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  1. Reinvention

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    I’ve recently been announced as one of the finalists in the Successful Women in Business Awards, founded by Gill Donnell MBE. 

    While I’m always honoured to be nominated and become a finalist for business awards, this one means more to me than many. 

    Why? 

    Because the award I’m up for via the Successful Women in Business is the ‘Reinvention Award’. 

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    This means a lot to me as I’ve worked hard to be where I am today, and it hasn’t always been a linear journey. I’ve seen my fair share of crisis times; the current Coronavirus crisis and subsequent financial crisis is just the latest. 

    Indeed, over the last few months I’ve had to pivot my business from face-to-face bootcamps and coaching sessions to bootcamps that are run entirely via a virtual platform. Getting an entire course up online in a matter of days is no easy feat, believe me. 

    More than this though is the reinvention of the way in which I run my sessions today. Until a few months ago I was working with people who actively wanted to make the Leap into Consulting™, But now with furloughs, job losses and general insecurity in the workplace, many of the people I work with are not considering making the leap out of pure choice. Many have no other choice. 

    Of course, when the circumstances of my clients are changing, the way I deliver coaching must too. 

    As I’ve been through similar crisis myself a few times in my 25 year consulting career, I know how to work with my new set of clients and how to deliver what they need, in order to help them leap back into success. 

    You could say my entire business model for the last few months has been about reinvention; for both myself and my clients. 

    I’m proud I’ve been able to do so, and I’m proud of my clients who are doing the same. 

    So to be a finalist in the ‘Reinvention Award’ means more to me than many may realise. 

    Thank you for the nominations, for recognising me as a finalist, and for the many opportunities I’ve been presented with that have allowed me to be where I am today. 

  2. Living the Dream

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    It's all be quiet on here and there is a very good reason for this. I have been through a rapid transition both professionally and personally and have just come back to the UK after an amazing 3 week trip travelling from the UK to Corfu via France and the East Coast of Italy. Russell and I were inspired by Gino D'Acampo's The Italian Escape series.

    I have a love of photopraphy so if you want to see the amazing places we wentt to please go to our blog on facebook: @livingthedreamcorfu

    It was one of the most interesting journeys in a T5 VW van and latterly some quirky hotels. During the journey I wanted to test how easy it was to continue to work with clients remotely and on the whole this worked well.

    So our social experiment is over and we are looking forward to seeing everyone next week at the Festival of Work at Olympia.

  3. This is why I love my life...

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    On International Women's Day I want to reflect on a conversation I had with a lovely lady earlier this week.

    I have always been passionate in seeing potential in people and inspiring and motivating people to stretch themselves to try new options. I heard the sadness that this lady had in her voice as she thought she had no option but to retire at the age of 60 because she couldn't get a role in HR, after many years at a senior level.

    We spoke about the options of being a consultant and smashed some myths about age and that you can have contol over the hours you work and when you work.

    A few hours after this call she contacted me to say that she had now changed her LinkedIn profile from Retired to Consultant and was going to attend our workshop.

    and this is why I love what I do. There is nothing better that somone having hope for a better future.

    Have a great weekend.

    Sarah