You might be lost in your business or career. You might need a fresh perspective to help you transition between roles or take the leap to work for yourself. Or perhaps you want to re-design your work life in line with your values and passions.
I can help you.
Business leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, freelancers can all benefit from my unique approach and years of experience, to find their fuel, uncover their strengths, passion and purpose to drive them forward.
All my sessions take place out on the streets of London: my walk n’talks unlock ideas that have previously lain hidden.
- You might have lost your way or momentum in your career and need helping navigating your ‘what next.’
- Your business life has become stale and you’re looking for ideas and inspiration to up your game.
- You are looking to create a vision to shape a new future but can’t see the wood for the trees.
- You are ready to ramp up your professional life or get out of your comfort zone.
- You want a confidential ear to vent your frustrations and challenges, plus receive tailored advice.
- You are transitioning between roles and need ideas or direction to ensure you capitalise on your talents and YOUR way of doing things.
Whatever your issue or challenge, an essential outside perspective can bring clarity, to transform your working life, getting you fired up about what you do, how you do it and why you do it.
Choose the solution right for you:
- Fuel Safari: an intensive three hour session for those needing to reframe their career or reinvigorate their work life. I’ll provide you with the insight, tools and actionable outputs to navigate you towards your ‘what next?’ You’ll go away re-energised with the necessary fuel to reach your destination. The package includes a half hour exploratory call prior to the session and a follow-up report. You'll receive a personal action plan that captures: i) where you’re headed; ii) how to get there; iii) the fuel you’ll need on your journey with targeted action points. I schedule Fuel Safaris as three-hour morning or afternoon sessions.
- One Hour Walk n’Talk: What is the one, big challenge you’re struggling with? This one-hour, short and sweet version, brings laser-like focus designed to crack one big question in your career, business or work life.
- One-hour Skypes: If you can’t make it to London, I conduct one-hour sessions by Skype.
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“Ian helped me brush aside the internal resistance I've had to stepping up in my career. By having such a structured conversation guided by someone I respect, I could explore the topics I was dwelling on more deeply. Ian mirrored and reflected back on what it was I was sharing with him. He created a truly judgment free environment, plus Ian is someone whose opinions I always want to hear. His honesty was so helpful in gently forcing me to sweep out the remaining dust bunnies of resistance.” J. Kelly Hoey, Author of Build Your Dream Network
"It’s made me realise the benefit of having this sort of conversation as you move between roles, internally or externally. Taking the time to recognise what is unique about you, how you create value, what you want to be known for and how you can quickly seed this in your new environment is hugely valuable for your development." Helen Tupper
"This walk n'talk has helped me step up. Whilst walking around the streets of Soho, where I started my career 20 years ago, I started to appreciate my achievements. You helped me join things up — to see where the shadows fall, and find courage to shine a light in there and decide to own it all, with confidence! That shift is immensely valuable. There’s a really reassuring-not-arrogant sense that you’ve been there, done that, not really shockable, and that I can say anything at all and you’ll be good with that. That is treasure.” Lizzie Everard
“Those of us working on ‘doing the thing’ can lose sight of why we’re doing the thing, and what is it that matters of the 22 things you’re doing. Everyone needs help to periscope up to the horizon to help see the horizon again, so you can find the fuel to keep going in the right direction. Is it possible to do that alone? Maybe. But I’d rather not risk it. I’d rather get the kind of help that helps hit the goal and do more meaningful work as a result. Ian Sanders certainly can do all of that by insightful questions, and deep listening.” Nilofer Merchant
"It really helped to talk through my thoughts with someone who’s been there and made it work for themselves. Ian provided me with some great common sense advice. He took time to understand my skill-set and helped me work out a marketing strategy and shape a worklife around my needs. He gave me the confidence to believe I'm on the right path. Plus he supplied a checklist to refer to when I’m fighting the confidence demons or have gone off my path!" Justine Wyness
"The walk with Ian really helped the ideas flow. There was huge value in getting out of the office and having a creative conversation with someone outside the organisation and to look at things from the real world. I would recommend highly.” Alastair Moore
“Ian’s walk n’talk gave me a chain of ‘A-ha!’ moments as we paced the streets of Soho. The experience made me realise the importance of pausing for breath and of taking a step back to see things from a distance. I now have the start of a really strong framework that I can use to assess future decisions and am much clearer on how to position myself as a consultant.” James Greig
“I’m still on a high after yesterday’s session. It’s really fired me up on where I can take things next. The takeaways ranged from small actions right through to bigger over-arching mindsets I need to adopt going forward.” Andrew Areoff
“I am glad I decided to start the new year with a Fuel Safari. Ian was great to work with, and made it easy to talk by always asking the right question at the right time, keeping my focus on what I am passionate about and the opportunities out there. I have come away from this feeling excited about the year ahead.” Sarah Prietzsch
“Ian combines his unique creative perspective and storytelling genius to help you better see the ‘True You’. His Fuel Safaris are a perfect beacons for anyone seeking clearer direction on their personal journey.” Michael Starke
“The Fuel Safari was everything I hoped it would be, and many things I hadn’t even considered might be possible. Without a shadow of a doubt, that was down to Ian, his approach and his ability to pick out details others overlook. Going on a Fuel Safari opened my eyes to possibilities that I had previously overlooked, as well as plenty of ideas and paths that had been hidden in the undergrowth that is modern life. Ian helped to strip away the complexity of things to expose some incredibly interesting thoughts. Not only did it demonstrate how I’d got to where I am, but it shone a light on the right places to go next.” Simon White
“If you’re lost and have no idea where your career and life are going, and would like to discover your true purpose and what feeds your soul - a Fuel Safari is for you. Now I’ve been on a Fuel Safari with Ian, I much better understand who I am as a person, what’s driving me, and where I want to go next.” Alina Truhina
“I had been stuck in a quandary. The whole process of working out where to go next and where my unique talents lie had become extremely frustrating. So I took the leap and reached out to Ian. I Immediately found Ian easy to get on with and a caring soul. Ian has a great knack for drawing out the positive information about my skills, talents and unique abilities that I might otherwise have not have realised were there. The personal action plan Ian created for me after the session has proved to be worth its weight in gold. i'm constantly referring back to it like a mad professor on a mission to craft the next chapter of my career! His advice has completely unstuck me from my quandary and allowed me to get busy with purpose again. This was also the first time I have taken any ‘coaching’ and If you're like me and a ‘Blokey type of bloke’ and wondering if this is for you, it is! It was very cathartic experience to just talk to someone and get everything off your chest in a non judgmental environment which is something us guys don't do enough. Taking the session with Ian was excellent and I highly recommend it.” Scott Paterson
“Ian's ‘walk 'n' talk’ around Soho and Fitzrovia revealed some hidden gems of the capital while unearthing aspects of my career and talents that could (and should!) be described as my own treasures. There's a good fit between the personal and physical exploration involved in this one-hour journey, and Ian navigated the way - in both domains - with skill and enthusiasm. His natural warmth encouraged me to open up while his insights and questions made me see things in a new light. I'm still not sure where I go next, but I really appreciate the help that Ian's given me in seeing all the avenues that are open to me.” Richard Harrison
“I came to Ian frustrated and ready to pack it all in because no-one seemed to get my business idea. Ian synthesised a clear message from the jumbled thoughts in my head that will instantly resonate with potential stakeholders. More importantly he did not fail to deliver on his lofty promise to reignite the passion in my own project.” Niels Bischoff