Starting a Personal Growth Journey as a Busy Mom

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Hey there, mama! Let’s talk about something we all wish we had more of: time. Between juggling diaper changes, school runs, and maybe squeezing in a moment to remember our own names, finding time to dive into a good book can feel like an impossible dream. But fear not, because today, I’m going to introduce […]


Episode 61: Goodreads as a Learning System | Life-Changing Systems All Moms Need

Learning and Reading System for Busy Moms | Life Coach for Busy Moms

Hey there, super moms! Let’s talk about something that might just revolutionize your daily grind: the mom planner. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking – “Another planner? How is this one any different?” Well, buckle up, because this one might just be the game-changer you’ve been searching for. So, picture this: you’re juggling a dozen […]


Episode 60: The Ultimate Mom Planner | Life-Changing Systems All Moms Need

Hey there, mama! Today, we’re diving into the wonderful world of systems. No, not the ones your kids set up with their toys, but the game-changing, life-organizing systems that will make you feel like you can conquer the world. Buckle up, because we’re about to embark on a journey of organizational bliss! Productivity Systems: What […]


Episode 59: Life-Changing Systems All Moms Need

Hey there, mama! Are you tired of feeling like a hot mess express every day? Do you envy those moms who seem to have it all together while you’re just struggling to keep your head above water? Well, hold onto your Stanley cup. I’ve got a game-changer for you that will transform your life in […]


Episode 58: Change Your (Mom) Life in 10 Minutes With This Easy Idea

In last week’s episode, we talked about my transformation from being a full-time teacher to a solo-preneur. And not only that, but my shift from being completely stressed 100% of the time to being the calm, present mom that I always wanted to be. As I was reflecting on that episode, I felt that one […]


Episode 57: Create Your Dream Life Budget

How To Make More Money as a Busy Mom | Dream Life Budget | Sharon Leger Coaching

So often, when I meet with a new client, they are eager to change their life ASAP. And mama, I get it! Once upon a time, that is exactly what I wanted to do too. It took me a ton of hard work and heartache to realize that change does not necessarily happen overnight, but […]

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Episode 56: From Burnt Out to Living My Dream Life

How to Change Your Life | Sharon Leger Coaching

At the time of this recording, my 1:1 strategy session slots are full until mid-August. Inquiries are rolling in every day and I thought it would be fun to share what a strategy session with a dream life designer looks like. After all, what do you talk about in a life coaching session? I get […]

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Episode 55: Listen In On A 1:1 Strategy Session with Me!

What do you talk about in a life coaching session? | Sharon Leger Coaching

What is your dream life schedule, mama? For years, I wouldn’t let myself think about this. Why? Because I was a teacher. As a teacher, you get summers off but you sure as heck don’t have control over your schedule. This was one of my biggest pet peeves, because as a super Type A person, […]

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Episode 54: Your Busy Calendar Glow-Up

Time Management for Busy Moms | Sharon Leger Coaching | Dream Life Designer

My name is Sharon and I have a Zillow obsession. Yup, you heard it here first folks. Despite the fact that my family and I are quite settled in our home, in our dream neighborhood, I Zillow like it’s my job. I was reflecting on my Zillow obsession the other day and thought it would […]

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Episode 53: Choose Your Own Adventure – Dream Life Edition

What is your dream life vision?

Whenever I talk to a busy mom about reducing their overwhelm, my #1 tip is to start a bullet journal notebook system. Why? I have been using this system for years and I swear that when I use it consistently, it does wonders to bring down my stress. And not only that, but most importantly, […]


Episode 52: Notebook + Pen = Dream Life

Start a Bullet Journal, Notebook System for Moms | Sharon Leger Coaching

Before we get started today, I am going to warn you that this episode is going to get a little vulnerable. I am going to be sharing with you what my current, unfiltered dream life vision looks like today.  If you have been following me for awhile, you know that my life today looks a […]

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Episode 51: My (Unfiltered) Dream Life Vision

Create a Vision For Your Dream Life | Sharon Leger Coaching

As a busy mom, how do you know if you are ready to change your life? In today’s episode, I am going to be sharing with you the signs to look out for. And of course, you know me, we will wrap up with a bunch of concrete action steps that you can take today […]

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Episode 50: So, You Aren’t Living Your Dream Life . . .

