An Interview with Sarah Davison – Thrive Homeopathy
Tell us a little about yourself, your family and what you do?
I am Mum to 9-year old Gabriel and wife to Jeremy. We live in Central London just next to Paddington, which is also where I consult as a homeopath from.
It was a long road to become a homeopath. But a road well worth travelling. I started out with a degree in Russian, of all things. However, I was a little stumped as to what to do with it: when I graduated the Berlin Wall was still standing. That meant no possibility of commercial jobs using Russian, and teaching, translating and the diplomatic service did not appeal. I ended up going into international sales, attracted by the promise of travel and using my other languages.
Seven years later, with a lot more confidence, but feeling very unfulfilled, I went back into Higher Education to do a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. I did not know where it would lead, but trusted that it was the right thing to do. And it was. I then spent a very happy and fulfilled 14 years as a consultant, trainer and coach to big corporates in the arena of innovation and creativity. I loved this career, as the work was so varied and interesting – from helping to invent new products, and training executives to think creatively, to facilitating teams in conflict to resolve their differences. It also required me to train as a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), that I now use to coach clients on managing relationships and changing career.
However, with the advent of Motherhood and trying to flexi-work (unsuccessfully), burnout started to set in. I knew it was time to change again, and ended up making a passion into a career – namely homeopathy. Three years later, with a Bachelor of Science with first class honours in Homeopathy
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So now I am The Coaching Homeopath, helping professional women break free from anxiety, so they can feel calm and in control, while leading busy, fulfilling lives.
What’s the most exciting aspect of your business or career?
Seeing my clients blossom and transform on many levels – physical, mental and emotional.
What’s the most challenging aspect of your business or career (and how you have managed to overcome this, if at all?).
Building and maintaining my practice so that I have a constant in-flow of new clients…as the old ones have a tendency to get better!
Do you have any advice you’d like to share with other working mothers from your experience?
Running your own business is a personal growth path. Running your own business AND being a Mum is a turbo-charged personal growth path. So remember to pay attention to what’s going on on the inner level, and what your blocks and lessons are. It’s so easy to get caught up in the outer to-do list. Make time to tune in to yourself and what’s going on for you – in whatever way works for you.
Tell us why you got involved with CEO Mums?
I wanted a place to meet women having a similar experience, who would also be able to benefit from what I have to offer.
You can follow Sarah on Twitter at @SarahMDavison and find her on Facebook at Thrive Homeopathy. Her website is www.thrivehomeopathy.com.