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Break The Cycles That Hold You Back


You want to overcome overwhelm, pressure and that feeling of anxiety, but how do you know if you're ready for growth?

5S Projects | Helping you unlock what's blocking you from living your best life
MAKE LIFE HAPPEN

INVEST IN YOU

We coach business owners and their teams to help them unlock what’s blocking them from achieving what they want in their personal and business lives. 

An owner of multiple businesses, Sonal Bhaskaran was also on a journey of overcoming Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in parallel, having unknowingly suffered from it for most of her life. 

Understanding personally the challenges a business owner faces while juggling those that life throws at us, Sonal combines her 21+ years of experience delivering projects in highly pressurised environments whilst working through her complex trauma to help individuals in leadership and business owner roles get them to where they want to be, through 5S Unlocked. 

 Over a rolling 3, 6 or 12 month period in 1-2-1 sessions over Zoom with Sonal Bhaskaran, select from weekly or fortnightly coaching and also receive: Direct support and accountability in between sessions, focus notes and a summary at the end of each session to maintain focus and work towards the goals we’ve set together at the beginning. 

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THE CHALLENGES WE HELP YOU to OVERCOME

What's Holding You Back?

5S Projects | Break the cycles that hold you back from living your best life with 5S Unlocked Transformational Coaching
overwhelM

You’re stretched so thin across family commitments, meetings, demands in your business or at work, you don’t know if you’re coming or going. With zero free time and no room to breathe, you just want to catch a break without having to play catch up later.

5S Projects | Break the cycles that hold you back from living your best life with 5S Unlocked Transformational Coaching
pressure

Constantly under pressure from family, friends, business partners and colleagues, investors, clients or suppliers, you set high standards for yourself and feel disappointed if you don’t meet or exceed them, or avoid the work because you don’t want to feel like you’ve failed.

5S Projects | Break the cycles that hold you back from living your best life with 5S Unlocked Transformational Coaching
people pleasing

You’re a giver who finds it hard to say no, even when you don’t feel up to helping because you don’t want to let people down, making you feel under-appreciated when it’s left un-noticed.

5S Projects | Break the cycles that hold you back from living your best life with 5S Unlocked Transformational Coaching
anger

People just don’t do things the way you’ve asked them to or don’t listen to your advice, leaving you to feel frustrated and drained when things don’t happen the way they were meant to or people don’t respond the way you’d hoped. 

5S Projects | Break the cycles that hold you back from living your best life with 5S Unlocked Transformational Coaching
unworthiness

Making decisions feels stressful because you  doubt your own judgement in making the right choice and feel undeserving of any achievements or successes you’ve already accomplished. 

5S Projects | Break the cycles that hold you back from living your best life with 5S Unlocked Transformational Coaching
lack of purpose

You feel unfulfilled, trapped and stuck in routine. It often seems like the gap between where you are and where you want to be is too big to close. 

 

5S Projects | Helping you unlock what's blocking you from living your best life
HELPING YOU TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR LIFe so you can take back control of your business

Sonal Bhaskaran

Meet the 5S Projects team |Sonal Bhaskaran
5S Projects | Co-Founder | Sonal Bhaskaran
hello

Hi! I’m Sonal Bhaskaran, I run 5S Projects. You might be asking yourself “what the heck makes a process consultant qualified in helping me through my life challenges?”

For me anyway, the right way of improving processes is identical to improving your life. Find the right problem to solve, accept it’s happened, identify what isn’t working and what is, fix each issue identified, one at a time. 

I had complex PTSD from childhood well into my 30s before it was diagnosed. After dealing with streams of flashbacks day on day for years, feeling guilt, anger, shame, overwhelm, fear and anxiety alongside running multiple businesses for decades, a breakdown was my warning sign that it was make or break and that I needed someone to help me out of it.  

the turning point

Hitting my lowest point made me realise that there was no other way but to up and no other person but me to flip things around not waste any more years. I’d literally spent decades with a need to be liked, valued by others and let a traumatic past negatively affect my present and future. 

Working with an incredible trauma therapist and psychotherapist, the results gave me back control to simplify my life, make better choices and better business decisions. If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t have 5S Projects, or met the amazing people I now have in my life that have pushed me even more forward.  

It would have been impossible without them, but it also felt impossible and overwhelming at the time, especially when I looked at the long journey I had ahead of me. 

MY JOURNEY

It was tough to work through it all. It was even harder to realise that my value system was created by things I had no control over and how much it had affected decisions I made, even the smallest ones, n my businesses and personal life. 

I had inadvertently surrounded myself with the wrong people and the wrong work environments for years, which in turn meant I always felt unsafe, never knowing my place or purpose and in general feeling very isolated and like a fish out of water wherever I was. 

Doing the work helped me understand the rationale and root cause behind decisions I made, actions I took, and why I held onto environments that weren’t serving me. 

It set me on a different path of making small changes to my life regularly to the point where I became confident of the type of person I wanted to be, the things I wanted in life, and the business I wanted to own and drive forward. 

What i learned

Life can suck, if you continue to let it. Things happen that you have zero control over. That’s life. It’s ok to feel it’s unfair and be angry, but only to a certain point. No matter what life has thrown at you, it’s you that owns the outcomes and results you create for your life.  For many, that realisation or “awakening” happens after “hitting rock bottom” or burning out. 

