Hello, I'm Sarah, your Reinvention Coach

Calm, supportive, nurturing, and non-judgemental.  I’m not one to toot my own horn, but these are some of the words past and current clients use to describe me.

I guess that’s what has helped me succeed in business since 2014.  But in reality, it was only a few years ago that I actually started to believe what everyone was saying to me. Why? All my life, I’ve been told Sarah will only be good enough as a Secretary. Sarah should do this more, Sarah should do that more.  Career advisers telling my parents she’s not suitable enough to be a teacher, typing and shorthand will hold her in good stead for the future.

I tried to get my parents to support me, but they listened to others instead of me. This carried over into adult life.  Don’t get me wrong.  We had a great childhood and didn’t want for anything in terms of a roof over my head and family holidays down the Victorian coast, more than many other families, but the emotion was missing, which I craved; big time!

So, I latched on to the first guy who was besotted with me and we became inseparable.  We met one month before my 18th birthday and I was married not long after I turned 21, then set up home, had lots of fun, bought our first house, did all the usual things; but not having previous serious relationships to go off, I just became compliant.

In the years that followed, we had two kids, spent ten years as a stay-at-home Mum, and then when the youngest started prep decided to train as an integration aide, then re-entered the workforce and realised what am I doing staying in an unhappy marriage?

So, in May 2010 I announced it was over and then my contract was not renewed and I shit myself!!  Can I do this and survive? Will I be able to manage financially? Don’t get me wrong, my husband was a great provider and I ran the household, but I didn’t have an equal footing emotionally…that I craved big time! I didn’t have a voice either.  I was always being corrected and sadly I could see my husband was his Father’s Son and I’d watched my ex-in-laws live like that, and didn’t want that.  When I’d try to stand up for myself in front of them, it didn’t go down well.  I didn’t want my daughters learning this pattern of behaviour for their futures.

So, since 2010 I’ve spent years educating myself further, raising two beautiful daughters, finding a partner who loves me unconditionally and I still have to pinch myself with what I’ve gained.  Haven’t regained the home of my dreams yet, but that will happen one day.  That’s one dream I won’t let go of.

Over the years, there have also been many women who have come to me, particularly over more than a decade asking me how did you reinvent yourself?  How did you make the changes necessary to make sure you didn’t lose the plot?  The answer is it took me many years and losing the plot a few times to find my way.  I just wish I’d had the support I so craved in those early days.

This is when I started to think, why not help others with what I’ve learned for myself and pass it on. One important aspect of reinventing yourself is admitting that we all evolve and change as we mature.  Whilst some of us are lucky enough to do it seamlessly and with the full support of our families, others need a helping hand to find that new route.  There is no shame in that and that’s what I’m here for.

So, if you’re ready to find your courage and step out from behind the old you? Let’s have a conversation and book in your discovery call today!

Some other important info about me.  Mum to two gorgeous daughters. Follower of the mighty Saints. A lover of books and great company!

Qualifications.

  • Certificate of Education Support
  • Certificate IV Business Administration
  • Diploma of Management
  • Cert IV Transport and Logistics, (driving instructor, manual and auto)
  • Cert IV Training and Assessment
  • Certificate of Mental Health First Aid
  • Working with Autism spectrum disorder Certificate
  • Coping skills and self-care for Mental Health Certificate
  • Emotional Intelligence: Master anxiety, fear, and emotions Certificate
  • Comprehensive PTSD Certificate
  • Life Coach – Achology.
  • Diploma of Counselling
  • Trauma -Informed Coach – The Centre for Healing
  • Life Coach – Beautiful You Coaching Academy
  • Women’s Circle facilitator (training should be completed late 2024)

Professional Development is always being undertaken, to ensure you get the best possible support I can offer.

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