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FEBRUARY IS THE NEW JANUARY
Sarah Furuya Coaching introduces…
A 12 month coaching programme. 1:1. You and me. Let’s reset 2017, walk through the year together, and step over the threshold of 2018 with a year of coaching work and inquiry driving you. It’ll be so sweet. Imagine investing in yourself now and this time next year being clear, confident and motivated and STILL have another month of coaching support for your New Year Goals. YES. Every time I have invested in the support and work I need to support myself and my business, I have experienced growth, joy and transformation. AND it was tough without. I just made my investment for this year to ensure I am an Epic Flipping Bad A$$. It was a stretch, but I KNOW it’s worth it. All the pennies. All the information below…READ ON
Registration and applications open Wednesday 11th January, Early bird bonus special ends 20th January, and registration closes January 31st. We kick off with first coaching sessions in February and I am strictly limiting this to twelve women. I am genuinely excited.
A 12 month, 12 1:1 session, personalised coaching programme for women who want to invest in and give themselves the luxury of a year of affordable support and:
- Make sustainable change and chart your progress along with me for the long-term win
- Make action plans based on their deepest, truest desires and stories
- Admit to shit that is going on in your head or life and turn it round or let it lie
- Make practical and honest commitments to yourself and your business, friends or family based on what your really want
- Reset the year (January needs a reset) and be taken over the threshold of 2018 and make realistic as well as dreamy and ambitious short, long and medium term plans and commitments
- Ensure those plans are what you really want, what you can really do and are aligned with your truest most honest version of yourself right now
- Work through difficulties, overwhelm (what’s that?!) and celebrate success #proudofyou
- Take full responsibility and work through the relationships that maybe affected by your plans, goals and changes with kindness, compassion and even motivation
- Get treats, gifts, surprises, priority on other Sarah Furuya Coaching programmes, workshops and retreats
- Question and inquire about absolutely everything and have stylish fun doing it
- Have fun, laugh, learn how to take yourself absolutely seriously (you are glorious and have much to offer no matter what your mean inner voices say) and not at all seriously (woops. WOOPS. So much Woops)
12 months, 12 1-hour coaching sessions 12,000 yen per session
February is the new January: Reload your year, starting in February, and cross the threshold into 2018 with 12 months of coaching and sustainable support.
Pay by January 20th midnight and get bonus free session! (13 sessions, lucky for some!)
This is a one-to-one journey, not a group programme
12 one-hour coaching sessions and email or message support throughout for all
Registration closes midnight January 31st
Sessions start in February along with a bonus month of daily prompts…
email email@example.com to apply, register and pay
Yes, yes, I know, that looks more like a one month programme price for most seasoned, premium coaches
You can work with me 1:1 in two other, also splendid, ways:
- Single sessions are ¥20,000 per hour (plus tax) That’s ¥240,000 yen if you purchase 12 sessions – you save ¥96,000
- Two month packages are ¥45,000 for three sessions (plus tax) That’s ¥180,000 for 12 sessions – you save ¥36,000
February is the new January is the most economical and sustainable way to give yourself the support and the guidance that can make all the difference to your year and life
But you pay up front, now and you have invested in yourself for the year. You commit, tell yourself you’re worth it, with a seasoned coach who will be with you every step of the way.
And you get Email or message support in between sessions. I’m all about the technology. And you can have a session a month OR you can bundle your sessions around a big project or stressful life event.
* 8% tax will be added to the invoice. Total ¥155,520. For corporate rates, contact firstname.lastname@example.org this is for individuals only
Does this feel overwhelming? Let’s talk. I want this to be as accessible as possible
“I know that I would not have gotten through my post-grad phase as gracefully or as confidently had I not had you by my side.”
You don’t even have to think about it again. Sign up and pay now and you have your full support until next February. Year-end planning, mid-year planning. Business rhythms and cycles, a birthday, milestones. Everything. Births, deaths, Christmas, New Year, changes and stability. Together.
