One of the phrases I hear more than anything when looking at joining or being on a leadership programme is simply ‘I don’t have time’ or ‘My team just doesn’t have the time.’


Now we all know that you just can’t make more time, there’s only so many hours in the day. The simplest, most effective thing a leader in business can do is gift their time. Gift their time to understanding how best to lead the people in their care, gift their time to listen to the what the people in their care are saying (not listening with the intent to respond) and to gift that time to themselves to become a better leader.

How much time have you invested in YOU; in your leadership skills, in your personal development, in your management mindset? This course provides you with the framework to build a toolbox of essential skills to enable you to gift your time, to your own personal development, to your own leadership skills. It doesn't provide you with the what you do (we know that); it will provide you with the HOW.

Fact: Women in Business; entrepreneurs, business leaders and senior executives face a number of challenges.  


We have to (still) defy social expectations, we have to own our accomplishments, know how to set and push boundaries, build a support network, balance business and family life and often cope with high functioning anxiety, the fear of failure and a sprinkling of self-sabotage. 


Sound familiar?


This programme is for women in business. It will empower, inspire and instill confidence whilst building and developing emotional intelligence and those all important human skills that enable us to thrive. 


In this online programme delegates learn how to press play, how to conquer imposter syndrome, how to manage high functioning anxiety, how to stop procrastinating and how to create habits that help, not hinder.

As business owners, as women in business, as leaders in business, we never stop learning but sometimes we need a helping hand; a helping hand that's practical, that's real, that's actionable. We need to know the HOW.

Women are still under-represented in leadership positions; this programme provides the stepping stone to breaking through the glass ceiling and enabling success.

Every day we make choices. When did you last choose YOU?

This programme will help you boost your business approach, it will set you on the path for business success, it will help you lead (yourself and others) effectively and kindly.


We will discovering the ecosystem of you, you will be producing your roadmap for success. We will look at your why, understand the how and then master the what.



A straight-talking, practical and no-nonsense programme for women in business.
Combining 121 mentoring, group workshops and peer support, this programme creates a framework for leading with purpose.


Press Play Live is not about some grand strategic plan backed up by getting up at 5am to get a start on the day. It includes weekly live coaching, downloadable worksheets, practical applications, accountability hours and 121 support.
This programme is about HOW; how you manage, how you lead, how you crack the feck on.
The next group programme begins on the 3rd October 2022. The live coaching workshops will be held on a Thursday at 1.00pm. All lectures will be recorded for anyone that can't attend.

  • Every Monday: 9am:
    Accountability & Planning
    Starts 3rd October with an intro session

    It's all well and good having a plan and all those good intentions but how often do you say "I'll do it tomorrow; I'll start it next week." An accountability and planning hour to start your week is a game changer. And I'll be on hand for any questions from the previous week. We need more PDAs in our lives (that's public displays of accountability). This is your support network. Your personal board of advisers. Your sounding board.

  • Every Thursday: 1.00pm:
    Live Lecture and Coaching

    Every Thursday lunchtime will be live on the course. It will be where I explain the theory, it will be where we talk through the tasks that need to be completed so you can press play and stop procrastinating on pause. Set it in your diary. This is your gift to yourself. This is how to begin. All the Thursday sessions will be recorded so you can access at any time.

  • Peer to peer community

    This is the secret sauce. This is where you really start to feel the benefit. This is where we come together, where you come together in a safe space; to share best practice, to cheerlead for each other, to get advice and to share frustrations and do all the swears. This is where you find your people. This peer community will tackle the loneliness that can be rife as a women in business.

  • Module 1: w/c 3rd October:
    Intro Week & The Ecosystem of You

    The audit of you. The starting point in this programme. The keystone for success is self-awareness. How well do you know yourself. What makes you tick. What causes your triggers. How we think and feel about our self guides all of our responses to our behaviours and actions. It’s one of the core competencies in emotional intelligence. It's insight week.

