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Onward & Upward: S2:E8 Sharaun

One Such Outstanding Woman is Sharaun, Professional Model, Wellness Practitioner, Founder of ServeUp Inc and Model Tribe. Thanks so much to Sharaun for joining us for Season 2 of Onward & Upward with Leslie E. Royal, brought to you by Ashro.

Watch S2:E8 Having an Extraordinary Spirit of Giving and Being now: 

What Does Onward & Upward Mean to You?

“Onward represents that ever changing…life is always changing. Life is always evolving; we are always evolving, and we have to have grace with ourselves in our evolution. We can, when the moon is going through all of its phases, we don’t judge the moon, like why is it only half of the moon. It’s not a full; it’s not all that it can be. We have grace for the moon. We appreciate the moon and all of its phases that it comes through to becoming that big whole moon that we see when it’s a full moon. And the same is true for us. We’re going through phases in our life. We’re on a journey. And we have to appreciate every part of that journey, but also be committed to growth and be committed to changing because that’s what life is about and that’s what we’re here for. To grow, to evolve, to change into our higher and best self, and to more reflection of God, a reflection of the Spirit. So that’s what onward means to me, that onward motion.

And upward is ….for me is rising up from just the lower chakras, the basic necessities and needs and wants in this earthly existence to really rising up to a place, where we can bring heaven on earth and really dwell in unison in one with with God and with spirit. So upward is moving up in our in our evolution up in our spiritual connection, up in our everything. And that’s what it means to me kind of like a phoenix, Kundalini energy rising up the sky.”

— Sharaun

Sharaun is an International Motivational Speaker, Fashion Model, Wellness Practitioner , Mentor, Transformational Coach and founder of the award winning non profit, ServeUp inc. Sharaun’s charisma, sassy strut, long legs, and big smile has caught the attention of big names from Victoria’s Secrets to Oprah Winfrey. However, it is her heart for the homeless and passion to help todays youth that is making a difference in the world and changing the lives of many.

This multifaceted talent has a heart of gold, an inspiring confidence, down to earth personality and an infectious spirit that ignites a fiery passion in others to be their best self! Sharaun’s desire to help and empower the vulnerable people in society was nurtured by her experience right from childhood.

Born in the South Side of Chicago to a teen single mother and absent father, Sharaun suffered from low self esteem and experienced first hand many of the challenges and issues that today’s teens and young adults fall victim to. Despite her humble beginnings, she developed a vision for her life, crafted a strategic plan and dedicated herself to seeing it through. At a young age, she conjured up practical tools that she used to build her confidence and reach her dreams.

At 18, she was discovered by Tyra Banks and begin the see her vision come to life as a finalist on America’s Next Top Model. Sharaun continued to pursue her dreams and proceeded to catch the attention of top modeling agencies and designers around the world! Off screen, she travels the world, healing and sharing her secrets of success to crowds ranging from small groups to stadium arenas. Heartwarming, wise and life changing are just a few words to describe the empowering messages that Sharaun delivers! It is her mission the help those she encounters to reconnect with who they are and confidently live from that truth!

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Ashro Brand Ambassador Leslie E. Royal is also an author, international freelance writer, product review expert, and global travel journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: Medium, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise,, AAA Southern Traveler, Upscale, Upscale Living, and The Ashro Blog. She is the creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog and author of two books.

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