Before working with Sara Jane, I felt really stuck. I was unhappy with my work but unsure of what my next steps should be to move my career forward, and I lacked the confidence in my skills and abilities to do so.
I’ve worked with several coaches in the past, but Sara Jane is the coach I’ve worked with the longest, by far. Unlike other coaches, Sara Jane doesn’t bring an agenda to our meetings, or tell me what the answers are. Instead, she brings a truly open ear and mind to our sessions. She guides me to see what relationships and tasks aren’t working for me, and prioritize what I have to do so I can work toward the goals that are most important to me. Sara Jane has a unique ability to help wade through the many things vying for my time and refocus on those things that are truly important.
I always look forward to my conversations with Sara Jane. Working with her is like having an experienced mentor and compassionate friend all in one. And she checks in throughout the week to help keep me on track and moving forward. Our weekly meetings are often the highlight of my week!
Sara Jane and I worked together in her role as a creative consultant for both my Biscotti Company and my Photography Company and as a coach. Her experience and depth of knowledge in the art and food fields is exquisite. She is articulate and technically astute. As a business associate and trusted friend, Sara Jane provided amazing support both emotionally and intellectually. Many of my most important decisions were based on her advice and guidance. I strongly recommend Sara Jane for her excellent work and trusted advisory skills.
After five exhilarating but exhausting years of self-employment, Sara Jane helped me rediscover my enthusiasm for my work. She is an excellent listener and, through her coaching, encouraged me to define my own solutions and successes. Sara Jane’s approach combined idealism with practicality, where all options were possible yet potential challenges were acknowledged and responses strategized – a refreshing change from the “You just have to want it” mindset.
She also provided insights into what might be driving my fears about the uncertainty of my long-term career goals and suggested exercises and techniques to work through those doubts. Working with her enabled me to make personal and professional changes that have led to a fresh perspective on networking, a more efficient workflow and new clients.