  • Module 2: w/c 10th October
    Your impact strategy.

    Do you understand the power of a personal brand? People buy people. Your personal brand pivots you to success - it builds trust with prospective clients and the people in your care. You never get a second chance to make a first impression—make it one that will set you apart, build trust and reflect who you really are. AND crucially by nailing your purpose, your belief system, your trademark behaviours you know what you stand for, what you will accept and how you move forward. You design your Impact Strategy.

  • Module 3: w/c 17th October:
    Who is at your table?

    Who is at your table? What are they bringing to the table? What are you bringing to your table? And where are the gaps? How do you fill the missing seats. This module is all about the people you have around you, the impact they can have and how you manage it. We also look at your limiting beliefs, how they affect your ability to press play, to move forward, to make success happen. This week is all about collaboration, communication and connections - and at the heart of it is how we communicate with ourselves. We look at the stories we tell ourselves, how we can switch our mindset and build our motivation, develop our resilience and banish that imposter syndrome. We look at how to build a purpose driven positive network.

  • Module 4: w/c 24th October:
    The Power of Routine

    This week we look at HOW to make the good work stick. We look at how we can gift ourselves that time we need to develop, to process, to move forward. We look at how we create habits that work and how we develop coping strategies we can switch on when that wave crashes over us. This week we build the HOW, the toolbox for success. We look at processes, plans and the power of the pause to help you press play...every day. We look at what you can do when you relapse and how you replenish your resources.

  • Module 5: w/c: 31st October:
    Managing Your Stress Cycle

    Let's talk about stress. This week is all things stress; when stress is good for us, when stress is bad for us, how to recognise it and what the blinking heck to do about it. We look at our stress cycle, we do some assumptions mapping, we figure out the facts and we identify the coping strategies that work for you.

  • Module 6: w/c 7th November:
    Your GROW framework

    What does success look like for you? This week we look at the key questions we need to ask ourselves. This week is where you populate your GROW framework for success; for you to press play. We look at your goal-setting through small measureable outcomes, we look at the reality (based on your analysis), we look at your opportunities and obstacles to you pressing play and we look at your way forward. You will finish this module with a plan, a prescription for your mastering your mindset and by understanding your non-negotiables, you will have your pillars for success. You will have a toolkit to press play on every day.

What others are saying...

Naomi Timperley

Growth and Innovation Consultant, Co Founder Tech North Advocates

Sarah has a brilliant way of making her training relatable to the audience. She is engaging and uses storytelling to demonstrate her knowledge. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sarah and have always had amazing feedback every time I have used her services.

Clare Briscall

Clare Briscall Planning

I knew that Sarah and the PPL sessions would be valuable but I didn’t realise quite how valuable. Oh my goodness she finds a way to get the root of anything that is holding you back from being your very best authentic self. So many techniques grounded in solid thinking, so many tips on how to keep moving forward towards those business goals; but also making sure we don’t lose sight of the every day and celebrating what we do bloody well already. I’ve loved these last few weeks and its value will stay with me for the rest of my working life and beyond. I’ve taken this time to invest in me and it’s been worth its weight in gold. Sarah is not only a great trainer, she’s a great person to be around.

Rachel Brine

She Sports | Growing Well Board Member

Sarah is insightful, confident and supportive. She is motivating, thought provoking and challenging. Through thoughtful and insightful conversations and practical worksheets, she helps to bring calm and focus to a sometimes chaotic work life balance. Sarah is excellent at bringing clarity and reasoning to professional development. The work I have done with Sarah is worth its weight in gold.

