for Sara Bown life coach
Judy Triano, Illinois
I am a new client for Sara. We have been working together for just over a month. I came to Sara as somewhat a last resort because I was feeling defeated about my health, my weight and my overall motivation. This was a great choice and I feel like a turning point in my life. Through online conversations, I am able to work through more than my exercise routine and my diet. In fact that is a minor part of our conversations. Mostly we discuss what is going on inside. How do I feel, why do I feel and how can I change those feeling to make them better. This is something you don't get from personal trainers. Believe me, I have been on this journey for a very long time and I know what to do. It is the movement to do it that is my problem. That is where Sara's sessions are the most valuable. Because we are online, I feel so free to tell her anything. She is great at asking the right questions and helping me to find the answers I need to truly lead a life that has less stress, pressure and more healthy. Although my time with Sara has been minimal, I can testify that her impact has been great. I am so positive about our future sessions and the impact this has had on my life. For the first time in a very long time, I can feel weight being lifted off my shoulders. Thank you Sara! Much Love
Erin C, Oklahoma
I can’t count the number of times I thought to myself, “I should check into Sara’s coaching… But what does she really know that I don’t already know?” I already know I need to lose weight, just exercise and eat right. However, I had been spinning my wheels for months on end, and it was painfully obvious that whatever it was that I knew, and I was implementing, (or lack thereof) was not contributing to any positive progress. So, very reluctantly, I signed up for coaching. Although I’ve only been with Sara for a short period of time I feel as though we’ve been able to take my wants/goals and formulate and action plan to achieve desirable results. Sara asks questions that seem to lift the foggy haze from my view and make clear my direction. It’s very easy to become distracted in this journey of health and happiness, especially when the scale, or clothes or body isn’t showing any signs of forward progress. However, Sara’s experience~ having dealt with all the issues of being overweight, while trying to manage a family and a budget, make her one of the best resources I have available while on this journey. I have many friends who are trainers, and while I admire them and their progress, it is often unrealistic to implement their ‘cut and sculpt two-a-day routines into my Mother/Wife lifestyle. Sara understands that real life happens, and her coaching is all about progressively moving forward, regardless of whatever real life obstacles are set on your path!
Tammy Roche, Australia
I have had the pleasure of working with Sara for over six months now. During that time I have committed to always being honest which she has made easy as she is one of the most compassionate souls I know.Sara has guided and encouraged me every step of the way. Our sessions are priceless. The amount of shifts I have been able to have to help me move forward and gain growth has been hard but more then worth it. Sara has helped me see that I need to be kind to myself and helped me reconnect with what is important, finding my own voice and listening to it.This has helped my wellness journey in ways I could never expected. Yes, there is work involved working with a coach but Sara makes the journey fun, exciting and gives you her belief in you so you can get through to a better place. A truly genuine person that has been through her own journey so you don’t need to waste time trying to explain how you feel, she just seems to know and reassures you that you will not be in that space forever. Gratitude Sara.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sara is a highly effective coach for me, and is really more like what you would imagine to be the most supportive best friend you could have. She celebrates victories with me, holds me accountable when I ask her to, helps me decide on goals, helps keep me focused on those goals, is open to any subject I want to talk about in our sessions, and really helps me improve greatly on the things I want to improve in my life. She is kind and gentle, but she asks the right questions when they need to be asked. She provides a safe place to talk about whatever it is I want to discuss, and is flexible enough to meet whatever I need at the time. One of the best things is that she is almost always immediately accessible whenever I need to bounce something off her, or if I need to get a question or two from her that will start me thinking in another direction when I’m stuck, or just to give me a little kick-start with something I want to get working on. She posts frequently on Facebook, and her Virtual 5K gives anyone and everyone a chance to participate in something bigger than ourselves. Sara loves her job and cares deeply for her clients, and it shows.
Rachelle Powell, Kentucky
Wellness coaching is about more than weight loss. It is about embracing your dream life! Like everyone else, I always seem to go through phases where I feel like things are pretty normal and then WHAM! Chaos. Everything seems to fall apart, emotions run rapid, habits crumble and one day we “wake up” and say, “ooohhhhh my goodness! What have I been doing?” This is where coaching comes into play. My life was a mess and the emotions that were running rapid were anger and frustration with probably a tad of depression. I have been working with Sara from Sara Bown Step by Step Wellness Coaching, for less than a month and already things have improved drastically! Yes, my clothes are fitting better, I am encouraged and want to exercise (which is HUGE because I hate exercise), but more importantly, my children are happier! My home is clean! My husband and I are enjoying each other! I seem to have time for things that I thought were impossible before, like homework and individual cuddle time with the kids, exercise, I get twice as much work done which pleases my boss and co-workers. I feel good about me again and have my nails painted, my eyebrows waxed, and all those little things girls do to take care of themselves. To top it off, I have been told by several friends that they see a difference in me and the way I interact with people and my kids. I am no longer angry and frustrated all the time. I am loving life and it is thanks to Sara and her coaching! She has a 6th sense when it comes to listening to all of the craziness that I tell her and pinpointing the actual problem. After that, goals are set, plans are put into motion and “Hello! Happy Rachelle!” I highly recommend her to everyone!
