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.
I believe your authenticity is your power in all facets of life, but especially in your career. When we do work that feels most authentic to us, we thrive. This is a path to clear away all that is not authentically you so your truest self - your true desires and the discovery of work you love - can come through.
It’s a path to be walked with self-love and patience. The unfolding of you deserves nurturing and space.
It starts by becoming aware of all that’s going on in that beautiful mind of yours. We want to develop awareness of what is really motivating you, of your fears, of all the thoughts and beliefs that are limiting you from finding your way, including your resistance to looking at all this and what’s really going on inside. It’s only from the vantage point of awareness that clarity and change is possible.
Find Your Truth
With awareness of all the thoughts, beliefs, fears etc. that are running through you, we can then slow down and take a closer look at them. In doing this we gain a deeper understanding and find what’s actually true for you. When we are stressed, much of what we may be thinking isn’t true or serving our best self. Once you see and honor your truth, the “you” that has been living out a life believing the 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 are a unique individual with authentic desires - true likes, wants and preferences. From an early age, we have internalized so much instruction from the world about how we “should” be and what we “should” do that many of us have overridden and ignored our authentic self. We’ve become chameleons, feeling it’s unsafe to show our true colors and be who we really are. And over time we’ve innocently lost and come out of touch with our true self. But the life you want is not possible without showing up here as your true self. So now 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
In this step you begin to move toward what you want step-by-step. Fear will come up. Your limiting 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. Stay focused on your truth and what you want for your life. It will all unfold for you in a way your mind won’t be able to see right away. Moment to moment follow your nudges and know you will be guided. Hold the vision and feel how good this life new life you’re creating is.
Getting Unstuck: A Guide To Unclutter Your Mind
Clarity starts with exploring your thinking
The Inner Playbook to Finding and Doing Work You Love
10-day e-mail series
Become Aware of Your Inner World
Awareness is your first step
Shift Your Thinking
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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