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“Vision is a preferred future, an assessment of what is, and a clear picture of what could be. We admire those who challenge the status quo, look at limitations as learning opportunities and look past them and imagine new possibilities and a better future.”

Our Philosophy

To lovingly provoke and challenge the status quo so that savvy professionals can choose to thrive.

They become aware and conscious of the choices they are making every day and they take charge.

Who we work with

 

Dynamic, smart professionals who know there’s more they can do to be their best and to bring out the best in others. They are proactive and successful, yet curious, and hungry for more.

What our client say

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A small amount of time spent in coaching with Sarah will turn questions about the purpose of living into a blueprint for living with purpose... In a world where the demands on our time and very ‘self’ have never been greater, Sarah helps develop and catalyse thinking to ensure you’re (thriving) living a life of purpose – your purpose. Sarah draws from a vast array of coaching styles, tools and experience to create sessions that are always tailored to you, and – most importantly will work for you.

Partner, Wray Associates

Coaching has made me more confident in my role and clearer about what I need to do to be successful. The process helped manage my barriers/problems in a reflective way which I believe made me then make better decisions… I can manage my staff better and be clearer about what they need to do to be better managers.

CEO - Kensington & Chelsea TMO

Sarah is a great listener and very intuitive, knowing the questions to ask to help you self-evaluate, she was never afraid to be contentious to push me to question myself but more than anything I credit Sarah with teaching and supporting me with great techniques to improve confidence and stay true to my values. A phenomenal woman and an excellent coach I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sarah to anyone looking to become the very best version of themself!

Managing Director at Bristol Wessex Billing Services Ltd

Coaching has made me realise that I can choose how I use my mental capacity (i.e. what I think about) and that it is limited. I am now more conscious of that and manage it to get the best outcome for me. I now recognise and am conscious of an individuals' style rather than taking things personally. Sarah helped me to understand what I bring when I bring my whole self to my job - the richness is in being myself. I have far more understanding and therefore confidence in my personal brand and my values.

Director, Lloyds banking Group

I am thriving in a challenging role, where I am developing and growing daily. I have an unwavering commitment to nurture my outside of work needs, embracing and prioritising an active and healthy lifestyle that drives the choices and flexibility I offer professionally. As a result, I am sleeping better, feeling more energetic, and with a more positive orientation towards work than ever before. I am serving as a positive role model for my department and colleagues and feeling very confident in this balance. My overall physical and mental health have improved as a result of the choices made as a result of coaching with Sarah.

Head of Development, Delivery and Support, Teach First

I found Sarah to be one of the most effective coaches that I have worked with during my career. I was able to identify a number of important areas to improve on and find methods and techniques to help maintain that improved performance. As is often the case with personal development, I found the coaching to be useful not only at work but also in other areas of my life.

Managing Director, Products & Marketing, UK Retail The Royal Bank of Scotland

Sarah Sparks | in confidence

“To function or to flourish?”

I work to provoke and inspire – helping individuals to navigate life’s most daunting choices consciously, and from a place of kindness. What I do is personal by necessity. Coaching is the natural product of my own experience in life: a drive to share the understanding and value my own journey has imparted.
Like many high achieving individuals I have experienced adventure in professional and personal life, but not without cost. I reached a threshold when I discovered that, though I loved my job, there was no robust strategy in place to support my striving.

My story isn’t unusual in elite business circles. A career that began at Arthur Andersen as junior accountant led to 10 years in the high stakes environment of Goldman Sachs, where my final position was Co-Head of Financial Regulation.

Although financially secure and functioning at the highest executive level, I discovered the hard way just how much more is needed in order to thrive. Lacking a sustainable approach to my high-performance life, I suffered two nervous breakdowns.

Recovering, I found I was faced with a choice.

To continue a high-functioning life of inner poverty?

Or to build into this outer prosperity an inner wealth of harmony, authenticity and trust?

Every day I’m glad to have chosen the latter. I never looked back – and have since made it my business to guide others as they make similarly courageous choices. I coach dynamic, proactive leaders, whose decisions have wide-ranging and deeply felt impact. Drawing on my own experience I help locate and confront limitations, clearing the way for growth and leading clients to thrive.

Read more about me in a feature in You! magazine.

My own life is about doing great work, building teams and communities, learning, and making time for loved ones. Above all it’s the continual choice to live by design, not by default.

What we do

  • We help savvy professionals choose to thrive; becoming conscious of the choices they make in each moment and taking charge.

  • We skillfully provoke and challenge the status quo, inviting the choices that lead to awareness, action and growth.

“We are a coaching company devoted to thriving and living on purpose.

Driven by a love of people and possibility, we are guided by the principles of

learning, great work, and community.

Our Company

Experts in helping savvy professionals

thrive and get results

“Our clients are leaders who have reached a threshold, and are ready to step up and have courageous conversations that will make their environments and therefore the world, a better place.”