About Ascension...

Let's face it...life is full of challenges, or as I like to refer to them, opportunities - opportunities to better ourselves and find that next level in ourselves - to awaken our Olympian within.

Enter Ascension Coaching & Consulting..

Are you in the process of making an important transition? Are you struggling to find purpose or meaning in your career or life?

Do you feel "stuck" in some way? Are you an athlete or weekend warrior who wants to find that next level in your performance? Do you simply need a little extra motivation, guidance, structure and accountability to level up and feel confident that you are headed in the right direction?
Guess what? I have been there (most places), and I have done that (most things). I have competed at the highest level in two sports, I have lost motivation after having children, I have regained that motivation, I have been unhappy in a job (or two), I have pivoted careers (more than once), and I have grown significantly from all these experiences. As a matter of fact, my most recent (and final) career pivot led me to building Ascension Coaching & Consulting. After all the above experiences, I just knew I had to leverage it all to help and encourage others who are going through similar phases in life.

So...what are you waiting for? There is never a better time than NOW to invest in yourself, and I would be honored to be there right by your side to help you achieve your goals.
 I can guarantee you that the email you are about to send me to inquire about coaching will the one of the best decisions of your life.

Let's do this!


I'm Erin Aldrich-Shean

I competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and 4 World Championships in the High Jump and spent four years competing for USA Volleyball.

I received my BA and MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. I am married to Dr. Andrew Shean, the Chief Academic Officer of Penn Foster, and I have two young boys, Jack (8) and Steven (6) and a Labrador Retriever, Leia.






My Story

After spending years in Corporate America in various sales and leadership positions, I found myself waking up every day feeling unfulfilled and asking myself, "What is my purpose? Where is my motivation? What does this next chapter in my life look like?"

After a couple years trying to fix it on my own, I decided to hire a performance coach to help me navigate that change.
And, what do you know, the change I made was to become just that... a mindset and performance coach.

Here's to all of us taking that next step to awaken our Olympian within and level up our lives.

Want to listen to a live interview on my coaching story? Click on the recording box at the footer of this website.

Can't wait to meet you and uncover your Olympian within!


"Erin was amazing! She always provided valuable insights and encouragement. She is a true professional."

- Mickey C.

"Erin provided such excellent support. Thank you for all your help, guidance and encouragement."

- Paul N.

"The very first thing that I must say is THANK YOU! During our interactions it seemed as though I was dealing with a friend more than a coach/consultant."

- Michael M.


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