ღ Sara Bown - Virtual LIFE coach
Testimonials

Testimonials

October 2021
Client Testimonial
Christine Gulyas, Ontario

I don’t know exactly where to start…with Sara as my life coach I have been able to tackle areas in my life that once seemed daunting but with Sara’s guidance and way of asking ‘those’ questions, I have been able to make such gains in a short amount of time!

When I reflect on how quickly I went from feeling like my life was spiraling out of control to having the confidence to face each task daily (sometimes, each moment) with strength and focus I am always in awe!!! Situations and circumstances had not changed but I have!!!

Sara helped me to see how I can take the big picture, my ultimate goals, and achieve them through consistent and steady small steps. This is something that is a huge struggle with my ‘all or nothing’ type personality but I am now able to.

What I love the most about my time with Sara is that she truly listens and cares about you as a whole person. She has helped me to be focused on living my best life!!!

July 2021
Client testimonial:
Natalie Beauchamp
Oakville, Ontario

When I decided to start Life Coaching with Sara I had no specific expectations, just the knowledge that I needed some help to sort out “my life”. Based on what I see with her Facebook Posts, the love, positivity and determination to live her best life, made me think that this woman could help me.
Well after 5 weeks of chatting with Sara about the ups and downs in my life, listening to her thoughts/opinions/ideas about the next steps I should take I feel like a free person. The emotional bonds that had their hold on me have been loosened and I can see more clearly than I have in a very long time. Don’t get me wrong there is hard work that you will need to do, it is worth it!
My sleep has improved, my temperament is better and I am doing the things for myself that we all need to do for our mental and emotional well being.
Honestly, spend time with Sara, she has amazing insight, a deep passion for helping others and a great sense of humour!

Client Testimonial:
September 2021
Nicole D in Vermont, USA

I enrolled with a 6 week coaching package with Sara thinking I will try this out, but half way in have already decided I will continue on longer term to keep working because I have already seen a huge shift in my mind set which is amazing. The small reachable steps we have set for goals together are helping me not only feel successful but actually helping me see real results.

Sara asks good questions to help me think about really what is my want and need, what is important to me, not what matters for her life but MY life. When she says “remember you can reach out anytime” she truly means it, she is genuinely compassionate and caring about her clients.

I am beyond glad I took the opportunity to sign up with Sara and glad to continue on. This is self-care and so much self-realization on a bigger level. It is not easy as I knew it would not be, however it is and will continue to provide amazing benefits.

Thank you for believing in me Sara!

September 2021
Client Testimonial
Krista W, Minneapolis Minnesota
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I was finding myself sinking lower and lower over time and feeling pretty defeated.

I had followed Sara’s page for years, usually a quiet follower–but always inspired by her. One night, I decided it was time to reach out, because I was becoming a person I no longer enjoyed being with. I was feeling lost, depressed and very anxious.

I knew what I needed to do, but struggled in the past with staying consistent long term.

Sara asks thoughtful questions, helps set goals & has weekly check-ins on your progress. Sara also ends most sessions with “remember you can reach out anytime” she isn’t a coach that is only there for you during that one hour weekly session – and that means a lot!

I started with 6 weeks of coaching but quickly realized I wanted to go longer.

Sara is amazing and signing up to work with her is by far one of the best things I’ve done for myself in a long time. I am doing the work, and it isn’t always easy but having a cheerleader along the way has been so helpful!

Thank you Sara 💚

Client Testimonial:
Gary Nicholson
Anderson, IN

I found myself in mid-life getting heavier each year. I couldn’t seem to stop the upward movement of the scales. I didn’t really know it, but I was a stress eater, and have had a lot of stress in my life the last four years. The problem was that the more weight I gained, the less energy I had to attack the things in my life causing stress. I was truly in a vicious cycle and my life was at stake.

I became friends with Sara on FaceBook and really liked what she was saying about wellness. I hired Sara as my online coach several months ago, and the results have been dramatic. My weight continues to go down at a healthy and steady pace. Because of the coaching I have gotten, I am now living a much healthier lifestyle. I’m eating better, exercising regularly, and have a much better state of emotional health. I really consider her part of my success team for the future.

