Plain Sailing HR & Motivation is owned and managed by Sarah Stones (MCIPD).

Sarah is a Licensed Practitioner of Motivational Maps® and enjoys using Motivational Maps to help people to find out what motivates them and, importantly, give them strategies to maintain and improve their motivation. As well as working with businesses, Sarah works with schools and with parents using Youth Motivational Maps to support children and has a special interest in supporting children and adults with learning disabilities. Plain Sailing HR & Motivation believes strongly in working collaboratively with clients and with other organisations to ensure that the correct support is provided and that there is continuity of service and the best possible outcomes are achieved.

Sarah has worked in HR for over 25 years and has a wealth of experience gained through working with charities, social enterprises, SME’s and the public sector ranging from 4 to 2500 staff. Sarah has worked with boards and trustees and has been part of senior management teams. In addition to her generalist experience, Sarah has a special interest in employee relations and recruitment. Sarah has been an employment tribunal lay member for over 10 years. She is also a college governor.

Sarah’s ability to establish good rapport, her enquiring mind and her interest in the whole organisation, stemming from her degree in business studies, ensures she adds value to any organisation she works with – troubleshooting and then helping others to resolve any issues in the best way for all parties.

Sarah understands the challenges faced by people with disabilities, as she has always had a disability. This has never stopped her doing anything she has wanted and been motivated to do.

The name Plain Sailing comes from Sarah’s love of sailing and an idea to combine that with her business logo. A session online googling terms didn’t take very long when Google returned the following meaning when Sarah searched for plain sailing. The definition sums up, in Sarah’s belief, what support services should be all about:

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"Thank you Sarah for a really interesting session with our two teenage daughters. The questionnaire was simple for them to complete but the report was really comprehensive – as well as reinforcing things we already knew, it provided some really useful food for thought on their motivators (including, interestingly, how they can use this insight to push and develop themselves further). I really was impressed with your style and approach and how you engaged with them. Thanks again for a really helpful session"

Gill Bonello