Career Coaching

Work with me 1:1

My 1:1 SHINE programme is for you if:

  • You’re feeling stuck, lost or unfulfilled in your work life, in either your career or business
  • You feel unappreciated and that you can’t be yourself at work
  • Your professional confidence levels are at a low ebb
  • You’ve lost sight of who you are, what you’re great at and the value you have to offer
  • You feel like you’re just ‘going through the motions’ – working ‘on autopilot’
  • You want to do something else but are struggling to articulate exactly what
  • You have a nagging feeling that you are capable of ‘more’ and that you’re not fulfilling your potential
  • You long to find that elusive ‘sweet spot where your passions, talents and experience collide; whilst allowing you to enjoy family life out side of work
  • You ready to finally ‘find your thing’ and rediscover your career mojo
  • You have a seed of an idea for a business but would like to crystallise and clarify your offer
  • You’re considering starting your own business but need reassurance that entrepreneurship is the right path for you

In short, if you want to be happier and more successful at work, this programme is for you!

Life's too short to be unhappy & unfulfilled at work

I could relate to every one of the statements above when I returned to my senior role in HR after my first maternity leave back in 2015!

If you’ve been through some sort of ‘perspective-giving’, significant life event such as motherhood, redundancy, long-term sickness, divorce or bereavement, you might be feeling – more than ever – that life is simply too short to feel unfulfilled professionally.

A lot of my clients say that they’ve been putting everyone else’s needs first for a long time, but they don’t know how to figure out exactly what it is that they want and need in order to feel happier and more fulfilled at work.

If you don’t know where to start, or even what you want in the first place, don’t panic! 

Help is at hand.

You don’t have to climb this seemingly insurmountable ‘work happiness’ mountain alone!

In fact, this is exactly why I designed my signature ‘S.H.I.N.E’ coaching framework in the first place.

(I used it to coach myself out of my own sizeable career rut back in 2016!)

My S.H.I.N.E coaching programme takes the guess-work out of designing a blueprint for your best work life –  i.e a work life, designed by you, that will allow you to flourish and shine your brightest.

S.H.I.N.E  will take you on a structured journey of professional self-discovery; uncovering what makes you tick (your values), what you’re great at (your strengths and personality traits) as well as your transferable skills, knowledge and experienceWe’ll also unpick your past successes and achievements to reveal your USPs and the unique value they add in the world of work.

Find your 'why' & design your best work life

You’ll also uncover that  elusive sweet spot where your passions, talents and skills collide to fulfil a need in the world. Your Ikigai or purpose.

Those clients who go on to fully implement their action plans, become more successful and fulfilled and shine even brighter in their careers and businesses. Click here to see what they say.

The insights you’ll glean on this journey of professional self-discovery, will help you create a blueprint for your best possible work life

You’ll be able to design a career that is perfectly aligned with your core values and that plays to your innate strengths. Act on this plan and you’ll find that work no longer feels like ‘work’!

By the end of the programme you’ll know what sort of roles, industries, company cultures, colleagues, managers, business ventures and clients you should be seeking out in order to fulfil your professional potential and shine brighter! 

Scroll down or click here to hear what my clients have to say about their experience of working with me

What's involved?

This programmatic approach using my bespoke SHINE coaching framework will help you achieve the best possible results by maintaining momentum and encouraging accountability over about 90 days (or intensively over just a few weeks or days if you really mean business!) 

We’ll work together over a series of up to 6 regular 1:1 sessions (or fewer longer sessions), with some short reflection exercises and ‘homework’ in between our discussions. 

We can meet face-to-face if you’re local to Chesham in Buckinghamshire* or if you’re located within easy access of Central London, we could meet at the Allbright women’s members’ club in Fitzrovia.

Alternatively, I work with many clients all over the country, and indeed the rest of the world, via Zoom.

Your pace of progress will largely be determined by you and the time and headspace you have available to commit to your reflections. 

I work on an outcome basis, tailoring my programmes to your specific end goals and desired results; using the SHINE framework to structure our time together.

I offer a various different package options (see below) which cater for a variety of budgets, available time and headspace. 

