Cathy Dowden, Director Miller and Keane:
What was your life like before working with me?
I was struggling to balance work and family life when I decided to book on your life coach programme. Generally, I felt like I was juggling too many balls and just doing everything badly! I also made very little time to look at my own needs.
Each session uncovered some great insights that directed me to clear options of finding balance in both areas. It also guided me to carve out more time for myself and to tap into my creativity and continue to nurture myself as well.
Discovering my core values was really insightful and it gave me a great foundation upon which to build everything else.
What is it like now?
Now, I feel incredibly content and have a much better balance in both areas. I have decided to focus more on family for now and take the pressure off myself building the business. Overall, I’m. happier and as a result the family is a much happier space.
What was your biggest accomplishment or proudest moment during our work together?
I really enjoyed doing the work in between our sessions and it felt really good to commit to this time for my own personal self development. After years of prioritising other peoples needs, I realised this was slightly overdue!
What would you say to someone who is considering working with me?
I would highly recommend Sarah to absolutely everyone to be honest. Unless you have life sorted and feel you already have balance in all areas ….. working with Sarah is sure to benefit you hugely.
How would your life look right now if you’d chosen NOT to work with me?
I can safely say, I feel I would still be juggling balls and feeling dissatisfied and like I was underperforming in every area if I hadn’t worked with Sarah. It was a wonderful reflection of what was going on and enabled me to see things a lot more clearly.
Sarah, I just want to thank you for being such an amazing force for “Greatness” in my life. Since I started coaching with you, I have had many awesome breakthroughs in my life, both professionally and personally.
I love how you pushed me beyond my own comfort zones. You are very results oriented yet very flexible in your approach. I love how you always listened and then give me coaching based on my model of the world and it worked perfectly. Working with you I have been able to see my business grow ,my focus change from negativity to positive thinking. My confidence has doubled and I have seen my happiness blossom.
Working with Sarah has been a life changing experience for me. Her coaching sessions consistently provide fresh opportunities to discern the true nature of my life situation, to become clearly aware of where I am, where I really want to go and most importantly, what I need to do to get there. Once the way is clear, Sarah’s coaching provides a gentle but effective accountability mechanism to keep me on the path that I have chosen. In just a few weeks, I’ve seen my stress level drop and my overall personal and professional life satisfaction grow by leaps and bounds.
I look forward to working with you in the near future.
Sarah is a professional and effective coach who I have thoroughly enjoyed working with. She is warm, encouraging and supportive therefore we were able to build rapport quickly. This helped me relax and be honest with not only Sarah but also myself.
Sarah inquistively and confidentally asked all the right questions to really get me thinking and focused on what I was trying to achieve. Even when we had a session where I didn’t know what I wanted to discuss, Sarah knew what to ask to open up my thought process. This was invaluable and enabled me to came away from each session with clear actions and approaches that I was excited about.
During our 6 sessions, I learnt a lot about my self and made significant progress towards my goal, which I couldn’t have done without Sarah’s support.
Sarah provided me with some great tools to enable me to think through the areas I wanted to focus on and to ensure that I had actionable plans as a result. Sarah asked questions in a way that gently challenged and ensured that I focused on what I needed to do, however difficult that was.
The coaching also encouraged me to think about other areas outside those which I wanted focus on. It has also given me tools to use in the future.
In summary, the coaching allowed me to address some problems and to think through the solutions in a logical way that took into account any concerns I may have.
I found the coaching really helpful for helping me to resolve life, career and health problems, giving me a safe space to explore options. I found being coached a really good experience to allow me to realise I hold the key to my success and all the answers – but it is wonderful to have someone asking probing questions that allow you to delve further into finding your own solutions.
I particularly enjoyed the ‘wheel of life’ and ‘wheel of school’ activities that Sarah did with me, and also an activity where I had to write about myself in the past, present and future. These activities really helped me to prioritise what I feel is important in life/career and focus on where my development and time should be.
Sarah is a wonderful coach who allowed me to be relaxed in her presence and made the whole experience feel safe, confidential, professional but in a relaxed and open environment.
I had 5 coaching sessions with Sarah Bramall.
With each coaching session, I am able to move forward with my aspiration and the impact the coaching sessions has had is that it enabled me to focus on my priorities and what I want to achieve. As a result of your coaching, I am clear on my priorities, my end goal and what I needed to do to achieve my goal.
Through your questioning skills, you have allowed me to come up with my own solutions. Your open style and listening skills put me at ease and helped me to explore possibilities. You skilfully play back what I have said and clarify understanding; that made me felt listened to.
I felt motivated after each coaching session with you. Thank you for making such a difference in helping me focus and achieve my aspiration faster than I would on my own.
Thank you Sarah.