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Private Coaching

We don't need to suffer to heal.


Through this work, your body ceases to be the enemy and becomes your greatest teacher.


How can I help?

For most people, strict, cumbersome "wellness" plans trigger some mixture of heroic effort, rebellion, guilt, and—ultimately—resignation.

👉 Learning how to work with your independent spirit and your natural stress responses is the key to lasting change that feels like an easy, uncomplicated expression of you.

Coaching helps you learn how to build responsive, adaptable, healthy routines without adhering to restrictive diet and fitness plans.


"Sarah is so much more than a health coach. She’s an empowerment factory. Working with her has been life-changing. I've struggled with body image and my relationship with food MY ENTIRE LIFE. After working with Sarah, I finally understand what it means to be mindful of my body, positive about my wellness, and free from an all-or-nothing approach to health. It feels like being able to breathe, maybe for the first time ever... truly and deeply. I'm so grateful to have Sarah in my life."

Wendy McClellan Anderson

Global Entertainment Executive

The Process:


Make lasting peace with food and your body.

Coaching differs from therapy in that it's forward-facing. We're not looking back. We're starting right here—with what matters, what's hard, and what you love—and looking forward to get a taste of what you’re craving and how to get more of it. 


Working with me, you are always in the driver's seat. I do not believe in trapping my clients into big packages that cost thousands of dollars. We work five sessions at a time. You can schedule at your convenience and quit or scale back any time you like.


The discovery process might include any or all of these 10 areas of life.

They dovetail and collide where you least expect, and trying to control them all can be an exhausting, never-ending game of whack-a-mole.

Together, we'll figure out where to start, what feels like relief, and how to build on it.


"Working with Sarah has been liberating and transformational. She helped me realize, after years of dieting, that I didn't have to deprive or punish myself, and there wasn't something wrong with me. What a wake up call! I’m finding greater peace every day, and as a result my choices are getting healthier. Sarah’s encouragement, wisdom, and genuine compassion have been life-changing. I’m forever grateful to have found her. "

Joy Sutton

Director of Communications & Marketing at American Addiction Centers

Coaching is for you if:

  • You know what you want to do but can't seem to do it

  • You don't know what you want to do, but, whatever it is, it's something different.

  • You are tired of trying to manipulate your body and brain.

  • You are devoted to your family, work, and community, but you're also losing your breath—and something has to give.

  • You want to value and strengthen your body, rather than resenting it.

  • You are no longer willing to question your own judgment, intellect, or worth based on other people's ideas about what beauty and power are supposed to look like.

Coaching is not for you if:

  • You want someone to dictate a generic, one-size-fits-all plan.

  • You are facing an acute crisis that requires medical or psychological intervention.

  • You are happy and at peace just as you are!

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"Working with Sarah, I have created a healthier approach to food, movement and exercise, and my overall health—but the most important work I have done is to rewrite what I believed those things should look like. She knows how to ask the right questions, share ideas and experience that help move you in whatever direction you need to be going, and, most importantly, do it with kindness. I recently walked into a new decade of life feeling more confident and secure in who I am, and my time with Sarah has played a big role in that. It has been one of the most important investments of my life."

Emily Rutzky

Designer & Creative Services Manager


What You Can Expect From Me


Respect - In our sessions, you can expect my full attention and complete investment in you, your goals, and whatever challenges you face. I see strength, power, and beauty in every person I work with, and there is nothing I love more than helping you see the same.


Problem-solving - Together we will step back to get perspective on the issues you're facing and find solutions that work for you—from tiny daily routines to big life-altering decisions.


Honesty - I will always tell you the truth when you seek feedback. 


Support - Everyone is capable of change, and you are no exception. With 20 years of experience coaching and training people in all sorts of situations, I will help you assess your readiness for change, find what motivates you, weigh the drawbacks and benefits of shaking things up, and build the confidence you need to stretch into a life, career, and body that fit just right.


Confidentiality - Everything you say stays between us, as required by HIPAA laws.


Zero judgment - Your perspective is the juice that fuels this whole operation. The more honest you can be, the better, and you'll get zero judgment from me. Period.


What You Can Expect From Yourself

  • Learn how to combine wellness and pleasure. 

  • Build reinforcements for change, stability, and peace of mind. 

  • Create an emergency plan for high-stress periods of time.

  • Set boundaries by identifying and acting on the truth. 

  • Connect your ambitions with what drives you.

  • Practice dosing yourself every day with relief. 

  • Listen to your body, give it what it needs, and be agile for whatever comes next.

Additional options!

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