More than anything in the world you want to feel like you’re fulfilling your potential.
You know with complete certainty that you have more to offer the world than you’re doing right now.
And you’re frustrated because you can’t see how, in this job at this company, that will ever be possible. Every day is more of the same and you feel more stuck than ever.
Right now, you probably think the only way to turn your career around is to do something dramatic.
Quit your job. Go back to university. Get another qualification. Apply for a hundred jobs a day. Change industries.
Those things feel like a big enough change to address the magnitude of how tired, frustrated and simply stuck you feel.
Here’s what I need you to understand:
Setting a clear intention of what you want to be different and doing something to move down that path regularly will do more for you than dramatic changes ever will.
With a dramatic change, you end up recreating the same frustrations at another company. It’s like dumping one bad boy only to start dating another.
I want you to leave the bad boys jobs behind you and find that long term, supportive love that brings out the best version of you.
Introducing Career Confidence Coaching
A 1:1 coaching experience to pull your career out of the mud and help you step into your potential.
For most of us, success in our careers is how we fulfill the creativity, the drive, the potential inside of us.
So landing a role we love, getting to express ourselves and be accepted by our colleagues is a big deal. It’s a cornerstone to a truly great life.
Hi I’m Sara, your career confidence coach.
I started An Independent Maven to help women unlock that hidden potential that they KNOW is inside them.
Three years ago I had just been dumped and made redundant in the same week. I felt worthless. It was hard to imagine anyone wanting to hire me.
Yet the very next job I got was the best job I’d ever had. I ticked every box and then some on my wishlist for my next role.
I had very deliberately rebuilt my confidence, reconnecting with the value and experience I brought to any role. By the time I started applying, I knew any company would be lucky to have me!
I learnt that the job that came before doesn’t have to determine whether you can have the career you want or not. Wanting something better and getting it is possible.
I believe strongly in the brilliance of women. I’ve made it my mission to support women to unleash this buried potential in their careers.
The essential elements you need to feel confident in your job.
My signature career confidence framework has been developed through my client work and my own personal career experience. These are the three elements of confident and successful career:
Being in the right job.
this is about job searching, getting promoted, changing responsibilities or teams to be in the environment that feels just right.
Being excellent in that job.
this is alllllll the soft skills that enable you to absolutely excel in your role. Think communication, feedback, working with colleagues, managing up
Being empowered in that job.
this is approaching your work in a way that feels so true to you so you can show up and smash it! Think reducing stress, energy management, finding your flow, implementing boundaries, mastering your to do list
At the start of the coaching series I felt very stuck and out of ideas on how to make change especially in my career. I thought I could get some tips and tricks from but did not expect to have my whole mindset changed and to get so much out of my goals. – BROOKE
Every day I embody a little more the person I want to be and these are subtle changes, but so important and powerful! – Avy
Three ways to tap into my framework:
Career Confidence session.
What you get: one 75 minute coaching call + one week of Voxer support
Best for: Working through a specific situation at work that is taking up a disproportionate amount of brain space like a conversation you’re avoiding or setting your professional development goals.
Career Confidence coaching.
What you get: six 60 minute coaching calls over 3 months + voxer support
Best for: Making a decision on do I stay or do I go and actually doing it so you can move into a new chapter of your career.
Exchange: $1500 or 4 x $375
Career Confidence mentoring.
What you get: twelve 60 minute coaching calls over 6 months + voxer support
Best for: Full career transformation that sets your soul on fire, fills you with passion and you feel the true impact of your work everyday.
Exchange: $3000 or 8 x $375
Keen? Curious? Got questions?
All options start with a free consult chat so we can meet, explore what you’re wanting to get from coaching and you can ask questions.
Before working with Sara I was wanting a change in my career but feeling indecisive and scared to make such a drastic change that felt risky. I was struggling to take action towards what I wanted. At the end of the series I’m believing in myself. – Bianca
When I saw Sara’s coaching offer I was lacking motivation and direction. Not sure what was next for me. Through working with Sara I learned that I can make what I want happen. – Nikki
I know you’re smart. I know you could probably figure this out for yourself. But it might take you five years to get there.
Working with a coach is a catalyst.
It gives you accountability to keep taking action even when it looks like it’s not working.
It gives you accountability to take action that moves you forward and point out when you try to hide again.
It gives you accountability to put your dreams first and start doing things now instead of putting it off to next week (which never comes).