Supporting Parents

Being a parent is hard work. It is challenging.

Every parent wants to help their children be the very best version of themselves, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. As a parent, you want what is best for your child.

It can be incredibly frustrating when you know they are so capable and yet they are not interested in engaging in their school work and nothing you say or do makes any difference.

But what is it that motivates your child? If you have more than one, how come engaging one of your children is easier than the other?


We work with parents individually and through schools, providing training sessions, workshops and coaching for parents and children.


We work with children from age 9 upwards to identify what makes them tick so that you can support them in the way that is best for them.

We spend up to 2 hours with you and your child, identifying what motivates them and providing simple, easy ideas you can use to engage and motivate them.  

The sessions vary depending on the needs of your child, for example, they may be moving schools, choosing options, or ready to leave school and not sure what to do next.

Understanding what motivates and drives your child gives you important insight to help you support any anxiety and the opportunity to optimise mental health in order to support their emotional wellbeing and performance.

(Sessions are held face to face or via Skype/Facetime)

Do you want to find out what your motivators are?

Click here to order your report

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"Hi Sarah, I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how pleased we were with all you have done for us. The process of getting our son’s Motivational Map done was very easy ‘Plain Sailing’ you could say! It enlightened us as to how to communicate and incentivise him I’m not saying that we are finding that ‘plain sailing’, but then most 13 rising 14 yr old boys don’t have a manual but you have given us the next best thing."
Bridget Bath, Chiropractor

Coaching for young people

As adults we benefit so much from working with a coach to identify and achieve our goals or work through blocks. It’s no different with young people.

Coaches can make such a difference - even if they only say the same thing their parents say!  Most young people listen to other adults far more than their parents.


As a Motivational Coach and emotional therapist I love coaching young people.   Coaches can provide regular support to increase engagement, improve motivation and unlock young people’s potential.  We are there to listen, support and enable the young person to set and achieve clear goals.

Young people's brains are going through incredible change during their teenage years - they have so much to deal with - and that is without living through a pandemic!


In addition to providing short term support, I offer packages to cover each school year and I have a limited number of spaces available from September.

Because the key to a successful relationship is the young person having choice and working with someone they can relate to I offer a free introductory session.  As a coach with a physical disability I find that whilst I hate it when people suggest I’m “inspirational “ it seems to inspire young people to achieve and overcome any challenges they may have.

If you would like to chat, please phone 07816178616 or click here to book an introductory phone call

Working with our Licensed Practitioners we will develop your understanding of motivation and the impact our motivators have on all aspects of our lives from what interests us to how we react to change and risk and what we take into account when making decisions.

We spend time with you and your child getting an understanding of them and provide feedback and a detailed report on your child’s motivators. The report will enable you to get a deeper understanding of your child’s needs to be able to support them more effectively and improve their engagement and motivation. Understanding your child’s motivators will enable you to understand how your child learns and how to communicate with them in a language that will engage them.

You will receive 3 reports – one for your child, one for you and a third report which can be given to their teacher which provides simple, easy to implement, strategies that can be used to improve engagement at school.


What do i get?

Your own password allows online access to a short, easy to complete but in-depth questionnaire from which 3 reports are generated.

An easy to understand report for your child

  1. A report with motivational strategies for you as the parent/guardian
  2. A report for your child’s teacher or mentor to enable them to provide personalised learning support
  3. A 1 1/2 hour 1-1 feedback session, with action planning, either in your home or, depending on location, via Zoom or telephone


Understanding the whole family

We know that understanding the people we live with enhances the environment and enables us all to understand each other and support each other better.   That is why we love working with your whole family.  We offer packages of support for small and large family units.

"I highly recommend booking a session with Sarah if you want to help guide and motivate your child!"
Lisa White, Editor – Raring 2 Go Magazine

Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness.
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.
― Kahlil Gibran

“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway... let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”
- C. JoyBell C.


I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
― Umberto EcoFoucault's Pendulum