With the help of Indie Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network resumes its exploration of the best independent businesses, people, shops, cafés, restaurants, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week : Sarah Massie Consulting.
Explore Indie Cambridge - Sarah Massie Consulting
Gregarious, genuine, and full of fun, Sarah Massie could not be more suited to her job as an independent coaching consultant. She possesses a rare quality that allows people to feel instantly at ease; she is insightful, patient and has a wealth of experience, meaning she is able to help navigate clients through challenging times. Her ‘office’ tends to be lovely Cambridge cafes (indies, of course!), or the great outdoors, finding that strolling side by side with a client allows them to open up freely.
Sarah Massie Consulting, which comprises coaching, coaching supervision, mentoring and leadership development, launched in 2017, but Sarah has been helping people to flourish far longer.
A pharmacist, she worked at various hospitals, including Addenbrooke’s, specialising in oncology, and latterly in children’s cancer. It was at this time she recognised the importance of creating good conversations with families in difficult situations. She later moved into pharmacy education, leadership development, and gained a Postgraduate Diploma in coaching, learning the neuroscience and psychology of what makes people tick.
Moving back to Cambridge in 2008, Sarah was appointed Head of Leadership and Talent for the NHS, East of England - and amazing work followed with The King’s Fund on their Athena programme, empowering women in business.
Since launching her consultancy, Sarah is particularly interested in facilitating small networks of sole traders, giving them a forum to discuss their business, and using coaching techniques to help work through issues.
Self-kindness and mindfulness are other areas Sarah is passionate about, as well as cancer coaching to help people build confidence post-treatment. A cancer-survivor herself, she does pro bono work with Teenage Cancer Trust.
Describing the rewards of her job, Sarah gets a real buzz from helping people realise they are ‘good enough’ and seeing them thrive. Couldn’t we all do with a Sarah in our lives?
Sarah Massie Consulting
76 Wimpole Road
Tel: 01223 264001
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