Ashley Shott Alberta, Canada
I found Sara online after searching for months for the right coach to help get me on track in many areas of my life. I was a bit hesitant to the idea of online wellness coaching at first, but thought I would at least try a few sessions. I can honestly say that I have seen a huge difference in my overall attitude and self confidence. She takes the time to understand what is going on in my present situation and gives suggestions as to what may benefit me. I have already learned useful tips from her in only a few sessions, and she has helped me to get out of my comfort zone more to try new things. After my first session with Sara, I knew that I wanted to make a commitment to sticking to a program with her as my guide. She gives me enough initiative to reach new goals every week, but does not push me to move too fast. I know that coaching with Sara will be a process with many steps, but every little step is what counts - and she makes this clear to me when I need a reminder! If you are at all hesitant about the whole idea of coaching, trust me when I say, it is worth every penny and every ounce of effort to have her on your side!
When I decided to start Life Coaching with Sara I had no specific expectations, just the knowledge that I needed some help to sort out "my life". Based on what I see with her Facebook Posts, the love, positivity and determination to live her best life, made me think that this woman could help me.
Well after 5 weeks of chatting with Sara about the ups and downs in my life, listening to her thoughts/opinions/ideas about the next steps I should take I feel like a free person. The emotional bonds that had their hold on me have been loosened and I can see more clearly than I have in a very long time. Don't get me wrong there is hard work that you will need to do, it is worth it!
My sleep has improved, my temperament is better and I am doing the things for myself that we all need to do for our mental and emotional well being.
Honestly, spend time with Sara, she has amazing insight, a deep passion for helping others and a great sense of humour!
Sam Dove - Georgia
I wanted to let you know how happy I am that I found Sara. I had come across her page and been following for a while – I had seen the posts about wellness coaching but dismissed it as something I would never do. I did a couple of the 5ks and really enjoyed the challenge. I had been working with a Personal Trainer for a year and had lost the grand total of zero pounds!!! I decided to stop training and the very same day I saw a post from Sara saying she had spaces for new clients. I quickly emailed to sign up not totally sure what I was signing myself up to but at this point I needed to do something different.
I had reservations about how coaching over the internet would work – how could you build a rapport with someone that you don’t actually talk to!! I was very pleased that at the end of the first session to find that indeed there had been a connection and I had felt the empathy from Sara in her messages. What I also loved about the session is that I can fit it in no matter what I am doing – that first session took place on a Friday evening as I was sitting watching the first football game at my daughter’s school.
I think the main reason working with Sara has helped me so much is that she really does understand how it feels to be overweight and feeling totally lost! Sara will share her experience with you she tells you the truth. I have been working with Sara for almost 2 months now and the difference in my state of mind is amazing. I am building a foundation on which to build upon.
Another reason that working with Sara has helped is that its keeping me accountable – yes I don’t always manage to meet the goals I set myself each week but I can always see progress each week and I’m not giving up I just review the week, think about what I can do different and make new goals. I know that if I continue to work with Sara change will come. I’m not in so much of a rush to lose the weight – I want to make life long achievable changes that will set me up for a happy healthy life.
If you are feeling like nothing will ever change in your life then please have a session with Sara – you won’t regret it.
Mandy F, NJ
I have only ever heard of having a wellness/lifestyle coach from movies. I never thought I would need someone like a coach, it wasn't until a friend of mine told me I needed to talk to someone about what has been going on in my life. My daughter has been having a lot of struggles at 12 years old, and we are very close to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, so things have been very tough and emotionally draining on me. My weight loss has suffered, I had lost 100 pounds and about 20 came back on. It was then, I realized that indeed, I definitely needed someone to talk to so I could sort out my mind and figure things out. After only a few short weeks, I am seeing progress and have made great strides in getting my life back in order. Nothing has changed regarding the struggles my family is going through, but it is how Sara has helped me cope with these struggles and with getting my weight loss back on track again. I highly recommend Sara Bown coaching because it is my experience that she is very compassionate, supportive and knows exactly what needs should be addressed and when.