Sharoné M Benjamin is the founder and director of ‘Working on Words’ (W.O.W) Enterprise. A song writer, an inspirational speaker, a skilled musician, an instrumental tutor and possibly one of London’s best-kept poetic secrets, Sharoné is a well rounded artist and has cleverly taken the varied areas of her talent with words, speaking and music to create this unique organisation.
Having been born in London and spent her childhood in both Jamaica and the UK, her personal journey as well as her more recent experience in the field of social work have made contributions to her urban style and flair for words. These have also inspired her to write a wide variety of creative pieces relating to many aspects of life including topics such as marriage, fear, growth, gun crime and faith to name but a few of those she has ventured to share her thoughts on.
Over the years, Sharoné has created a selection of poetic calendars, a book of poems, a spoken word CD and even ‘bespoke’ pieces for individuals, couples and families. In addition to this, she has written songs and spoken pieces to music for the likes of MOBO award nominated gospel group, V9 Collective, renowned London Producer, Marcus Johnson, and has played for – as well as written for – the award winning People’s Christian Fellowship Choir. She has also undertaken community-based work alongside the Metropolitan police and in a selection of youth and other organisations as part of her social work practice.
The name Sharoné derives from the Hebrew meaning ‘a fertile plain’. This very well explains the impact of Sharoné’s work, in which she has been able to use her various areas of creativity and expertise to promote growth, positive thinking and development in others.
Many who hear Sharoné’s poems, inspirational talks and/or musical pieces often leave with an encouragement, much to consider and a personal challenge for their life, as the deep, thought-provoking and soul-stirring content leaves an imprint in the mind and heart. When someone has a particular talent with words, it almost feels slightly unnecessary to give much more of an introduction. The best advice to offer from here would be to visit her You Tube page to hear some of her poetry, keep up to date with her Twitter feed for information on live performances and be sure to look out for future written and audio presentations that will be available to purchase and share with friends and family.