How To Change Your Life As a Busy Mom | Sharon Leger Coaching

If you told me five years ago that I would now work as a dream life designer for busy moms, I would have at least 9 questions to ask you. The first one would be: what the heck is a dream life designer?! And how can I be one when I am so … miserable?  […]

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Episode 49: Ooh, What’s A Dream Life Designer? I Want One!

What is a dream life designer? | Sharon Leger Coaching | Personal Growth For Busy Moms

Imagine that you woke up tomorrow in your dream life. Everything that you ever wanted in your dream life vision is happening in real time. What does that dream life vision look like? So many moms scoff at the idea of taking the time to really stop and think about what their dream life would […]

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Episode 48: DIY Your Dream Life Faster Than Getting a Pedicure

Create Your Dream Life Vision Now | Sharon Leger Coaching

There is no greater feeling than meeting with a new client and hearing how well the MAP Book notebook system has transformed their lives. Seriously, this tool is a game changer. I do a happy dance every time a mom breathes a sigh of relief and whips out their 99¢ composition notebook. It really is […]


Episode 47: I’ll Show You My (Notebook) If You Show Me Yours!

I can’t believe this is really happening. Since I was five years old and learned what a book was, I have always wanted to be an author. For years, I have put this dream off as I created my family and my dream life. But the day has finally come. Back in September of 2022, […]

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Episode 46: My Third Baby: My Book Is Done!

In all of my DMs on Instagram, most messages can be boiled down to this one question: how do I change my life? If you are anything like me, you spent a ton of time planning and preparing for the life you are living now. Sure, maybe it’s not your dream life, but it probably […]

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Episode 45: 3 Things I Wish I Had Done Earlier To Change My Life

How Do I Change My Life?

Before we get started with this week’s episode, I want to take a moment to share a little disclaimer. I am going to be sharing with you what to do on a personal retreat. More specifically, I am going to be pulling back the curtain. I want to show you all of the thinking, planning […]

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Episode 44: Destination: Tropical Personal Growth Retreat

What To Do On A Personal Retreat

Would you think I was crazy if I told you that I am SO excited for today’s episode? We are going to be rolling up our sleeves and really tackling your personal growth goals. In case you missed it, last week, in episode 42, we talked about personal growth goals for moms and how they […]


Episode 43: The Secret No One Tells You About Goal-Setting

Personal Growth Goals for Moms | Sharon Leger Coaching

If the reason you haven’t set personal growth goals for 2023 is you haven’t truly had a moment to think about it, you are not alone! As busy moms, we often put our needs on the back burner. After all, we have to register for soccer before the deadline, coordinate carpool and figure out what […]

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Episode 42: 35 Motivating Personal Growth Goals for Moms  

Best Personal Growth Goals for Moms | Sharon Leger Coaching

When is the last time you and your partner sat down and had a conversation about your goals? If I had to guess, I’m sure it’s been awhile! My husband and I typically try to have these conversations on the fly. But with kids in the backseat, it’s not usually the most focused chat. In […]


Episode 41: Your Next Date Night: Goal-Setting Edition

How To Have a Goals Conversation with Your Partner | Sharon Leger Coaching

I did it – I broke up with PowerSheets. I know, I know. Last year, I swore by the process. Don’t get me wrong, I am really glad that I made the investment and tried the process. But after 365 days of it, I decided to try something new in 2023 to track progress on […]


Episode 40: Why I Broke Up With PowerSheets This Year

The Best Planner For Goal Setting in 2023

We are officially one month into 2023. How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Or are they already a thing of the past? For years, I tried New Year’s resolutions. And for years, I was frustrated with the process and my lack of growth. That all changed once I created a system to write a […]


Episode 39: Uncensored: My 2023 Personal Growth Plan Revealed

Overhead picture of mom writing her personal growth plan on a laptop computer

If you are ready to start your personal growth journey but are feeling overwhelmed by all of the information out there, you are in the right place. Today’s episode is going to be the perfect place for you to start. If you haven’t already, you may want to take the free personal growth triangle assessment […]


Episode 38: Pack Your Bags, Your Personal Growth Journey Starts Now!

