“I came to Sara in a time of feeling like I had no direction career wise.
Through working with her I was able to dive so much deeper than determining what I wanted to do (work in health and wellness in low-income communities); I was able to forge a path for understanding and creating space for who I am and how I want to be in the world.
Noticing the things that brought me joy and energy, and trusting to lean into them, allowed me to see more clearly the things I wanted to focus on, and put to rest a lot of the spinning thoughts (“what am I doing?” “where do I go from here?”) in my head.
Also, through naming what I felt called to do and making steps to move in that direction, I have had a significant decrease in my anxiety. Establishing a more routine self-care practice also aided in this as I saw the value of how taking time for myself really allowed me to show up more fully when applying myself to other things I cared about.
I took one year to really commit to leaning into myself and what felt right, which ultimately led to me defining my next major step: going back to school (which was something I thought I’d never do—even during coaching).
‘Leaning in’ is and was not easy but it was crucial for me to just trust the process. Now looking back I have evidence that this works which motivates me to continue using this approach moving forward.
Sara is dependable and 100% invested. Her questions and reflections on what I would share gave me confidence and clarity. I now have a solidified “tool box” that I can fall back on when I am feeling like I need to be grounded and find direction.”
CASSIE SODERGREN, Former Jesuit Volunteer, Berkeley, CA; 2014-2015