THIS IS A LOOOOOONG ENTRY – you have everything you need to know now to make your investment – HOWEVER if you want to learn why I’m offering this package so reasonably, why I want to work with you and the results my clients have enjoyed and hear some stories from my experiences read on. There’s lots of juicy and useful information after this…
So why am I offering such reasonable hourly rates?
I want to give middle-income women the chance to have access to effective coaching with a seasoned coach. Simple. I’ve been in this game in Japan for 12 years and running this business for 4 years and have coached in both 1:1 and group situations. Thousands of people. Men and women. From teens to people in their 50s and 60s. My oldest client was a 75 year old male workshop attendee! We never stop learning or seeking, although I probably learned more from him. Not least don’t smoke, and walk everywhere (his identical twin brother, a driving smoker had passed many years earlier but I digress).
These prices are more akin to newly qualified or trainee coaches. But I love working with the women who need this stuff and can’t really afford big bucks. It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently and I don’t see too many mid-ranged price points for experienced coaches services. I’m comfortable, I have a good life. And I don’t want you to go into debt for this. Invest, yes. It’s important and I firmly believe these kinds of programmes pay back dividends. You can always ask for a payment plan and we can work something out.
Additionally, I can charge far more for my executive clients and in my corporate contracts, so made a big decision this year not to raise my prices, but to change them to reflect the women I want to work with and whom often have the greatest need. Who earn too much to qualify for sponsored places, but too little for a year of full price support.
I have 4 women in sponsored places right now and have found this outstandingly rewarding and at least two of them will become my full-paying clients in the future. So I want to make sure that until you are all well into your careers, and have plenty of disposable income, you can actually afford to access a good, experienced coach who has proven results and who loves their job. That’s me! Incase you were wondering. Which I assume you weren’t.
Apply now to secure your place and get the ball rolling and make that luscious commitment to yourself and get excited about really getting into 2017 with enthusiasm and confidence.
February is the new January: Reload your year and cross the threshold into 2018 with 12 months of coaching and sustainable support. Read on for more reasons why you should so this. (Well I would love to do it with you!)
I have listened to hundreds of plans and strategies, problems, relationship challenges and witnessed the sweetest successes, mega-launches, promotions, failed multi-million launches, scandals, bankruptcies, divorces, family issues, family delights, functional break-ups, postponed break-ups, career navigation from freshman, to mid-career to executive movement. I bring all this rich corporate, small business, personal and professional experience to the table. And I get to co-create results with you. I also have a unique sense of style and way to walk through the world, yet still get corporate and executive clients repeating.
***From fear to action***
***From fear to comfort***
***From fear to achieving***
***From stories that don’t serve to stories that confront your truest wishes***
***From stories that protect to truth that releases courage***
***From silent, scandalous whispers to spoken wishes and wants***
***From idea in your head to actual action-oriented plan***
***From thinking about it to doing it***
***From thinking about it to abandoning, adjusting or postponing it***
Info@sarahfuruya.com to apply and for payment options.
So much love to you – I WANT TO WORK WITH YOU, and if this year is not the year then the future is always a-waiting…
And believe me, I’ve been there, I have been there. And still going there. I’ve been though and am going through all of it. I do the work because I am my work and I share what I am learning, which is everything all the time. I have broad cross-cultural experience that comes to your table having worked in UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan and of course have 16 years of experience as a local expat (yes, it’s a thing) and all the challenges of being a fish in and out and in the water. Where’s the water? So much water. But what this really means is I deal with change on steroids. That I can quickly recognise cultural nuance, that may be family to family, corporation to corporation or person to person. And I just love what I do. And want to share it with you.
I’ve never offered this kind of long-term programme before as I’ve always enjoyed momentum of short-term offerings, previously only 2-month programmes or single slots. But this last year I have worked with a number of women who signed up for 3 packages over the year and the change in them was lasting and deep. And from a place of truth, not image or ‘should-do’.
