  • Health Support Organizations
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Human Resources and Professional Development
  • Bereavement Groups
  • Retirement Residences
  • Newcomer Services
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Post-Secondary Learning Institutions





Emerging from the Shadows: What it Means to Be Seen

It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most impact. – Robert Kiyosaki

Shari is very organized and comfortable. She made the workshop feel safe and creative – an excellent environment for learning.  Deepti, workshop participant

This powerful workshop examines the barriers to “putting yourself out there” in the workplace, business world, and social situations due to self-judgement, perceived limitations, or doubt. You’ll  learn how to reframe expectations and challenge the voices that hold you back.