About Sarah Kuipers

Helping ‘Over-Givers’ become Thriving Givers.


Sarah Kuipers


My training programs and #1 bestseller The Thriving Giver  bring together everything I have learnt from nearly 20 years of working in healthcare, over a decade of training health professionals, and a Masters researching stress and burnout.


But what most people don’t know about me is how, for so many years, I was brilliant at helping my clients master stress and balance their lives… but… not so good at practising what I preached!

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Burnout crept up on me.

As a single mother bringing up three young boys alongside running a successful practice, I tended to put everyone else first and ignore my own needs.


Eventually, I became more and more exhausted  mentally, emotionally, and physically. I became cynical, hardened, and numb. I lost my sense of compassion and withdrew from friends and family.


Feeling as if I had nothing left to give, I began to dread going to work. It was only then that I realized I needed to stop. I took a 3-month sabbatical – to rest, relax and reflect. This led to…

Masters Research Study

This highlighted the importance of:

  • Having a comprehensive toolkit to manage stress, restore balance and replenish our energy.
  • Self-awareness and recognizing how close we are to the critical one.
  • Releasing the Over-Giver Syndrome, and why it’s difficult for many of us to balance our own needs with the care of others.
  • Saying ‘no’ for boosting our confidence, wellbeing, and resilience.
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7 Principles of The Thriving Giver

My #1 bestseller The Thriving Giver brings together everything I have learnt through my own life’s journey, my research, and working with clients for over 20 years. 


The 7 Principles, as illustrated by this flower, are explored in depth in my book.


These principles and their potent tools create the foundation for my programs.

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That is why I am passionate about empowering your staff to navigate pressure with more ease, perform at their optimum, and avoid burnout. I am excited that many of these strategies are also just as valuable for sharing with, or helping your patients, clients or service users to improve their mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

Contact us to see how we can help your staff (and those you serve) improve
their wellbeing and become more resilient.