WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
“Deciding to work with Sarah was undoubtedly one of the best decisions I made for my business in 2017, I could not have ever imagined the benefits that coaching will make and the results achieved in working with her in such a short period of time.
Sarah helped me clarify what I needed for my business to thrive and how I needed to go about it. She showed me how to plan towards goals that were aligned with my passion, strength and ethics. Teaching me how to put needed systems and processes in place to effectively manage my business and give it room to grow.
Thank you Sarah, for everything. Your supportive nature, years of experience and professional network has been invaluable to me. You have taught me life long skills and I look forward to continuing working together and taking Coco & Bean to the next level.”
ANGELA GRUBISIC | COCO & BEAN
“Sarah helped me to prioritise the things I needed to do to get my business up and running. She helped me set deadlines and continually work towards them and was a valuable sounding board and reminded me that things don’t need to be perfect. She also encouraged me and boosted my confidence when I experienced self-doubt.
Sarah shared her business knowledge and contacts with me, which were vital in getting me to launch stage.
She’s practical, realistic, challenges you to go beyond your comfort zone and totally understands what it’s like to start out in business.
She also understands the challenges of juggling family and work. I also really valued the community of Sarah’s clients that you have access to during the coaching period. You can ask questions at any time and obtain support from like-minded business women.
I would recommend Sarah to anyone who needs to gain clarity, create a business strategy and needs someone to challenge them and act as a sounding board or to keep them accountable. Sarah is an energetic, honest, supportive and a valuable partner for your business.”
LOUISE EAST | DIRECTOR & FOUNDER OF MORE TO MUM
“Sarah has been an amazing business coach! When I started my business the Pole Dance Emporium I was unsure where to start or what I needed to do. I had a website and social media accounts but no clear direction. Sarah’s first strategy session gave me clear guidance on setting my business and marketing goals and allowed me to start growing my business.
Sarah’s coaching over the 6 months kept focussed on my “to do list” and the direction in which my business was going. Her ideas and suggestions were often things I had not even thought of and when introduced to my business worked very well.
I cannot thank Sarah enough for her help, she is such a fantastic support and I was lucky enough to have her in my corner cheering me on.”
JODI ZIMMER | DIRECTOR, CINNAMON COMMUNICATIONS PTY LTD
“Working with Sarah taught me FOCUS. I learnt to break down the gigantic goal of building the business into smaller, easier to manage tasks. I was kicking massive goals very quickly, as I had also changed my mindset and decided that I had to invest in myself, to back myself, to create a thriving business.
Sarah suggested things that I wouldn’t have thought of, or felt were just too big for me to achieve. She pushed me to go for bigger goals, and helped me to get there. I managed to reset the business, create a new collection, find an artisan silversmith to work with in Bali, relaunch the business with a new look and direction, and start growing organically from keeping my mind focused on the task and doing what I needed to do.
I would definitely recommend others to work with Sarah – I would not have pushed myself so hard and fast and gained to much traction in those first few months if it wasn’t for Sarah guiding me and showing me that I am fully capable of such things. Thanks Sarah its been a blast!”
CLARE QUINLAN | FOUNDER AND CREATOR OF CLARE QUINLAN JEWELLERY
JOANN KANE | FOUNDER, THE NATURAL SKIN COLLECTIVE
Before I started working with Sarah I lacked clarity and focus in my business. Under Sarah’s guidance and direction, I have been able to take back control of my business, smash my profit goals and move my business to the next level by securing my dream commercial unit.
Sarah challenges you on your business why’s and then helps you carve out how you can achieve your business goals in set time frames. To anyone wishing to push their business boundaries and take their business to the next level, Sarah’s knowledge and experience is the key.
The weekly emails, online group meetings and monthly one on one chats with Sarah, the amazing business retreat and access to the facebook group full of friendly, helpful and inspiring businesswomen, makes the solo entrepreneurs’ journey less daunting.
As I end my journey with Sarah, I now know I have gained not just a business coach, but a cheerleader, a guiding light and friend always.
FIONA HOLMES | MISS BOLD DESIGN
Sarah you have been the perfect blend of patient, kick-ass, understanding and advising.
Thank you again. I NEVER would have approached anyone without your support and I am so pleased I chose to do that initial coaching and I look forward to more in the future.
