A Sound Mind

Helping you live your most balanced and purposeful life

Wheat Field

About Me

Shannon Maehr - BA, CPC, ELI-MP

Certified Licensed and Professionally Insured


Fully certified via The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (ICF accredited), I’ve been successfully coaching clients throughout the tri-state area and facilitating their self-growth. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands (job, relationship, upcoming nuptials, parenthood, etc.), my services aim to uplift, motivate and introduce clarity. I also teach techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life.

I am an ex-music industry executive who was laid off upon my return from maternity leave after having my first child.  I can understand the anger, frustration and confusion that coincide with job loss.  I can understand the worry that accompanies the adjustment of living off of one salary. I can understand and relate to feelings of self-doubt, worthlessness and anxiety that chaperone motherhood (daily!).

...I'm here to tell you, you're not alone.

Some of us are not meant to be trailblazers.  Some of us are meant to hold the light for others in order for them to be able to see the choice and the power that lies within. 

...I am the light holder and I'm here to remind you of who you are and where you can go.

I am blissfully married, mama of a cherub and generally (and genuinely) happy and fulfilled when I am helping others.  There are so many things that make me tick and I'd be thrilled to share them with you.



Each moment describes who you are and gives you the opportunity to decide if that's who you want to be.

Whether you're working at home raising your kids (it is the toughest job after all), or working late nights at the office (ordering via seamless yet again), there are times when we all crave additional balance.  Some days we feel as though the world is ours ("My inbox WILL be down to 'zero' by the end of the day!") and nothing can get in our way ("Another dirty diaper?  Mama to the rescue!").  Other days we feel lonely, lost and as though no one (not even our partners!) can understand the difficulty of juggling work, family and life's demands.  
Through our one on one sessions, we will identify specific issues in order to heal, address and acknowledge those inner and outer blocks that are keeping you from achieving your goals.  I will help you elevate your consciousness so that your energy will begin (and continue!) to rise throughout our time together.  
I challenge you to think of coaching as a massage for your mind - deep tissue work for the soul.


Transitional Coaching

My specialty lies in the beauty of transitions.  Life is full of them.  Let's learn to enjoy the process and the growth that comes along with the journey.

Whether you are struggling with a job that leaves you unfulfilled, a frustrated bride or you're a mother who is still mourning the loss of her old life, let's retrain your mind and get unstuck. 

I’m here to help you live the life of your dreams, so take a seat...you've come to the right place!
Contact me to find out more.


“Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour”

Walt Whitman


My session with Shannon was so fluid and comfortable. I was so at ease speaking openly and honestly with her because of her calm and soothing disposition. Even though my thoughts and feelings were flowing in seemingly random order, she always had a way of collecting them all to reflect an incredibly meaningful and poignant point. Shannon's guidance helped me open doors for myself that I was unknowingly blocking. My session with her made me feel refreshed and recharged to look at my life and my world through a different lens, less cluttered by my self-made obstructions.

Allison Kleshefsky

As someone who has never worked with a life coach, I honestly did not know what to expect from my sessions with Shannon. But since I have been struggling to find a more exciting job and discovering what my next career move should be, I decided to give this a try. 
Working with her has helped me tremendously in shifting my focus and changing my strategy for job hunting and realizing what I actually want.  She has helped me to identify the most efficient path forward, while simultaneously uplifting my mental and emotional state.
With her clear, concise and straight forward approach, she helped me gain a clearer vision as to how I should "distribute" my energy.  I was able to set realistic goals for myself.  
Shannon is trustworthy, encouraging and an amazing listener! She made our time together fun.  She propelled me forward so that I was able to put my words, ideas and professional desires into achievable action.  I was not aware I had it in me!  She boosted my confidence and she was also able to fuel my excitement.  I can't recommend her enough - thank you Shannon for your engaging and motivating approach!

Milica Cuckic


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