“I left your session feeling something deep within”
From being an executive, scared of talking to the CEO and VPs for fear of looking stupid, to uncovering that was a shadow from an incident at school, that was still replaying, and being able to confidently partner with the senior executives while at the same time managing two country moves and taking on big global roles.
email@example.com to book and get paid up and get your extra sessions and freebies. We can arrange a 30 minute call to find out if this is good for you.
From being young, in your first job, afraid to talk to the senior people in the room to confidently networking and approaching the same people with a sense of ease and equality. Knowing that you have something to offer, even a 50 year old CEO.
From identifying as being a risk-taker, then realising you’re not such a risk-taker and re-planning accordingly. Thus having a better experience of your goal-setting, because you’re always falling short. Reigning in the risk. Being more honest with yourself.
“Sometimes our stories are so well worn, our set-pieces set so hard, that they can feel and appear real. We will dig down behind them.”
From fearing your dark side to understanding it is integral and has a purpose.
From trying to make your boss be a certain way, to understanding what it is they need, asking for what you need directly and being compassionate to their insecurities and understanding that it’s not always about you, it’s often about them.
firstname.lastname@example.org to apply and pay! Or hop on the phone to discuss.
From being frantic and panicked about your relationship and wanting to please the other person to understanding that you really want to please yourself and communicating that to your partner.
“My husband loves you. I’d like you to meet him in the future but for now I want you all to myself”!
Asking for what you want and need in a non-confrontational way and asking again and again. Being accountable and responsible for the outcome. No matter what that might be. No matter if it meets your expectation or not. Practicing and rehearsing responses, no matter what they be. Being psychologically prepared and robust enough to handle any answer. Whether it be a pay negotiation, request for face time with someone or a change in dynamics or partnering conditions. And doing that with regard for your own self esteem AND your conversation partner’s.
“Sarah is inspiring, not because of what she says, but what she enabled me to say”.
You want to do more in your life. But there are dynamics to that. You add, you take away. You sign up to one thing, you withdraw from another. We discuss those dynamics. As a chronic over-committer, I have had to employ some pretty deft moves to stop myself from being consistently overwhelmed and even then I WANT TO DO ALL THE THINGS. The young folk call it FOMO. (That’s fear of missing out). No makes way for yes. As the great Marie Forleo says “Get on the NO train”. It’s a toughy especially if you like to to loads of things and tend to say yes and love to wish-fulfill for other people. But there are ways of being graceful and kind and saying no. ESPECIALLY TO YOURSELF. And I can help you with that. Stop people pleasing (because that’s usually about you – I know that’s kinda painful for me to admit that too. That I want to be best in show. Top of the class. Teacher’s pet. Ew) and start to really say full, whole-hearted ‘YES’s’ to things you do want to do with people (Because that’s definitely, truthful and whole-heartedly about you).
You can make decisions from a well-thought-out place. Sometimes people come to me with ready-to-roast goals. So that’s just a case of action plans, milestones, accountability and methods of reporting and accountability and with whom and to whom. Or is it…?
…I ALWAYS check in first IS IT THE RIGHT GOAL? Is it? If not things will go awry, or you don’t experience the full relish of completion. DO YOU REALLY WANT IT? HOW MUCH? If you have kids do you want that promotion so much that when you have a big project to complete, you will serve up Origin Bento for a month. Or corral your partner to take part in the domestic piece. Or outsource the domestics. Or get a chef. Or get delivery. VERY PRACTICAL. But then on the psychology side, manage the guilt, the shame, the changing dynamic of the relationship in the face of something like this, the fall out of challenging gender stereotypes (both ways) in your partnership or simply time distribution. Or if you’re a single parent, go easy on yourself. Find a way to be honest about what to expect of yourself and your kids. Be realistic about your limits and how incredible you are too. Challenge your assumptions. Always.
