Testimonials

Meeting Sally Ann has been genuinely life-changing, I have not looked back since.

Sally Ann has helped me think differently. She has guided me to process my thoughts in a more orderly, structured way. Meeting Sally Ann has genuinely been life changing as it led to me taking the biggest decision I have ever made. I have not looked back since.

Mike Ashley, Commercial Officer, Wickes

…professional focus, emotional clarity and practical problem solving are all wrapped up in a compassionate bundle of expertise about life, family and work

In working with Sally Ann, professional focus, emotional clarity and practical problem solving
are all wrapped up in a compassionate bundle of expertise about life, family and work –
simultaneously washed down with a cup of tea, tears and laughter. For me (and for many other
women, I am certain) she embodies the perfect combination of characteristics and experience
that bind together to make a truly accomplished life coach.

Ellie Rees, Director, Brickworks

I always come away with clearer thinking, better plans and a deeper understanding of how to deal with an opportunity or situation

I’m fortunate to have known Sally Ann for many years. She is an excellent coach , and a person whose advice and guidance I value highly. I particularly enjoy working with Sally Ann because of her intelligent and insightful approach ; she combines the best of being a top professional in her field, with a lovely manner and a warm disposition . After a session with Sally Ann, I always come away with clearer thinking, better plans and a deeper understanding of how to deal with an opportunity or situation.

Paul Flitcroft, Director of Fundraising and Strategy Consultant

Sally Ann is both empathic and full of commercial experiences

I have worked with Sally Ann since late 2003 engaging with her as a Business Performance
coach. Her natural calm disposition coupled with a deep incisiveness in her questions and
reflections have always inspired me to challenge and stretch myself in both good and tougher
times . Sally Ann is both empathic and full of commercial experiences which were two qualities I
look for in a Business Coach. Sally Ann has been able to help me and my Organisation align
business strategy with personal values in a short yet critical period of time for our Team. Thank
you for your insights.

Brad Solomon, Managing Director, CTG Group

I have found her approach invaluable to my development (and I would…) wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking executive coaching

I’ve been working with Sally Ann for the last few years and I have found her approach to executive coaching invaluable to my development. She strikes a fantastic balance between understanding how organizations work and therefore offering very useful and practical advice and tips on how to navigate your way in complex multi matrix companies, and understanding me as an individual with my personal and professional needs and opportunities, which adds depth to her advice to me. I have personally benefitted enormously from working with Sally Ann and
wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking executive coaching.

Fiona Tomlin, Vice President & Global Sector Leader Feminine Care, FMCG company

Sally Ann opened my eyes to the true value coaching can bring to the workplace

Sally Ann opened my eyes to the true value coaching can bring to the workplace. She designed and implemented a regional Coaching For Leaders programme, recognised as best practice , introducing fundamental skills leading to improved conversations around performance.

Gary Parkin, Director, Partnered Thinking Ltd

Sally Ann’s Coaching Program…has been transformational

I have participated in Sally Ann’s Coaching Program and it has been transformational for me. I am grateful as well for the opportunity to have Sally Ann as my coach on a couple of occasions when I needed someone with a great balance between empathy and challenge . I always felt very comfortable around Sally Ann and was able to work through some difficult things with her. I am grateful that Sally Ann and I crossed paths and I would reach out to her again and again.

Adriana Bokel-Herde, VP People Services, Biogen

She analyses, challenges and supports in equal measure

Sally Ann creates an atmosphere of trust and openness that allows me to get to the heart of the challenging business issues I face. She analyses, challenges and supports in equal measure, a combination that inevitably clears the path for me to focus on what matters , both professionally and personally.

Iain C, Managing Director, Support Services Sector

Sally Ann has been my executive coach for over three years, working with me to ensure I become a stronger, inspirational global leader

Gustavo Calvo Paz, President, EMEA, FMCG company

She often told me that ultimately it would be easy, and as I look back now, she was absolutely right

During the time I was working with Sally Ann, I was able to unlock some important questions about what was important to me at that stage of my life. Through our conversations and Sally Ann’s encouragement I found the strength to make some major life and career transitions . She often told me that ultimately it would be easy, and as I look back now, she was absolutely right.

Former Director of Communications in the financial sector, now Textile Designer

Sally got me through my Partnership assessment! She is a brilliant coach, business minded but also emotionally intelligent

David, Law Firm Partner

I didn’t want someone who doled out tea and sympathy; I wanted someone who drank coffee and wasn’t afraid to challenge my assumptions

I spent quite some time looking for a career coach. I didn’t want someone who doled out tea
and sympathy; I wanted someone who drank coffee and wasn’t afraid to challenge my
assumptions. Oh, and I also wanted someone whose observations and experiences stemmed
from their academic credentials rather than a penchant for crystals.

My observation about the coaching experience is that you need someone who will gently nudge
you beyond the ‘naval-gazing’ phase to a point where you’re ready to stop moaning about stuff
and actually take some action . Or, alternatively, to a point where you realise that you actually
like what you’ve got and don’t want to make any changes at all.

It’s odd what you remember about sessions: Sally once asked me whether I thought it was
sustainable to get onto my proverbial ‘white charger’ and aim to save the world each day. Now,
every once in a while, I drive to work saddling up a metaphorical seaside donkey.

H.H., Private Client

As my business and personal coach for many years now Sally Ann has not only helped me to continually achieve my professional goals but has also taught me that anything in life is possible.

Chris, International Account Director, Travel Industry

Coming to see Sally Ann has been one of the best and most significant decisions of my life. In short, I feel life works better for me

I came to Sally Ann because I was unsure of the direction of my career. Through our sessions together I have gained a sense of self worth that has helped me realise that I was doing the right thing all along . As a regular client of hers I have seen my confidence grow and my ability to cope with difficulties increase . In short, I feel life works better for me. Coming to see Sally Ann has been one of the best and most significant decisions of my life.

Anonymous, Private Client

She was always 100% supportive without letting me off the hook for things I really needed the courage to do

I worked with Sally Ann during a very low and difficult period. She was always 100% supportive without letting me off the hook for things I really needed the courage to do. She took me through a big transition in my work life and without her wisdom and challenge I’m not sure how I would have got to the other side.

S.C., Private Client