How to prepare for your personal growth journey

The #1 reason busy moms give me for not investing in their personal growth journeys is not having enough time. As a busy mom myself, I completely get it. Carpool, dance schedules, PTA meetings, school fundraisers, the list literally never stops. But that’s just it, mama, the list never will stop. So how can you […]

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Episode 37: How to Make Personal Growth Happen In Between School Pick Up and Dance Class

How To Make Time for Personal Growth as a Busy Mom | Sharon Leger Coaching

As a busy mom, how do you know when you are ready to start your personal growth journey? After all, time is precious and you are pulled in a million different directions daily. Should you wait until your kids are older? Until you are more established in your job? After your divorce is finalized? Your […]

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Episode 36: 3 Signs Your Dream Life is Closer Than You Realize

How to Know When You Are Ready to Start Your Personal Growth Journey as a Busy Mom

Did you know that only 23% of people are planning to make New Year’s resolutions in 2023?! And how many of those do you think are moms? Probably not many! New Year’s resolutions can be super frustrating, especially for busy moms. With so many things on your plate, you need to invest your time wisely. […]


Episode 35: I’m Boycotting New Year’s Resolutions – Who’s With Me?!

Why A Personal Growth Plan is Better Than New Year's Resolutions

Reading has always been a passion of mine. I learned how to read in kindergarten and ever since then, I can’t get enough. Over the years, I have developed fast reading skills. I am able to read 2 physical books a week, in addition to consuming an audiobook. Because of that, I have read many, […]

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Episode 34: 5 Best Personal Growth Books for Moms

5 Best Personal Growth Books for Busy Moms | Sharon Leger Coaching

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but January is my favorite month of the year. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I really dislike the bitter cold in New England. But I love, love, love taking the whole month to plan the year ahead.  There’s just something so motivating and inspiring about having a whole […]


Episode 33: How to Make 2023 The Year You Changed Your Life

How to Plan Your Year | Sharon Leger Coaching

I told someone I used to teach with the other day that I am an introvert. Her jaw just about hit the table. “You?!” she squealed. “No, you’re not!” It made me laugh because with all of the personal growth I have done over the years, I know myself better than ever. I can assure […]


Episode 32: Plan Your First Personal Growth Solo Retreat

How to Plan Your First Personal Growth Retreat | Sharon Leger Coaching

Today’s episode is actually the last episode in a little mini-series about planning your month, week and day. Back in Episode 29, we talked about how to plan your month. Then episode 30 was all about planning your week. A lot of busy moms are thinking big picture right now with 2023 on the horizon. […]


Episode 31: How to Plan Your Day

How to Plan Your Day as a Busy Mom | Sharon Leger Coaching

I think that one of the main reasons that I became a teacher is because I love to plan. One of my favorite things to do is to take the big picture and break it down into smaller units. It is so satisfying to make tasks more manageable. That is exactly what we’re going to […]


Episode 30: Planning a Successful Week

Planning a Successful Week | Sharon Leger Coaching

One of my most popular resources for busy moms is the free notebook system set-up guide. If you haven’t checked it out yet, this needs to be on your priority list. I truly believe that in order to gain traction on your personal growth journey, you need a way to organize yourself. After trying literally […]


Episode 29: 4 Tips for Easy Monthly Planning

I love January. Everything feels like a fresh start, the calendar isn’t overloaded with activities and with snow falling outside, it feels like some good ol’ fashioned reflection can happen. The other thing I love about January is that it is when my husband and I do our annual money meeting.  If you’ve been around […]


Episode 28: Our Annual Money Meeting

Our Annual Money Meeting | Sharon Leger Coaching

The very first personal growth book that I ever, ever read was Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In that book, he mentioned the idea of creating a mission statement. Covey’s theory was that you always want to have an eye on the direction you’re going. I remember really taking that message […]

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Episode 27: Creating a 10 Year Family Vision

Creating a 10 Year Family Vision | Sharon Leger Coaching

Before I began doing an annual review process every year, I always felt like I was working towards trivial goals. I set goals in January because everyone else did, and I never felt like the action I was taking was meaningful or strategic. The goals that I was setting were never really improving or transforming […]


Episode 26: How to Do an Annual Review

How to Do an Annual Review | Sharon Leger Coaching

Annual goal-setting is one of my favorite things to do and I look forward to it every year. However, I am always looking for new ways to streamline this process, since some years felt better than others. When I was first designing my customized, 99¢ notebook system that I lovingly refer to as my MAP […]


