Career Coaching

Career Coaching

I work with people who want to change their career or work life. This may mean a complete change of direction, a first job for a graduate, or progression within your field after years of feeling passed over for promotion.

If you feel stuck and can't see a way to move forward, I know from personal experience as well as from my clients, the right support at the right time can make a huge difference.

I coach you to uncover what is holding you back. I question and give you space to understand your strengths and values. This is so important and will really shine through on to your CV and at interviews. I also mentor, sharing my experience and my network to help you move forward faster.

I have had a successful coaching business since 2016. Previously in my old corporate world, I have a long history of developing and supporting others to achieve their potential. I get results because I use straight forward language and I stay true to my values. I am passionate and dedicated to the people I work and spend time with. You don't just get a career coach - you get me!

The relationship between work and home life is different for all of us. Reviewing this as part of your career journey can be vital in planning how you make the change happen.

Going after your dream career can be daunting, but I will be with you every step of the way. From planning which direction to go, developing a CV that is honest and stand out, right through to interview preparation.

I provide different packages to ensure each client has the right support. I work in person or via video call, so it doesn't matter where you live in the world I can still help you take your next step.

Career Coaching

Career Packages

Get in touch to find out more. No charge and no obligation. Once we know we want to work together, I will design a package that suits your needs, time and budget.

Back to Basics on your CV

  • 30 minute call with me to discuss your CV.
  • I will fully review your CV, giving you clear, practical amendments and further suggestions to layout and content.
  • Working together by the end of this you will have a completed CV.

Starting from £70

Kick Start Career package

  • Full Back to Basics CV package

PLUS over a 3-6 week period:

  • 3 x 1 hour career coaching sessions - either face to face or via video call.
  • Review of your values and foundations.
  • Create a useable and practical action plan with manageable steps which we start together.


Career Buddy Full package

  • Full 'Kick Start' and 'Back to Basics' CV packages

PLUS over a 3 month period:

  • Up to 6 x1 hour coaching sessions.
  • Assessing your strengths and transferable skills.
  • Understanding how to tell your story, especially important if you are planning a complete career change.
  • 3-5 year plan.
  • Interview practice.


Bespoke, corporate packages available by request.


Please contact Sarah to discuss what she can do to help you or click here to find out more about her


Having worked with Sarah for several years at Clarks, she was first on my list when I decided I was in need of some help working through a change in career. Sarah is a brilliant listener and not afraid to ask challenging questions which really helped me cement my priorities.

Sarah really helped me understand my transferable skills and give me the confidence to talk about myself positively which I’ve never really felt comfortable with.

With Sarah’s help I have made huge improvements to my CV & my LinkedIn profile which I’m sure are going to help with my job search.

Sarah is truly lovely and her regular pep talks have really helped me on my journey. If you are looking for a career coach, I would definitely recommend getting in touch with Sarah.

Trish - Merchandiser, Somerset

My time had come after being a full time mum and kids had settled well into school to look for some part time work that could fit around the children but also provide a steady income to not only provide a roof over our head but also to support the activities as a family we wanted to do.

After some research I had been provided an opportunity to do bookkeeping but felt nervous about what I should charge, for how many hours and whether I was just doing it because it was an opportunity and whether I really wanted to do it.. After spending a short period of time with Sarah, I came away feeling really clear and confident about my next steps. Not only did I come away with a great hourly rate, it works around the children but also gives me the freedom and confidence with getting back to work after a long period of time.

Ella - Book keeper, Somerset

I found working with Sarah just at the time I needed it most after recovering from a trauma and starting to think about returning to work and finding my new normal, when everything was far from normal. I was questioning what I really wanted or could do from a work perspective and found myself lacking confidence and self esteem something that never worried me before. Career coaching got me back on track, giving me the opportunity to reflect, clarify and positive energy to move forward.

Laura - Manager, Somerset

Sarah is an amazing support and sounding board when looking for a career change and personal development. Since working with Sarah in March 2018, she has assisted me in securing an excellent contract, helped me realise my travelling goals and in doing so, I have uncovered new passions along the way! Highly recommended and a truly lovely lady. Thanks Sarah.

Hollie Zetter - Talent Acquisition Expert, Somerset

I met with Sarah Hickling several months after being made redundant from a job I did for over 16 years, due to a restructure with the business. Although it was great being home for a while, I was beginning to feel like I was losing my confidence and wanted to meet new people and use my brain again. Meeting with Sarah was the best thing I could have done

Chris Bartlett - Personal Assistant, Somerset

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