Jane Montague

Jane Montague Consultancy

As someone who is, outwardly, very confident, in control, and a spinner of many plates, it would surpuse a lot of people to hear that overwhelm and the questioning of ability looms large with me. Sarah's Press Play Pause course has tangibly helped me even over a short time frame to tackle my limiting beliefs and grow and develop my most important asset - me. There have been manu lightbulb moments over the past few weeks as we work through the workshops and reflection work. Sarah's practical, easy, but incredibly insightful guidance and turned how I approach my day to day actions (no longer a to do) list and has completely reframed my thinking. And Sarah is just a doll - funny, engaging and bloody good ag what she does.Investing in myself and enrolling on her course is one of the best things I've ever done. Say goodbye to the overwhelm and sign up now .

Dan Griffin

Amazon Publishing

Sarah is a fantastic coach - she was incredibly enthusiastic throughout and really upped my own energy and willpower to succeed - but she also asked the hard questions to make sure that I was exploring every avenue of my business and my ideas. She definitely added a huge amount of value and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a business coach that will get to the heart of the problems.

Daisy Pickles

Down At The Social

Sarah’s practical and life aware approach always helps to remind me that no one is perfect and that the most important strategy for a busy person is to be realistic. She offers programmes that will help even the most stressed or disorganised person to take control. Time spent with Sarah is valuable time that will help you be more productive and much nicer to yourself.

Kim Colley

Student Nannies

Sarah is a brilliant educator. We had a couple of very productive and exciting sessions with Sarah coming up with content strategy and plan for our business. Previously we had felt overwhelmed at the prospect of doing this ourselves but she has knocked us into shape and now it seems definitely achievable. She is also seriously good fun!
It’s really quite simple: it’s been written by ME, Sarah Knight.
I'm an award-winning business growth consultant and coach, an expert trainer, a qualified NLP practitioner, a business owner, a mum, someone who has been spinning all the plates, someone who has experienced all the wheels falling off and someone who is qualified to provide practical, real, achievable actionable tools to help you thrive .
I've run teams of 50, I have to lead myself, I've faced the barriers, navigated the humps in the road and I'm now managing running a business and dealing with the menopause - so I've trained in how to help others and businesses navigate the menopause in work.

I’m real, authentic and really blinking practical about what we can achieve as women in business. I am a qualified NLP practitioner, a queen of human skills and I’ve run and built businesses for over 20 years. And I keep it real. And sometimes a bit sweary.

How many courses have you seen that are written by a 'life' coach with no 'lived-in' experience, with no wrinkles to tell the story of pain, of passion, of failure, of resilience? There’s going to be no telling you how to get up at 5am, write your gratitude journal, meditate, do some exercise and then start your day.

This course is different. It’s real. It’s achievable. It’s rooted in scientific fact, it’s designed to build and develop your emotional intelligence which will not only help your mental wellbeing it will help you be more creative, more proactive and more efficient. There’s only 24 hours in a day and this course is really practical about what you can actually achieve in your waking hours.

Press Play is the first of its kind that not only teaches you what you should do to look after yourself, to be more self aware, to manage your emotions, to separate your thoughts and actions but also provides practical solutions to build your success strategy and develop your growth mindset. To lead yourself with purpose.

Top FAQ's

  • Is Press Play really for me?

    Yes, if you want to lead with purpose - and learn how to lead yourself effectively. If you want to take control back - and build a strategy for your own personal development. Yes if you want to give yourself permission to take some small actionable steps every week during the course. But you have to put the effort in -the key to this programme is putting the practice in. You didn't learn to ride a bike overnight, it took practice; it's exactly the same when we are training our brain.

  • What if I don’t complete the course modules every week?

    Press Play Live has been set up so that it doesn’t overwhelm you and take over your week. It’s built in small digestible chunks so that every week you can look at a different theme, a different element of mastering your mindset and how you press play. It won’t take you long, but if life does get in the way one week, you simply pick it up when you can. You have access to the course for six months so you have plenty of time to complete it. However you will then miss the benefits of the live lectures and the Monday morning accountability group.

  • How long will it take me to complete?

