I'm Sarah, first and foremost I am a proud mum, a multi award winning Entrepreneur and Franchisor, Ambassador for The Prince's Trust Women Supporting Women Campaign and Ambassador for Everywoman.
I live in a beautiful part of rural Northumberland alongside our extended family of horses, dogs, cat and hens! When I am not working you'll find me ringside supporting our son who is a professional equestrian.
Like many others, life has thrown me some rather large curve balls, losing a business of which I was a share holder and cancer to name two.
Having experienced rock bottom, and yet fought my way back up to build a portfolio of successful businesses, I completely understand the pressure, the compromise and the time it takes to grow a business, often whilst juggling bringing up and supporting a family at the same time. It can be draining and you can lose sight of who you are, your own identity and your original goals and ambitions may be lost on the journey.
I am here to support you when you find yourself at a crossroads and questioning your why? When you feel you have nobody to talk to who would understand the pressure of running a busy business and life! I have lived through this and can now share my hindsight with you, so you don't make the same mistakes I did, so you can breakthrough and move on to live a purposeful life where you are firmly on your "To Do List"!
You are the foundation of your future and that foundation needs to be strong and it needs support if you are to realise your ambitions. You need to set boundaries and invest time in yourself for creative thinking, to plan and implement your goals and I am going to help you.
I am here to help you reconnect back with yourself, your vision and your long term goals through my mentoring and insightful one to one coaching programme.
Finding Opportunity from Adversity
As a Bankrupt single mum back in 2008 I was on rock bottom after the close of a business which I was a share holder. I was mentally and emotionally exhausted, but realised this was the opportunity I needed to grasp to shape my own future and design a business to fit around my young son.
To do this I needed to delete the noise around me, so I had space to think clearly and make solid and informed decisions about my future. To do this I created a step by step strategy that gave me the structure to brainstorm, plan and focus and to make me accountable with an action plan. This strategy took me in 3 years from Income support, to be the owner of “Britain’s Most Promising Business 2012 in the British Chamber of Commerce Awards. That business is www.simplybowsandchaircovers.co.uk.
I have now taken the luxury brand from start up to boasting 11 offices around the UK using my own Franchise Model for scale up.
In 2012 I remarried my ex-husband and together over 5 years we diversified his family farm into a multi million £ portfolio, using my strategy for the business plan. We built 8 Beautiful Barn Style Homes which we have now sold.
I now want to share this method with you to help you see clearly past the cross roads to achieve your goals and ambitions.
The "I CAN" Method.
I have now packaged this process and use it as the foundation of my coaching programmes and I have named it The "I CAN" Method.
I am receiving some wonderful feedback from my clients and you can read some of the testimonials here as a starting point.