Sarah is a qualified organisation development consultant, facilitator and executive coach, with over 25 years’ experience working with senior executives and teams, helping them thrive and adapt in the face of the most challenging situations.
Working from the principle that organisations change through relationship and conversation, she helps her clients clarify the work they need to do, and decide who to involve and what’s needed to make the difference. Drawing on long practical experience, as well as a rich foundation of ideas from psychology, sociology and anthropology, she helps CEOs and senior leaders improve how their teams function, engage their wider organisations in bringing strategy to life, and redesign their organisations.
Sarah’s early career was in the British diplomatic service, living and working internationally. Here she first got interested in how organisations and groups with very different cultures can find common ground and work together effectively, and how effective diplomacy means so much more than being nice.
Her recent clients in the UK and Europe include government departments, NHS Trusts, global pharma and medical device companies, and UK health research.
Sarah has an MBA with distinction and a doctorate in organisational change. She is an accredited Ashridge coach, taught on the acclaimed Ashridge Master in Organisational Change, and was an accreditor for the Ashridge Master in Executive Coaching. In 2015 she was part of a small team that won the EFMD gold award for their work in UK health research, and is proud to say that the community she helped create continues to be valued and successful today.
Sarah lives near Cambridge UK with her husband, teenagers and a dog who’s everyone’s favourite member of the family.
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