Episode 25: How I Use PowerSheets in 2022

How I Use Powersheets As a Busy Mom | Sharon Leger Coaching

When I first meet with a coaching client and we identify their priorities for their personal growth, a question that inevitably always pops up is: how can I be prioritizing my workouts as a busy mom? Honestly, I love that question and I am so excited to get into it with you today. So if […]


Episode 24: Prioritizing Your Workouts as a Busy Mom

The Secret to Prioritizing Your Workouts For Busy Moms | Sharon Leger Coaching

If I’m being honest, I never thought I would be brave enough to make a big life change. When I first began to realize that I was miserable at my job, it made me physically sick to think about leaving it to do something else. Not because I didn’t WANT to do something else, but […]

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Episode 23: Emotionally Prepare for a Life Change

How to Emotionally Prepare to Make a Life Change | Sharon Leger Coaching

Confession time: it used to drive me nuts when I would mention my extended maternity leave and people would respond with “You’re so lucky!” Um actually, luck had absolutely nothing to do with it. Financial preparation did. I am SO pumped about today’s episode topic. We’re going to dive into one of the questions that […]

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Episode 22: How to Financially Prepare to Make a Life Change

How To Financially Prepare to Make a Life Change | Sharon Leger Coaching

When I was working full-time as a teacher, the feeling I remember most is being constantly overwhelmed. I was overwhelmed when I got to work, when I was at work and when I left work. The primary feeling I had when I picked up my kiddos at daycare, was being flooded with information and overwhelm […]


Episode 21: How To Priority Plan When You’re Overwhelmed

How To Priority Plan When You’re Overwhelmed | Sharon Leger Coaching

Imagine this: you’re in the school drop-off line. You look over and see another mom. Her life looks so put together. Her kids probably even have love notes in their lunch box. Have you ever wondered what her secret is? How was she such an organized mom?! And … is that a Cheerio in your […]


The Secret to Being an Organized Mom

The Secret to Being an Organized Mom | Sharon Leger Coaching

So we’ve all been there before: the dreaded mommy meltdown. I had one just the other day, as a matter-of-fact! Before we dive into today’s episode about mom mindset and how to get it right, I want to start by reminding you of this. You do a lot, mama. You do a ton. There are […]


Episode 20: Getting Your Mom Mindset Right

How To Priority Plan When You’re Overwhelmed | Sharon Leger Coaching

The first time someone said the phrase to me “dream life vision,” I guarantee you that I rolled my eyes. So if that’s you, mama, you’re not alone! You’re also in the right place. Today’s episode is all about creating a dream life vision. And I promise, it won’t be too woo-woo! By the end […]

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Episode 19: 5 Strategies for Creating Your Dream Life Vision

5 Strategies for Creating Your Dream Life Vision | Sharon Leger Coaching

I was chatting with one of my coaching clients last week and something she said really stuck with me. She said “It’s so helpful to see your journey, but I feel like I want to see the beginning of the journey too.” That inspired this week’s episode, all about my newest goal on my personal […]

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Episode 18: My Latest Personal Growth Goal

Close up of woman writing in pink notebook

I’m going to warn you now, this is going to be a vulnerable episode! One of my goals for this platform is to help normalize self-help and therapy for busy moms. I hate how moms are often made to feel like they should have it altogether, all the time, without any assistance. Counseling has been […]


Episode 17: My Biggest Takeaway From Counseling

Women talking on couch during counseling session

What if you could end the last 90 days of 2022 with the same energy and motivation you had in the first 90 days? That concept was first introduced to me by Rachel Hollis a few years ago. And because I love a good challenge, I was immediately hooked. Think how much further ahead you […]


Episode 16: Rocking the Last 90 Days of 2022

My name is Sharon and I am an overthinker. I literally overthink all the things – our summer schedule, our meals for the week, whether that girl in middle school really was mad at me that one time. All. The. Things. And usually, this overthinking happens at night, when I’m busy not sleeping. So when […]


Episode 15: How To Stop Overthinking in 60 Seconds a Day

When you are first getting started on your personal growth journey, the first step I encourage is creating positive habits. After you establish these habits, then it’s time to implement the idea of consistency over intensity. Back in episode 12, we talked about the Daily 5 – 5 top habits that busy moms need. When […]