Client Testimonial:
Tracey Motley
Lovespark Illinois

” I stumbled across Sara’s Facebook page and started following her. I realized quickly she was an honest giving person. I was shocked at how whole heatedly Sara responded to comments or questions. I followed Sara as she studied to be a life coach. I think I had given up on my self totally. I was in a really dark place. Overweight sick and working constantly. No quality of life. I reached out to Sara and she threw me a life line. She showed me how to take positive steps. Achievable steps towards living a happier productive life. All I could see was a huge mountain, Sara showed me hope. I am not where I want to be yet…But now know that it can and will happen. I just have to keep moving forward and with Sara’s help I will get there “

Client Testimonial:
Randy Engler
Alberta, Canada

“ I’ve been working with Sara for about a month. We’ve been working on setting goals that will help me become the person that I want to be. Basically I want to weigh less, become fitter and stronger, and start a side business to supplement my income. Each week, we set a number of short term goals for the coming week that will help me move towards my long term goals in these areas. We also talk about strategies for achieving these goals and strategies for dealing with any obstacles or things that might prevent me from achieving my goals for the week. Throughout the week, she is available to give me encouragement if I am struggling or if I have any questions or need advice about something. During our next weekly session, we review how I did on my goals for the previous week. This is the biggest benefit of having a coach for me… Sara helps me come up with specific things that I need to do this week, and holds me accountable if I don’t get them done. It gives me clarity and helps me focus my efforts on what’s really important. “

Client Testimonial:
Angela Trumbo, Kentucky

When I was first introduced to Sara’s page on facebook I loved her encouragement but thought…I know exactly what to do to lose weight, I just need to DO IT. I certainly didn’t need a coach! I found myself on her page multiple times a day for that encouragement that I needed and found that I looked forward to doing her challenges that she put on there. I talked with my husband and told him that I felt that I NEEDED to see what her coaching was about. He was a little skeptical at first, but I started with Sara and I find myself not wanting to mess up my challenges that we make together! I STRIVE to achieve every goal that we set and go beyond what I should do. I have been drinking over 100 ounces of water a day, working out most days, eating better and truly taking notice of what is going into my body, working on my business (with my #1 cheerleader Sara)….and most importantly building a friendship with a person that I trust completely! You have to be completely honest with her and she will take you out of your comfort zone at times…but that’s what we NEED!
Her coaching has truly changed my life and I will continue on in this new healthier way of living with her by my side! If you are thinking of possibly making coaching a part of your life, I encourage you to DO IT! This will be one of the best decisions you have made! One of the things that you need to keep in mind though, this is NOT a weight loss gimmick. You are in control and you make your own choices!

Client Testimonial:
Suzanne Carr
Nova Scotia

I’ve learned so much in the last 6 months about myself and have made so many improvements in my life in general. I still have work to do but for the first time in the last 10 years I believe I can do it and I give all the credit to Sara. She’s so amazing. No matter how many times I would mess up or have completely bad weeks she would never judge, just try to fix it and move on.
I love online coaching because it allows me to share anything. At first I was a little unsure of online but after the first session I wouldn’t of had it any other way. It’s like writing a diary. I can write exactly what I’m feeling, I can take my time. There is no stress of saying the right thing or having dead air on the phone or in person. Especially when I first started before I knew Sara. I treated it like just writing for myself and would send it. The other good thing about online coaching is that you can send your updates early and really think about it. I always start my thoughts about my week the day before then I make sure I’m not forgetting anything.
I also print our sessions and put it in a separate book so later I can read through it. I wouldn’t do coaching any other way.
If you are looking to improve your life in any way I’d recommend Sara. She has become a friend and and an amazing coach.

( Photo is a stock photo & not client 🙂

Client Testimonial:
Sally-Jeffersonville, IN

Sara Bown has been my life coach now for almost 2 months. During that small amount of time a lot of things have changed for me. Before having a life coach I had struggled to stay motivated on a healthy life plan. I would do really well at dieting for a few weeks then lose all motivation and stop. Quickly getting right back where I started from. I always felt stressed out and just didn’t know exactly what to do to feel better and get my motivation back.
Sara has helped me in so many ways. I am feeling better in my own body. I feel healthier, my skin is clearer, I have less stress, my house is more organized, and while I haven’t weighed myself once I am sure I have lost weight. I am wearing smaller clothes and they fit better. I also have more energy and am not tired as much.
For me it is about setting smaller weekly goals and knowing someone is going to hold me accountable for my results at the end of that week. I also have someone to talk to or send a message to if I am having a bad day or just in a bad mood. She understands that not everyone’s life fits into a specific mold and has you create goals that are important to you.
Thanks Sara for everything you do! You truly have an amazing heart!

