Hey! I’m Sarah.
I spent around 7 years working in marketing and advertising, both in small companies and global ad agencies. I got to a point where I just couldn’t see the point any more – I was burnt out, overworked and not seeing the financial gain of the work I was doing.
I went freelance because I wanted to take control of my life and career, and let me tell you… I do not miss cramming myself onto the 8am rush hour tube!
Since starting my own business, I’ve been able to find so much more balance as well as establishing a strong client base. Taking the leap from full time to self employed is scary and often overwhelming, and I am passionate about helping people do it in a way that is fun, exciting and seamless.
Feel free to reach out and we can chat! I also offer limited in-person coaching and training in London and would love to meet more of you.
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Writing about stress, work-life balance and business.
Planning Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be
My life changed when I let go of planning. Firstly, I had to let go of the ‘big’ plans. The dreams I had for my life, for the future, of the direction I thought I was going in. Letting go wasn’t my choice. I am the definition of what we call a ‘planner’, and it was...
What a Difference 5 Months Can Make
What a difference 5 months can make… 🐛🦋 I feel like two very different people in these photos. One was me leaving lockdown London, the other is me at the end of my trip to Costa Rica. It sounds cliché, but travel does, of course, change you. When I left London, I was...
How I Went From Working in an Office to Freelancing and Travelling the World
Step 1: Believe. Step 2: DO IT! https://www.tiktok.com/@sarahzhdavis/video/7000706284240768262?is_from_webapp=v1&lang=en
Becoming Comfortable with Discomfort: Heading to South America
Becoming comfortable with discomfort 😖 🇪🇨 Travelling to South America alone is not something that is was comfortable for me ✈️ Boarding a one-way flight to a country where I barely speak the language and don't know a soul is NOT a nice feeling, despite the dreamy IG...
Why You Don’t Have to Work 8 Hours a Day to Be Productive
Ah, the 9 to 5. Berated by the queen of Country music, yet still the norm. Despite increasing evidence that 8-hour days and 5 day weeks aren’t necessarily the best way to work, most office workers are still chained to their desks for most of the week. Since going...
You Don’t Have To Be The Loudest Person In The Room To Make An Impact
Contrary to popular belief, introversion isn’t an affliction. It can actually be an incredibly powerful tool, and some of the most successful businesspeople (looking at you, Mark Zuckerburg) aren’t the type of people that will ‘light up a room’. Forget everything...
We Need to Stop Glorifying ‘Busy’
“I’m SO busy right now”. We’ve all been there. We’ve all said it. But why? For many of us, ‘busy’ has become a way of life, in both personal and professional contexts. A column from Dr. Susan Koven gives an interesting insight on the topic: “In the past few years,...