Justyna Klimek, expat
It was a pleasure to meet and work with Sarah. When I met her for the first time the amount of thoughts and level of self-criticism I had was enormous. To escape from this I was doing a lot, reading a lot … I was chasing my own tail. She has challenged me to start being kind and compassionate to myself, to listen. I believe that I have come from being a loud person that wants to prove something to the world, to becoming my own friend who has just started a journey towards finding of what ‘I want’. Sarah helped me to start this. She is full of empathy and professionalism. When I thought that I have done everything I could, she showed me a different way. If you think you are at the same point, that nothing can be done & you reached the wall … Sarah is the light in a tunnel! 🙂
I was feeling lost, confused, fed up and was in a rut. I couldn’t find my way out of the darkness, and kept things to myself. It was almost like being in a forest unable to get myself out, back to myself. My sister suggested life coaching and I started to work with Sarah, reprogramming my way of thinking and turning negatives into positives. I had a major moment when I realised and remembered my own self, and through my coaching sessions with Sarah I realised that I actually had all I needed to get back to the old me. The most incredible thing that I learnt from the sessions that I constantly use now, especially during times of stress is visualisation, and picturing how I want my life to be. This transformed so much for me, taking myself out of situations and catapulting myself into what I could be and will be. I was little bit anxious about coaching over skype and thought it would be unreliable but it’s an excellent tool and intend to have more sessions this way in the future.
Before the coaching sessions with Sarah, I was living with persistent negative voices in my head. ‘I am not good at anything.’ ‘I will never achieve anything.’ ‘I am not a good person, so people will dislike me.’ etc… Over the long period of time, I listened to those voices and believed them. Life was tough. In order to protect myself, I’d built up a habit of tiptoeing other’s feeling. I always had very low self-esteem and suffered from lack of confidence. Within initial 2 sessions, Sarah helped me identify that my reaction to negative voice is the biggest obstacle in my life. So I decided to practise decoding my negative message into positive ones. After only 2 weeks of practice, I found myself not believing dismissive voices anymore. I felt that I have finally become an adult living my own life. Six months on, I now feel more confident and less affected by surrounding people. I am generally happier and more grounded. I feel I can say what I need to say without worrying about others’ reactions too much. I am free and safe. Life is good. Prior to the coaching sessions, I didn’t know anything about them, but my instinct said the outcome would be positive. As always, my instinct was absolutely right!
Before starting my coaching sessions I was feeling stuck on certain issues in my life. After the coaching with Sarah I was able to see things from an alternative perspective, this helped me identify some thoughts and feelings that we’re obstructing my progress. I was unsure how Skype coaching sessions would work and was pleasantly surprised at how effective they were. Sarah is a warm and understanding coach.