Hi, I’m Sarah.
My first job ever was at Disney World in Florida and my last was as a police officer in London. That sums me up really; Buzz Lightyear and Horatio Cain all rolled into one.
If you want a job title for me, call me a teenologist (I made that up, by the way). I often get asked what that means and my answer depends on where I am, in what context, how I’m feeling, what shoes I am wearing and what I had to eat that morning. But in essence I study, spend time with, engage and translate 10-25 year olds, mostly girls. (Those are the new teen years). I am also often called an author, speaker, Gen Z expert, empowerment or confidence coach and on the odd occasion a TV star.
I am devoted to young people and helping them, as well as helping those that work with, educate , parent or market to them see young people differently. The old paradigms and thinking about raising well-adjusted adults has changed, this generation is like no other and to create original thinkers and extraordinary humans, we need to re-imagine all we are doing. My job is to say, “Iceberg ahead!” Your job is to listen (or not; the choice is always yours). I see myself as their champion and my job is to inspire, empower and start different conversations.
I have a passion for young girls and “Raising Girls who Can” which involves looking at techniques and Strategies that increase confidence, courage and compassion which often involves empowering their Mothers.
If you haven’t guessed, I am a maverick thinker and am not shy of saying what I think and causing a stir. On Loose Women I was described as the controversial mum causing somewhat of an internet storm. Personally, I preferred the person who commented, saying that I was just another mom who couldn’t get over her cheerleading days. Please, I am from the UK and we don’t even have cheerleaders!
Above all, everything I do is teen-centered with one purpose and one alone; to change the minds, hearts and lives of young people.