Sharon Ballantine is a Parenting Coach & Life Coach and founder of The Ballantine Parenting Institute.
Sharon lives in the green, lush Pacific Northwest, surrounded by mountains and waterways. Sharon’s early childhood transplanted her from this Garden of Eden, to the far away land of Chile, where her father was starting a fishing company. Her early years were spent learning Spanish and living in a culture she would come to adore. To this day, Sharon travels there often, taking friends and family to share in a country that has so much to offer.
After her immediate family died while she was in her mid twenties, Sharon set out on a spiritual quest to find answers about how the Universe works, and her place in it. Since then, she has studied the spiritual teachings of many masters, as well as the laws of the Universe.
Sharon has learned that we create our own reality, that we are in control of our experience, and that our emotions indicate our alignment. She has come to know how to use her emotions to make happier choices, which lead to happier experiences. Positive, passionate living is what propels her forward and sharing this with others is what fuels her joy.
Sharon has always felt that one of her missions in life was to be the best parent she could possibly be. She has raised three wonderful children and her greatest joy is being with them. She has recently completed her first book, “The Art of Blissful Parenting” in which she guides parents on the practical and spiritual aspects of raising happy, self-reliant kids.
The inspiration for writing this book came when fear crept into Sharon’s parenting as her children entered their pre-teen years, thus forgetting everything she knew about supporting her kids on their highest path. The fear that they may not make their best choices precipitated a time when she became a master at what didn’t work as control mode took over.
Her core message to parents is that by following our own Internal Guidance System and teaching our children to follow theirs, parents and children can lead more joyful lives and have a more easeful relationship. Being in alignment is key to being an effective parent and Sharon’s book gives valuable tools on how to maintain your alignment when “life happens.”
Other passions include traveling the world and experiencing other cultures, studying nutrition, reading and writing non-fiction. Sharon studied Marketing at the University of Washington until life took her in a different direction. In 2007 she became a certified Law of Attraction Life Coach at the Quantum Success Coaching Academy. In 2011 she graduated from The Four Winds Society Light Body School of Energy Medicine.
Sharon hosted her own Internet TV show “The Sharon Ballantine Show” for Conscious Evolution Media from 2013-2014. She had her own column “Parenting on Purpose” for Beliefnet.com in 2014.
Founded in 2015, The Ballantine Parenting Institute is a comprehensive online course for parents, which features 10 modules, 30 videos, Playbook questions and short tests. It is an extension of Sharon’s book, “The Art of Blissful Parenting.” The course is designed in part to help parents clearly define their highest intentions in their parenting.