Sarah Stanley, Coach & Connector, is from a generalist Human Resources background and for the past 14 years has worked in an HR focused business support role in economic development in South Yorkshire. A large part of this role involved networking throughout the region with local businesses of all sizes and other organisations providing support and connecting people together. She is a qualified Business & Personal Coach and when she hit 50 last year she decided to take the plunge and set up her own business. One of her specialist areas is helping people to become more confident and effective in networking situations through one to one coaching and delivering Effective Networking Skills Masterclasses – both in-house and open sessions. She also runs her own networking curry night every two months at Akbar’s in Rotherham – delicious food and a great relaxed atmosphere.
The other area she specialises in is helping people who have been made redundant or who are looking to change their job or career to rebuild their confidence and explore new and exciting opportunities. She works alongside three other self-employed coaches under the banner of Exceptional Outplacement to provide support to groups of individuals affected by redundancy. Sarah firmly believes in the power of networking not only in helping to build your own business but also when you are looking for your next career move – she also firmly believes in the power of a smile.