I’m Sarah Durrant. I’m a coach, teacher, student and speaker.
I am an experienced facilitator and ICF-accredited professional coach with a passion for coaching and other forms of empowered learning which enable people to realise their full potential, and engage with their work and wider life with creativity, courage, wisdom and confidence.
 I trained in 2012-13 with the world’s leading coach training school and continue to learn from thought leaders in the field of inner leadership such as Brené Brown, Rick Hanson, Jack Kornfield, Kristen Neff and Parker J Palmer - as well from as my coaching clients, colleagues and students.
Sign up below to receive more information about my coaching and in-person and online inner leadership courses.
What I want for you
…you feel trapped or stuck in your work or wider life
…you’re tired of wearing a mask, being someone you’re not
…you’re feeling disconnected from your true self, your wisdom, courage or creativity
…you want your self-worth to come from within not from the ‘trappings’ of your life
…you’re not using all of your talents and gifts and know you’ve more to give
…you long to overcome doubts and fears which are stopping you making the most of your life
…you’re looking for greater meaning and purpose but you’re not sure how or where to start
...you’re in the right place.
I’m dedicated to helping you live a more wholehearted life,
with the impact you want and the greater sense of joy,
meaning and fulfillment that unfold when we live authentically,
aligned to our highest values.
I am a Certified Professional Co Active® Coach (CPCC), trained at the Coaches Training Institute, the world’s leading coach training school. I am also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation).
I speak regularly on personal development and ‘inner leadership’ topics including: authenticity and values-based leadership, courage and confidence, Imposter Syndrome, resilience, confident speaking, mindfulness and more.
I am a committed life-long learner and regularly attend programmes and courses to enhance my coaching, teaching and facilitation. I spend time with Buddhists and Quakers because I value their wisdom, curiosity, compassion and commitment to human connection. My work is non-denominational but I draw on my learning from these relationships.
Prior to my coaching and personal development work, I enjoyed a 23-year career in academic publishing working with publishers, university libraries, technology companies and more. I held senior management and C-level positions, worked with organisations of all sizes from start-ups to large global players, and conducted business in over fifty countries. From 2002 I spent five wonderful years in international development in part as a trainer, and training and people development have been core to my work ever since.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wonderful partner Michael, his two lovely kids (these days no longer kids, but still lovely), friends and family. I find enjoyment in many things, particularly good books, long walks, stillness and good conversation. I can occasionally be spotted tottering and weaving my way around my hometown of Woodbridge. I call this running. Others have been less generous. I’m a slave to a well-brewed flat white and have never knowingly turned down a square of Green & Black’s 85%. Oh, and I love dogs. A lot.
If you’re interested in receiving personal development wisdom, insights, tips and more direct your in-box every month, sign up for my newsletter and subscribe to my blog.