COACHING 

Coaching
❓ Do you have a decision to make and you are not sure which way to go with it?
❓ Are you going through, or about to go through, a big change?
❓ Do you need a safe space to explore your thoughts?
❓ Are you looking to deepen your understanding and awareness of yourself?
 
If so, coaching may be for you.
 
What is Coaching?
 
Coaching has been defined by the ICF (International Federation of Coaching) as ‘partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential’.
 
It is a safe space for the exploration of situations or issues where both parties in the coaching conversation are involved and invested in the success of the session.
 
My role in the coaching/client conversation is to support you on your journey of increasing awareness and self-reflection. I am here to enable that safe, non-judgmental space for exploration and growth.
 
To that end, I am not here to offer advice or fix issues. As a coach, I help clients to find their own answers; coaching concentrates on sharing and revealing insights and opening up new possibilities.
 
Coaching is also different from counselling: Carol Kauffman, PhD (a psychologist at Harvard Medical School, where she is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Coaching) with her understanding of both therapy and coaching has helpfully explained that “In therapy you follow the trail of tears, to find where people need healing. In coaching, you follow the trail of dreams……….Coaching is helping people to see what they do not know that they know.”
 
If you think that coaching might be helpful to you, and you’d like to talk further, then get in touch today to book an initial call and start your coaching journey.

The coaching helped me to develop a sense of self-worth and to stand more confidently in who I am. I think more than anything, that’s what I took away… that it’s ok to be me, and that the potential to expand and change is there, I just need to make the decision. I trust in my own decision-making more, now, definitely, and I understand myself better because we explored my values and the influences they have on my experiences.

Fern / Client
Coaching has been completely transformational for me at this stage in my life. I now feel empowered in my decision-making no matter what arises. It’s given me the confidence to go for what I want and challenge my brain when I start to find all the excuses not to!
 
Sarah is incredibly supportive, perceptive, and gentle through this process and is so passionate about helping women navigate the life they desire. My transition from stay-at-home Mum to working Mum was a daunting prospect. I was frozen. Where to begin, how, and why? Sarah held my hand through this process, listening deeply, giving me the space and most importantly allowing me to find my answers through reflection. 
 
I would absolutely recommend coaching with Sarah to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by life and taking the next steps! You will not regret investing time in yourself. The ultimate self-care!
Lisa / Client

I thought it would be good to see if coaching would help with self-development and leadership. Working with Sarah has really made me hone in on my self-awareness. Through the six sessions I had with her, my self-leadership abilities have been incredible, primarily through acknowledging and being present of my core values and gaining clarity of my intentions. The benefits of actually acknowledging my core values have been enlightening and profoundly grounding; I feel more focused and confident. Sarah was amazing – and through our discussions, she had a natural ability to enable me to dig deep and subsequently understand who I am. I would recommend Sarah to anyone who wants to self-lead, develop further, have support, and gain more knowledge.

Anna / Client

(RE)DISCOVER YOU & (RE)IGNITE YOUR PASSION & PURPOSE IN LIFE: A GUIDED PROGRAMME

  • Are you feeling lost and adrift?
  • Are you unsure of who you are anymore? 
  • Do you feel uncertain about what matters to you?
  • Have you lost drive and purpose in your life? 
  • Do you feel like life happens to you? 
  • Are you grappling with some of life’s big questions, like, why am I here?

If that is the case, I can provide support and guidance to help you find answers to many of those questions and more.

Over the time we work together, we’ll work through a guided process to identify your true aspirations and start to bring them about.  The (Re)Discover YOU and (Re)Ignite YOUR Passion and Purpose Programme covers an array of areas, supported by exploratory exercises that will assist you to accomplish exactly what it says in the name of the programme – this is you, (re)claiming YOUR life and getting yourself back on track.

You’ll finish my Programme with a clarity of purpose, a soulful life strategy, and the confidence to continue your sustainable growth.

