About me

Sarah Clark BA Hons PTLLS

Founder & Director Mariposa Coaching


I have 20 years experience of coaching and training using coaching psychology approaches including amongst others:

  • cognitive behavioural

  • solution focused

  • motivational interviewing.


My background is in coaching and training for the criminal justice system since 2000. In 2015 I set up Mariposa Coaching with a portfolio of facilitating over 1600 workshops, working with 40 clients a week, an accredited facilitator of over 10 CBT based programmes and staff trainer I wanted to take my skills to a wider audience. I consolidated previous learning by completing training in coaching psychology approaches at The Centre for Coaching, London with certification in Stress Management and Performance Coaching.

Mariposa Coaching soon began to provide  1:1 coaching, masterclasses and training to a range of clients.  Some of the first of these were delivering in house training for well known engineering companies, such as Altran UK and Rolls Royce, in Bristol in stress management and worklife balance.  I now have  a freelance contract to deliver post graduate training for Educational Advisors who are medical consultants (surgeons, psychiatrists) in coaching and mentoring skills as part of their non clinical training for medical education for the Severn Deanery NHS Trust. Companies have attended work life balance and stress management workshops and booked me for leadership and influencing skills coaching for staff retention and performance.   This  has included a lunchtime workshop involving over 45 delegates and a webcam link to  international offices.  I deliver Wellbeing to Thrive in the workplace training for companies.  I have also delivered training for staff  within organisations to enhance their interpersonal skills when working with stakeholders and within their teams. I am particularly passionate about delivering talks and coaching to staff within companies to enhance effective team communication and influencing skills for leadership.  My training portfolio includes Rolls Royce, Ecosurety, National Foundation for Educational Research,  SWDDF Leadership Programme and South West Education England. I am also a coach for Meningitis Now. 

As part of the wellbeing agenda I have provided talks for Healthy City Bristol Week in 2015 and 2016 and Hamilton House Wellbeing Festival in 2016.  I have had a regular pitch at The Art of Wellbeing, Backwell House. I took part in the wellness weekend at Arnos Vale, Bristol in the summer of 2017.  I am always interested in delivering I talks at  a variety of wellbeing festivals and events in the areas of sustainable wellbeing, personal resilience and stress management and advocated worklife balance on local radio. My practice is part of the 'Go Green Action Plan' to make a positive contribution to the creation of a sustainable city. I established and manage the Bristol and Bath Wellbeing Group on Linkedin. 

Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish because like the butterfly we all face change which can be transformative.



My coachees include young people who need self efficacy  work to feel more confident at school, business owners wishing to enhance leadership and assertiveness skills, couples wishing to increase their communicaton skills within the relationship,  IT consultants to focus on prioritising their workload, accountants to increase communication skills with staff  interaction, start ups addressing procrastination and perfectionism and increased confidence and self belief in giving talks and social interaction at networks. 

I undertake continuous professional development and completed training with Adams Psychology Services in 'Using Coaching to Develop Classroom Practice' Feb 2016, 'Self-Limiting Beliefs: how we can recognise, manage and transform them in young people, ourselves and each other' June 2016 and 'Developing others through the application of coaching psychology: enhancing performance, development and wellbeing' Oct 2016 and 'Coaching for resilience' June 2019.


I am a member of the Association for Coaching,   affiliate member of The International Society for Coaching Psychology and associate member of the Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I adhere to their code of ethics and good practice. I am a coaching at work list member and am listed in the life coach directory.  I attend consultancy with my own coach to maintain my wellbeing and support best practice.

I have professional liability insurance which has been specifically designed for coaching, mentoring and training purposes, DBS and am police level 2 vetted.

My qualifications include BA Hons, Level 5 Certificate in Stress Management and Performance Coaching from the Centre for Stress Management and Centre for Coaching London. This included  have Primary Certificates in Stress Management, Performance Coaching  and Problem Focused Counselling, Coaching and Training; British Psychological Society and The International Society for Coaching Psychology approved. I hold a PTLLS trainer qualification.  I have experience in a wide variety of coaching and programme delivery from thinking skills, emotional management, relationship skills, managing conflict, resilience and self efficacy through to dementia friendly and diversity awareness.

I work on an emotional, deep level and convert this into practical, actionable steps that individuals and professionals can relate to.  We are all unique and whether a business or an individual my passion is helping you to recognise your strengths and helping you to where you want to go in working or personal life. I write a regular blogs - pop over to the blog page to have a read.


call: 07811 740580

email:  sarah.mariposacoaching@gmail.com

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