Hi, I'm Sara. I'm a career coach.
Are you at the point in your job/career where you just can't do it anymore and something needs to change?
I work with professionals in early to middle career who are unhappy in their jobs/careers. They’re are stressed out, overwhelmed, and exhausted (and maybe even getting sick from all the stress).
They know they need to do something to change their situation
But they don’t know how
Because they don’t know what they want
They feel like they don't have options. Or haven’t a clue what they would do instead - what kind of work would actually be fun and enjoyable. Or sometimes they have a vague idea, but are unsure about it all.
There’s a lot of confusion and 'I don’t knows'.
They’re conflicted, frustrated, disappointed asking, “Is this all there is? I worked so hard to get here, but it’s not what I thought it would be.” They’re wondering how to get from where they're at now to a life they enjoy.
If you’re thinking “Yes, this is me!” you’re in the right place.
To be walked with self-love
Become aware of what is really motivating you. Become aware of your conditioning - your upbringing and past experiences from which you developed painful and limiting beliefs that aren’t serving you. Become aware of your resistance to looking at what’s really going on inside. Become aware that you are not your thoughts, your conditioning, your pain. You are that which is aware of all this; you are the awareness. Come out of identification with the constant flow of thoughts. It’s only from the vantage point of awareness that clarity and change is possible.
See What’s Really True
With awareness of all the thoughts, beliefs, fears etc. that are running through you - and their possible origins - we can slow down and take a closer look at them. We can ask, “Is what I am thinking really true?” Most of our stressful thoughts - that you aren’t good enough, for example - are not true. Once you can see for yourself what is true for you, the “you” that has been living out a life believing these untruths can be unraveled and let go of. Like a caterpillar entering a cocoon. The space for your authentic self to come through is created.
Step Into You
You have real authentic desires coming up inside you - true likes and dislikes, wants and preferences. From an early age, we have been conditioned to believe it’s not safe to trust these desires and simply be our authentic selves. So, over time we’ve innocently lost ourselves through denying who we really are. But the life you want is not possible without an embodiment of your authentic self. Let’s get to know him/her, perhaps for the first time. “Hello, sweet one, what do you want? What excites you? What makes you feel alive?”
Honor Your Desires
Fear will come up and want you to bail. Your painful beliefs will still feel very true. You’ll want to rush things to get somewhere and feel safe. Here, awareness of all that will be your best friend. Then, hang out in the feeling of your desires and moment to moment follow your nudges. It will all unfold for you in a way your mind won’t be able to see right away. We work with energy and manifestation. Hold the vision and feel how good this life new life you’re creating is.
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"Sara is doing what she's meant to be doing. I really believe that coaching is Sara's calling: she is a great listener and she is so full of life and love. That means she's great at helping me figure out what I'm meant to be doing - so that I can both make the most of my current job, and find what I want to be doing long-term and build a life full of joy and passion." - J.N. - Non-profit consultant - San Francisco