Inspirational Speaker, author, poet, founder of Compassionate Voices CIC & creator of The Power of YOU Wellbeing & Empowerment Programme

Harriet Lee

Head of Year - Spalding High School

The Presentation was engaging and more importantly, empowering!

Year 8 had the pleasure of Sharon speaking to them last week as part of their PHSCE provision. The presentation was engaging and more importantly, empowering!! As a collective of both students and tutors, we left with raised awareness and increased positivity. Thank you, Sharon. 
Comments from Year 8s…
‘I thought that Sharon was an amazing speaker to have. I liked her because she didn’t pressure anyone to share but she shared her personal experiences to make us feel more comfortable. She also normalised talking and that it makes us feel better when we talk. My favourite thing she did was writing a love note to ourselves to read when we have bad days.  also think it was great that she included the teachers.’ Student, Year 8
‘Sharon made me feel good about myself and helped us all embrace the things we loved about ourselves and that our insecurities are beautiful. She talked about her journey with mental health to let us know that we are not alone. My favourite thing she did was the little love letter to ourselves.’ Student, Year 8

Jasvir Ginda

Policy and Wellbeing Partner, People Services, Nottinghamshire Police

Sharon Bull delivered a series of inspirational inputs to colleagues at Nottinghamshire Police .

Sharon shared her personal story which encouraged other individuals to open up about their personal challenges. The input was interactive, well delivered and held the attendees attention throughout the session, especially the Stripped Bare poem.  This was enabled by her warm and friendly personality. Colleagues found the input very thought provoking.

Sharon also volunteered to stay after her input and spoke to a number of attendees. We received lots of positive feedback from the attendees and we will consider further opportunities to engage with Sharon.

Sarah Vaughn

Health Lifestyle Lead - Chesterfield College

Sharon is a great speaker and presenter

A great thought-provoking workshop that makes you realise your own worth and belief in yourself – even in difficult times. Sharon is absolutely lovely and a great speaker and presenter.


Ruth Lloyd-Williams

Network, She Llandudno

Inspiring, emotive, emotional, heart warming and thought provoking.

Just some of the words used to describe Sharon’s recent presentation. She was engaging and at one with her audience as she shared her story with open honesty. Thank you, Sharon you did a great job.

Tanya Waldron

Deputy Headteacher Spalding High School

We were delighted to welcome Sharon back to Spalding High School to speak to Year 8 as part of their PSHCE programme, which coincided with World Mental Health Day.

Sharon fully engaged with the students throughout the presentation, which this year included a fifteen-minute question and answer session.  Sharon did not have enough time to answer all the many questions posed by the students, but she circulated around the Hall answering as many as she could in a frank, honest and age-appropriate way.  The students asked some searching and thoughtful questions and whilst many seasoned teachers would shy away from a Q & A with 150 students, Sharon handled it beautifully and it was very successful indeed.

Paul Davies

Clowne Enterprise

I have seen Sharon talk to a wide variety of audiences. She has the ability to connect with each group, presenting a talk which is relevant to their needs, entertaining and meaningful at the same time.

Most recently she spoke at one of our local business forum meetings and sent us all home with something to think about. If you have not been to one of Sharon’s events, I recommend that you go and listen to her soon.


Phil Binding

Mental Health Action Group, Derby

Sharon Rocks the AGM!

Many thanks go to Sharon for an inspirational and moving session at our Annual General Meeting; a combination of music, poetry, visual art, and audience participation that engaged our members and guests throughout. It was a life story with a serious message, but one that struck a chord with all who were present. We all came away uplifted and energised, with some messages of hope and recovery. Great stuff and well worth inviting her back again!

Ali Brown

Community Engagement Co-ordinator, The Newark Family of Schools

Warm, funny and engaging with the students.

Sharon was invited to be a part of our British Values drop down day and didn’t disappoint! Sharon was warm, funny, and engaging with the students with a very powerful message to share.
I’d happily invite Sharon back to Newark Academy to attend another event.

Catherine Ballard

Calver & District WI

All the ladies at the Calver WI found Sharon’s talk funny, interesting and inspiring.

I can thoroughly recommend her presentation to others who are looking for a fascinating and thought-provoking evening.



Services Coordinator – Derby Women’s Centre

Many of the women who use our centre have had difficult life experiences, including domestic violence, mental health problems and depression. They have faced many setbacks in life affecting their confidence and self esteem

Sharon Bull is a regular speaker at our Derby Women’s Centre Coffee Mornings. She is always very well organised and prepared. Her bubbly personality and warm manner is contagious, putting the service users instantly at ease. Sharon can communicate and form an effective rapport in both a one to one and group conversation.

Sharon treats service users, volunteers and staff with respect and raises everyone’s confidence and self-esteem by sending them away with a huge smile on their faces, as she promises to do at the beginning of her talk. Sharon has everyone singing and dancing. Always an excellent, invigorating, and enjoyable morning. Thank you, Sharon.


Claire S

Compassionate Voices

Sharon made it so easy to be comfortable among strangers.

I found myself relating to Sharon’s story and thinking – she is   true inspiration!  The journal is something I will cherish. I have gone back over it several times. The journal is designed for those who like good old-fashioned writing or the more electronically inclined.  I have not only been completing the sections but spending time digging deep and going to some hard places. Oh, so powerful when you reach the other side.

It was such an overwhelming feeling of comfort to know that Sharon isn’t one of the inspirational teachers out there, who promise to be with you every step of the journey. She REALLY is there! ‘Bubbles’ is forever etched in my memory!