“I have worked with Sally for the last 4 years and I have really come to value the space my sessions give me to explore what is really going on for me in relation to my facilitation work. Sally has a curious, warm and empathic way of being, and also manages to gently challenge my habitual patterns, which I find really helpful. I come away from my supervision sessions with Sally feeling connected, nourished and more spacious.“
Katharine Yates Creative Facilitator with a background in physical theatre
I work with Myanmar colleagues to create spaces of dialogue and healing in areas of conflict in Myanmar. We use a holistic methodology that includes non-violent communication, forum theatre, meditation, yoga and creative play. We are working with people who are living within and are part of complex violent conflicts related to identity, resources, power and generations of pain. It is deeply rewarding work in which we have the opportunity to really connect with everyday people and internally displaced people, to share stories, move together, laugh together and seek change.
In my supervisions, Sally listens to me and enables me to understand myself better. She asks me challenging questions and keeps me company while I try to figure out the answers. I appreciate the layers of her tool-box, that she draws from coaching, Chinese medicine and so many other directions. It is a safe space for me in which to reflect, process emotion and find solutions, for my work and for my life. Thank you, Sally
T. Hubbard Co-Director of Myanmar Art Social projeCt (MASC)
Sally’s calm voice and patience to listen encouraged me to be open and honest. This allowed me to explore my inner self, identify what was causing me to be anxious and to be able to separate “facts – reality” from “fiction – my thoughts”.
I was provided with strategies to use, and during my sessions we often went over the same ground, which helped to embed those strategies that worked for me.
I am now more confident in my role and will continue to use the strategies in my tool kit to help me move forward.
Thank you, I am glad I had the opportunity to work with you and would recommend you to others.
Anne Griffin Virtual School Education Co-ordinator – Babcock International Group
As soon as I started work with Sally, I felt able to express myself authentically and I felt she connected with who I was and where I was at. Sally met me and my needs calmly, warmly and wisely, providing a space for me to open up and connect to myself whatever I was experiencing at that moment, giving me insights into some of my thinking habits as well as timely reminders about my own capacity to know and nourish myself. It was exactly what I needed at that moment.
Helen Mulligan Teacher & Embercombe Journeyer
Over a course of 3 one-hour sessions, I found Sally Blades to be kind, thoughtful and a highly perceptive listener. I never felt judged or criticized and always supported. She helped focus my thoughts and clarify my feelings. When appropriate she offered valuable practical advice. I found the whole process from beginning to end thoroughly empowering. I would highly recommend Sally as a Professional Coach.
Sarah Greaves Embercombe Journeyer
Sally has been such an inspirational life coach to me. Working with Sally has helped me grow leaps and bounds on the personal side. I learnt to have real and honest conversations with myself. The more I know I myself, the more confidence I have in leading a fulfilling life. Thanks, Sally for all you do!
HW China General manager; International Food Industry