Your current state of mind affects your ability to make good decisions, and beliefs developed as far back as your childhood have a say in that too. If you don’t fix that and you’re a business owner, it can ruin your business.  Hold onto things and people that don’t work for you or do you no good, and you’ve just said a loud no to making space for the good stuff.

Reaching out to someone who can help you to overcome those blocks is one of the biggest comfort zones you’ll break, but the most powerful one that creates limitless opportunities to live the life you want. 

If you’re ready to create better outcomes in your life and like what you’ve read so far, book your free session with me to see if we can work together. 

Simon Hutchings
Simon Hutchings
Visualise Graphics
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Before we started working with Sonal our business processes were really just in my head, this meant that when time was tight they weren’t followed to the 8th degree leaving me with a level of doubt and uncertainty as to whether I'd missed anything out. Sonal was brilliant to work with, she really got under the skin of my business to understand exactly what the outcome of each activity was and then connected the dots where processes connected to make them more efficient. I run a branding and design business so we know the power of visuals but seeing everything mapped out in a simple colour-coded format just gave me the reassurance I needed that this was right for the business, I was more efficient and as we plan for growth, we have the ability to outsource and scale more easily.
Jessica Cohen
Jessica Cohen
Forty Four Media
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Sonal was an absolute pleasure to work with. She helped me identify areas of my business that could have been streamlined and helped me refine my processes in order to be most efficient and beneficial for growth and development. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone, incredible service and such a lovely person to work with!
Oliver Dolby
Oliver Dolby
5th Element
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I ask myself how I managed so long without Sonal's wisdom and the simple procedures and processes that she helped me put in place. Her advice and support has been invaluable. I now have a better understanding of my business and clients. I can now grow knowing that I have processes that future proof me and saves time. I highly recommend Sonal to everyone wanting to grow their business. She has really saved me time, reduced my stress and allowed space for future business growth.
Nick Othen
Nick Othen
Triple 888 SEO
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One of the biggest challenges I faced was working out a pricing structure that is both competitive and reflects what I am worth. After working with Sonal, i now have a simplified service offering with tailored packages to suit my clients needs with a developed price matrix structure. My profit margins have increased dramatically.
Oliver Dolby
Oliver Dolby
5th Element
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I ask myself how I managed so long without Sonal's wisdom and the simple procedures and processes that she helped me put in place. Her advice and support has been invaluable. I now have a better understanding of my business and clients. I can now grow knowing that I have processes that future proof me and saves time. I highly recommend Sonal to everyone wanting to grow their business. She has really saved me time, reduced my stress and allowed space for future business growth.
Sarah O'Donoghue
Sarah O'Donoghue
Optio Business Services
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My business was growing quickly. I felt overwhelmed with the thought of it all and didn't know where to start. After my first call with Sonal, I emptied all my thoughts and felt a sense of calm set in as I trusted Sonal would bring it back to me in order and she didn't disappoint. Sonal gave me a new pricing structure and processes, even suggestions for how to scale the business in 3 to 5 years! The business has grown from just me to 9 people . All this in 2 months!
Devendra Rampersaud
Devendra Rampersaud
Guardian Solicitors
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Sonal took the time to review processes, and immediately identified key bottleneck areas for us to improve. Within a short time, 5S Projects became an integral part of our team. I now have a streamlined process for email and documentation management, as well as the client services process. It enabled the turnaround of new client enquiries being handled within minutes. I would recommend 5S Projects to anyone looking for an external eye to assess their systems and processes.
Richard Gibbons
Richard Gibbons
Boost My Customers
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Thank you for the incredible work you have done for me and my clients. You put together an incredible package which has transformed how my business gets results. All my clients have been blown away by your efficiency and your changes have doubled their results. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.
Ande Ilao
Ande Ilao
UBS Investment Bank
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Sonal worked with us on a large scale project to build a tailored application for multiple stakeholders with very specific needs. She has singlehandedly defined and fully organised our requirements and contributed greatly to its timely delivery. She’s been the foundation of the optimism that we all have and I would highly recommend her.
Nicholas Insall
Nicholas Insall
UBS Smartwealth
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Sonal added tons of value from day one. By quickly understanding how GDPR impacted the company and working with the compliance teams bank-wide, she delivered a clear set of requirements to be built into our product. She is one of the strongest analysts I have worked with.
Antony Goulding
Antony Goulding
Coutts UK
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Certain people stand out who focus on the outcomes and consistently deliver high quality on complex projects with tough timescales. You trust their judgement and have confidence in their ability no matter what. Sonal is one such person and would always look for her to be part of my team
Jindy Mann
Jindy Mann
BCS Consulting
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From day one, Sonal delivered impressive results for a complex regulatory programme. The quality, frequency and sheer volume of her output was exceptional, so much so that she was key in providing input and her expertise across other divisions of Barclays Investment Bank. I would not hesitate to work with her again.
Dimitris Androutsos
Dimitris Androutsos
PWC
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I highly recommend Sonal. With exceptional problem solving skills, she is very engaging and an excellent team player who works collaboratively with all programme teams. She has good business and commercial acumen. Sonal is a great asset.
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SImplify your processes

This is for you if you need your creative agency to work harder for you so that you can work less, but don’t know where to start identifying and fixing the bottlenecks. 

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This is for you if you want to be coached in all aspects of your business and work towards a long term aim of making your business give you the lifestyle that you deserve.

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BREAK THE CYCLES

This is for you if you’re ready to unlock what’s blocking you from making key decisions and changes for the better in your life and in your business. 

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