With the help of Indie Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its weekly exploration of the best independent shops, cafés, restaurants, people, businesses, 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. 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 as they appreciate Mother Nature.
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 challenging situations. She later moved into pharmacy education, tutoring healthcare professionals in how to ‘listen’, not just prescribe, before taking on a leadership development role, and gaining 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, Barton, Cambridge CB23 7AD
Telephone 01223264001 or 07791668134
Discover unique boutiques and boutique hotels mingled with communities of artists and craftspeople. Sample an award-winning restaurant or thriving little café tucked away in a back street – all easy to locate via the comprehensive Indie Cambridge directory. It features hundreds of local traders, artists, makers, producers, venues and events – all of which play a part in the real life of the city and local area. Run by long-term residents with a true passion for all things indie, the site is packed with valuable insider knowledge of the local scene. And whoever you are - resident or visitor; whatever you search for, read about and choose to visit, you can be sure it’s independent!
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