A thriving planet sustained through peace, harmony, compassion and care
Coaching, mentoring and guiding individuals to live robust, authentic and meaningful lives of contribution
Following years as an executive coach and leadership development specialist in the corporate world, in 2019 I transitioned to a more holistic offering in my practice, as a life and career coach. I made this transition because of the changes happening in the world and what I have perceived as a great need at this time. Barriers defining life and work are falling away and responsibility for career direction, development and sustainability placed squarely in the individual's domain. The trusted experienced coach providing support and guidance both personally and professionally as well as targeted much needed skills development is now an invaluable resource for individuals seeking to forge an authentic path.
My own career has evolved through several iterations and has been driven by a love of ideas, like truth, justice and beauty, by the wonders of nature and all it teaches us about being the best we can be as humans, and by an appreciation for the opportunity to assist others on their life and career journeys during periods of change and transition.
I bring over 20 years of corporate experience during which time I worked within large corporations like National Australia Bank and BHP Billiton Iron Ore, and for extended periods as an independent consultant and executive coach partnering with a range of businesses both SMEs and large corporates. I have worked as a senior consultant for some of the largest global career management firms. My own career trajectory has taught me the outcomes of self-defeating inauthentic choices and how to transform and reinvent yourself to bring connection, success and prosperity into your life.
My experience spans both business and the arts. My first career was dancing, I left school early to attend the Australian Ballet School and later danced with Ballet Rambert in London. In my mid-twenties I recognised it was time for a change, and so I returned to my studies, gained entrance to university and eventually found my way into business starting out in retail sales.
A business development role with Dale Carnegie Training was a turning point. I found that I loved the concepts of leadership development and came into my own as a public speaker. A Master of Leadership and Management degree and coach training set me clearly on the path of executive coach and workshop facilitator.
Over the following 20 plus years I transformed into a senior facilitator and coached thousands of hours with at times spectacular results for clients in terms of their progress at work. I also designed and facilitated innovative leadership programs for large organisations. One was adopted as the first leadership program for frontline leaders in a large emergency services organisation. This was significant and marked another turning point for me because underpinning the usual leadership and management development skills this program also boldly addressed transformative inner work marking the beginning of the Art of Real Work program.
On a personal level I have experienced many major life transitions and the deaths of several loved ones. Death has taught me profound compassion for we humans: too often I have seen people avoid living fully because of fear and inertia. For a long time I was one of them! But really, once you learn how to know yourself at a deeper level and how to direct your own experience, you realise that being true to yourself isn't as hard as you thought it would be, and it is definitely a lot more fun!
So the aim of the Art of Real Work program is to provide a pathway for holistic personal and professional learning and growth. It is an opportunity for life review, self-exploration and the shedding of any limiting beliefs that might be holding you back. It is a chance to identify new goals and experience new levels of fulfilment.
To change anything in your circumstances you must first make changes within yourself. Commitment to this inner work marks a significant milestone in anyone's life and career. This is what transformation is about. It is exciting and life changing.
I completed a Leadership Development course with Sarah through her company. I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah for the journey that she took myself through. I not only transformed my thinking but I strengthened my physical resilience which I have benefited from. I have since been able to share my leadership insights with others and act as a role model to my colleagues and family around me.
Principle Business Development Officer, Government Agency