Sarah Farmer | Executive Coach for ambitious Leaders and Leadership Teams
I want to help develop a world where only great leadership is acceptable.
A world where all leaders know how to (and want to) create environments that are fulfilling, fun, productive and hugely successful.
Helping Organisations and Individuals Develop and Thrive
Square peg in a round hole!
Or at least that's how I felt as a child and throughout the early years in my professional career.
I was vocal, energetic, seriously inquisitive, full of questions and ideas.
Often told at school (and at work) to be quiet, stop 'asking' and just accept what I was being told.
What I didn't know then was that those attributes where the very ones that would make me a great Coach today.
I want to help develop a world where only great leadership is acceptable. A world where al leaders know how to (and want to) create environments that are fulfilling, fun, productive and hugely successful.
Imagine working somewhere where everyone is developed and treated with the respect and dignity they need to thrive.....how would that feel?
Throughout my career in Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas and IT, I was led by some of the very best and some utterly appalling leaders.
Why do I do what I do?
I am an expressive extrovert and pretty confident with it but what you see on the outside wasn't always congruent with what was happening on the inside!
I thought I was the only one who felt like that.....boy, how wrong was I.
I learnt what great leadership looked and felt like and used these skills myself but I also knew what it felt like to be micromanaged, belittled, undermined and made to feel uncomfortable.
The impact of poor leadership is an overwhelming lack of fulfilment and a desire to leave and work elsewhere. This always costs organisations money and can be avoided or, at least reduced with effective leadership development which includes mindset management (self leadership) and skills training.
As a result of the poor leadership I experienced, my self-belief and confidence got knocked and, if I'd allowed it, could have stopped me from doing what I really knew I was capable of in the future.
Instead, I used this to spur me on to set up my own business, coaching and training professionals so they can 'be' and 'do' better in whatever industry they were in.
This takes a huge dose of courage, support, learning, hard work and consistent self development - something only 2% of the professional world very really put in to themselves.
I had taken control of my future, my happiness and my ability to succeed. I stopped giving power to those who didn't deserve it and it felt (and still feels) EPIC!
This is what I help all of my client's do - take control and make 'it' happen, with incredible results.
It's no surprise that I'm now a bit of a neuroscience nerd and 'brain- science' underpins all of my work.
I have a degree in applied chemistry and from a very young age, been interested in psychology and human behaviour. My mum was a psychologist and I used to sit and listen to all of her client meetings with utter fascination. I wasn't supposed to be listening but no one ever knew I was there.
Knowing and understanding how our brains work helps me manage myself better and lead others through behavioural change and skills development programs quickly with long lasting effect.
I really do have the best job in the world and feel blessed to be able to help my clients break free from whatever is holding them back so they can really fly!
If you'd like to understand more about how I can help you achieve the mindset and skills that will enable you to get what you really want and deserve, then please get in touch and book a 30 minute complimentary coaching discovery discussion.