Pierson Coaching: a short-term, goal-oriented process for growth and change
I pursued coaching training in 2012 to learn how to think, to work, and to live in a more authentic, more creative, and happier way. Aware of my own self-limiting beliefs, but unsure of what to do about them, I set out to learn how to lead from my values and strengths, and to celebrate my imagination and courage. I built my coaching practice on the belief that everyone can increase their joy and productivity at work and at play. It is pure fun to work with clients to unlock their fears and insecurities to move forward with confidence in sales, medicine, corporate life, and in their personal lives. No matter what.
I am an associate coach with BetterUp in San Francisco. Trained in Integrative Coaching at Duke University, I have been certified by the International Coach Federation since 2014. I first studied CoActive Coaching with the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California in 2012. I hold a Masters in Liberal Studies, a Bachelor's in Journalism, and have enjoyed over 35 years of interpersonal work in sales and marketing.
Integrative Coaching incorporates everything about a person: their health, job, personal status, hopes, dreams, and past experiences to help chart a very individualized and intentional path forward, no matter the circumstances.
I live a faithful, curious, and very grateful life with my husband, and in the orbit of two grown children, my brother and his family, a handful of very close friends, and two dogs: Bagel and Edith Wharton. I keenly understand what it takes to thrive and forgive after family ruptures of various kinds, a bout with cancer, and the bewildering chaos work can be. I love to help people live into their fullest potential at work and at home by teaching the power of perspective. It is wonderful when my clients tell me they are leaning into their values and strengths.
“You have brought me out of the darkness.”
-L.C., thriving after cancer, Fredericksburg, VA, 2015
“Now I have a roadmap.”
-W.Z., Fredericksburg, VA, 2016
“Thanks to coaching, I have a new head on my shoulders.”
-S.P., PBS, Washington, D.C., 2015
“Sarah is a superb coach. She helped me through the most difficult experience of my life. I am not sure what I would have done without her insights, kindness, and coaching.”
-K.Z., Wall Street, New York, New York, 2014
“Why do I feel like I am in the middle of one of the most important conversations of my life?”
-L., Attorney, Washington, D.C., 2014
“Sarah is abundantly compassionate and kind, and yet has a laser-like intuition that helps her ask just the right questions to get to the heart of the matter.”
-D.E., Physician Coach, Boston, MA, 2013
“Sarah is amazing as is the process. We wish you had been around years ago.”
-T.R., Attorney, Fredericksburg, VA 2013
“Thank you for your love as a coach.”
N.H., Tokyo, Japan, 2013
“I call Sarah Pierson a gifted coach because she listens… so you feel heard. She offers profound insights. She helps identify values…and guides you…to the life you want to lead.”
-J.Z., Boston, MA,s2014
“A special thank you to…Sarah Pierson for reinventing the Essex County Countryside Alliance.”
P.B., Executive Director, Richmond, VA, 2011