Maria P, HR Professional

I enrolled on Sarah’s ‘Career Energiser’ programme following an extended career break. I was uncertain as to whether to return to my old profession as an HR Adviser or whether to consider something new. I really found myself at a crossroads.

Upon meeting Sarah, I immediately felt at ease. The sessions were comprehensive, exploratory and challenging. Sarah and I worked together to identify my strengths, competencies and vision for the future. I found a renewed confidence having re-identified my skill set and feel clearer on the steps I need to take to achieve both short and long term goals. I’ve recommended Sarah unhesitatingly to friends and family!

Veronica T, Transformation Project Manager

Sarah was recommended to me when I needed clarity on what I wanted to do next in my career. Each time I met with Sarah I completed exercises that reviewed my past roles, where I wanted to go and how I would get there. My favourite exercise was “when I was at my best” reflecting on past roles, projects and personal achievements. During this exercise I reflected on my environment, how I was feeling at the time and what I achieved. It gave me the clarity to realise what I wanted to do next and what I had achieved so far.

Sarah encouraged me to look at my career in a more optimistic way and after each session, I came away feeling positive and wanting to make the necessary changes for my next role. I would recommend her to anyone who is not sure what they want to do next or to get their confidence back in regards to their career.

Abigail S, Adult Safeguarding Manager

Consulting with Sarah has enabled me to gain more clarity and focus about my career choices and has helped me to identify a direction for the future. I would recommend Sarah as a career coach because I found her approach to be open, honest and empowering. Communication and feedback was always of an excellent level and Sarah put me at my ease from the very beginning, meaning that we worked well together throughout all of the sessions. I am very pleased that I consulted Sarah at CareerTree to assist me to navigate a particularly challenging time in my career.

Lara R, Family Outreach Practitioner

I was recommended to Sarah by a friend and so glad I got in contact with her. From our initial chat over the phone I felt very much at ease with Sarah who seemed to get the support I needed straight away. Sarah is warm, empathic and clearly very experienced in her field. This meant that I came away from our time with some great strategies/techniques for job applications and interviews and greater confidence in myself. The outcome – a new job! Need I say more! I highly recommend Sarah and have already recommended her to friends and family.

Sheila P, Senior Policy Advisor

I highly recommend Sarah’s coaching. I got in touch with her ahead of starting a new role and after taking a career break. She completely understood my needs and goals, while asking the right questions and providing a critical friend approach to helping me understand clearly what I need to enjoy work, do well at work, feel confident – and how to articulate this effectively to managers and my team.

Sarah’s professional, empathetic and warm approach is supported by a firm understanding of different work environments and tactics. It helped me be ready to start a new, demanding role and to navigate those critical first months and helping me prepare for my first review.

I’m really glad for my sessions with Sarah and can honestly say that I put the tools I learned during the sessions into practice every day. Thank you, Sarah!

Kirsty T, Community Engagement

I contacted Career Tree while I was going through a challenging time in my career. I felt stuck and directionless, was looking for some advice and guidance to help me move forward. Sarah really gave me the space to reflect on my experiences and put me at ease, which helped me to make sense and clarify what I wanted to get from my job. From each session I got practical advice and ideas on how to take things forward and build my confidence. I now have some great resources to use, and would like to thank Sarah for giving me some hope that I can make the changes I want. I would definitely reach out again to Sarah again, and highly recommend using Career Tree

Martin M, Sales Executive

I reached out to Sarah when I was considering a change in careers but I had no idea how to do this or even where to start. I had researched Sarah’s credentials which were very impressive. I must say she certainly deserves the credit as she has been fantastic. I found Sarah to be very personable, supportive and could not do enough to help me and she set out clear and precise actions that I need to do to achieve my dream. It is an ongoing collaboration and I plan to use Sarah’s services in the future once I have completed the next set of actions. I am very grateful for her help

Tom M, Geophysicist

I’d recommend Sarah to anyone who is not entirely happy/sure they are in the right career for themselves. I really appreciated Sarah’s help through a particularly challenging time in my life/career. Her sessions really helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, whilst building up my confidence and self belief. She has kept in contact and kept a genuine interest in how my professional and personal life is developing almost a year after our first session.

Sally B, Finance Director, Manufacturing

Sarah is an absolutely outstanding career coach, a fantastic listener, an incredibly positive approach and I always come away thinking that I have come to the right conclusion. She never fails to provide just the right level of career coaching. I first approached Sarah for interview guidance on a Director level role. Having not had an interview for 6 years, I wanted to make sure that I had the most up to date approach to the process. Sarah challenged me in a positive way and there is no doubt that this gave me the edge and lead me to secure the position. In the last 3 months Sarah helped me again secure an elevated Director level position. Sarah is completely in line with the expectations of potential employers whilst understanding the individual person’s needs and aspirations. She never fails to adapt to the brief required and has a natural flare for getting the best out of people. I have no hesitation in recommending Sarah if you want to exceed potential employer expectations and be the No.1 candidate!

Abby W. Membership Director

I can heartily recommend Sarah’s career advice. Sarah helped me work out where I wanted to go, what I didn’t want to do and develop a plan of action. She was sage, personable, knowledgeable and probed all the right areas. I ended up with a great CV which helped me secure 2 interviews out of 3 applications! She is also very nice and welcoming, which is important.

Seeing a career’s coach is an investment, but it is SO worthwhile. Sarah came recommended via LinkedIn and I can see why. If you need a bit of career help, use Sarah!