My thoughts were very confused when I started coaching with Sarah. I was also panicked and was in the negative mind-set of panic so to be able to order my thoughts and think clearly was a massive relief. The sensation after each session was like having an injection of a Valium-like substance!
The coaching for me has come at a crucial time in my working and personal life and has seriously kept me from making wrong choices and decisions. From the very first session when nothing seemed very clear to me and I was questioning serious changes I had made to my career I came away from that feeling entirely different just by Sarah’s encouragement to work through my thoughts.”
Thanks to Sarah, I now have a much clearer understanding of myself and my abilities and feel able to be proactive and curious about my future. Sarah also has a wealth of practical knowledge about career options, something which has been a real benefit to me having been in the same sector for over 25 years.
I had an ultimate goal which was to gain a promotion. I knew I would not be able to do this on my own so I researched the internet to find possible mentors / coaches to help me achieve my goal.
Within a couple of hours, I came across Sarah Robinson who offered a coaching / mentoring service, giving people the tools, they need to succeed in their careers. I read her reviews which were phenomenal so I plucked up the courage to call her via telephone.
I had a 20-minute free in-depth consultation with Sarah to see if we would be able to work together. She told me about her experience with the Civil Service framework and what help she was able to offer me.
I booked a few sessions with Sarah to assist me with the delivery of my answers. Sarah also researched and sent me some sample questions that I could potentially explore answers for. Sarah was very patient throughout the sessions and we focused on the areas I wanted to focus on. She even looked over my written applications and provided me with constructive feedback.
After a couple of months of working with Sarah, I was offered a promotion. I cannot thank Sarah enough for her patience and expertise to help me achieve my goals. I will definitely be using Sarah’s services again when I am ready to enhance my career path even further.
The meetings with Sarah were incredibly useful and informative in terms of conceptualising my career goals and interview style. I found the sessions invaluable and very thought-provoking. It’s a really great service!
I was hoping the coaching sessions would help me build confidence to perform to the best of my ability in my new role. The coaching has met and exceeded my expectations.
I gained a better understanding for my role within the company, better self-awareness and my confidence has grown significantly. I am now more likely to speak up in meetings when I have something to contribute. I find difficult conversations easier to have with my team members and feel my confidence in all areas has developed. The biggest breakthrough was realising that I am more capable than I think I am. I contribute more and have confidence in what I have to say. I am more determined to raise concerns/tackle issues before they become bigger problems within my team and company-wide.
I was surprised by the way that I came up with answers and solutions myself with very little guidance. Sarah is brilliant at guiding you through thought processes to achieve the best solutions to often difficult situations. I benefited the most from having the time to think through and discuss things with someone from outside of the company.
Sarah coached me through the application and interview process for a non-academic position. Not only did she refresh my memory of good interview technique, she also taught me new ways of handling common interview questions, helping me to stand-out as a candidate. In fact, I found out after my interview that one specific piece of advice Sarah gave me – in relation to speaking openly about what motivates/excites me in interview – had really impressed the panel. I am so pleased to say that, with Sarah’s help, I was successful in securing the first job I interviewed for. Thank you!
I found that the talking style was very free and I could take the conversation in a way that was right for me. I find the sessions to be very relaxed and beneficial and enjoyed the freedom to discuss any issues I had freely. (The major insight made is…) that I have the ability to improve myself and be an even more productive member of the team, and that I can phrase things slightly differently to communicate in a more business savvy way.