    Six modules, six workshops over six weeks. If you can't attend, you can watch the recording at a time to suit you. It will be time well spent. Live lectures will be around 40 - 45 minutes and I'll be around for questions and discussion after. Worksheets and tasks will take between 30 minutes - one/two hours to complete (that depends on how much you want to spend on them) - and then you have to allow your brain time to process the information (that’s the easy bit).

  • What can I expect to achieve from the programme?

    The course is action oriented so you put the work in, so you can figure out what works for you, so you can build and develop your emotional intelligence which will ultimately help you be more efficient, more productive, more creative and crucially mean you are less likely to suffer from burn out. You will learn how to master your mindset.

    Once you have been through the course, the practice starts, creating the habits and routine that will help you press play every day.

  • I am a business owner, can i buy multiple slots for my senior business team?

    Yes. This course works if you are a business of one or work in a business of 51. It is centred on the personal development of the individual. I have a corporate package if you would like to buy multiple spots, please get in touch with me on sarah@mindthegap.academy

  • What’s your refund policy?

    As an online purchase, you are entitled to a refund within 14-days of purchase, UNLESS you have accessed the platform and the content. However I am so committed to what I have created if you complete all the modules, complete all the worksheets, come to the accountability group, take part in the peer community and invest in yourself AND if you don’t learn anything about how to press play, how to stop procrastinating, how to look after yourself a bit better so you can thrive, let's talk.

    You have the legal right to cancel the contract between you and Mind The Gap during the period of 12 hours from date of purchase providing none of the course literature has been downloaded and none of the course undertaken. Should any aspects of the course have been downloaded it is 100% non-refundable.

  • Where can I find out more information about you?

    I have a website where I talk about my corporate offering and you can find out a bit more about me, and Mind The Gap, here.

    I also write a blog which talks a bit more about my life and my not so smalls. And, of course, all the social channels below.

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“Emotional intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80 percent of the "success" in our lives." -J. Freedman

What others are saying...

Naomi Timperley

Growth and Innovation Consultant, Co Founder Tech North Advocates

Sarah has a brilliant way of making her training relatable to the audience. She is engaging and uses storytelling to demonstrate her knowledge. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sarah and have always had amazing feedback every time I have used her services.

Rachel Brine

She Sports | Growing Well Board Member

Sarah is insightful, confident and supportive. She is motivating, thought provoking and challenging. Through thoughtful and insightful conversations and practical worksheets, she helps to bring calm and focus to a sometimes chaotic work life balance. Sarah is excellent at bringing clarity and reasoning to professional development. The work I have done with Sarah is worth its weight in gold.

Laura Bayliss

LifeLeft Tech For Good

The way you talked in such an open, relaxed manner with humour that was honest and self-deprecating at times was so refreshing. I like your style. You seem like 'my kinda woman'.

Jonathan Fagan

Jonathan Fagan Specialist Business Brokers

Sarah Knight has been my mentor for the past few months as part of the Help to Grow Programme at the University of Salford. I have not worked with a mentor before during my 20 years in business and did not really know what to expect. I have to say that I have found the service Sarah provided to be extremely helpful, inspiring and thought provoking. Sarah has come up with suggestions to implement across our businesses that I would not have thought of, she has inspired us to develop new systems, services and solutions, as well as give a gentle nudge here and there to do things we should really be doing but haven’t managed to get round to! Working with Sarah to go through a business model canvas, a business growth plan and produce a timetable to work towards in future has been particularly useful for me personally and our group of companies, and we plan to continue with the work over the coming months and years.. I can highly recommend Sarah for her skills as a mentor, guiding and advising businesses towards future success, and am very grateful for her assistance.

Dan Griffin

Marketing at Amazon Publishing

Sarah is a fantastic coach. She was incredibly enthusiastic throughout and really upped my own energy and willpower to succeed - but she also asked the hard questions to make sure that I was exploring every avenue of my business and my ideas. She definitely added a huge amount of value and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a business coach that will get to the heart of the problems.