KATHRYN HAWKINS, DIRECTOR, HAWKINS & CO
When I first signed up to business coaching with the lovely Sarah I was lacking clarity, focus and feeling somewhat overwhelmed. I was searching for a definitive approach and assistance to get on track and Sarah did just that, through her extensive experience, supportive approach and impeccable communication.
I learnt so much through my time working with Sarah. Sarah imparted all her industry experience and wisdom, supported and guided me through the process and I now feel set up for success and on wwwtrack.
Through working with Sarah I am now looking to niche down my business and have a very focussed and definitive approach. I would most definitely recommend other businesses to work with Sarah and I hope to do so again in the future.
KATE PIERCE, DIRECTOR AT ANTIPODEAN LOVE
I was in a rut with my business. Sales weren’t steady and I felt exhausted doing everything by myself. I needed an expert to set me on the right path so I was working smart as well as hard. I was after direction and growth strategies. I have learnt strategies to lock in corporate customers. I have a new perspective on my business. No longer am I focusing on the little things that don’t matter. I am investing the majority of my time and resources into growth and sales-related activities (ie getting corporate clients).
I have loved my coaching experience with her and would not hesitate to recommend Sarah to others. I am about to launch my new corporate business and am already seeing a growth in sales (for both my gift businesses). I look forward to continuing to put what I learnt with you in to place and locking in more corporate accounts. I have fallen back in love with my gift business and am determined to see it thrive. Thank you for being the best coach in the world Sarah!!! I have no hesitation recommending her services to anyone who wants to grow their corporate gifting business.
GEORGIA HARLEY, FOUNDER DIRECTOR AT CARING CANARY AND GIGI AUSTRALIA
We signed up to Sarah’s coaching program to provide us with a partner who was experienced in successfully building a gift business. We had limited time to spend on the business between our 6 kids and many of our resources were stretched. We needed someone who could help us in getting to decisions on the future of the business and providing us with answers without having to navigate through a lot of unchartered waters. This was invaluable across the coaching period.
Since working with Sarah, our business model has changed significantly. We are now playing in a niche industry space and 90% of our work is B2B. We are focussed on volume, ongoing client orders rather than the single retail consumer order. This has enable us to grow our business revenue significantly.
As well we have learnt some great strategies around pricing, Linkedin lead generating & successful marketing initiatives such as direct mail and corporate collateral. During a recent VIP planning day with Sarah, we set a monthly new (ongoing) client & revenue target. Two months in and we have over achieved this target month on month.
We would highly recommend Sarah if you are looking for great insight into the corporate gifting world and looking for ways to build your business through volume orders. Sarah is a highly knowledgable, very bubbly and outgoing business woman who is very easy to work with! We’ve loved our time working with you Sarah and wish you every success in your own business.
SUSAN BEARDSLEY, FOUNDER AT STYLE BUNDLE
I had just launched my website and was feeling overwhelmed. I had so many ideas floating which was sending me into an ‘overload coma’ and I didn’t know where to start.
Within my first 90 minute plan & strategy meeting with Sarah, I was able to lock down a business plan, create strategies to generate income and put in place my short and long term goals. Yes, all that in 90 minutes!
Business coaching with Sarah has shown me it is all possible if you do the right ground work and understand your vision, direction and what your clients want, you will succeed.
I highly recommend Sarah to anyone either starting out or who has been in business for a while but has hit a ‘slump’ and needs some new ideas and direction to grow their business and sales. She can be as hands on when you’re feeling overwhelmed or lost a bit of your mojo. She is naturally a very positive, happy and engaging person and this comes through when she is coaching.
Now I have someone to keep me accountable to ensure that I’m hitting and achieving my Hamper Life business milestones.
ANGELA MAWER, DIRECTOR AT HAMPER LIFE
With Sarah’s guidance and business coaching, the wheels are now positively turning with my marketing and sales. Within 60 days of implementing her gift business growth systems, I secured my largest corporate contract gift order since starting my business.
Before working with Sarah I was settling for good instead of going for phenomenal. After working together with Sarah as my business coach, I know that I’m now on a strategic path to success. The transformation has been incredible; both personally and professionally.
I highly recommend working with Sarah if you want to take your business to the next level.”
NICOLETTE (NIKKI) BEASLEY, OWNER AT HEALTHY GOURMET GIFTS
Yesterday I signed a yearly contract with a local building company. I don’t think I would have found the client unless I used Sarah’s tips to engage people and create leads on LinkedIn. Thank you Sarah Cross for all of your help and guidance. I’m sure everyone agrees that you give us the confidence and reassurance that we can get the sales to make a difference to our gift business.
