Sarah Myatt - Relational Executive Coach
Do you want to make a change within your working life, do something different, change the way things are, but feel unable to take the first step or don't know what the first step could be?
Do you feel lost, a lack of drive and energy at work? Maybe you have already tried different strategies to drive a positive change but feel that no matter what you do you just can't seem to make any progress or can't sustain the change.
Perhaps you have, or are about to, change your job or have been promoted into a new role and feel you want support as you go through this critical transition in your career.
Or maybe you feel you have more to offer at work but feel you can't or don't know how.
Entering into coaching at this time is a positive next step to take. Rarely can we solve these issues or make the changes we want on our own.
As an Executive Coach my aim is to create a supportive, confidential and caring environment in which you can safely explore the issues you are experiencing at work. I specialise in helping clients to increase their self-awareness and personal confidence and find their own personal resources to overcome the issues they are facing and go on to find positive momentum again at work.
I work from a position of support and respect and will adopt my approach to suit your needs and the issues you bring. Sometimes this involves simply listening, providing the time and space to talk things through. When relevant I will play back, in a non-judgemental way, the patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour that seem important to help you see yourself more fully.
The purpose is to encourage and support you in reframing how you understand and respond to issues, drawing on all your strengths and personal resources.
My coaching packages:
Immunity to Change Mapping (plus 1:1 Coaching support) package
If you have a specific change you want to make within yourself but feel stuck, unable to make the changes, Immunity to Change Mapping is a powerful and transformative process that will enable you to understand why you are stuck and help you take action to free yourself and move forward out of "stuckness". This change process has been developed over the last 20 years by two Harvard Business School professors at Minds At Work© and has a proven track record of success in bringing about personal change.
The package includes a 3 hour session that will help you build your own Immunity Map. As we work through the 4 columns of your map you will discover all the things you are doing and not doing that are preventing you from achieving the change you wish to make. Unlike regular approaches to change, where we would then make a plan to stop doing certain things and start doing others, we instead focus on discovering the real reasons why you are unable to achieve the change you want to make. The process will reveal the beliefs, fears and assumptions that you hold about yourself and your life that are holding you back. Once your 'immunity' to the change you want to make is revealed you will start to become unstuck. My follow up 1:1 coaching sessions of 60 minutes each will then support you as you break free and take yourself on your own journey of change.
Chemistry and contracting session (30 minutes)
Immunity Mapping session (3 hours)
Follow up 60 minute 1:1 coaching sessions (number to be agreed and contracted for post our immunity mapping session.
1:1 Executive Coaching package (initial 6 sessions)
If you feel the Immunity to Change Mapping isn't right for you, or you feel your goal for coaching is more exploratory and high level than specific, then my 1:1 executive coaching package may be more suitable. It will give you the space and time to fully explore what is going on your life and to discover new insights that can help you regain positive momentum.
Chemistry and Contracting session (30 minutes)
Initial contract for 6 x 1:1 coaching sessions (90 minutes each).
In session 6 we review progress against our contract and discuss whether further sessions would be beneficial.
Key outcomes of a coaching session with me could be:
- Practical steps to move forward productively and effectively.
- Complete or partial resolution or, at a minimum, greater insights into the issue you have presented.
- Greater awareness and insights on personal effectiveness and new ways of approaching a particular situation.
- A shift in perspective resulting in clarity, courage and confidence to move forward in a new direction.
- Specific follow-up action steps to keep the learning progressing between sessions.
Feel free to get in touch if you want to know more. I offer a free 30 minute telephone call for you to explore your needs further, determine whether I am the right coach for you and, if I am, to decide which coaching package will be the right one for you based on your needs and budget. I call this our chemistry and contracting session.
I entered into coaching after 15 years of working in business as a senior executive in London and the US. My career was always focussed on wanting to understand and help people - from working in market research to understand what people say they want and need - to working in a large data science company (dunnhumby) where I helped large corporations be more customer first through a better understanding their customers' needs, motivations and behaviour.
In 2013 I gave up the corporate world to bring about more balance in my life. With two young boys, the pressures of global travel and a full time job became too hard to manage and I was feeling unhappy and stressed. I decided to leave my job, stay at home with my boys and find a way to continue to pursue my passion for helping others.
I discovered coaching when a friend, who had an executive coach at the time, recommended it as a career that might suit me. On talking to Ashridge Business school about their courses and on interviewing Executive Coaches I immediately knew I had found my calling and purpose in life. Late 2013 I began my Certificate in Coaching qualification at Ashridge Business School to build my specialist skill set, entered into my own personal therapy and started my own coaching practice based in Dorset, Hampshire and in London.
Since starting my training I have been on a huge personal development journey and as a result I now can bring my own personal experience of coaching and therapy, not just business experience, to my coaching practice. I understand how hard the journey to discover and allow our authenticity to show with others is and how important having someone to work with, who is trained and separate to our life, is to do this important work. I also know how important and powerful it is to work with someone who really listens and accepts you, just as you are now, when wanting to make a change. And how important it is to have someone who is able and willing to challenge, question and give feedback, non-judgementally. To help you hold up the mirror to yourself.
"Sarah is a very talented coach. I have found her honesty, empathy, and integrity to be invaluable. Her warm and engaging style means she is adept at bringing even the most uncomfortable truth to light in a supportive and non-confrontational way. Sarah is also very commercial and understands what drives businesses - invaluable as a coach. She helped transform lives and working relationships at dunnhumby. I am a big fan!"
Terri, Chief People Officer, London
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Executive Coaching - Ashridge Business School (2014-2019)
Minds at Work© Immunity to Change Coach and Facilitator training (2018)
Certificate in Coaching for Organisational Consultants - Ashridge Business School (2014)
2:1 Geography (BA Hons) Oxford University
In addition to the above qualifications, I worked for fifteen years as a senior executive in an international big data consultancy (dunnhumby), successfully leading large strategic and operational change projects within a complex matrix organisation in both central and market-based roles. I built and managed Global, UK and US based commercial, data, analysis and media teams during this time. My business experience helps me relate to and empathise with my clients when they are facing business and career challenges.
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For information on fees please contact me and based on your needs I will make a recommendation on which of my packages will work best for you.