Australian women in not-for-profit sector to benefit from career coaching scholarships | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
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To celebrate International Women’s Day, executive coach Sharon Stone is offering a 12-month scholarship to one Australian woman working in the not-for-profit sector. But that’s not all – this year she is joined by Melbourne-based Emma McQueen, who will also be offering a matching scholarship.

Sharon has over 25 years of business experience encompassing HR and coaching across a wide range of industries and organisations. Emma has been a coach for over 15 years, with a focus on common sense techniques to help people succeed. Both are keen to pass on their wealth of knowledge to support other women in business.

The scholarships are open to all women across Australia working in the not-for-profit sector. The successful applicants will benefit from twelve months of career coaching from either Emma or Sharon, assisting them either to kick-start their career, improve leadership skills, or gain confidence at work.

Last year’s recipient of the scholarship, Fred Hollows Foundation program officer Parhyse May, said that the career coaching has helped her to get to the root of her insecurities.

“What I gained from the scholarship was more than anything, self-love, self-belief and self-acceptance. They might sound like empty new-age buzzwords, but in reality they are so crucial for having a fulfilling life in general… They’ve helped free me from guilt, take more joy in everyday things, be more compassionate towards others, foster more mature qualities in myself and feel proud of who I am and what I have to contribute,” Parhyse says.

To request an application form, send an email to Sharon at As this scholarship is all about paying it forward, Sharon also asks that applicants pay it forward by sponsoring a wellness calendar for a patient at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Developed by Sharon herself while she underwent treatment for breast cancer, the Colour Me Well calendar is a creative way for patients to record their day-to-day experience.

Applications close Friday 24th February 2018.

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