Sarah’s programme is staggeringly good.  Whether you want to overhaul your whole sense of direction and purpose and don’t know where to start, or just want a straightforward, clear and optimistic handrail to guide you as you reflect and review, perhaps on a decision you’ve already made, this week-by-week programme is a perfect one-stop-shop. Having worked in this field myself for over 10 years I am full of admiration for Sarah’s achievement in curating the absolute best of personal development and spiritual learning.  She presents her knowledge and experience with gentle, kind, supportive and motivational inspiration – and you feel you have a friend at your elbow in working through the material. It can feel overwhelming to undertake such a thorough self-audit, with such a big task of defining one’s purpose in our one precious life.  Yet Sarah has managed it and is sharing her hard-won toolkit with the world.

Kat / Programme Participant

Working with Sarah “to really think about what I want from life and how I want to achieve it by following my passions and being true to myself, has been invaluable”

Laura / Programme Participant

Speaking, Training,

workshop  Facilitation

I am deeply committed to initiating conversations about emotions that are often considered difficult or taboo, such as shame, empathy, self-compassion, and trust.

My passion extends to fostering emotional literacy in both children and adults.

Greatly inspired by the works of experts like Dr. Brené Brown, Martin Seligman, James Hollis, Daniel Goleman, Harriet Lerner, and Dr. Kristen Neff, I often reference these authorities on emotional literacy and other aspects of psychological health.

Consequently, I create and conduct training and workshops; I present at various forums, ranging from corporate events to educational sessions in schools, and I lead events focused on navigating some of the more challenging emotions. These sessions are designed to be interactive, providing opportunities for personal reflection and group dialogue.

I had the opportunity to work with Sarah during an inaugural course using outdoor activities in the Brecon Beacons as a vehicle to teach and coach positive psychology. This course aim was to stretch adolescents beyond their comfort zone, building resilience, self-confidence and positivity through character development, and Sarah was a pivotal team member in both design and execution.

It was Sarah’s task to make sure the course design was underpinned by positive psychology theory, and that the delivery itself was always consistent and contextually relevant to that thread. As a positive psychology and self-esteem expert Sarah leveraged her own knowledge to create and deliver accessible course content, whilst liaising with key speakers and other content delivers to produce a coherent curated course.

The material that Sarah delivered covered mindset, intention setting, and mindfulness, complemented by several useful techniques that supported the participants’ mental well-being, such as breath work, meditation and visualisation.

Sarah engaged the audience of 48 adolescent males and females, skillfully navigating the often-detached attitudes of this age group towards their personal development and inner work. I was delighted to see the group’s feedback – “challenging, fun, full of achievement” and “tiring, [but] improved friendships [and] camaraderie” which illustrate that this potentially cynical group engaged and benefited from the course, and they departed with strong recognition of what they had gained.

Chris Kerr / Outdoor Education Director

Sarah has been a valued member of the Curriculum for Life team at Christ College Brecon and has engaged our pupils on a number of well-being issues, not least, coping with the sensation of guilt and managing personal expectation.

Sarah’s natural style and calm delivery has ensured that the narrative flows and the interaction is spontaneous. She has brought out the best in our pupils, who have benefited from her expertise.

Liz McLean / Curriculum for Life Coordinator

Guided Walks and Navigation Courses

Living in Bannau Brycheiniog National Park, we are blessed with some amazing countryside on our doorstep. Sarah is a qualified Mountain Leader, with a current first aid certificate.  As such, she can safely guide you through the local National Park or even beyond, should you desire.

We offer short half-day walks as well as extensive full-day treks, catering to a wide range of preferences for all walkers. Feel free to contact us, and we can discuss the options that best suit your abilities and schedule.

As a lover of the outdoors, I know that learning to map read is the best way to gain more confidence in your own ability to explore our wonderful countryside safely.

If you’re interested in learning a new skill or refreshing your knowledge, please contact us, and we can discuss the best way to support you.

I booked onto the navigation course with limited map reading skills and zero knowledge on using a compass. My goal was to be able to take to the hills and find my way back using a map and compass. However, the course taught me so much more than I expected. 

Instead of just being able to navigate my way home after getting lost, I am now comfortable in planning a route in advance, estimating the time it will take me by factoring in hills, terrain and obstacles and be able to recognise key features on a map. Sarah is a great teacher. She is patient and knowledgeable and always took the time to ensure we all understood before moving on. The course was well structured and enjoyable. Highly recommend if like me you want to be able to be able to safely and confidently enjoy the country side. 

Sarah / Course Participant

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