About

Sarah Corday is a certified Life and Career Coach who began her life coaching program in Chicago after spending three and a half years volunteering in South America.

She holds a dual certification from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University (“Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence”, and “Conversations that Inspire: Coaching, Learning, Leadership, and Change”). Her clients include corporate executives, recent college graduates, senior level managers, event promoters, UI/UX designers, musicians, and elementary school teachers.

Sarah works with individuals who are determined to overcome personal blocks and obstacles, and her areas of expertise include public speaking, managing career transitions, and overcoming Imposter Syndrome.

Life Coach Sarah Corday

Sarah has a background in freelance writing, art consulting, and public speaking. Her writing can be found in both print and digital publications.

To connect with Sarah, or inquire about speaking engagements and rates, please click here.

I reached out to Sarah to help me prepare for an upcoming interview. It was going to be a long process with several rounds and I needed to be ready for anything. Sarah jumped right in and really helped me clarify my narrative and build a strong candidate story. She also took the time to  really dig into practice interview questions with me so I could more succinctly communicate impactful answers. She was willing to lean into all areas of prep and helped me feel incredibly prepared for the process. With her help, I successfully landed the new role!I highly recommend her for all things interview-prep related. She won’t disappoint. 

Jaclyn D., New York

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Don’t Wait to Get Picked. Pick Yourself.

Author and blogger Seth Godin talks a lot about getting “picked.”

In a 2015 interview with Bryan Elliot he said,

All of us are surrounded by people who cant wait to get picked. (But) If you want to make a record, make a record. Put it on Itunes. Pick yourself. If you want to write, write. Build a blog. Pick yourself.”

Seth Godin

Can you relate?

I know I’ve certainly had times in my life where I was waiting to “get picked.”

Back in my theater days, I was dying to “get picked” for the lead role. I entered various essay contests and hoped my contributions would “get picked” for publication.

But Seth’s point is a great reminder that, in this modern world of social media and instant connectivity, creating your own platform has never been easier.

If you want to write, you can set up a blog on Squarespace or WordPress in a few hours.

If you want to make music, you can upload your songs to Spotify or iTunes.

And if you’re not sure how to use these platforms, you can watch free tutorials on YouTube that will give you a step-by-step explanation.

Now, I know that time and technical know-how are not the only barriers to getting started. Often, self-doubt is the biggest hurdle to overcome.

Is this something you struggle with? If so, think about your favorite writer or influencer or musician or actor. Chances are, they too had to manage a lot of self-doubt before they began their journey. But aren’t you so glad they persevered so they could produce the books, songs, or Instagram feeds that you love and value? Of course!

There are plenty of situations in life where we can’t control the outcome. But if there’s something you want to create, or if you’ve got an idea to express, now is one of the most incredible times in history to share your voice!

So don’t wait to get picked. Pick yourself.


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Feel like an Imposter? Remember this One Thing.

So you got the job, the internship, the promotion, or the coveted open position you’d been interviewing for.

You’ve signed the paperwork, updated your LinkedIn profile, and told all your best buds. Congrats!

But then, after a few days go by, you get this strange feeling that maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was a fluke that they chose you. You begin to develop a lingering fear that you’re not quite good enough, and soon everyone will know.

This fraudulent feeling is called Imposter Syndrome, and the irony is that the further you go in your career, the more opportunities there are for imposter syndrome to present itself.

But today, I want to give you a catchphrase that is absolutely 100% true and can help you to combat those fraudulent fears. Plus, it’s got a mantra-like ability to stick in your head once you repeat it, so the more you say it, the more you can actually train your subconscious mind to believe it!

But before I give you the phrase, here are a few facts to consider:

  1. According to a recent study, the average cost per hire for companies in 2016 was $4,129.00
  2. The average time to fill an open position is 42 days.
  3. After they’ve hired a candidate, companies spend more than $1200 per employee on training and professional development.*

*Source: https://www.td.org/insights/atd-releases-2016-state-of-the-industry-report

So what does all this data tell us? That if you’ve been hired at a company, it’s because you were wanted. You were the right person for the job, and regardless of how you feel about yourself, they believe you’re going to do an amazing job.

So here it is, a phrase you can use to remind yourself that you belong:


Do you have a go-to phrase that helps you pump yourself up or pulls you out a negative funk? I’d love to hear it! Comment below!


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inspirational quotes to help you overcome your inner imposter

6 Pinterest Quotes to Remind You You’re Not an Imposter

Imposter Syndrome is real.

Not only that, it’s kind of pervasive.

Because even if you’ve squashed it before, it can re-emerge.

When you start a new job, for instance, or embark on a new venture, you might hear that pesky voice whispering “You’re not really cut out for this,” or “Pretty soon they’ll figure out that you don’t belong here.”

If you’ve struggled with feeling like an Imposter, you’re not alone. Not so long ago, I wrote a blog post about 3 ways you can overcome your Inner Imposter.

Anytime you step outside of your comfort zone, it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll feel at least a little bit fraudulent. Even if you’ve overcome this feeling before.

So today, I want to remind you that if you got the job, it’s because you were the right person for the job. And if you won the contest, or got the promotion, it’s not because you were luckyit’s because you put in the work.

Still not convinced? Well then, take a look below. There, you’ll find 6 quotes that will remind you that you’re not an imposter.




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