We had the good fortune of connecting with Sheree Trask and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sheree, what matters most to you?
Integrity, in all things. I truly believe that by showing up authentically, we create deeper connections with others, and open ourselves up to more impact. Words do matter. But when we align those words with our actions—do the thing we said we’d do, and so forth—magic happens. We become more relatable, our souls feel at peace, and we’re able to move through the world in full alignment with our highest and best Self. This is how we change the world.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a non-fiction book writing coach and ghostwriter, I have the privilege of holding space for sacred storytelling to unfold, illuminating bravery, vulnerability, and healing. Most of my clients are sharing deeply personal stories, many of which include trauma and the aftermath of their experiences—some of them sharing these details for the first time. Being trusted to hold their stories with tenderness is truly my greatest honor. I am constantly in awe of their courage, as they step into the arena to write their books, creating purpose from their pain.
I have been working professionally in books for over a decade, and with every client, I fall deeper in love with this work. Our stories hold so much healing power—not only for ourselves, but for the collective. What a gift to be able to witness this kind of evolution and expansion through the lens of my clients—people I admire tremendously.
No matter if I’m working one-on-one with a client, in a group setting, or being given their story to tell for them, with each book I am reminded of the undeniable strength we all possess. Because of my personal experience with sexual trauma, and my 20+ years in the personal development space, I am able to connect with my clients in a way that many have shared is invaluable to their own healing.
The path of entrepreneurship—no matter the industry—is paved in uncertainty. However, I believe that through perseverance, we are able to realize our potential which is why, even when it’s been really hard, I refuse to quit. When there is passion and purpose infused in your work, it feels more like a dream to be able to wake up each day and be in service to a deeper cause. For me, that’s providing a safe space to bring real stories to life. And I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Sushi: Harney Sushi (Old Town) or Urbn Sushi (UTC) Drinks: Raised by Wolves (UTC) or Craft and Commerce (Downtown)
Hiking: Torrey Pines (the views can’t be beat)
Mexican Food: Fidels (Solana Beach-order the cheese and chips with guac) or Jorge’s Mexicatessen (Encinitas)
Breakfast: Parkhouse Eatery (University Heights)
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am grateful to be surrounded by so many incredible people, leaving their mark on the world, in their own way. I am inspired daily by the courage of my clients, friends, family, and partner. These are the people that empower me to show up and be fully expressed, especially when it feels scary to do so. Our environment is so important to our overall health and well-being—people are part of that equation. Choosing who we allow in, granting these people access to our most vulnerable parts, is such a beautiful and personal experience. And should not be taken lightly.