Please ask about payment plans to help you spread the costs.

I also offer a 10% discount to those on maternity leave, on furlough or who have been made redundant.

* Please note that some face-to-face meetings may incur travel costs.

Choose a 1:1 Career Coaching Package

I am a firm believer in the fact that coaching will only help you achieve incredible results if every aspect of the approach is tailored entirely to your needs. 

And by that, I mean how much time, headspace and budget you have available to you as well as how you prefer to work – intensively, little and often, with or without the scientific data of a psychometric tool to validate your own insights etc.

Click an image below to find out more about what is included in each package.

Please ask if you’d like to create your own bespoke 1:1 package. 

90-day 1:1 coaching packages

Day & half-day 1:1 coaching packages

1:1 S.H.I.N.E Programme Client Testimonials

“Last week, I finished four months of careers coaching with a truly fantastic women, Sarah Clarke of Shine Brighter Consulting. After her help I now feel fearless, exuberant, flying. I now have clarity on my values, strengths that I didn’t even know I had and an artillery of redefined skills and superpowers at my disposal. I have so much more confidence in myself and my abilities and, although I’ve so much work left to do, I know I can bloody well do it. So a huge THANK YOU, Sarah - you have indeed made me shine brighter!"
Felicity Haythorn
Content Strategist & Founder - Haythorn Copy
"I was facing the prospect of redundancy earlier this year – having worked at the same company for many years, the prospect of change was definitely daunting, however I knew this was an opportunity to take stock of things and really revisit what’s important to me and my career. I decided to work with Sarah to help guide me through that process … and boy am I pleased I did!

Sarah has helped me work through the fog to gain clarity and pick through what it is that makes me tick and ultimately happy at work. It’s been a great experience and a real investment in myself. I would highly recommend working with Sarah on any of her courses to help focus your career thoughts, gain clarity, be accountable and have a wing woman! Thank you again, Sarah."
Ali Brathwaite
Ali Brathwaite
Marketing Director
"I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all your help this year. You have really been the most incredible support and ignited my thinking. Working with you has really helped clarify who I am, what’s important to me and the value I have. On top of that it is rare to find someone you really connect with and I definitely found that with you.”
Sophie Allard
Engagement Consultant & Coach
"Running your own business can be lonely - you don’t have a boss or someone above you telling you when you’re about to make the wrong decision and I agonised over the decisions and choices I’d made. Sarah has been Fantastic - with a capital F! Her cocktail of psychometric analysis and professional guidance, without ever actually forcing an opinion has been invaluable.

As a direct result of her 1:1 [GOLD] SHINE programme I have had a huge break through. I can’t wait to get started on this next chapter. It feels totally analogous with my values, beliefs and ambition. It doesn’t mean tearing up everything that’s gone before but I’ve gone from stumbling in the dark to finding the energy to climb the mountain, break through the clouds and I'm feeling totally empowered.

Her fees are extremely reasonable, it’s a structured approach not just a series of weekly chats. I could not have got to this point without her help.
Thank you, Sarah. And world watch this space...!"
Jane Johnson
Managing Director & Founder - FEEL Communications

Click here to read more kind words from happy clients. 

Looking for group coaching?

Group Coaching

Not ready to commit to a programme just yet?


I understand that investing in your own personal and professional development through coaching is a BIG deal and a sizeable commitment on many levels. 

Emotionally, financially and also from a time-perspective; particularly if you’re a busy mother with lots of plates to spin! If you’re going to be investing in yourself, you have to be 100% sure that coaching is going to be the best approach for you.

In this instance, The SPARK Session could be the perfect optionFor an investment of £250 and 90 minutes of your time, you’ll get a 1:1 coaching session via Zoom (or face-to-face if you’re local to Chesham*), during which I’ll help you make progress with a specific challenge you are facing in your work life; be that in your career or business.

You’ll get more clarity and confidence around the steps you can take in order to move forward and be more successful and happier in your career or business.

Get in touch

I’d love to hear from you if you think I could help.

Drop me a line on to find out more or click the button below to arrange an informal, FREE ‘no strings’ 20 minute work happiness clarity call to see if coaching could help you move forward.


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