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Sarah E. Spencer
I work with Professionals in Transition.
My clients want to improve their professional and leadership acumen or are seeking support to create their next vision. Many of them work in mission-driven nonprofits and global education. They maybe transitioning from an organization and looking to become a solopreneur. They maybe mid-career professionals who feel stuck or younger professionals planning their next move.
Why I Became a Coach
I found my way to professional coaching like many of my life-lived journeys and travels and applying a similar cyclical framework: reflecting on which paths created the most energy and momentum, asking myself what I thought, and how I felt about an opportunity, and deeply trusting my intuition. I believe this was the result of partly being raised to be naturally curious, asking questions and modeling active listening, and partly inheriting my mother’s positive, glass-half-full versus glass-half-empty attitude, an essential skill for someone who lived with Multiple Sclerosis for 37 years.
I found myself at a crossroads a few years ago and serendipity presented me with two opportunities that led to new energy and integration with my previous experience with current passions. The first was the Global Leadership League, an award-winning organization for professionals committed to global and higher education engagement that I helped found in 2017. The second was to start my consultancy and coaching practice focused on providing positive leadership and solutions to non-profits and global education endeavors.
My coaching practice is profoundly influenced by my professional journeys and experiences. Working at a mission-driven organization, I have loved focusing on developing global partnerships and programs, working effectively across cultures and with diverse stakeholders. I recognize the cultural complexities and intersectionalities of clients, and feel very comfortable partnering and supporting individuals or teams as they navigate and work through goals. I also know the deep realities of being place-bound, finding creativity with constrained resources and successfully recovering from burnout.
I look forward to my journeys in coaching and am cheered every time I think of a former mentor, who made the leap from mechanical engineer to management and wisely advised us to chase the energy.
Coaching Nonprofit Leaders and Professionals in Transition
I love to learn what motivates and energizes clients and how they can create natural momentum to follow intuition and take action with ease. I provide positive leadership and solutions – including strategy, implementation, training and coaching – to leaders and aspiring leaders in the non-profit and global education sectors.
I recognize the cultural complexities and intersectionalities of clients, and feel very comfortable partnering and supporting individuals or teams as they navigate and work through goals. I also know the deep realities of being place-bound, finding creativity with constrained resources and successfully recovering from burnout.
Transition from an organization
to a solopreneur.
Gain perspective and create an achievable plan to meet
Recover from burnout
What my Clients say…
“Sarah’s role as a coach was invaluable with my recent major life change – relocating to a new country and leaving a long-term job for a new opportunity. She helped me determine how I wanted to take action on different topics, and continues to provide support so I can be my best at the new organization.“
“As a mid-career professional, I found myself lacking confidence for the first time in the workplace. Working with Sarah allowed me to understand what triggered my insecurities, and how I could manage them. In doing so I was able to define my own leadership style and am ready to step forward into a new role.”
“I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Sarah over the last 18 months. She has been immensely helpful to me as I’ve struggled to navigate new personal and professional life decisions of considerable magnitude. Her insight, collegiality, and unwavering support have been invaluable to me and a source of great comfort.”
– Executive leader and entrepreneu
Words I live by…
Deeply trust your intuition.
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