Sarah Chaplin-Lee



Sarah works as a thinking partner with her clients to help them achieve better results, realise their potential and lead fulfilling home and working lives. She takes a holistic view, believing we are affected and influenced by all aspects of our lives, and encourages her clients to grow from the basis of a clear understanding of their aspirations and capabilities.

Before coaching, Sarah occupied a senior role in financial services before working as an operational and commercial advisor to CEOs across all sectors, dealing with varied business challenges. Her commercial acumen and experience in professional services give her an understanding of corporate cultures and the expectations and pressures associated with working in business. As a mum, Sarah also understands the challenges of balancing home and work life. This makes her pragmatic and straight-forward.

Coaching style

Sarah works best with a high level of engagement and likes to work collaboratively, adopting a broad perspective that encompasses all the prevalent factors in her clients’ lives. She is naturally optimistic and a strong advocate for positive thinking and looking for what is possible in every scenario. Her corporate background and rigorous work ethic are underpinned by strong intuition; this is testified by her clients who report that she is adept at getting straight to the nub of the issue, that they feel quickly understood and feel supported in a non-judgemental way.

Sarah is direct, honest and uses humour alongside challenge to encourage clients to own their outcomes and get traction on their action plans. Described as ‘seasoned and experienced’, Sarah’s background allows her to bring insights and practical suggestions to add to her clients’ thinking so they get what they need to be successful.

Sarah has a gently challenging manner of questioning which was sometimes uncomfortable. This really made me think about my actions, thoughts and feelings and made me think outside the box to come up with solutions that actually worked for me.
I now have a greater awareness of what makes me tick and the tools I need to keep myself on the right track. Working with Sarah has helped me build a structure with solid foundations and given me the knowledge to keep those foundations sound for myself for the future.