Client Testimonial:
Jen Reeves, Washington

Sara sincerely helped me in so many ways…one of which was to accept (and love) who I am. Yes, being healthy and losing weight is important…but to be content with what I have now, makes the journey so much easier (and successful)! It’s so easy to KNOW what you need to do. I know it’s calories in vs. calories out…I know it’s exercise and getting mobile…I KNOW all these things…but having someone hold you accountable and work on who you are, that is something that someone from the outside can see a little better sometimes!
I appreciate Sara for taking time out of her busy schedule to get to know me, help me and watch me grow. Thank you so much for your kindness!!

Client Testimonial:
Christine Gulyas, Ontario

Game Changer! My entire life I have struggled with losing weight and finding my happy place in life!
I think I have tried ever diet out there, well not all of them but you know what I mean. My quest to lose weight and when I recognize that I was truly unhappy began in grade three, sad to think that now a girl of 8-9 years old was unhappy with her self/life and struggled with body image.
My weight throughout grade school, high school and three years of college fluctuate from 115- 187lbs. I lost and gained the same 72lbs more often then I can actually remember.😔
Fast forward a few years, 10 pregnancies and a serious illness that I battled through with one of my children and I was at an all time high of over 220lbs on my 5’1” frame.
I needed to make changes and they needed to last this time! I knew another diet wasn’t my answer, I knew it had to be something that would challenge me to be a better person and truly gain my health.
Here is where I meet Sara!
She was honest!
She told me how it was going to be, that she couldn’t do the hard work it was going to take to get my life on the track I dreamed it could be. But that she would be there to help me set goals, push through the hard and be my cheerleader along the way!
That is EXACTLY what she has been and SO much more. At times she has said the hard words I needed to hear, she has asked the questions I didn’t want asked, she has held me up when I felt weak, she has encouraged me with special words, she has prayed with me, has given me space when I needed it and pulled me in with accountability when it was needed.
I am not ‘there’ yet, I still have weight to lose and other life goals to accomplish but I know that this is a journey and I plan to walk it with Sara as my life coach because she has been the game changer in this process for me!💞 My Family and I are forever grateful that I found Sara on a Facebook and that she is my forever coach!

Client Testimonial:
Steffi Webb, Beaverton OR

When I thought about getting a life coach, I was not sure if I really needed one. I tend to be one who plans things pretty well and just was not sure it was necessary. After talking myself into it, it really has been a wonderful thing.

Sara has made me think about life in an even clearer way than I thought I was looking at it. I have issues with my extended family. Sara was able to help me see that it really was something I did have control over. I have since put in place boundaries that keep this part of my life from being overwhelming. That has been a wonderful blessing. Sometimes you need that third party to look into your life and see what you are unable to see.

The biggest difference is making my life more meaningful. That means making deliberate decisions now, not waiting for it to magically happen in the future. My husband and I have always looked ahead to things we want to do within the next year. Sara had me break that down even further. To look at each week and decide on just a few things I want to accomplish within that time frame. This has made such an amazing difference. To plan ahead on a Sunday evening, just a few things, and be able to see that happen over the week, just wonderful. My husband and I have made time for friends, family, relaxing and just taking one day at a time. So amazing. You don’t realize what you are missing until you actually take the time to do it.

If anyone were to tell me that they don’t need a life coach, I would just ask them to give it a try. Sara has certainly helped me.

Client Testimonial:
Mandy F, NJ

I have only ever heard of having a wellness/lifestyle coach from movies. I never thought I would need someone like a coach, it wasn’t until a friend of mine told me I needed to talk to someone about what has been going on in my life. My daughter has been having a lot of struggles at 12 years old, and we are very close to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, so things have been very tough and emotionally draining on me. My weight loss has suffered, I had lost 100 pounds and about 20 came back on. It was then, I realized that indeed, I definitely needed someone to talk to so I could sort out my mind and figure things out. After only a few short weeks, I am seeing progress and have made great strides in getting my life back in order. Nothing has changed regarding the struggles my family is going through, but it is how Sara has helped me cope with these struggles and with getting my weight loss back on track again. I highly recommend Sara Bown coaching because it is my experience that she is very compassionate, supportive and knows exactly what needs should be addressed and when.

