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Focus on WHY

A podcast with purpose!

Focus on WHY is all about WHY people do WHAT they do.

People who align their work with their values. 

Are you looking for fulfilment and purpose in your life?

Without a compelling WHY, you may lack clarity or the ability to make informed choices and wise decisions.

Imagine the positive impact you could make if you valued your work and you were valued for your work!

Life Purpose Coach, Podcast Mentor and Top 1% Podcaster, Amy Rowlinson, is the host of Focus on WHY and will guide you towards a purpose-driven life. 

Looking for 1:1 life purpose coaching or podcast mentoring, book a free 20 min discovery call with Amy here

Have a Purpose. Have a Plan. Focus on WHY. 

Oct 25, 2022

Cast your mind back, was your careers advice useful? Did it tap straight into your passions and purpose or did you get channelled straight into the rat race? After a re-evaluation whilst travelling the world and after losing her father to pancreatic cancer, Sarah Dennis felt ready to take a massive leap from the world of corporate banking to become a bookshop owner. Using the process of elimination and her own funnelling technique, Sarah took a calculated risk to scratch the itch that would lead to her own personal fulfilment. Books are very much Sarah’s happy place and her purpose-driven community-focused businesses all started from a couple of random conversations from across opposing sides of the world.



“I made a decision I was going to because I had a very random conversation with this couple somewhere in South America who were from Scotland. And I said, I really want to open a bookshop, but I just don't think it's really viable these days. And she said, “Oh, no, that's not true. This amazing book shop just opened in our small town that is doing really well. If you find the right place, you could do it.”



Sarah Dennis is the owner of two award-winning independent bookshops, Mostly Books in Abingdon and The Borzoi Bookshop in Stow-on-the-Wold.  

In addition to running her own shops, Sarah is a non-executive Director of the Divisional Board of the Booksellers Association and is a member of the BA Children’s Bookselling Group.

Sarah holds an MMath (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Mathematical Trading & Finance from City University.  Prior to working in the book trade, she worked in finance.

In her free time Sarah enjoys wild swimming, running and sampling a wide selection of gin!



@sdennis_UK (Insta)

@SDennisBooks (Twitter) (Facebook)



@mostlybooks_shop (Insta)

@mostlyreading (Twitter)

@mostlybooksabingdon (Facebook)

@borzoibookshop (Insta, Twitter & Facebook)



Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, Podcast Strategist, Top 1% Global Podcaster, Speaker, Mastermind Host and Property Investor. Through 1:1 and group coaching, Amy works with individuals and businesses to improve productivity, engagement and fulfilment, to banish overwhelm, underwhelm and frustration and to welcome clarity, achievement and purpose.



Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. Helping them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire.

If you would like Amy to help you to launch your podcast or to focus on your WHY then please book a free 20 min call via



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HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson



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