We make motivation simple 

We are passionate about enabling people to shine.

Working with schools, colleges, youth development organisations, parents and guardians, and focusing on motivation, we support people to improve self-awareness, relationships and engagement. Whether we got out of bed to go to school, college or work, we do so because we are motivated. Until now, it has been hard to identify what it is that gives us that energy.


We work with individuals, schools and businesses, to develop your understanding of intrinsic motivation. We assist leadership teams in recruiting, managing, developing and retaining, motivated and engaged staff.


Plain Sailing also helps people to find motivating and enjoyable careers for you personally, or your team or organisation.


Our focus is on working towards positive outcomes for challenges such as individual wellbeing for children and adults, high staff turnover, poor attendance and conflict management in the workplace, and team management challenges and supporting pupils in schools, to name a few. We do this by using Motivational Maps® to identify individual’s motivators and give them strategies to maintain and improve their motivation – resulting in happier, more engaged individuals and improved performance.

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"Thank you Sarah for a really interesting session with our two teenage daughters. The questionnaire was simple for them to complete but the report was really comprehensive – as well as reinforcing things we already knew, it provided some really useful food for thought on their motivators (including, interestingly, how they can use this insight to push and develop themselves further). I really was impressed with your style and approach and how you engaged with them. Thanks again for a really helpful session."
- Gill Bonello



Motivated and engaged students and teachers achieve more.

We work with you to understand what motivates your teachers and students to improve results, increase attendance and engagement and help your school or college and most importantly, your students, achieve more.



Successful businesses need engaged and energised staff.

Understanding and developing your greatest asset, your staff, is the key to a happy, healthy and productive workforce. Increase engagement, reduce staff turnover and sickness absence and achieve more today.



Young people today have so many challenges.

As a parent, you want what is best for your child. We work with children age 9 and upwards giving you the insight to understand what makes your child ‘tick’ and provide effective, simple, easy to implement strategies to engage your child.

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