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Hi, I’m Dr. Sarah Sarkis

I’m a psychologist by training, and a certified executive and performance coach by practice. I also moonlight as a writer and speaker. My integrated approach is big on science, low on bullshit.

I’m available for individual, team, and organizational collaboration.

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I know this to be certain. ✨

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #conflictresolution #avoidance #psychologistsofinstagram #therapymeme #therapyquotes 

📷 : @laura_mckowen
I work in clandestine realms. Shadowy and furtive by nature, I orbit in the background, the underbelly of your mind. 🧠

You will not see me coming...

I’ve infiltrated the velvet ropes, and I have free reign over your unconscious landscape. I roam pathways and corridors that even you don’t know exist.

You cannot hear me coming.

I am suspicious of change and progress. I detonate, undetected, as soon as I feel threatened. I live parasitically inside of you. 👇🏼

You will always be caught flat-footed.

My networks are savvy, tactical, and coordinated.

You will not smell, feel, or anticipate my presence.

I am relentless and I am unpredictable. 🌪

This is an inside job.

Do you know who I am?

I am SABOTAGE. 💥

Read more about this process in the LINK in my BIO ✨

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #sabotage #theunconscious #selfsabotage #overcomingselfsabotage
Here’s to being present. ✨

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologymemes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery #powerofnow #righthererightnow
It couldn’t be different. It’s not going to be different. It is exactly what it is. ✨

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #itiswhatitis #noregrets #therapymeme #dailytherapy #therapistsofinstagram
That’s my day job. ✨

#psychologists #mytherapistsays #therapyhumor #therapyiscool #brainscience #trainyourbrain #neurobiology #psychologist #needtherapy #mindfulliving #mindfulness #peakwellness #therapymemes #mentalhealthblogger #performanceblog #performancecoach #peakperformance #optimalperformance #psychologymemes #psychologist #brainscience #trainyourbrain #executives #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #flow 

📷 : @tracymcmillan
It sure is. ✨

What'd you learn this week? 💡

#happier #happyliving #happinessquotes #letitgo #ownit #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #therapyworks #therapist #psychologist #truthbomb #mindfulliving #knowthyself #takingownership #awareness #mentalwellbeing #selfmastery #mindfulness #mindfulliving #intentionalliving #lifebydesign #optimalwellness
Something to think about. ✨

What's the most inspiring quality you've experienced in a leader? 💡

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #executivecoaching #executivecoach #executivecoachingforwomen #executiveconsultant #executiveconsulting 

📷 : @audryefaye
Job security for me 😉

#mentalhealthblogger #performanceblog #performancecoach #peakperformance #optimalperformance #excellence #everydaygreatness #successquotes #psychologymemes #psychologist #brainscience #trainyourbrain #executives #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #flow #grit #resilient #executivecoach #executivecoaching
It’s the quest for belonging and chemicals that make group dynamics so alluring and potent. 💥

Most people don’t realize that every group you lead and every team you build are a living, breathing entity. Alliances are built, others are broken, rogue factions form, and silent objectors plot. And by the way, all of this operates unconsciously. 🤯

ON THE BLOG ➡️ "The Pitfalls and the Power of the Pack: How Group Dynamics Shape Your Corporate Culture" --> LINK IN BIO ✨

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #groupthink #groupdynamics #forleaders #executivecoaching #executivecoach #corporateculture
Please. I beg you. 

Make this the year your life reflects exactly what you say you value. 💥

#rigged #ownit #insidejob #dothework #selfcare #selfconfidence #selflove #acceptyourself #youdoyou #selfdevelopment #personalgrowth #selfmastery #therapymemes #psychologymemes #psychologist #therapyiscool #iamworthy #emotionalwellbeing #knowyourtruth #optimist #optimismquotes #positivepsychology
This is a profound concept. I spent a bunch of years wishing things were different or that if I could somehow change the past, I wouldn’t waste time.  This concept (and daily practice) freed me of all of that. ✨

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework 

📷 : @laura_mckowen
This is an inside job. ✨

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologymemes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery #eckharttolle #eckharttollequotes
It's hunting season... ✨

#insidejob #dothework #selfcare #selfconfidence #selflove #acceptyourself #youdoyou #selfdevelopment #personalgrowth #selfmastery #therapymemes #psychologymemes #psychologist #therapyiscool #iamworthy #emotionalwellbeing #knowyourtruth #optimist #optimismquotes #positivepsychology
A deceptively difficult task and it’s a prerequisite for growth. 💥

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologymemes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery 

📷 : @aubreymarcus
This quote made me really think. ✨

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #levelup #playingsmall 

📷 : @tracymcmillan
One of the most important aspects of groupthink that most people overlook is the fact that because the behavior is dispersed over a group, the individuals no longer feel any personal responsibility for the outcome of the group behavior... 👇🏼

ON THE BLOG ➡️ "Groupthink: When Individuality Becomes an Act of Treason" LINK IN BIO ✨

#awareness #cultivatingawareness #selfmastery #personalpower #ivegotthepower #yougotthis #youdoyou #competitiveadvantage #optimalperformance #optimalwellbeing #peakperformance #brainscience #learnthelessons #selfdevelopment #performancequote #groupthink #groupthinking #socialpsychology #culturalpsychology #wakingup #theunconscious
It’s so true. 💥

#mindset #getstarted #juststart #justdoit #buildingmyempire #fempire #fempowerment #entrepreneurquotes #motivationquotes #dailyinspo #gottastartsomewhere #performancecoach #dreambig #goalgetter #goaldigger #peakperformance #psychologist #therapyiscool #igotthis
It’s kinda liberating, ain’t it? 🙌🏼

2020 taught me this loud and clear. 💥

#happier #happyliving #happinessquotes #letitgo #ownit #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #therapyworks #therapist #psychologist #truthbomb #mindfulliving #knowthyself #takingownership #awareness #mentalwellbeing #selfmastery #gowiththeflow #mindfulliving #release #therapymemes 

📷 : @drmayashetreat
Everything costs something. ✨

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #movinonup #newlife #makingachange #lifechanges
This is why I tell everyone I work with that observation is key. 🔑

All will be revealed simply through observing ourselves. ✨

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologymemes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery #knowthyself

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