Sarah joined Ashridge Consulting over twelve years ago, following an MBA, a previous career as a British diplomat, and early work in the fields of chemistry and materials science. Sarah brings considerable intellectual depth and rigour to her work, and is also deeply interested in how intuition, emotion and bodily experience can contribute to a richer understanding of leading, and of organisations and their dynamics. In her experience, this is particularly important for clients who spend much of their time working virtually, and who need practical approaches to help them be confident and successful in their virtual environments.
During her career as an organisation consultant and executive coach she has worked a thinking partner with senior leaders and top teams in a whole range of organisations, internationally and in all sectors. She enjoys helping clients with change, with developing their leadership and team capabilities, and in creating engaging and workable strategies that will bring about sustainable change for their businesses. Sarah has designed and led formal management and leadership development programmes, worked as a coach to boards and senior teams, and enjoys facilitating project teams and action learning groups whether virtually or face-to-face. As well as being a long-standing accredited coach herself, she accredits Ashridge coaches. She teaches on faculty of the Ashridge Masters in Organisation Change, pioneering the introduction of virtual development methods into the programme.
Sarah has a Masters in Business Administration (with distinction). She has a doctorate in organisational consulting, through which she has developed a particular interest in how consultants and their clients can create deeper insight and more sustainable approaches to change through the integration of intellectual, emotional, intuitive and sensory forms of knowing. Sarah is licensed to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and FIRO Element B.