Client Testimonial
Sam Dove – Georgia

I wanted to let you know how happy I am that I found Sara. I had come across her page and been following for a while – I had seen the posts about wellness coaching but dismissed it as something I would never do. I did a couple of the 5ks and really enjoyed the challenge. I had been working with a Personal Trainer for a year and had lost the grand total of zero pounds!!! I decided to stop training and the very same day I saw a post from Sara saying she had spaces for new clients. I quickly emailed to sign up not totally sure what I was signing myself up to but at this point I needed to do something different.
I had reservations about how coaching over the internet would work – how could you build a rapport with someone that you don’t actually talk to!! I was very pleased that at the end of the first session to find that indeed there had been a connection and I had felt the empathy from Sara in her messages. What I also loved about the session is that I can fit it in no matter what I am doing – that first session took place on a Friday evening as I was sitting watching the first football game at my daughter’s school.
I think the main reason working with Sara has helped me so much is that she really does understand how it feels to be overweight and feeling totally lost! Sara will share her experience with you she tells you the truth. I have been working with Sara for almost 2 months now and the difference in my state of mind is amazing. I am building a foundation on which to build upon.
Another reason that working with Sara has helped is that its keeping me accountable – yes I don’t always manage to meet the goals I set myself each week but I can always see progress each week and I’m not giving up I just review the week, think about what I can do different and make new goals. I know that if I continue to work with Sara change will come. I’m not in so much of a rush to lose the weight – I want to make life long achievable changes that will set me up for a happy healthy life.
If you are feeling like nothing will ever change in your life then please have a session with Sara – you won’t regret it.

July 7th 2021
Client testimonial:

Natalie Beauchamp
Oakville, Ontario

When I decided to start Life Coaching with Sara I had no specific expectations, just the knowledge that I needed some help to sort out “my life”. Based on what I see with her Facebook Posts, the love, positivity and determination to live her best life, made me think that this woman could help me.
Well after 5 weeks of chatting with Sara about the ups and downs in my life, listening to her thoughts/opinions/ideas about the next steps I should take I feel like a free person. The emotional bonds that had their hold on me have been loosened and I can see more clearly than I have in a very long time. Don’t get me wrong there is hard work that you will need to do, it is worth it!
My sleep has improved, my temperament is better and I am doing the things for myself that we all need to do for our mental and emotional well being.
Honestly, spend time with Sara, she has amazing insight, a deep passion for helping others and a great sense of humour!

Client Testimonial:
Ashley Shott Alberta, Canada

I found Sara online after searching for months for the right coach to help get me on track in many areas of my life. I was a bit hesitant to the idea of online wellness coaching at first, but thought I would at least try a few sessions. I can honestly say that I have seen a huge difference in my overall attitude and self confidence. She takes the time to understand what is going on in my present situation and gives suggestions as to what may benefit me. I have already learned useful tips from her in only a few sessions, and she has helped me to get out of my comfort zone more to try new things. After my first session with Sara, I knew that I wanted to make a commitment to sticking to a program with her as my guide. She gives me enough initiative to reach new goals every week, but does not push me to move too fast. I know that coaching with Sara will be a process with many steps, but every little step is what counts – and she makes this clear to me when I need a reminder! If you are at all hesitant about the whole idea of coaching, trust me when I say, it is worth every penny and every ounce of effort to have her on your side!

Client Testimonial:
Rachelle Powell, Kentucky

Wellness coaching is about more than weight loss. It is about embracing your dream life! Like everyone else, I always seem to go through phases where I feel like things are pretty normal and then WHAM! Chaos. Everything seems to fall apart, emotions run rapid, habits crumble and one day we “wake up” and say, “ooohhhhh my goodness! What have I been doing?” This is where coaching comes into play. My life was a mess and the emotions that were running rapid were anger and frustration with probably a tad of depression. I have been working with Sara from Sara Bown Step by Step Wellness Coaching, for less than a month and already things have improved drastically! Yes, my clothes are fitting better, I am encouraged and want to exercise (which is HUGE because I hate exercise), but more importantly, my children are happier! My home is clean! My husband and I are enjoying each other! I seem to have time for things that I thought were impossible before, like homework and individual cuddle time with the kids, exercise, I get twice as much work done which pleases my boss and co-workers. I feel good about me again and have my nails painted, my eyebrows waxed, and all those little things girls do to take care of themselves. To top it off, I have been told by several friends that they see a difference in me and the way I interact with people and my kids. I am no longer angry and frustrated all the time. I am loving life and it is thanks to Sara and her coaching! She has a 6th sense when it comes to listening to all of the craziness that I tell her and pinpointing the actual problem. After that, goals are set, plans are put into motion and “Hello! Happy Rachelle!” I highly recommend her to everyone!