LIZ MASKELL, FOUNDER DIRECTOR AT RAW EARTH HAMPERS
I started my business mentoring working with Sarah because I was struggling with being a jack of all and master of none. The changes I recognised in my business during our 2 months working together were: After implementing Sarah’s 6 steps to Profit and Productivity Course, I doubled my sales within 3 months and have been able to get more work done in way less time. Highly recommend this to anyone that wants to get results in their business fast.
CATHERINE LANGMAN, PRODUCTPRENEUR SUCCESS COACH AT CATHERINELANGMAN.COM
When we began working with Sarah we needed help with rebranding our target market to corporate clients. Sarah taught us how to target a specific niche, to develop a comprehensive sales strategy. She gave us many ways to fast-track our sales results based on her success as a previous business owner.
We are thrilled with our progress and Sarah’s professionalism. She provided a total business building experience that we were delighted to receive and very happy to recommend.
MIRANDA KENT, DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING AT THE I.T. KIT
Before I started working with Sarah as my Business Coach and despite many years in senior roles in a corporate career, I felt like I was a ‘Rabbit in the headlights’ when it came to sales and marketing of my own gift business. Together, Sarah and I created a strategic marketing plan which has resulted in me more than doubling my monthly income in less than 60 days.
I have gained confidence and focus in my business, and use this to go out to a targeted network to increase my sales. I would highly recommend you engage Sarah if you feel like your sales could do with a boost too, or you’re wondering where to take your business next.
She is a wealth of useful information on many subjects!
Sometimes when you have your own business, you have a never-ending task list and nobody watching over your shoulder to see if any of it gets done. Sarah has not only helped me prioritise my time, but helped me focus on the things that matter most. She has always been positive, constructive and very good at keeping me on point to do the things I said I’d do. I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah to anyone wanting to boost sales and/or take their business to the next level.
FELICIA RUSHER, FOUNDER AND MD AT I STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME
In the first 30 days of working with Sarah I increased my monthly revenue by 70%. Sarah helped provide me with direction, and make a plan to achieve my business goals. Sarah acted as a sounding board for ideas and was a positive influencer in helping me take the next steps with my business.
If you are looking for sales growth and the confidence to take your gift business to a new level then I highly recommend Sarah.
CATHERINE BLACKFORD, DIRECTOR AT BINDLE
I loved working with Sarah as our Gift Hamper Growth Coach. It was great working with someone who had first hand experience in our industry. With her guidance we achieved our biggest ‘record sales month’, with even better still to come!
I highly recommend using Sarah if you want to grow your gift business. She is personable to work with and has expertise which is invaluable to tap into.
IRENE DEVOS, OWNER/MANAGER AT AT D’LICIOUS
Making the decision to invest in business coaching with Sarah has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Within the first 30 days of working with Sarah I increased my sales by 100%. I had been feeling stuck in a rut and was questioning my self as a gift basket business owner.
By implementing Sarah’s gift sales growth strategies and with her expert industry guidance the growth of my business has exploded. I now feel confident and she has given me a clear direction in my business long-term success. I am really grateful to Sarah for this experience and highly recommend working with her.
KATRINA FARMER, OWNER AT SAVI CHIC GIFTS
As a Hamper business owner starting out, I found Sarah’s help invaluable. Over our 3 month working relationship, we covered a great range of fields and discussed strategies on how to make my business grow. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sarah to any business that needs help to climb the ladder.
SUSAN DAVIDSON, OWNER AT BOXED INDULGENCE
Sarah was fantastic at giving me a clear vision for each step needed to take my business to the next level. Our aim was to increase the stockists of my store and implement changes to ensure a more professional and unique outlook. I cannot thank Sarah enough for the confidence she has given me to pursue my business further.
LIZ BARBER, FOUNDER AT SAL REMEDIA
Working with Sarah was the best decision I have made. Sarah is a wealth of knowledge, nurturing and motivating. She helped me tackle my too hard basket and turned this into clients. My business is thriving and I am confident with the tools she has provided me continue building a long lasting, successful business. Thank you Sarah for believing in me and my business.
BELINDA TAYLOR, COMPANY GIFT SPECIALIST AT CUSTOM HAMPERS STUDIO