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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Feb 6, 2020


The 15th podcast episode of the Legendary Leaders series sees Cathleen chatting with Sandra Hilton, who balances her work in Coaching, Coach Supervision and Psychotherapy. Sandra discusses the benefit of her great support network and how these individuals help her to stay connected to herself and that allows her to stay connected to her work.


Sandra demonstrates her high level of self-awareness and what she does to connect with herself first at the start of the day. She also touches on the common tendency for people to express how busy they are and puts the underlying need to say this down to people wanting to show their value.


Sandra’s coaching business – On Purpose Coaching – is where she works with people to help them to be more connected to their own purpose in life. Sarah explains how many people oppress emotions in order to manage themselves and the problems this then creates, as opposed to facing up to and understanding the emotions.


Sandra shares her varied life and work experience including working on the production of the film Goldeneye and her life living her Russia, through to identifying her passion for mentoring. Sandra emphasises the importance of trusting yourself and to always be kind.


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About Cathleen: 


As a trained Leadership & Mindset Coach, Facilitator and Keynote Speaker Cathleen supports high achieving but worn-out Women in Corporates create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. 

Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps people turn their careers around so that they start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the Mondays to come. 

Her proven 6-step "Legend Framework" helps Leaders go from feeling lost, lacking confidence and clarity about their career to owning their next career step, feeling at ease with themselves and others, excited about their future and able to tackle any obstacle that may get in their way. At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future. 

She works with action takers who really want to make an impact on the world around them - people who are driven by purpose. If you are a female high-achiever and you are ready to take your career to the next level whilst fully enjoying your personal life, then get in touch! 

With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a leader herself, she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development projects within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations. These are exactly the experiences that made her choose to help leaders across the world step out of the “daily hamster wheel” and into a life of purpose, inspiration and courage to live a life on their own terms. 


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About Sandra Hilton, Founder & Owner of OnPurposeCoaching

“The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed – to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is.” (Parker J. Palmer).


Sandra’s story begins in Manchester in the year when the first man landed on the moon. She grew up in a working class family and then studied Russian at university, fulfilling her wish to learn an exotic language and to travel. She found herself in Moscow in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down and stayed in the country for the next decade, interspersing a career in film (making the first Bond movie shot on location in Russia), with a legal training which led to her becoming a project finance lawyer.


She returned to the UK in 2003 to have her daughter, Elysia. Motherhood brought many changes, including a new career, as coach and consultant and later as a psychotherapist. Throughout her therapy training, Sandra realised, after many years of working in highly pressurised environments, balancing family and work commitments, that she’s always been trying to “get somewhere”. No matter what the achievements and the accolades, they were never enough. The training and her own therapy allowed her to be more present in the moment; to find out what she was really thinking and feeling and in this she found more peace and also more creativity.  Sandra now runs a hybrid coaching and therapy practice accompanying people back to themselves. She works with clients to discover their stories; what’s important to them, what they want in life and how to be more compassionate towards themselves as flawed human beings. She is passionate about people rediscovering what it is that makes us human, and in creating spaces where we can connect with ourselves and others to allow more of our true selves to be present and visible in the world, even when that “self” might not fit a socially recognised or approved norm.


She is author of Soul Notes, a regular reflective blog on what it means to be more present in the world and is currently planning some workshops for 2020 to bring people together to explore the stories we tell ourselves. When not seeing clients, Sandra loves to walk and to write, and is slowly penning a historical novel exploring the feminist roots of her working class ancestors.


Sandra is soon going to host a wonderful storytelling workshop called “The Stories we Tell ourselves.”


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