Shariann Tom is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Cancer Journey Institute (CJI), the nation’s first cancer coaching training organization. Her life was transformed after she experienced two turning points: surviving four bouts of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and one bout of a Gastric Intestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) and making life coaching her profession.
The profound contrast between facing cancer without a coach and embarking on a cancer journey with a coach by her side inspired Shariann to start a movement dedicated to cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors. She believes that everyone facing cancer would benefit from having a Cancer Journey Coach (CJC) to help them heal emotionally and spiritually and find their true power.
Shariann has nearly 25 years of coaching and coach training experience combined with 16 years in corporate America, which gives her the expertise needed to lead and operate an innovative company and to support the growing number of CJCs worldwide.
Shariann has spoken at cancer centers and cancer conferences on both U.S. coasts and internationally, including The Global Cancer Summit, Mt. Sinai’s cancer center in New York, UCSF in San Francisco and most recently, Ostia, Italy’s Cancer Conference. UCSF also sponsored a study on the impact of CJI’s specific coaching methodologies, which showed significant improvement in overall well-being of cancer patients.
Shariann and the Cancer Journey Institute has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Cure Magazine Online, and she has been interviewed by KGO channel 7 in San Francisco and Huffington’s Thrive Global and Authority Magazine. Her latest achievement is being an Amazon #1 New Release Bestseller with her book, The Call of Cancer: A Loving Pathway to Wholeness, Healing, and Transformation in Oct 2021.
Shariann lives with her husband, Gerry, in the San Francisco Bay Area where she can be near her family, her number one value which includes her children and fur babies.