June 21st is the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere. It is a time where we move officially into sunshine, warmer days and a time of wealth in nature. There are many celebrations of Midsummer and it is often seen as a time for new beginnings, manifesting, expressing gratitude and welcoming in abundance.

This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.

Margaret Atwood

I invite you to take a moment outside to feel a little sunshine on your face and bring your focus to your breathing, slowing down and drawing it deep into your ribs. Close your eyes and reflect on what 2021 has brought you with gratitude. Then invite in thoughts, ideas and desires for the rest of the year. You may like to face south, towards the summer sun or to light a candle.

With a focus on welcoming in new beginnings to your life, I’d like to share two more invites with you today. Will you RSVP?

One of the shifts I’m making is within my work – I’m inviting in two different ways of working with me. I’ve taken time to consult those I’ve been working with, to investigate the things I do that really make a difference. 

A difference in the moment and also in supporting long term sustainable change in my clients’ lives – in all contexts – and also in their wellbeing and outlook on the future. Coaching allows us to look backwards and learn from it in the present, then apply that wisdom to our futures.

Clients who are drawn to me are professional women, working within complex, challenging industries, which are traditionally male dominated. For example, I’ve work with engineers, finance directors, innovation experts, consultants and senior professionals in transport, education and media sectors. A common theme is a sense of having the “play the game” and keep a part of them hidden in order to “better” fit in. This is usually accompanied by a sense of ongoing exhaustion and joy coming from pleasing others (or even not displeasing others).

As we worked together, this changes. They start to physically look more radiant, shoulders drop and smile shine out. They feel lighter and more vital each day, as well as powerful and resilient to naysayers and society’s expectations of them. They live and work in alignment and authenticity.

My new beta one to one coaching programme speaks to this – I’ve taken all of my coaching and development education and expertise to shape an experience where you come home to your true authentic self, where you develop greater self-acceptance, self-worth and self-esteem. You will be able to forgive and feel compassion to yourself for what has come before. Together, we’ll remove your blocks and enable you to step into your brilliance.

You’ll reconnect with your intuition and your body compass, whilst leaning into your values, boundaries and guiding principles. Guilt and shame will fade away, as trust and faith in your inner wisdom and judgement increase. You’ll clarify your vision and who you need to enable you to achieve it – at home, at work and in play. – as you leverage your motivated talents.

Want in at a vastly discounted rate? This is the cheapest option to work with me ever for one to one coaching plus you’ll get a One of many® Women’s Powertype Assessment and set of Powertype cards to keep. Drop me an email here sarae@saraepratt.com and let’s talk soon!

The second way in which I’m expanding my work is with businesses, who are recognising traditional learning opportunities don’t address the full spectrum of challenges women face in the workplace and want to offer something that does. I’m offering in-house programmes (both one to one and group options) and also keynotes and workshops for women’s forums, networks and ERGs.

What I do is partner with organisers to align with strategic ambitions and current needs, whilst providing engaging, thought provoking, empowering sessions. Popular themes that I’ve been asked to share on include 

  • – being effective at work and home
  • – from exhausted striving to joy fuelled thriving
  • – rewiring our female brains for greater success
  • – connection is the answer to thriving in and out of the workplace
  • – communication with the masculine

Drop me a line to learn more or introduce me to the team coordinating your events.

I’m also welcoming in an abundance of collaborations with other wonderful people: consulting, leadership and innovation skills programmes for a start-up, career development with business schools and law firms plus two more qualifications I’m hoping to pass!

The final piece of abundance I’d like to welcome in is a continuation of vaccine rollouts around the world and a return to more travel opportunities to catch up with friends and family. I can’t wait to see you all!

I invite you to go back to your gratitude and abundance solstice wishes – if you are looking to feel a completeness in who you are in all aspects of your life, an aligned authenticity and more joy makers, please do RSVP to sarae@saraepratt.com and become a beta tester of my transformational programme.