a)plan coaching

Specializes in:

  • Leadership Development for Emerging Leaders
  • Work-Life Alignment
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Career and Life Transitions

Sarah is passionate about creating possibility and clarity in people’s lives. Her goal is to not only have you achieve your result, but to also transform how you achieve your goals so that there is a lifelong shift.

Sarah has been coaching since 2012, is a Professional Certified Coach, and has coached hundreds of people to be effective leaders, find their purpose, bring big projects to life, navigate tricky transitions, and gain work-life alignment. 

Throughout Sarah’s life she’s always been drawn to help people, whether it was as a sports coach, peer mentor, or volunteer. Once she found coaching, she knew she’d found her professional home. Prior to becoming a coach, Sarah worked in international development and as a UX designer serving mission-driven organizations. She loves working with creative and innovative people who care about the world. 

Sarah lives with her husband and coaches from the Washington, DC area. She’s a two-time NCAA champion in rowing and loves hiking, skiing, kayaking, drawing, photography, and listening to live music.

Education & Credentials


  • BA, Brown University, Development Studies
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaches Federation  
  • Accomplishment Coaching – Coaches Training Program 
  • Former Accomplishment Coaching Trainer and Mentor Coach

Clients that have benefited from coaching with Sarah have been nonprofit leaders, CEOs and executives, UX designers and developers, entrepreneurs, and individuals at Deloitte, McKinsey, Amazon, Capital One, General Assembly, Environmental Defense Fund, and Conservation International among many others.

Client Testimonial

“I would absolutely recommend Sarah to everyone (and I have!). I particularly appreciate Sarah’s gentle, non-judgmental listening combined with concrete practical skills and goal setting. During the process of working with Sarah, I emerged from a sense of confusion and overwhelm that I’d been living with for years. I feel hopeful, focused, and empowered to create the life I want. I didn’t really believe that I could have true, lasting breakthroughs in the way I dealt with my life. But then, I did.”

Tricia

Client Testimonial

“I started working with Sarah shortly after transitioning to a new career. Sarah helped me create a plan for my personal and professional development, then provided me with tools and ideas to help me meet my goals. Six months after working with Sarah I received the biggest raise of my career. I’m confident that anyone who works with Sarah will benefit from her excellent coaching ability.”

Kristin Greenslit

Client Testimonial

“Would I recommend working with Sarah Brooks as a coach? The answer is a resounding “YES”. Sarah has one of the greatest gifts available to mankind, the gift of empathy. I always felt like I could trust Sarah with the personal details of my life. She was very perceptive and able to identify behavior and thought patterns that were preventing me from accomplishing my milestones. Sarah was supportive and encouraging throughout the coaching process, but most importantly she offered resources and tools to get things done.”

Adrienne
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