“I was struggling to balance work and home and getting little satisfaction out of the former and carrying permanent guilt about the latter. A friend mentioned Sarah to me when I was talking/ moaning to her about it one day. I’ll be honest and say that if I hadn’t been completely out of inspiration I would never have tried it. Coaching?! It’s for senior executives or people obsessed with finding themselves isn’t it? Turns out it’s not.
After my initial block of sessions I acquired a clarity about how I wanted my life to work, took some control back instead of my usual close-my-eyes-and-hope-for-the-best approach and my cortisol levels dropped a good 80%. For the first time in my life I set some goals. And wanted to achieve them. I learned some fundamental truths about how I work that were unexpected and extremely enlightening. I learned tactics that helped impose some order on my cluttered mind and work-life – so that I had more time to spend with my family and that I could breather properly again. I have tried various things before – and they had all failed to get past my resistance to order and organisation. That’s the genius of Sarah. She gets you with unnerving speed. Susses you out completely. This perception – combined with her experience in coaching techniques and her genuine interest in what makes people tick and how they could tick better – is what you benefit from. That and the fact that she really cares.
It’s really hard to articulate the process – she is basically Yoda. You just have to give it a go. I’m not going to lie – you’ll find yourself doing the kinds of exercises that made you laugh at coaching in the first place. But they bloody well work. And because she is Yoda you never feel uncomfortable.
It’s much easier to quantify the tangible benefits:
- My husband would testify to the positive difference it has made to me and to our family life
- I have been promoted. I am good at what I do but there is no way it would have happened when I did if I hadn’t seen Sarah. She gave me a boost that produced a period of work brilliance
- My boss is so impressed that work are paying for my second block of sessions
- I am writing this reference
If you have any questions feel free to get in touch. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.”
Julie, Group Marketing & Communications Manager