Does this sound familiar?
You have a decent job. Friends and colleagues often seek your advice. You want to make something of your life and make a difference to others. On the outside, you look like you have life sorted.
But, inside, it’s a different story. You frequently feel:
Like you have no idea what you're doing in your job and that you don't belong there.
That your accomplishments have really just been down to luck - anyone could have done them!
That, any day, you're going to be unmasked to your friends, family and colleagues for the absolute fraud that you feel.
That, despite your desire to make a difference in the world, you're not achieving much and don't know how you will.
All of this is leaving you chronically unfulfilled in life and thinking there must be SOMETHING better.
Welcome! You’re in the right place. I've been where you are and I know how it feels to be held back by that inner voice. I can tell you that there IS something better.
Working together, we’ll look at where that voice is coming from and how it's showing up and holding you back.
We'll challenge it by looking at how your thoughts, beliefs and behaviours are influencing it and by working to expand your comfort zone.
All this will empower you to:
Reconnect with your sense of self and purpose
Do what it is you want to do, regardless of whether your inner critic is yelling in your ear.
Share your brilliance with the world so you can make that difference.
Thrive in life!
We'll have some laughs along the way, too.
A Londoner born and bred, I started my career in IT and while I was a great problem-solver, I knew it wasn't my "thing". I travelled and explored career options, working in different sectors. While there wasn't one particular role that grabbed me, the one thing that was common to all of them was helping people to overcome problems so they could succeed. I finally moved into a role in Special Educational Needs support and went back to university to study Psychology, with the plan of becoming an Educational Psychologist.
I decided, instead, to train as a coach after having coaching myself. In 2012, after months of unexplained and debilitating fatigue, I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Syndrome, a hereditary connective tissue disorder. Given that connective tissue is needed throughout your entire body, this can affect pretty much every system; muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular, digestive – you name it. Four years later, after completing my Master's in Psychology, I was referred to the Changing Outlook on Pain Experiences (COPE) programme at University College Hospital in London, as pain, fatigue and anxiety had significantly restricted my activity, impacting on my life experience and mood. The course was run by psychologists, specialist pain nurses and physiotherapists, and coaching was a core component.
During the course, the specialist support helped me to achieve things that I'd considered downright impossible, with the most amazing feeling. I felt free, with a sense that I'd come back to myself. I knew that I wanted to put my psychology background to use helping others to achieve that same feeling, and so trained as a coach. My experience of achieving goals in spite of self-doubt, drew me to specialise in coaching in this area.
It's common for individuals with EDS to also be neurodivergent, which I am, having ADHD. This can be a particularly tricky condition to navigate in life and work and I am keen to support other ADHD adults through coaching.
I work primarily over Skype or Zoom, and can work with clients anywhere in the World (subject to compatible time zones, of course!).
Accredited Certificate in Group Coaching and Facilitation, Animas School for Coaching.
MSc Psychology, University of East London
BSc (hons) Internet Computing, University of Westminster
Graduate Member (MBPsS) of the British Psychological Society
Associate Member (AssocMISCP) of the International Society for Coaching Psychology
I came to Sarah with a heavy heart and a cloudy head. I expected a complex analysis of why I felt the way I did. Instead, Sarah drilled straight to the point. She gave me clear, simple and practical advice on how to change my life perspective. I had faith in the process and applied her guidance, every week. Do the same and you will notice a marked difference in your life.
I learned to open up and connect to others, and that has opened doors
I would recommend Sarah to anyone that's looking for a coach. She is very understanding, calm and warm.
I had just started my new job when we started our coaching sessions and meeting with Sarah helped me build my confidence and find ways of making my transition smooth.
I was feeling really unsure of how to talk about my skills and work out how these transfer into me starting a coaching business and what I uniquely offer clients. Sarah is friendly and straight to the point. She listens and engages well and her questioning got me closer to the essence of what was going on. In the space of only a few sessions I felt myself moving forward in my thinking and shifting my mindset from a narrow focus to one of greater expanse. I've made the decision to finally leave my job this summer to start my business. This feels very energising and exciting. I've stopped looking specifically for my skill sets and started looking holistically of what my total life experience can bring to others.
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