About

It’s terrifying to start something new, and difficult to know who to trust to give you the right help, advice and tools for your journey. But now more than ever you have everything you need within easy reach. You simply need to know where to look… and that’s where I can help.
Sarah Riley

I create products to support entrepreneurs like you who want to do great work they are proud of and succeed at every level.

I specialise in training, coaching and business support within the outdoor and hospitality industries, and this is where those elements come together with a BANG!

So who am I?

My background is with leisure and hospitality, as well as Government Agencies. I jointly ran a boutique hospitality establishment very successfully, which remained 5-stars for over a decade until it was sold and our next venture was started. I was also a Government trainer and project manager for many years and now work as a freelance writer, social media manager, business coach, inspirational speaker and bespoke training developer. I graduated in business and finance and have a postgraduate Level 5 diploma in Performance Coaching with Neuro Linguistic Programming, a professional coaching qualification fully Accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists and the UK’s ACB Academic Board. I am also a member of the National Council for Psychotherapists and The Guild of Coaching and NLP in the UK.

My work has been published by Government agencies, in magazines, online resources and in ebook stores… including the iBooks Store, Amazon and Barnes&Noble.

More specifically, I have been published in The MetroGlamping Business Magazines, on the Forbes listed Birds on The Blog, Expert Enough, Bonbon BreakMums The Boss, Mums The Blog, Amazing Spaces Channel 4 Scrapbook, Brit Mums, plus many others.

I am the Founder and Editor of the cool camping and glamping magazine, Inspired Camping, and get excited about lifestyle design and Performance Coaching, through my site Inspired Zest For Life. However, I particularly specialise in bespoke training, coaching, marketing, social media and web content. If you want to read more about how my lifestyle journey began you can do so on Inspired Camping, Inspired Zest For Life and in The Mail Online.

Inspired Courses is a place to find support, advice, knowledge and training…. but most of all, it’s a supportive and mutually respectful environment to get the help you’ve been looking for so you can forge ahead with your dreams.

We are all constantly learning… so let’s help each other and learn together.

Come on… what are you waiting for?

Let’s get this FIRE started!

Sarah

Founder of Inspired CoursesInspired Camping and Inspired Zest For Life

23 Responses to “About”

  1. Victoria curwood June 25, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    Dear Sarah,

    An opportunity has come up! Purchase price £300k. A business plan and bid need to be submitted in the next 4 weeks! I have no previous knowledge of the camping/glamping arena other than my own family experiences. I need to be confident we can make money over and above the running costs in order to support my family. 15 acres in total. How to do I get an idea of costs to be realistic of our return. Can you help? Any guidance appreciated.

    Regards Victoria

    • Sarah June 25, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

      Hi Victoria

      I have included everything you need to know in the Ultimate Glamping Business Guide. Visit this page https://www.inspiredcourses.com/glamping for more information and details about what’s included in the package. Smiles. Sarah

  2. james August 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    I can’t use this – how do I buy one of these courses? – there is no login or registration page.

    kind regards

    • Sarah August 7, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

      Hi there
      If you want to purchase a course go to the ‘courses’ page. However, if you’ve already purchased one it will show up in the ‘my courses’ page.
      If you have any problems don’t hesitate to get back in touch. Sarah

  3. Anna March 24, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

    Hi Sarah,

    I came across your page as I’m keen on learning how to setup a profitable glamping site. I’ve reviewed the course curriculum and would like to know if there’s any sample material you can provide? Or do you have a satisfaction guarantee on purchases to your course material?

    Thanks,
    Anna

    • Sarah March 24, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

      Hi Anna. We have a 30 day money back guarantee so if you are not satisfied with the course you can contact us for a refund. Take a look at this page for more information. Sarah https://www.inspiredcourses.com/glamping

  4. lorna mackay August 20, 2015 at 2:24 pm #

    i was considering buying your glamping guide, how much does it cost in canadian dollars.

    • Sarah August 20, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

      Hi Lorna
      The exchange rate is controlled by Paypal and at this moment they are stating the conversion for GBP to Canadian Dollars to be 1 GBP = 1.99497 CD. So at this moment the sale price and exchange rate results in the course costing approximately 170 CD.
      Best wishes. Sarah

  5. lorna mackay August 20, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

    what type of currency do you require?

    • Sarah August 20, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

      Hi Lorna – The course is in Great British Pounds (GBP) so if you pay via PayPal (either by credit card or your own PayPal account) this will be dealt with automatically with the PP currency exchange rate I previously emailed you about.
      Sarah

  6. Kelly September 15, 2015 at 6:57 am #

    Hello Sarah,
    I tried reaching out by submitting my contact information through your inspired courses site. I am located in the USA and wanted to know if the glamping course would be relevant to me, or if the guide only covers land laws and regulations for the UK. Thank you so much, look forward to hearing from you.. please email me back!

