“Sarah is a sophisticated communicator and person-whisperer. She is able to hone in on your specific personality and the way you tick. Sarah is perceptive about the way the world is pulling and pushing you at any point in time and provides on-point coaching guidance on how to navigate through the big and small waves.
I think Sarah’s coaching is particularly useful for anyone who is going through a change in career or challenges in their lives. The FNJ invitation came across my path as I was breaking out from the Corporate world to new horizons as an entrepreneur. I believe things happen for a reason so I signed up as a worthy investment in myself!
I recommend engaging Sarah if you are in that kind of cross roads situation and need some external guidance on how to tackle the path ahead.” February is the New January Client (Catherine O’Connell, lawpreneur)
“Sarah is open, listens so very easy to talk to on anything, honest, and realistic and makes encouraging suggestions. (She helped) clarify the key actions and behaviors I need to take on to overcome the challenges and journey ahead. As an Asian female leader working in different culture of western global company, it really helps to be able to talk to someone who knows global/ western/ Asian – Japan context. It is easy to be lost here, but coaching helps me stay on the foot and see the directions I want to pave thru clearly. I would recommend Sarah to any Asian female leader colleagues and friends of mine. Male leaders who may be facing to lead in Asian / Japanese culture” Corporate Client (Hisae Morii, Unilever)
“Thank you. I’m feeling energetic and excited for the first time in ages. My mind is buzzing with possibilities. “ Private client
“Sarah’s style shows that knowing oneself – flaws and all – is both powerful and empowering. Sarah has a no-BS approach and allows me to re-evaluate my history honestly and not rely on my often told stories which have held me back.
She lets me be vulnerable in a safe place without fear of judgement or cynicism or pity. It also helps me to identify my own BS and not be weighed down by it. I feel I am at a turning point in my life and while I am still not sure where this will take me, Sarah’s insight provides much needed clarity and honesty that I am not able to find elsewhere. I would recommend Sarah to anybody in a rut or anybody who is wanting more from their day to day grind”. February is the new January Client (Tracey Northcott, Co-founder of Enfour )
“Coaching helps me to get out of my own head. It gives me clarity and perspective and helps me to course correct. The coaching I have done with Sarah has helped me shift some really entrenched dynamics in my life. And it wasn’t even that hard. It was a little bit hard to get to the truth, but even that was okay because I wasn’t doing it alone. And then, when the truth became clear, everything felt easier and lighter. I’ve read SO MANY books and they have helped me to grow gradually over time, but working with Sarah feels like a shortcut!
If you have trouble “putting on your own oxygen mask first” then working with Sarah will help you to take better care of yourself, so that you can be a more amazing (and happier!) version of you for the people you love, and for yourself.” February is the New January Client (Sarah, entrepreneur)
“What I like very much about Sarah’s approach is what I would call the “no-bullshit-attitude”. She is very kind, generous and careful with her clients, but when it comes to the core of it, she will nail you down. She will let you beat around the bush for a little while, but then ask you exactly the right questions to make all your improvised excuses and arguments fade away to leave you with the bare truth. Her coaching helps me to stay in the driver’s seat of my life. It constantly reminds me that there is no-one else to sort things out for me and that I am very well able to take care of myself. She encourages me to be patient with myself and kind and generous to myself. She helps me to stay focussed, to develop clear objectives and to stay on track. I would recommend her coaching to everyone who has the slightest doubt about anything they do in their lives. We all can carry on for very long even if we know that it does not feel right. But the sooner you start dealing with your doubts, the less time you will waste on pondering and finally feeling unhappy.” February is the new January Client (Heike Geiling, Founder of Beyond www.beyondglobalmindset.com)
“Sarah helped me clarify the key actions and behaviors I need to take on to overcome the challenges and journey ahead. As Asian female leader working in different culture of a western global company, it really helps to be able to talk to someone who knows global/ western/ Asian – Japan context. It is easy to be lost here, but coaching helps me stay on the foot and see the directions I want to pave through clearly.” Corporate Client (Hisae Morii, Unilever)
“From the first time I met you, I felt like you didn’t just listen to people, you actually HEARD them and, in doing so, you create a safe space for people to speak honestly and to trust that you have their back. This generates loyalty from those around you, and makes people want to be on ‘your team’.” Partner Client
“Sarah’s style is fluid and sensitive to your needs. She’s a great coach who takes the time to hear your story and helps put together constructive mind maps to help you get focused on what’s present in your life -what’s working and what might not be serving you so well.” Private Client (Sorcha, Singer/Musician/Voice Actor)
“Ooooooooh, Sarah…you’re good.” Executive Client
“Thank you Sarah! You create a fabulous space where people people feel confident and supported in being their true selves.” Workshop Client
“HR asked me if I’d prefer to continue with you; I told them I love you.” Executive Client (upon being made president of a top Japanese sports team).