“Thank you. I’m feeling energetic and excited for the first time in ages. My mind is buzzing with possibilities”.
email@example.com to apply, make your payment and secure your place, and, if this is your first time, get your free 30 minute session to find out how this year, I will support you.
Inquiry does that. Inquiring into every goal, statement, wish and story told to find out the truth. So you really want your family to sit around a table together? With a bit of inquiry you can uncover that no, that would be an untenable disaster. A nightmare of great proportions for all involved. It’s a nice idea for the end of a Hollywood movie. But the truth may be that you want to be able to sit with each of them individually. Do you really want to start your own business? Open a franchise? Take on that director’s role? Be the president of this Chamber or that organisation? Attend networking events? Start a website? Buy a house? Stay in that job? Get married? Get a divorce? Not have a baby? Join a cult? (Definitely always join that cult. The cultier the better. Cults are the best. Not really. Well we don’t know until we go into inquiry).
“Thank you Sarah! You create a fabulous space where people feel confident and supported in being their true selves”.
A few years ago, I had a wonderful client. She hated doing housework and cooking. She was the supported partner in the relationship. She felt guilty she wasn’t bringing income into the home. Her husband told her not to worry, all he wanted was to come home have dinner with her and return to a nice, clean house. Fair enough, no judgement here (He’s progressive, he just wanted her not to worry, he didn’t want a domestic slave or anything. It was enough for him to have a nice home and dinner, that’s all). But she had a story running that all she wanted to do was make him happy. That’s all I want is to make him happy, she said. So mmm. Is it true? I ask. Yes, she says. Well he’s told you very clearly what will make him happy. It’s really easy and very straightforward. Make dinner and have a clean house. He’s made it easy for you! Penny drops. Face relaxes (But also looks slightly shocked!), goosebumps on the Furuya end of Skype and she says you’re right, I don’t only want to make him happy. Turn it around. All I want is to make myself happy. OMG (she’s young. Probably knew what FOMO means). I don’t only want to make him happy, I want to make me happy! Yes, and what does your husband really want? He wants me to be happy…penny drops again. By being honest about what makes her happy she unearths the true way to make both of them happy! And gets out of a cycle of guilt about housework and dinners…this is how I become popular with husbands.
“My husband says thank you. He wants to take you out to dinner!”
No not every relationship is like this. Sometimes we are at the other end of the scale and in that case, it’s more than inquiry. It is practical hard facts and law. Get a lawyer, manage your psychology, be real. What do you really want? It may be practical to stay in the marriage. It may be that you have a yearning that can be solved within the marriage. It may be that that thing your husband is doing or not doing is a brilliant way for your to protect yourself from some hard truths. AND THAT’S OK. I am NOT a relationship coach or expert. I just get under the bonnet of people’s declarations, stories and propositions. There are usually very good reasons why people choose and stay in certain relationships. Sometimes I kind of sense that they are going to end or that the client already knows that there’s not really anywhere to go with it, but being in the relationship has its upsides, or as Susan Jeffers says in ‘Feel the Fear and do it Anyway’; Payoffs. Sometimes, it’s just not the right time to jump ship, or issue ultimatums. But being in truth about THAT can be as freeing as leaving a relationship itself.
I believe a goal without inquiry is a mistake and potentially a disaster waiting to happen. At least you’ll waste a bit of time. At worst you could break the law or break hearts, your own included. Inquiry is a good thing. Mental athletics. Even when you think you have the right fully-formed goal. But if you are struggling to get it off the ground. It could be that you’re not really that into it.
