Getting Started

How It Started



The Decoster Agency is a personal development and career consultancy agency for tweens, teens, and young adults. The program was founded in 2002 by Ms. Sharon Decoster, an entrepreneur, producer, motivational speaker, author,

 life-coach, mentor, and businesswoman with a natural gift, sincere desire, and driving goal all in one: building self-esteem in youth to young adults, to help cultivate tomorrow's leaders. Her faith and commitment have enabled the program to serve many youth to various degrees—in particular, young ladies in the Durham and Wake County areas. The program's mission is to empower preteen, teens and young adults to become confident, responsible, productive adults in today's society.

What we offer


We offer a variety of services, that can be tailored to fit the needs of the participant. The Decoster Agency serves young people between the ages of 12 and 21. Our services range from personal development, soft-skill training, self-esteem building, personal branding, career development, and personal image assessment, including hair, skincare and wardrobe makeovers.  The highlight is the opportunity to sign on with the Decoster Agency to receive the full benefits of our overall program. The program is designed to build esteem, responsibility and productivity in today's youth to help cultivate tomorrow's leaders. 

Our Uniqueness


Among the many unique features we offer, members will have their own personal log-in to ensure their information is secure and access is exclusive to those who have invested in their future with the Decoster Agency. Every member will have their own profile with bi-weekly updates and communication from their mentor. A tailored plan is designed to fit the need of each member to help meet personal goals for success. Members also have the  opportunity to enter into fun contests to receive  giveaway prizes, tickets for travel, free workshop sessions and free makeovers fit for a tween to a teen! 

Personal Branding


Personal Branding is what people say about you when you leave the room. What does your brand say? This workshop series is for both young men and women and includes soft-skill training, entrepreneur savvy, personal branding and career assessment. This empowering series is for those who are ready to market themselves and career as a brand. If you are not sure what direction you want to go, no worries - we can help you get there.  

Personal Development for Females


"Building A Better You," a nonprofit program is designed for young ladies ages 12 to 21, to build self-esteem, explore different standards of beauty, and overall  promote a healthy body image.  Development sessions are offered through a series of workshops that are chosen to fit each participants' need. A representative can help parents and young adults choose the right workshop to meet the goal of increased confidence and self-worth. 

More than you expected


The Decoster Agency is not the traditional agency. We have mentors who review members' profiles to ensure participants are staying on track and productive to continue building self-esteem. We also create a platform for young-adult voices to be heard when we cast our Teen Talk & Entertainment show along with our fundraiser production "Century of Expressions" and a host of youth events throughout the year.