    • Kelly September 15, 2015 at 6:57 am #

      Also how is this course taught? videos? are there handouts? books? Thanks!

      • Sarah September 15, 2015 at 11:24 am #

        The course is provided online so you can learn quickly, in your own time and at your own pace from home. It includes videos, text and downloads where necessary. This is a very fast moving niche sector of the market so it is rapidly changing. As such, the information is constantly being updated, and you will have lifetime access to these updates. There is also a 30 day money back guarantee so you can make sure the course fits your requirements. You can find more information here.. https://www.inspiredcourses.com/glamping

    • Sarah September 15, 2015 at 11:16 am #

      Hi Kelly – I have emailed you with the information you need. Best wishes. Sarah

  7. Antonio December 11, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    Hi Sarah,

    Ive bought your course but i cant view lesson How to choose the perfect Glamping bussines.
    I can see the previous one and the next one.
    Please help!

    • Sarah December 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

      Hi. Occasionally security updates on the site can cause this glitch. Your account has been re-set now so please log out and log back in using a private or incognito browser window. This will stop any history affecting what you can see. It will all be running perfectly now.

  8. Charlie Khalil January 20, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

    Hi Sarah

    I purchased the course yesterday and had completed a few lessons and now have been kicked out and it says my user name or email is not recognised?
    Can you let me know what top do?

    • Sarah January 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

      A major update on the site to ensure its integrity in the online world introduced a few gremlins, who randomly decided to erase your account. They are obviously having a bad day! Hmmmm. Anyway, we have removed the pesky gremlins, wagged our finger at them a bit and given you a sparkling new account. Please have a look at your email to get your new access details. Big smiles. Sarah

  9. Bob Stephenson May 16, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

    Hi Sarah, my wife and I want to start a yurt resort in Paso Robles California. Being as we are in the United States are you able to help us here. If not can you recommend a contact over here to help us. We are in the new Wine country that is putting Napa Valley on the run so tourism here is booming. A Yurt resort would do very well here we believe but we do not know where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you, Bob.

    • Sarah May 17, 2016 at 12:50 am #

      Hi Bob. Your idea sounds really exciting… and what a location! Have you had a look at the content of the Ultimate Glamping Business Guide on this page… https://inspiredcourses.com/glamping ? This has everything you need to know and covers information from the USA as well as pulling in essential information from the mature UK market. It also demonstrates how you can source information specifically for your situation too, so you can really drill down into your local market. There’s a 30 day money back guarantee on the course so if you don’t feel it fits your situation you can request a refund, no questions asked. The course helps you business plan effectively from the start and highlights all the options for glamping, together with their potential income streams, start-up expenses and timeline to launch. It also has an extensive training section for marketing, including… social media and imagery, events management, targeting your audience…. and much much more. If you have any further questions do please get in touch via hello(at)inspiredcourses(dot) com

  10. Baboloki Tlale December 7, 2016 at 5:32 am #

    Hi Sarah
    I am in the process of developing a business plan and strategy for campsite and lodge in Botswana around the world famous Chobe Game Reserve area. I have a good site on the river front. How would the course be useful to me given or different laws and policies in Botswana? I need as much help as I can get, but would a course set in a foreign country be relevant to my situation?
    Thanks
    Baboloki

    • Sarah December 7, 2016 at 11:20 am #

      Hi. The course doesn’t have specific data regarding Botswana, however, it does give strategies and information that are relevant to any country. It includes a business plan guide and ‘copy and paste’ sections depending on your needs, background about the Glamping trend worldwide, checklists for the land and dealing with the facilities you choose to provide. It instructs you on marketing techniques for your new business and how to identify your customer and get them to buy from you. It also gives a lot of information relevant to worldwide businesses including launch plans, how to deal with customers, etc. Many of this can be applied to any country and where it can’t, I give instructions on how you can find further information for yourself. The course is currently being accessed by individuals across the world, which is testament to how helpful it is no matter where in the world you are. The course has a 30 day money back guarantee so you can check its relevance without any risk to your investment. I hope this answers your question. If you need to read more about it please visit this page and don’t hesitate to contact me if you need further information. Best wishes. Sarah

      • Baboloki Tlale December 7, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

        Dear Sarah
        Thank you very much for your prompt response. I am much encouraged and will sign up in January and will stay in touch with you for assistance.
        Thanks
        Baboloki

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