Episode 14: Consistency Over Intensity

If I had to pick a topic for a TedTalk, I would hands down choose personal finance. Why? Honestly, it has changed my life. Before I learned about personal finance, my husband and I lived on a swipe and pray method. It wasn’t great. All that to say, I am more than a little excited […]


Episode 13: How to Create a Budget That Works

How To Financially Prepare to Make a Life Change | Sharon Leger Coaching

If there is one thing that I could go back and learn earlier, it would be what we’re going to talk about in today’s episode. Today is going to be all about the daily 5 habits that every busy mom needs in their lives. Let’s get into it! The Inspiration I was first introduced to […]


Episode 12: The Top Habits Every Busy Mom Needs

The 5 Top Habits Every Busy Mom Needs

A lot of the personal growth ideas and strategies that I share with you are things that I have implemented for years at this point. But today, I am so excited to share with you a relatively new strategy that I use to help put me in a good headspace, especially when things get hard. […]


Episode 11: Why You Need a Joy List

Why You Need a Joy List | Sharon Leger Coaching

So I have to know, have you ever heard of the 5 second rule? If not, you are in for a treat today!  I first discovered the 5 second rule a few years ago when I was trying to figure out how to wake up earlier. I was teaching full-time and I wanted to take […]


Episode 10: How the 5 Second Rule Will Transform Your Day

How the 5 Second Rule Will Transform Your Day

Today we are going to talk about my favorite thing in the actual world: how to make a plan. While I am the queen of plans now, it hasn’t always been this way. For years, my plans would be multiple pages in a notebook that had no real prioritization or direction. Honestly, a lot of […]


Episode 9: How to Make a Plan

How to Make a Plan

I have been waiting eight episodes for this, I hope you’re ready! Welcome to Episode 8: How I Get 2 Hours a Day To Myself as a Busy Mom. Toss your Airpods in, grab your water, jump on the treadmill and let’s talk about my favorite thing: how to make an early wake-up happen. In […]


Episode 8: How An Early Wake-Up Can Change Your Game

How An Early Wake-Up Can Change Your Game

So I am super curious, after last week’s episode, were you inspired to start any new systems? I would love to hear about it, if you have a second to shoot me a DM over on Instagram. As promised, Episode 7 is going to be all about how to design your day as a busy […]


Episode 7: How to Design Your Day as a Busy Mom

How to Design Your Day as a Busy Mom

Hello, friend! Today we’re going to be doing a deep dive into the idea of systems for busy moms and why they are actually better than goals. Wait, what? Hold the phone! Did the personal growth junkie just say systems are better than GOALS? Yep, sure did! What is a system? So first, we need […]


Episode 6: Why Systems For Busy Moms Are Better Than Goals

Why Busy Moms Need Systems, Not Goals

I swear I am still riding high from last week’s episode all about using a MAP Book to run your life. I got SO many messages last week about how much mamas are needing a customized system just like this and 31 moms signed up to receive the free notebook system set-up guide, which I […]


Episode 5: Quarterly Review & Planning For Busy Moms

Doing a Quarterly Review Session As a Busy Mom

In today’s episode, you will learn how a 99 cent notebook saved my life – and I swear, I’m not being dramatic! You’ll meet my MAP Book and find out why I swear by it and how you can get your own organizational system rocking and rolling in no time. Ready to set-up your own […]


Episode 4: How A 99 Cent Notebook Saved My Life

How a 99 Cent Notebook Saved My Life

Today, I am going to share with you three things that you can do today to jumpstart your own personal growth journey.  You know me, I get positively giddy when concrete action steps are involved! So let’s get to it!  As promised, let’s get into exactly what you can do today to start planning your […]

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Episode 3: Three Hacks to Jumpstart your Personal Growth Journey

3 Hacks to Jumpstart Your Personal Growth Journey

Vulnerable episode alert: today, I am going to share with you how personal growth changed my life. You will learn the exact steps I took to go from an overwhelmed, grumpy teacher mom to a confident, thriving happy mom. I want to show you that it IS possible for you to follow your dreams. After […]

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Episode 2: How Personal Growth Changed My Life

How Personal Growth Changed My Life

Welcome to the very first episode of Let’s Make a Plan podcast. In this episode, we’re going to chat about what personal growth is, especially for busy moms. In the next episode, I am going to share with you how I went from an overwhelmed, grumpy teacher mom to a confident, thriving happy mom. I […]

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Episode 1: What the Heck is Personal Growth?

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