SARAH ARGENAL | BACKGROUND

As a working mom of two little boys, I’m intimiately familiar with the pressure associated with trying to juggle work, family, and life in general. I realized early on that I didn’t want my parenting experience to be defined by stress, frustration, and guilt. This is what motivated me – and continues to drive me – to find solutions that will help working parents create a fulfilling balance in their lives.

Over the last three years, I’ve combined my background, experience, and extensive research in fields such as psychotherapy, personal development coaching, consulting, teaching, and project management to design a framework to help working parents overcome burnout and build more fulfilling lives through my company, the Working Parent Resource.

Today I am committed to helping busy moms and dads develop the skills they’re missing to reclaim control of their time and energy, re-connect to the people they love most, and integrate the most important areas of their lives in a way that works for them.

Education is a cornerstone of personal development. But as a trainer, my passion lies in helping people apply and naturally integrate those skills in their daily lives for lasting transformation.

As a happily married mom of two, I find opportunities in my daily life to practice what I preach. I embrace the messiness of parenthood while striving to become the best version of myself. I would be honored to help you do the same.

 

ABOUT THE WORKING PARENT RESOURCE

I started the Working Parent Resource in 2015 to help burned out working moms and dads find the tools and resources they needed to create a more balanced and enriched life in this fast-paced, demanding world we live in today.

This free resource includes a popular podcast that interviews experts and other working parents on topics such as time management, productivity, marriage, relationships, parenting, mindfulness, organization, and self care.

There’s also a curated archive of resourceschallenges, trainings, and blog articles on a variety of topics to help working parents.

HERE’S THE REALITY

A lot of coaches and consultants out there aren’t actually trained to help other people. They may have achieved a certain set of results themselves, or may be “just one or two steps ahead” of you. They’ll tell you that makes them qualified to get you the same results.

The truth is that achieving lasting, long-term change requires three things:

  • An in-depth understanding of the problem you’re trying to solve and the goals you’re trying to reach;
  • Knowledge about the individual who’s trying to change (unique strengths, weaknesses, resources, goals, mental blocks, past failures, etc.); and
  • The general nuances of human development, behavior modification, and motivation.

Most people don’t share their qualifications on their websites… because they don’t have any. I want you to know that when you work with me, you’re getting the benefit of twenty years of formal education, personal experience, and professional development dedicated to helping other people reach their goals while gaining a better understanding of themselves.

Here are just a few highlights of my qualifications that you can depend on.

PSYCHOTHERAPY | As a trained psychotherapist, I understand and explain in relatable terms the building blocks of human psychology, child development, behavior modification, communication techniques, conflict resolution, family systems, reasoning, and subconscious motivations to isolate the reasons why you might be doing the things you’re doing.  Understanding what holds you back from self improvement and healthy relationships, and how we can use that insight about yourself to overcome unique challenges and find fulfillment, is an important part of long-term change.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COACHING | Using my natural curiosity about people, I ask compelling questions so you can drill deeper into clarifying what you truly want and what’s preventing you from getting there. Together we co-create a strategic plan of action to move closer to your ultimate goals while implementing new tools and skills throughout the process. I hold you accountable and provide a safe and supportive environment for moving beyond your comfort zone to make lasting life changes in your habits and routines.

COMPLEX PROJECT MANAGEMENT |  I spent nearly 20 years in the fast-paced and high-stress environment of litigation project management in global law firms. I’m skilled in zooming in and out on a project to achieve desired results. I can quickly analyze your needs as an individual, family or corporate team to help you construct a strategy that will help you accomplish your overall goals. I help you maximize whatever resources you have available, such as relationships, technology, and systems to streamline your efforts.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & TEACHING | Understanding the transformation that people are striving for, and developing a learning plan to support that transformation, is one of my specialties. Breaking complex ideas and competencies down into manageable steps to build on each other and maximize progress is one of the things I do best.  I apply learning theory to help you gain knowledge and practice new behaviors in a way that’s most natural and effective for you. I help you manage obstacles to success and provide guidance while allowing for experimentation.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT & FOCUS | I integrate skills such as meditation and mindfulness to help you focus and be more engaged within a complex and “too busy” modern world. I help you develop a practice of discipline to increase confidence and serenity while building a foundation of internal strength that is stronger than outside influences. There’s a focus on managing mindset and emotions in an authentic and effective way.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS | I conduct research on a variety of topics that ambitious working parents care about the most.  Interviewing people of all walks of life to gain different perspectives allows me to see many different angles of an issue and analyze the pieces to find relationships between them.  I synthesize information quickly to identify new patterns and insights.

PARENTING | I’m someone who’s been there and understands the nuances of raising children in today’s world. Helping ambitious professionals blend their natural “Type A” tendencies with their parenting instincts in each moment is my specialty. Giving parents the information and guidance they need to connect to their children in a way that allows them to evolve into the human beings they’re supposed to be is incredibly important to me.  Together we can address your shifting identity that comes with becoming a parent while balancing the needs of your child with your own, your partner’s, those at work, and in other areas of your life.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU KNOW?

Whether you’re interested in private consulting, a corporate wellness event for your team, or if you want to attend one of my virtual or live events, here are a few things you should know going in:

I believe a healthy and fulfilling life is entirely possible as a working parent, and that the key to creating that balance starts within us.

I value family and personal development above just about everything else. I believe these are foundational elements of a thriving society.

I serve others best when I’m reflecting back to them how they’re subconsciously sabotaging their deepest values and desires.

I work best with people who are motivated to change, they just need to know the most effective steps to take now.

I show up as my best self when I’m scrutinizing outdated ways of thinking and offering new, more effective alternatives.

I see that there are a lot of options available to working parents than ever before… it’s just up to us to take advantage of the right ones.

I create the most value when I’m bringing calm to chaos.

I’m a firm believer that life is too short to be miserable and stressed out.

 

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