Sarah Pittendrigh

You’re never too old, and it’s never too late to turn your I CAN’T into I CAN.

Inspirational Speaker and Life and Business Mentor to Women in Business

Sarah Pittendrigh

Multiple founder, franchisor, CEO, published author of “The I Can Method” and podcast host at Formidable Over Forty, Sarah Pittendrigh is now sharing her extensive business and life experience as a straight talking mentor and keynote speaker, to inspire and help women in business overcome any restrictive blocks and challenges they may be facing, so they can be free to move forward to realise their most meaningful goals and ambitions.


As a mum and multi award winning entrepreneur, Sarah completely understands the complexities of running and building a business – the loneliness, self-doubt, the expectation, the energy required, often alongside juggling outside pressure from your personal life. Sarah also understands that when you hit midlife, it can raise uncomfortable questions about your purpose and your why? You can face a cross-roads and feel stuck in a rut.


Sarah has created  a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to bring your challenges to her table and lean on her 25 years experience as a high performing entrepreneur to help you breakthrough and realise your meaningful goals. She will share with you her go to “The I CAN Method” that she used as the foundation to transform her own life from the depths of bankruptcy, to enjoying the success she has achieved to date.


Sarah speaks at live events and conferences across the UK, and beyond via video call. If you’re looking for a warm, entertaining and honest female inspirational keynote speaker and mentor  with an incredible story to share, click here to learn about Sarah.


As an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust Women Supporting Women and an ambassador for Every Woman, Sarah is very passionate about helping people realise their full potential. She passionately believes you are never too old and it is never too late to live a life you love.

Sarah has a story unlike many others…

From breaking down to breaking through:

At 38, Sarah found herself a bankrupt single mum on income support, having lost a seven figure business in the recession of 2008. With her home about to be repossessed Sarah made a plan:


“I thought my life had ended when our business closed in 2008. With my home about to be repossessed and me and my son about to be thrown out, I had no choice but to act. I rethought the way I looked at everything and I redesigned my life. I took control at 40!


I went from income support in 2008 to becoming the founder of “Britain’s Most Promising Business 2012”, awarded by British Chambers of Commerce. The company I founded is called Simply Bows and Chair Covers, a business I started on a small business government grant and now franchised to 11 UK offices. I have gone on to develop property, become an international keynote speaker, a mentor and business coach to business owners and executives, and I’m soon to be a published author.


My intention is to inspire people by sharing the lessons from my bumpy life and business journey and to encourage others to build and maintain a growth mindset so they too can realise their full potential and push their most meaningful goals over the line”


Press play to hear Sarah tell her story and learn about the powerful method that took her from ‘breaking down to breaking through’.

Like many others, life has thrown me some rather large curve balls, losing a business of which I was a share holder and cancer to name but two…”

Working with Sarah Pittendrigh

Executive one to one coaching programme

Life & Business


Confidential 121 life and business coaching programmes for business owners and executives.

Breakthrough guide tall

Your Self

Study Guides

Do the work at your own pace with The I CAN Method™ PDF guide and audio programme.

Inspirational Keynote Speaker Sarah Pittendrigh


Keynote Speaker

Watch Sarah’s inspirational showreel, see her speaking style and book her for your next event.

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The Book

Available Online

The ‘I Can’ Method has been published! Grab your life changing paperback, eBook or audio book online today!

The ‘I Can’ Method – Published book available online!

“I’m very excited to be writing my book with Eleanor Mills, a former editor of The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times magazine, which tells the story from breaking down to breaking through, my journey from bankrupt single mum to multi-award winning entrepreneur.”

– Sarah Pittendrigh

Sarah Pittendrigh Author - Book coming soon