Author, speaker, consultant and media expert, Sarah’s expertise is working with gifted and talented young people who have the capacity to become high achievers. She has an ability to raise expectations and aspirations of all young people she comes into contact with. Sarah Newton has shared her wisdom with millions who have tuned into her TV and radio shows, followed her writing and listened to her thought-provoking talks. Hailed as “The Supernanny for Teens” by TV Times Sarah has worked in this field now for over 19 years of her life. Sarah is also the founder of Talented Teens, Teenage Dr Love and the editor and creator of Celebrity Parent Advice. Sarah is also leading the way forward in personality led parenting and youth coaching.
So, you want to know a little more about me, eh?
I am a wonderfully happily married mother of two amazing daughters. I love food, adventures and courageous people.
My first ever job was at Disney World Florida and I still think everything can be made better with pixie dust. My last ever job was in the police and I still believe in the fight for justice.
I love food, the occasional cocktail and all things 1950′s and have the car, shoes and handbags to prove it! While we are on the subject of shoes, I have a few obsessions in life; shoes and coming of age teen novels and films. I use to direct the whole school playground to do renditions of ‘Summer Nights’. I love doing things different and hate mediocrity – yuk! Oh, and my friends call me Bubbles but that story is for another day,
I believe that all people are born with a talent and innate gift that, if used to its full potential, can make the world a better place. I also believe that what happens in the teen years dictates whether that gift flourishes or withers – which is why I spend most of time working with teens.
My one goal in life is that we as a society can redefine what talent is and start ensuring that all the gifts in our young people can flourish.
So before we move on, what is your gift that you are (or are not) sharing with the world?
The Official Stuff
Teenologist raising the aspirations of young people
Author, speaker, consultant and media expert, Sarah’s expertise is working with gifted and talented young people who have the capacity to become high achievers. She has an ability to raise expectations and aspirations of all young people she comes into contact with.
Sarah Newton has shared her wisdom with millions who have tuned into her TV and radio shows, followed her writing and listened to her thought-provoking talks. Hailed as “The Supernanny for Teens” by TV Times, Sarah has worked in this field now for over 19 years of her life. And her results are impressive; over 90% of students she works with increase one grade in at least three subjects, for example.
Sarah is also the founder of Talented Teens, a movement that is committed to helping young people create the mindset, determination, commitment and motivation it takes to achieve what they want in life. She often works with young talent to produce forward-thinking creations; for example her new project included working with a young actor to produce a series of YouTube love advice videos called “Teenage Dr Love” and she is currently working with a young singer to produce a song for a novel she has co-authored with her daughter and sister-in-law.
To say Sarah is committed to youth success would be no understatement.
She has worked with and transformed some of the most difficult and apathetic young people, and regularly appears in the media, giving her expert opinion. She has been featured on most UK TV channels (with one of her programmes watched by 1 in 4 of the UK population), hosted her own TV series (which has aired in America, Australia, New Zealand, Poland and Scandinavia), been involved with campaigns for such companies as MTV, Paramount and the BBC, and has sat on future thought panels for ITV.
Her holistic and innovative approaches have been used in schools, organisations, and homes to bridge the generation gap, and her wisdom is often sought by marketing companies and youth brands, trying to understand their audience. She has worked with the children of some of the country’s leading business people, politicians, celebrities and a few millionaires.
Sarah is the author of ‘Help! My Teenager is An Alien – the everyday guide for Parents’, and ‘The Teen Years – Don’t get mad; get through it – A parent’s guide to surviving the teenage years without tearing your hair out’. She is also currently working on her first youth novel with her daughter which is all very exciting.
Whilst Sarah has a natural flair and pragmatic approach to resolving issues, she has been diligent in developing her professional skills. She has been professionally trained through Coach U, Comprehensive Coaching UK, and was the first UK graduate of the Academy of Family Coach Training. Sarah is currently in the process of getting certified in the teaching of William Glasser’s Choice Theory.
She combines this knowledge with her experience as a police officer, all mixed together with equal parts of sensitivity, wonder, common sense, and humour to touch people’s lives.
Sarah is considered a thought leader among her peers, and her futuristic attitude allows clients to benefit from her forward thinking, whole-person approach to everything she does. Her love of restorative justice and her obsession for information on generational theory, neuroscience and technology are slowly turning her into a closet geek!
Sarah lives happily in Northampton, England with her two daughters Bronte (16) and Freya (12), her husband and a menagerie of animals.
“You would be happy to hear – that hourly conversation has changed everything for us! By changing my approach there has been no major issues with my son! I only had to use the first step of the four step method as he would respond well to me pointing out that he is shouting or getting stressed unnecessarily! But I also know it will only work if I don’t shout either, and so far I have managed that most of the time… Amazing what influence we parents have no them and how MUCH we are to blame!! Yesterday I came home to find all washing up done, trash taken out and tea waiting for me! I didn’t even ask, and it seems he does know what he has to do and the less I ask the more he does!Many thanks for this enlighten session. It has totally changed our life at home. ”