Everything I do revolves around 3 principles: Firstly; the science. The practical. Financial. Law. The MUST-DO before doing anything. The adulting. The grown-up, real-world stuff. Examine evidence. Turn to the data. Take stock. Be realistic and keep it real. Change your story? START FROM WHERE YOU ARE. Secondly; the psychology. Are you in a truthful frame of mind? Work towards mutually beneficial solutions? Tackling the right problem? Being truthful? Bullshitting yourself? Telling well-worn stories and well-worn set pieces. Is there something you need to say? Are you taking action based on guilt, shame or shoulds? Can you handle your physiology when faced with conflict or adversity or unexpected answers or a ‘no’ when you wanted a yes. Do you tend to get defensive? Do you even recognise that you are? Qualifying, over-explaining, all pretty shakey places to take action from. We can practice and explore all these things. And thirdly; the luck. The magic. The mystical inexplicable. The things your can’t account for. Like when Microsoft was going to launch the Windows phone. A brilliant product with excellent reviews and fantastic projections. Then Apple announced the day before Windows Phone release, the new iPhone. Complete reverse in fortunes. Conversely, when I planned and budgeted my October holiday to the UK early 2016, I had no idea that the UK would inexplicably vote out of the EU, see the pound plummet and that I would enjoy essentially a half price holiday. Or a client who described her worst day ever to me in a lifeplan session, then wept big fat tears of truth (hashtag that) as she said she had just described her everyday, and that she needed to get out or move on. Then miraculously, the following week, moved departments, got a new boss, a new desk, with a better view and got more respect, more honesty and the last time we spoke, she said that everything is better, this is the third element, the luck, the magic isn’t it?
And at the intersection of these three elements is of course. A sense of humor. Because to be human is to be constantly made to laugh at ourselves. Because, in the immortal words of the lovely Elizabeth Gilbert, we are psychomonkeys containing divinity. More divine. Less psychomonkey. Or make friends with your psychomonkey. But be aware. Your psychomonkey is there, on your back and as an ego the size of a planet and cannot bear for you to be wrong. My psychomonkey often gets in the vehicle. But it’s a disaster when he drives. I can talk to your psychomonkey. And check in when he is driving. And inquire as to what his purpose is. And ask him to get in the passenger seat. And put his flipping seatbelt on and watch the iPad while you drive.
“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 how you manage yourself”.
I can help you to navigate the challenges of change, heartbreak, letting go, being let go and tease out the learning. I’ve done it all, coached it all. Walked away. Been left. broken relationships, mended relationships. Left jobs, started business, changed direction, been in jobs I hated for way too long and have voices that tell me I’m not good enough, but I do the work anyway. Because so what? I can help you have a better experience of that. A truer experience. There is room for all the feeling and all the things in our totally confidential sessions. I will not even allude to the fact we are in sessions together. Never. Unless you want to – that’s up to you.
EVERYTHING I SUGGEST IS AN OFFER, INVITATION OR PROPOSAL. YOU SHOULD QUESTION EVERYTHING, TAKES WHAT FEELS GOOD AND LEAVE WHAT DOESN’T.
We can delve into your psychometric profile and find out what your communication preferences are and how you typically get and give energy. We can look at your workplace competencies and lean into your strengths and bolster, or outsource (my favorite) your weaknesses
Sometimes I get so proud of my client’s progress or raw honesty I could burst. And my eyes water. And I get full body goosebumps (FBGs). Sometimes my client’s eyes water and I pass the virtual or real-time tissues and let the space open for that wave of emotion shifting to open space.
Sometime I make quite direct offers and suggestions and share my hunches. All of which can be rejected, discussed or investigated as we mine for truth (see FBGs; tears).
Why so reasonable? I want middle-income women, start-ups and entrepreneurs to have access to coaching. For a sustainable length of time.
***Pay before January 20th and receive a whole extra one-hour coaching session*** (that’s 13 sessions 1st February 2017 – 31st January 2018 plus other goodies and offers and surprises)
***FEW members automatically receive an additional session***
If FEW members sign up before January 20th, they get 14 one-hour sessions total
¥144,000*, 12 months
To be paid by bank transfer or Paypal.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for invoice
To book a 30 minute trial session
*plus 8% tax is ¥155,520 total
JOIN ME. INVEST IN MAKING 2017 YOUR YEAR