“Vision is a preferred future, an assessment of what is, and a clear picture of what could be. We admire those who challenge the status quo, look at limitations as learning opportunities and look past them and imagine new possibilities and a better future.”

Our Philosophy

To lovingly provoke and challenge the status quo so that savvy professionals can choose to thrive.

They become aware and conscious of the choices they are making every day and they take charge.  

“We are a coaching company devoted to thriving and living on purpose.  We are led by our desire to do great work, learn, and our love of life, people and possibilities”

Sarah Sparks

“Our clients are leaders who have reached a threshold, and are ready to step up and have courageous conversations that will make their environments and therefore the world, a better place.”

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Sarah Sparks | in confidence

“To function or to flourish?”

I work to provoke and inspire – helping individuals to navigate life’s most daunting choices consciously, and from a place of kindness. What I do is personal by necessity. Coaching is the natural product of my own experience in life: a drive to share the understanding and value my own journey has imparted.

Like many high achieving individuals I have experienced adventure in professional and personal life, but not without cost. I reached a threshold when I discovered that, though I loved my job, there was no robust strategy in place to support my striving. 

 My story isn’t unusual in elite business circles. A career that began at Arthur Andersen as junior accountant led to 10 years in the high stakes environment of Goldman Sachs, where my final position was Co-Head of Financial Regulation. 

Although financially secure and functioning at the highest executive level, I discovered the hard way just how much more is needed in order to thrive. Lacking a sustainable approach to my high-performance life, I suffered two nervous breakdowns. 

Recovering, I found I was faced with a choice. 

To continue a high-functioning life of inner poverty? 

Or to build into this outer prosperity an inner wealth of harmony, authenticity and trust?

Every day I’m glad to have chosen the latter. I never looked back – and have since made it my business to guide others as they make similarly courageous choices. I coach dynamic, proactive leaders, whose decisions have wide-ranging and deeply felt impact. Drawing on my own experience I help locate and confront limitations, clearing the way for growth and leading clients to thrive.

Read more about me in a feature in You! magazine.

My own life is about doing great work, building teams and communities, learning, and making time for loved ones. Above all it’s the continual choice to live by design, not by default.  

Our Company

Experts in helping savvy professionals thrive and get results

“We are a coaching company devoted to thriving and living on purpose. 

Driven by a love of people and possibility, we are guided by the principles of learning, great work, and community.

What we do

  • We help savvy professionals choose to thrive; becoming conscious of the choices they make in each moment and taking charge.

  • We skilfully provoke and challenge the status quo, inviting the choices that lead to awareness, action and growth.

What our clients say

Who we work with

Dynamic, smart professionals who know there’s more they can do to be their best and to bring out the best in others.  They are proactive and successful, yet curious, and hungry for more.