Dr Sarah Beart - Metalogue

Sarah is an experienced change and organisation development consultant and executive coach. Over the last 20 years she has worked with senior leaders and teams in all kinds of organisations, helping them think and act differently, and working with questions of leadership, change and strategy.

She loves the challenge of understanding each client organisation’s unique perspective and capabilities, and finding creative ways to help people develop and flourish in the midst of change projects of all kinds.

She spend the early years of her career in the British diplomatic service, living and working internationally. Here she first got interested in how organisations with very different cultures can find common ground and work together effectively. This led to an MBA (with distinction) where she specialised in interorganisational relationships and change, and a consulting role at international business school Ashridge. Later in her doctoral research she focused on embodiment in organisations, drawing together sociological, psychological and anthropological perspectives which continue to shape her approach to change.

Currently she is really interested in how leaders and teams work effectively when they are trying to get things done in situations where they have limited formal authority, they need to enlist the collaboration of a large number of people who have plenty of other demands on their time and where the organisational landscape is forever shifting.

Sarah has been a member of faculty on the acclaimed Ashridge Masters in Organisational change, and accreditor for Ashridge’s coaching Masters programme, supporting the development of other coaches and consultants.

Recent clients have included pharma and medical devices, and in health research where her work was recognised with an EFMD gold award for Organisation Development in 2015. Her clients describe her as appreciative, original, intelligent and frank, with a keen eye for what’s really important to them.

Sarah lives hear Cambridge with several creatures including children, fish and a dog.

At Metalogue, we love the challenge of understanding each client organisation’s unique perspective and capabilities, and finding creative ways to help people develop and flourish in the midst of change projects of all kinds.