One of the biggest factors that stops many women from a diverse background from excelling in their careers is setting clear boundaries which can lead to burnout and absenteeism.

Challenge & Solution

Sarah was overworked and underpaid, a story that many women of colour can attest to. Because she learnt how to do many things, her skills were taken for granted not only by her team but also by herself. But it wasn’t just this. She was also dealing with biases.

We started to implement a step-by-step process that helped her create healthy boundaries so she no longer was managing other people’s racism and prejudice.

Our Process

We started to look at the root cause of the frustrations that caused Sarah to doubt her worth by not setting boundaries. I used my P.A.S.T framework to help her become more assertive, so she could advocate for herself. We created performance aids that helped her create procedures that help her streamline her work.


Sarah remembered who she was and started to ask for what she needed. She took back her week and worked on meaningful work, giving her a greater sense of purpose while improving her self-concept. Within months of working, she felt more in control and was offered a role that improved her income and impact.

“I’m wrapping up for the week, and wanted to share with you that this is the first week in a long time, where I have actually achieved everything I was aiming to complete.

Far from the usual frantic rush to share the last bits of work with my manager before logging off for a weekend of worrying about the next week. I am calmly writing my list for the next week, thinking about what my key tasks will be, and looking forward to the things I will be able to achieve.

Thank you for the sessions, they are making a huge difference in how confident I feel about my achievements at work. I am enjoying feeling more in control of my workflow, it’s a real positive improvement!”

Dyslexia & ADHD client