29 May 2020

Sharp Vlog from Business Consultant - Sadie Sharp

Sharp Vlog from Business Consultant

BUSINESS consultant and author Sadie Sharp has launched a weekly video blog to discuss issues holding people back in life and business. 

Her first vlog, live today, will discuss ‘Post Traumatic Growth’ with special guest psychotherapist Julie Mattinson. Julie is director of the Swindon-based mental health charity Ipsum. 

“This weekly free vlog, ‘Sharp Shares’ will not shy away from discussing matters that many ignore or simply refuse to acknowledge,” Sadie said. 

“It’s going to be a ‘warts and all’ weekly discussion on subjects relevant to anyone who runs or works within a micro, small or larger business. Now seemed the right time to do this as change is coming in a way no one could have anticipated. And, if my consultancy background has taught me anything, it’s that business owners need a new perspective on their businesses. And looking after themselves during the process. 

A flexible friend

“Businesses need to embrace flexible working, redesign their cultures, and restructure their resources in a way they never have before. And that’s hard if you only have yourself to turn to.” 

The vlog is one of a series of activities planned by Sadie, who runs a successful training consultancy Sharp Transformations. Her company has seen her work with the likes of HSBC, Primark, the University of Bath, and many more. She’s helped them embrace transformational change and organisation redesign. 

One of the reasons behind her vlog series is the recent publication of her first book ‘Breakthrough’. In it, Sadie shares the lessons she learnt on her self-employed journey in business, and the life events behind her entrepreneurial successes and struggles. 

Hard hitting

Sadie pulls no punches in the events she discusses. These include:

1. Two occasions where she suffered serious sexual assaults
2. How she coped when she lost her mum from cancer
3. And how she suffered a mental breakdown aged 31 after severe burnout. 

“In this first blog, we’ll be talking about how bad things happen in life at different times and the challenge then is how we face that difficulty. For some, they may travel a destructive path. For others they may try to ignore it.That can lead to a crisis later (as in my case), and then for others they may be able to be more resilient from the beginning. 

“There’s no right or wrong. But for me it was about coming through those challenges and developing greater self-awareness and about how I react when life gives me lemons. And how those experiences became part of who I am today.”

Coming up on Sharp Shares – Sharp Vlog from Business Consultant

In future weeks, Sharp Shares…will talk about issues including organisational change, having difficult conversations, recognising mental health issues, bullying and much more.

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