Sarah, thank you so much for today. I love how fun, authentic and beautiful you are. I feel so comfortable with you that I manage to be vulnerable and honest in your presence. I admire you and how you manage yourself and look forward to working with you more in the future.” Workshop Client
“I still think back to the first time I met you and participated in a session you were facilitating and the WIN Conference. I was drawn to you immediately and I left your session feeling something deep within.
Here we are, a few years later and I have been luck enough to have gotten your sponsored sessions. Thank you.
I know that I would not have gotten through this [big life transition] as gracefully or as confidently had I not had you by my side.” Sponsored Client
“Thank you for the notes and the session. As always, it was very eye-opening and helpful. I am grateful for your kindness and dedication to giving back.” Sponsored Client
“Mama always says: ‘Ask and It Is Given’ and so I did. It came to me in the form of an unforgettable Mindmapping session with Sarah Furuya. The help I received from Sarah, through the one Mindmapping session I attended, helped me invaluably, not only in the beginning, but continues to flow into all that I do.” Private Client
“I would recommend a session with Sarah to anyone as she is an easy person to talk to and she is not afraid to as some of the more difficult/probing questions, which often result in a more true map of you. A must for people looking to change industries or those that are tired of there current work life.” Private Client
“4 years ago I met Sarah as I was making the biggest transition of my adult life. Launching the creative business I had been slowly building for four years. I was ready to leave full time employment. Through mind mapping, Sarah created a map to guide me forwards. She held me accountable. She followed up.
As I continue to grow my creative business and develop both professionally and personally, Sarah is there every step of the way.
When invited to speak as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, I booked in a session with Sarah. Coaching which included her incredible ‘Your Authentic Voice’ worksheet. Priceless. How to frame my presentation. How to make my message accessible. How to deliver the best possible value. The best possible story.There are many stories in my family. When preparing for a family visit, I booked in a session with Sarah to understand these stories. To be aware of triggers. To clear up conflicting feelings. To sort the lies from the truth. To arrive at a place where I could simply enjoy the time together. And I did.
Our stories envelope our experiences. It’s important to get to know them as they show up in all we do. As an artist and a writer, I create work based on how I process the world. On how I process my human experience. I want my filter pristine. My vision clear. My focus as sharp as my pencils. Committing to understanding my story is the best gift I gave myself. I can show up better. Serve people better.
Sarah specialises in stories. A truth seeker. A truth teller.
Unapologetic. Committed. Invaluable. I don’t take a step without her. ” Private Client
“Sarah’s keynote was personal, profound, and provoked both thought and action. She understood what her audience needed to hear and pushed them to think more about the way in which they articulated their story and fuelled their life. During the preparation stage of the event she was extremely helpful not only with her own speech but in helping us navigate the day as a whole. She provided much-appreciated support, steering, and positivity to the success of the day.” Corporate Client
“As an organisation committed to empowering and helping women reach their potential, we were thrilled to have Sarah facilitate a workshop. We look forward to continuing our learning with her again” Workshop Client
“Sarah is more than just a career coach – she is a cheerleader, a confidante and a co-conspirator. I enjoy meeting with her to assess my progress and also my head-state. Many times I feel like it’s impossible to live the dream, that I’ll never achieve anything of import, but she encourages me to realize that all it takes is confidence and courage.” Private Client