(Founder and Coach at Vision Insight)
Having experienced first-hand the two extremes of workplace culture and leadership and herself been the recipient of workplace bullying, Sarah is dedicated to helping organisations develop their leaders and institute a people-focused and zero tolerance for bullying culture. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience in dealing with top-level leaders, Sarah has devised executive and team leadership coaching and workshop programs that incorporate how to effectively lead, motivate and inspire others.
Her areas of expertise include coaching leaders in clarifying and communicating a compelling, purposeful vision as well as creating an authentic and value driven leadership style, incorporating diversity and inclusion. Sarah works to strengthen her client’s emotional intelligence, leadership mindset and self-leadership which includes work/life integration, mindfulness, developing a growth mindset and effective stress management.
Currently, Sarah facilitates Growth Mindset, Diversity and Inclusion and Leadership workshops as well as individual coaching. She also writes leadership programs for national summits and delivers keynote talks geared towards inspiring the audience.
Sarah is also extremely passionate about sustainability and influences organisations to make positive changes at every opportunity. She runs three environmental groups, hosts community clean ups and runs competitions to reduce plastic usage in schools. As well as this, she sits on the board of the Orangutan Alliance and has petitions to get Palm Oil labelled and single use plastic banned (both in Australia).
One of the first female managers of a FTSE 250 London foreign exchange broking team at the age of 21
Selected from coaches Australia wide to develop and facilitate leadership programs to key female leaders in Sydney
Sustainability judge for the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards 2018, Brisbane
Multi-media presenter on ‘Ocean Plastic Pollution’ at The Lord Mayor’s Asia Pacific Summit 2019 – (event attended by circa 90 Lord Mayors)
Guest lecturer for University of Queensland Business School leadership course
Published 4 page spread on corporate coaching in ‘Coaching Life’ Magazine
Guest Speaker: Honorable Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s 2020 strategy weekend
Guest Speaker: Women of Westpac Bank’s launch event
The Orangutan Alliance
The Sea Shepherd Australia
Three Peaks Challenge for Care International
Women of Substance Girl Guides Mentoring Program
I had the pleasure of being Sarah’s client at Standard Chartered Bank in London for the best part of ten years. The aspect that really marks her out from the crowd is an absolute focus on your needs as an individual and an utter determination to ensure those needs are fulfilled regardless of the effort involved. In business it is rare to find someone you can truly regard as a trusted partner but Sarah epitomises reliability, trustworthiness and honesty. I would welcome any opportunity of doing business with her in the future and would wholeheartedly recommend others to do the same.
Our coaching style includes:
Identifying and pursuing a clearly defined leadership and culture vision, mission, value set and actionable goals
Communication coaching for purpose and clarity on vision delivery
Diverse and inclusive leadership to maximise team performance
Empathy coaching to enable increased connection and engagement with your stakeholders
Facilitating change and the adoption of new, more effective and forward thinking behaviours
Growth mindset leadership and team coaching for resilience, innovation and continuous improvement
Creating purpose driven, agile, T-shaped teams that are a step ahead of the competition
Emotional Intelligence coaching for both self-awareness and self-control to attain heightened awareness levels and better understanding of the emotions and behaviours of others
Identifying limiting beliefs and reframing them into self-belief
Addressing negative thought patterns and replacing them with positive ones
Supporting creative and strategic thinking patterns
Focusing on developing core strengths and strengths in waiting
Identifying areas for development and addressing any critical weaknesses
Supporting a people and value driven, empowering, engaging and authentic leadership style
Why do we believe that ‘Culture Transformation’ is key to future success?
“Because more than ever, your greatest assets are your people. If you have a healthy, agile and well balanced culture, your people are highly engaged, behind your purpose and empowered to continuously challenge the status quo. Their behaviour in this environment will transform and innovation will flourish. Culture transformation is a key component to driving your organisation’s success”.
has changed. ‘New World’ leadership is now people and value-driven, entrepreneurially minded, innovative, highly emotionally intelligent, empowering, authentic and with a strong focus on a Growth Mindset approach. Old style, bureaucratic leadership is being phased out and organisations that embrace the ‘New World’ leadership are making the first step towards becoming a workplace of choice. With up to 75% of people said to “quit their bosses, NOT their jobs,” and the need for leaders that drive innovation, it is essential that this new style of leadership is adopted for future success.
The recruitment industry rapidly evolving. Direct company-to-company headhunting is commonplace on LinkedIn; company apps are designed to encourage employees to send company job listings directly to their contacts and are financially rewarded when a placement is made. Snapchat and Instagram are also increasingly being utilized to appeal to and recruit millennials. Becoming a ‘Workplace of Choice’ and having a healthy, employee-centric culture is now essential to retaining your high performers.
The benefits of an engaged workforce are undeniable for both staff performance and retention. A PWC study showed that employees most committed to their organisations put in 57% more effort on the job and are 87% less likely to resign than employees who consider themselves disengaged. Similarly, another study by Gallup also demonstrated that companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share.
An engaged, empowered and creative environment for your people to innovate in needs to be properly fostered. Being proactive instead of reactive is the goal. A Growth Mindset culture will help create the environment for innovation to flourish.
is constantly changing, but people’s mindsets are often not. For your agile business strategy to not just be fully effective but also constantly evolving, both your people and your business practices/processes need to be aligned.