Working for Good
Some of my time and income goes to support the work of the Genesis Trust in Bath, Somerset, UK. I am grateful never to have experienced homelessness myself, but I can see how easily our early-life experiences or later-life challenges can impact both our environment, mental health or ability to cope. Homelessness is just one of the outcomes. We all deserve a safe place we can call ‘home’.
For more information or if you would also like to work with Genesis or donate to any of their projects, click the link here or talk to me during one of our coaching sessions.
Could you - or someone you know - be a Pathways Mentor? Find out more.
Coaching for Individuals
PERSONAL & WELLBEING COACHING
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
'YOUR AUTHENTIC LIFE' COACHING CAN GIVE YOU:
An opportunity to slow down and take focused, reflective time for yourself and take an honest look at your life
Become aware of your automatic thinking, about what matters to you and how you truly feel – basically, find your authentic self (hopes, dreams, fears, current barriers, needs and desires for a better life)
Clarity about where you are now, how and why you may have got there and where you want to be, going forwards
Private time and space to talk, be heard and understood as you make plans for stepping into your authentic life
The confidence to take small steps or great leaps to bring your authentic self to life
The ability to recognise and dialogue with your unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, so that change can take place
Support as you take the time you need to move through fears towards creating a future you’ll love
Opportunities to process the (sometimes challenging) feelings which can arise as a result of taking full responsibility for your life (grief, loss, fear, excitement, guilt….and even positive feelings can ‘disturb’ us!)
A chance to learn how to navigate the dynamics, feelings, reactions and expectations of others – along with your own relationship with change as the old ‘people-pleasing’ behaviours drop away
Book your free, confidential consultation now. Your authentic life matters!
Coaching for Organisations
"Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating." Simon Sinek
One-to-One EXECUTIVE COACHING & team coaching FOR AUTHENTIC COMMUNICATION and culture change
How are you and your team showing up at work? Would you like to lead more assertively or behave more confidently, whilst bringing more of your ‘real’ self to work, assured that you are continuing to maintain professional relationships?
Coaching for more authentic engagement and relationships at work can be powerful and empowering for everyone.
BENEFITS OF WORKING MORE AUTHENTICALLY
Improvements to overall feelings of wellbeing – for yourself and others
An increase in trust with colleagues, boosting morale and overall performance & productivity levels
Greater psychological safety – when employees feel safe, they share ideas, speak their truth and greater collaboration can take place
More confidence, capability and support throughout the organisation can result in lower stress levels and a more ‘caring’ environment for everyone
Spontaneous creativity and fun, opening up diverse approaches to problem-solving
Openness, honesty and feedback become ‘the norm’, thus changing the culture over time
Staff retention levels can improve, sickness absence levels decrease, and a more ‘adult’ working environment ensues
"Sarah is a highly skilled, insightful and instinctive coach who has helped me through a time in my career when I felt as if I was in the middle of a whirlwind!
Moreover, she created a space where I could explore my hopes and dreams for the future and has given me confidence about the skills and qualities I already have."
Claire, Careers Progression Coach
"I experienced coaching with Sarah a few months ago. I was facing a dilemma and talking things through gave me clarity; with Sarah's help I was able to find the answer to a question that had been bothering me for a while. Sarah made me feel totally at ease and her approach was very well considered, respectful and thought-provoking all at the same time. I left the session feeling invigorated. Sarah is wonderfully warm and kind, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her."
Laura Summerhayes, Great Copy Matters, Bristol
"Sarah listens, clarifies and helps to identify issues and goals very skillfully and with insight. She was excellent at supporting me in defining my goals and outcomes.
Sarah checks her perception out regularly and mirrors the conversation - this helps me to feel that I am being listened to fully."
"I really can't thank-you enough for the sessions Sarah, the timing has been perfect with the start of my new role, and given me a real insight on what you are able to do. They say the "proof is in the pudding", and this is definately the case! I would have no reservation in recommending you to my clients, and can articulate the benefits from first hand experience. Furthermore, I can see how business owners would really benefit from your coaching and HR experience to help them shape their business and become more successful. You have really helped me - so thank-you :)"
"I come away from the sessions really energised and with a greater capacity for giving. This can only happen when a person’s needs have been met."
"Sarah facilitated the kind of coaching I needed really well! Her background in HR, coaching and counselling meant that she had lots of different tools and experience to help me move forwards. When I started working with Sarah I was in a new role and also experiencing lots of other staff changes around me.
I felt that I was ‘firefighting’ and I needed a coach who could listen to the whole range of stuff that I was trying to deal with and help me make sense of it".
Claire, Careers Progression Coach
“I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone wanting to explore where they are and what they want next in their lives. Extremely skilled”
“Sarah has been excellent support in helping me defining goals and outcomes – it has been really helpful to have the session summarised at the end and revisited at the next session.”
"Sarah always remembers what was shared in previous sessions and builds on that. She can help me bring up so much stuff (thoughts, feelings, memories) and express them in ways I have never done before, which I find extraordinary. I am absolutely happy to recommend Sarah as a Coach."
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others"
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."
“We are constantly invited to be who we are.” Henry David Thoreau