Sarah Lang came to Western Australia by chance in 2014 when an opportunity to visit WA for a 6-week work stint with one of the Big 4 banks she was working with. In 2021 Sarah is now running her own consulting business in Busselton, focusing on Agricultural Finance Consulting, Finance Broking, Succession Planning and Financial Education.
Working for a big 4, Sarah said, “I saw a bit of a gap in the market around the education and cash flow space”, Admitting that she felt a bit static in her role. Explaining some of her clients cannot fit the box that a traditional bank requires.
15 months ago, she decided to leave the corporate world to become a consultant. “There were so many options for so many clients; I thought I would give it a go, and see what happens” Sarah works with a variety of clients around the country, including broadacre, livestock, wineries and breweries with some interesting including a Protea farmer. Sarah admits, “It is really scary sometimes; you can’t just take a couple of days off and still get paid”. The ability and flexibility to help more clients and people is the reason Sarah is so passionate about what she does.
Sarahs most significant piece of advice is to “Back yourself”, stating her favourite quote as ‘What could you achieve if you knew you couldn’t fail’. Sarah also shares that it is essential to celebrate the wins in our business. Showing us how she writes down her wins each week on a post-it note. “We as business owners are often so focused on the future we aren’t present in the now and we need to take time to pat ourselves on the back” said Sarah.
As a South West local, Sarah is excited for the Inspire + Collaborate Event Series brought to the region by the Community Bank Busselton & Dunsborough, part of Bendigo Bank. “There are so many amazingly talented women in the regions, and when we become a collective, we are stronger and much more dynamic.”
Sarah believes that we can achieve so much more by hearing others’ ideas and thoughts as a group. We are creating collaborations of cultural diversity, expressing different values and opinions, all of which you tend to achieve through a widened perspective, and embracing a broad network of people around you.
Sarah says for women interested in coming to these events, “You’ll meet a bunch of great women in a welcoming environment.” Sarah proudly stated that is what the RRR Network of WA brings. Through collaboration with women right across WA, the organisation delivers some of the most welcoming and inviting events.
More information on Sarah can be found here – https://www.rrrnetwork.com.au/meet-the-board/
For more information on the Inspire + Collaborate events – https://rrrnetwork.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx?selectedEventId=19