Sandra has a Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching and Corporate and Executive Coaching.
She is also a member of the Association for Coaching.
Sandra also has a teaching qualification City & Guilds 7407. Sandra Greatorex is a life coach who for some years has provided coaching to people who have been made redundant.
Helping them to consider new career opportunities along with helping them to improve their CV and even overcome their interview fears as in some cases it had been years since their last one.
Sandra realised her expertise is helping people to get that dream job, having job satisfaction, feeling happier and motivated in the work they do which will also spill over into their personal life. The clients she has worked with have found the confidence and self-belief to overcome their fear of taking that first step to changing their situation.
Throughout Sandra’s career she has mostly worked on short term contracts. She realised that she had to be good at applying for jobs if she was going to have the security of a job. As a lone parent with bills to pay security was always important to her. During her career she was involved in recruitment of staff and used the knowledge she had of the process to help others to get the job interview they desired and ultimately the job of their dreams.
Eventually she realised how she could change her situation and recognised what she wanted as her chosen career path. At this point she felt uplifted by the action she was taking. Working in her new job was great. In her work and personal life she was full of energy. Mondays were no longer a day that she disliked.
She has had to overcome many changes in her life and has achieved what she wanted by her determination and motivation. Sandra has always been able to recognise new opportunities through knowing her strengths and weaknesses and learning from her past experiences.
Her career path has taken her from working with young people to working in local communities and with voluntary sector organisations. Her focus has always been on making a difference to people’s lives and helping them progress through a time of change. After being employed on many short term contracts she decided to take control of her career and became a trainer and life coach through her own business Butterfly Transformation Ltd.
Sandra has always had a passion of wanting to help people in achieving what they want in life. She has experience of helping people be happier in their choice of career and their life, her qualifications in training and personal development, life coaching, and a life-time of experience left her perfectly placed to help others to have their dream job.
‘Glad to report that changing jobs no longer fills me with dread & that has got to be down to the work that I started with you back in 2014 so thank you very very much.’
“The coaching sessions provided me with space and a structure to gain increased self-knowledge and understanding of behaviour that prevents or impeded me in attaining my goals. They helped me identify strategies to manage stressful situations and retain focus on the goals identified during the sessions. It is this identification of goals and routes to their achievement that had the greatest impact. The coaching made the goals real and within reach.”
“My coaching sessions with Sandra have had a massive impact on my work role. Initially I felt very overlooked, burnt out and despondent. Sandra helped me to separate the issues that I had and develop strategies and goals for managing them. As my coaching session progressed I dealt with issues such as my management style, communication, assertiveness skills. I reflect back on my strategies for these daily within my work place and believe with Sandra’s coaching experience and expertise that I have learnt to become a more productive, effective, confident manager.”
“I came to Sandra when I was experiencing some quite major personal problems that were impacting on my work. I had lost confidence in my ability to carry out work that I had successfully achieved prior to this. I felt that my work pattern had become chaotic and I was really struggling to focus, but yet panicking at the same time that I wasn’t achieving anything. With Sandra’s support and working through the process she was able to help me to focus and set achievable targets that steered me through the ‘quagmire’!! Gradually, I was able to get myself on course again. Sandra was able to give me the ‘grounding’ and reduce the anxiety in the process.”
“Being made redundant really knocked my confidence. I thought I’d never get back into a management role, but after working Sandra, I’m back to working as a senior manager with my confidence restored.”
“Thank you Sandra for the session you did with me it certainly has helped me to sort out in my own mind what actions I need to take immediately to know what direction I’m heading in on the journey into the next phase of my life. Thanks again.”
“‘The information given was professional and appropriate. Sandra delivered the training in a clear and concise manner. I am now more prepared for writing a CV and feel well equipped.”
‘I was facing redundancy and decided I wanted a career change but didn’t know what. Sandra helped me to identify my ideal career and the way forward. I was successful in securing a place at university to retrain to be a Social Worker’