Client Testimonial:
Nancy Murano
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sara is a highly effective coach for me, and is really more like what you would imagine to be the most supportive best friend you could have. She celebrates victories with me, holds me accountable when I ask her to, helps me decide on goals, helps keep me focused on those goals, is open to any subject I want to talk about in our sessions, and really helps me improve greatly on the things I want to improve in my life. She is kind and gentle, but she asks the right questions when they need to be asked. She provides a safe place to talk about whatever it is I want to discuss, and is flexible enough to meet whatever I need at the time. One of the best things is that she is almost always immediately accessible whenever I need to bounce something off her, or if I need to get a question or two from her that will start me thinking in another direction when I’m stuck, or just to give me a little kick-start with something I want to get working on. She posts frequently on Facebook, and her Virtual 5K gives anyone and everyone a chance to participate in something bigger than ourselves. Sara loves her job and cares deeply for her clients, and it shows.

Client Testimonial:
Tammy Roche, Australia

I have had the pleasure of working with Sara for over six months now. During that time I have committed to always being honest which she has made easy as she is one of the most compassionate souls I know.Sara has guided and encouraged me every step of the way. Our sessions are priceless. The amount of shifts I have been able to have to help me move forward and gain growth has been hard but more then worth it. Sara has helped me see that I need to be kind to myself and helped me reconnect with what is important, finding my own voice and listening to it.This has helped my wellness journey in ways I could never expected. Yes, there is work involved working with a coach but Sara makes the journey fun, exciting and gives you her belief in you so you can get through to a better place. A truly genuine person that has been through her own journey so you don’t need to waste time trying to explain how you feel, she just seems to know and reassures you that you will not be in that space forever. Gratitude Sara.

Client Testimonial:
Judy Triano, Illinois

🌱 I am a new client for Sara. We have been working together for just over a month. I came to Sara as somewhat a last resort because I was feeling defeated about my health, my weight and my overall motivation. This was a great choice and I feel like a turning point in my life. Through online conversations, I am able to work through more than my exercise routine and my diet. In fact that is a minor part of our conversations. Mostly we discuss what is going on inside. How do I feel, why do I feel and how can I change those feeling to make them better. This is something you don’t get from personal trainers. Believe me, I have been on this journey for a very long time and I know what to do. It is the movement to do it that is my problem. That is where Sara’s sessions are the most valuable. Because we are online, I feel so free to tell her anything. She is great at asking the right questions and helping me to find the answers I need to truly lead a life that has less stress, pressure and more healthy. Although my time with Sara has been minimal, I can testify that her impact has been great. I am so positive about our future sessions and the impact this has had on my life. For the first time in a very long time, I can feel weight being lifted off my shoulders. Thank you Sara! Much Love

Client Testimonial:
Erin C, Oklahoma

I can’t count the number of times I thought to myself, “I should check into Sara’s coaching… But what does she really know that I don’t already know?” I already know I need to lose weight, just exercise and eat right. However, I had been spinning my wheels for months on end, and it was painfully obvious that whatever it was that I knew, and I was implementing, (or lack thereof) was not contributing to any positive progress. So, very reluctantly, I signed up for coaching. Although I’ve only been with Sara for a short period of time I feel as though we’ve been able to take my wants/goals and formulate and action plan to achieve desirable results. Sara asks questions that seem to lift the foggy haze from my view and make clear my direction. It’s very easy to become distracted in this journey of health and happiness, especially when the scale, or clothes or body isn’t showing any signs of forward progress. However, Sara’s experience~ having dealt with all the issues of being overweight, while trying to manage a family and a budget, make her one of the best resources I have available while on this journey. I have many friends who are trainers, and while I admire them and their progress, it is often unrealistic to implement their ‘cut and sculpt two-a-day routines into my Mother/Wife lifestyle. Sara understands that real life happens, and her coaching is all about progressively moving forward, regardless of whatever real life obstacles are set on your path!

ღ Sara Bown - Virtual LIFE coach
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