Hi, I’m Sarah Bickers and I love helping people get organised and live their best lives. I’m often described as calm and un-shockable. I grew up in a chaotic, messy, but welcoming home – so you don’t need to worry about me judging you or your home! I’ve also lived with ADHD all my life, learning to create order out of the chaos my ADHD brain creates.
How did I get into this work?
Formerly a community physiotherapist, I worked with people with disabilities to improve their quality of life. I then spent a few years looking after my children full time. In 2014 I set up my business as a professional organiser, working with people to help them declutter and organise their homes. Having three children within five years, I knew a fair bit about juggling. I loved working flexibly with families to simplify the clutter which accompanies normal family life.
Within a couple of years I began to find that a lot of clients coming to me had ADHD. (Two of my children were already diagnosed with ADHD – my own diagnosis came in 2020). I began to develop a more collaborative approach with my clients – rather than just giving the solutions that worked for me, I helped clients identify their own ADHD-friendly solutions.
Over lockdown in 2020, I began to work online with clients, and training as a coach was the natural next step. I now mainly coach ADHD clients online, but still work in client’s homes from time to time – ‘once an organiser, always an organiser’!
Who do I work with?
Most of my clients are diagnosed with ADHD – or are awaiting diagnosis. I work with people of all genders and ages (including children).
If you visited my house right now it certainly wouldn’t look perfect, because I believe people are more important than having a spotless house… However things at home all have a place and we always aim to keep clutter at bay.
How do I work?
I have a particular interest in helping you create systems which work for you and reduce any overwhelm. We’ll often start by identifying your individual strengths, values and challenges. Understanding how you tick helps you to tackle any resistance or beliefs which get in the way of you living the life you’d really like to live.
What gets me up in the morning?
- Spending time with friends & family – eating and travelling
- Our lovely dog Rosie- rescued from Greece in 2016
- Community and diversity – learning from people different from me
- Baking sourdough- I’m always aspiring to the perfect loaf!
- The Arts – a love of beauty and culture inspires me
- Gardening – my creative outlet (we kept bees for many years)
The professional stuff:
- Qualified life coach with a Level 2 Diploma in Transformative Coaching with Animas (this course is ICF accredited)
- Associate certified coach and member of ICF, the main accrediting and credentialing body for both training programs and coaches
- Level 1 core skills accreditation: to provide executive function coaching (Connections in Mind Foundation)
- Verified member of APDO, the UK’s membership association for decluttering and organising professionals. APDO sets standards, provides professional development and supports the growth of the industry. As a volunteer for APDO for more than four years I also spent over two years as Head of Membership
- As a member of APDO’s training team I trained new Professional Organisers for APDO on their SAPOB training course
- I created and continue to deliver the ADHD for Organisers workshop to help other organisers support clients with ADHD
- I created the Understanding Your ADHD workshop – now developed further with Gordon Mundie
- Professional Indemnity & Liability Insurance, Westminster Insurance.
- ICO certificate for data protection
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