About me

Are you at a mid-career or mid-life crossroads or thinking about what you want for the latter part of your career?

• Perhaps feeling disconnected with the work that you do or struggling to find motivation for it?
• Wanting to do something different but don’t really know where to start – feeling a bit stuck, frustrated or confused
• Maybe you’ve started to look at new career possibilities but struggle to maintain momentum with following through on any actions – life takes over...

Career Change Coaching

Boldly-Go Career Change Coaching is for experienced professionals who are at a mid-life or career crossroads and who are re-evaluating what they want from their careers and who want to partner with a coach to enable them to reconnect them with their strengths, talents and motivations - and to find (or reignite) their professional “mojo”.

Some clients already know that they are ready to make a change whilst others simply want to explore the options or make positive changes in their careers.

I also work with professionals who are in the latter part of their career who are considering what it is they want for the final furlong of their working lives.

Do feel like you are surviving rather than thriving?

Personal Leadership Coaching (for work, for life)

Tailoring my approach to the individual’s way of thinking, I work with senior executives to capitalise on their strengths and convictions and to get out of their own way.

What lights me up is working with people to enable them to tap into their natural resourcefulness and resilience so that they bring the best of themselves both into their work and their lives. I believe that leadership starts from within – we are all leaders in our own lives (whether we hold a “leadership” role or not) and so that’s where the work begins.

Here's what people have said about working with me.

"Without Sarah I honestly don’t think I would have had the confidence to secure a new role; her support, tools and guidance in how to deal with my anxiety and doubts about joining a new employer in a more senior role have been fantastic". HR Lead

"As a coach, Sarah has the ability to unlock new perspectives and help you significantly grow in a short space of time. When I started the coaching I wasn’t clear on my career goals or how I wanted to shift my leadership style. Now I have a clear sense of purpose and a vision for the future. On a personal level, this has meant I’m happier and my wellbeing has improved. For my business, it means I’m able to lead more effectively, in a much more authentic and human way". Head of Strategy

Clients also tell me that...

I’m approachable and upbeat, work creatively and intuitively, balancing a sense of fun with positive challenge whilst creating a supportive and encouraging environment which brings out the best in people.

How Boldly-Go Career Coaching works

A Career Coaching programme typically comprises 12 sessions. The first session – the “Discovery session” is 2 hours with subsequent sessions being one hour. Sessions take place around every 3 weeks spread over a 4 - 5 month period to maintain momentum, maximise accountability and support action.

Programme packages can be adapted to suit client circumstances and requirements with longer/shorter sessions available as per requirements. We use Strengths Profiler as an integral part of the programme with the option to use and Clarity 4D Personality preference tool.

Sessions take place in mutually convenient central London locations as well as in Oxted, Surrey and surrounding areas. Where people live further afield coaching sessions can also take place over the phone or via Skype or Zoom as appropriate.

How Boldly-Go Personal Leadership Coaching works

As well as working with corporate clients I work with a number of private clients. A personal Leadership Coaching programme typically comprises 9 sessions and are adapted to suit client circumstances and requirements with longer/shorter sessions available as per requirements. Strengths Profiler, Leadership Circle and Clarity 4D Personality preference tool can be incorporated as appropriate.

Sessions take place in mutually convenient central London locations as well as on the phone or via Zoom as appropriate. Coaching sessions  also take place outside in the woods and countryside in Surrey and Kent.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
  • Certified Team Performance Coach (TCI)
  • Business Constellations practitioner
  • Strengths Profile practitioner (Warwick University)
  • Clarity 4D Personality profile Business Partner
  • Emotional & Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) Practitioner
  • Leadership Circle 360 Certified Constultant
  • Firework Accredited Career Coach
  • BA (Hons) Geography University of Birmingham
  • PG Diploma in Management

With 10 years of coaching experience (and 12 years in marketing at a senior level) under my belt I work with clients across a wide range of sectors including culture and heritage, publishing, digital media, education and professional services.

Member organisations


UK International Coach Federation

The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.

Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.

Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Outdoor Coaching.


Additional information

Fees vary depending on specific packages and are on a sliding scale dependent on client circumstances.


I am available from 8.00 to 17.00 with some availability until 19.00 on a Wednesday evening.

Further information


I'm based in Oxted, working regularly in London and the South East.

Outdoor Personal Leadership Coaching takes place in the woods and countryside in Surrey and Kent.


Type of session

In person
Sarah Hardman

Sarah Hardman