Life-Coaching and Meditation Mentoring

Life coaching provides an empathic, supportive environment focused on your growth and wellbeing. As a teacher of mine once said, “We need to be accompanied.” We are wired to connect with others, and our most powerful healing and self-insight often happen in relationship with another.

In working with clients, I bring a combination of approaches to our sessions. I am a practitioner of Natural Lifemanship, a neurobiology-based model focused on healing through connected relationships. I’m also a Mindfulness Meditation teacher trained by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, as well as a life coach certified through Lumia Coaching, an approach based in positive psychology.

I offer coaching sessions and meditation mentoring by Zoom and phone. I can support you in the following areas, among others:

  • Relationship coaching
  • Establishing or deepening a meditation practice
  • Self-compassion and self-insight
  • Improving wellbeing
  • Divorce recovery
  • Understanding the trauma-healing journey
  • Cultivating healthy boundaries
  • Connection with self and others
  • Creativity, play and enjoyment in everyday life

My training in Natural Lifemanship provides a trauma-informed framework for relationship coaching. In other words, an understanding of how our nervous systems work guides the principles of building stronger relationships. For clients in the Aspen area or those who can visit, I will eventually offer experiential, horse-assisted learning sessions. This is a powerful way to integrate the work.

Please email me to learn more or to schedule a free 30-minute consult.

Guided Meditation Audios

You can explore my library of meditation teachings and free guided meditation audios here.


Sarah Willeman Doran is a certified life coach, mindfulness meditation teacher, and practitioner of Natural Lifemanship, a model of equine-assisted learning that helps people build connected relationships and overcome stress and trauma. She also owns and operates Turnabout Farm, breeding and developing top-quality jumpers and western reining horses.

A former showjumping rider, she was one of the most successful horsemen of her generation, winning multiple national equitation championships, Open Jumper Grands Prix, and the intercollegiate Individual National Championship. She received the National Horse Show’s Sportsmanship Award and was named Chronicle of the Horse Hunter Horseman of the Year, US Equestrian Federation Junior Equestrian of the Year, and Stanford University’s Club Sports Athlete of the Year.

Sarah holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Education from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from NYU, where she taught Creative Writing. Her writing has appeared in The Concord Review, Practical Horseman, Sidelines, Show Circuit, The Chronicle of the Horse, and CAST’s Bookbuilder Project and Google Literacy Project, among other places.

She lives in Colorado.


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