Change how you operate in your world, and your world will change around you

I help people to close the gap between where they are and where they want to be. I create bespoke personal and professional development training and coaching programmes.

I work with clients at all career stages in a variety of areas related to research: from doctoral researchers to professors; professional services to ‘escaped' academics. I help clients determine their development needs, and to choose the path and implement methods that best serve them whilst discovering their personal strengths. 
 I am a Chartered Psychologist, Accredited Member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

This means I do the research into learning so you don’t have to, and I can show you how to learn (and teach) better yourself.



Intensive, experiential, and participatory (digital workshops included). Participants choose their own degree of challenge in a safe, confidential, and highly supportive learning environment.



Change how you operate in your world, and your world changes around you. Create your own opportunities: explore your strengths, face your challenges, control your direction.

Online provision

Online provision

Facilitation for creative collaboration and problem-solving. Webinar & Workbook recordings for larger cohorts. E-learning content from a subject-matter expert. Blended programmes designed for you.

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Africa Research Excellence Fund
Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Coventry University
Islington Council
King’s College London
London Museums Group
Oxford Brookes University
Portsmouth City Council
Queen Mary University London
Royal Academy of Arts
Southampton Academy of Research
The Academy of Medical Sciences
UKRI Future Leaders Development Network
University of East Anglia
University of Kent
University of Oxford
University of Portsmouth
University of Surrey
University of Sussex
University of Westminster

This was the most valuable personal development activity I’ve ever done at work! Sarah is a brilliant coach. I really liked the flexibility of her approach – while we set out the overarching parameters of our discussions at the beginning of the process, we also used the sessions to respond to/ reflect on issues that emerged subsequently. For many reasons, this academic year has been one of the most stressful of my career, but I always felt more positive after my sessions with Sarah… equipped with strategies to make the situation more manageable!

Coaching Client Research Leadership programme

Really presented and explained to such a high standard, with a lot of warmth, respect, humour and sincerity. The group sessions were really valuable and I felt completely safe with the feedback. Such camaraderie has been built up. I feel privileged to have experienced this and to have Sarah as a mentor.

Staff member University of Portsmouth

What clients say

These coaching sessions have been the highlight of the [programme so far]. My approach to work, self-confidence, and work-life balance has improved immeasurably as a result of Sarah’s guidance. This had led to significant research outputs despite the challenges of long-term sleep deprivation and the pandemic. I couldn’t have done this without Sarah’s guidance and would encourage the university to consider offering Sarah’s services to more research-active staff members.

Coaching Client Strategic Fellowship programme

This was not only during a world wide pandemic, but when staff attending have had increased workloads and decreased resources, having to work online, from home, in worldwide and private disruption and widespread change and confusion. Sarah did a fantastic job with tired, challenged, worn out, cynical and emotionally empty staff members, and to lift and produce such wonderful results in seeing myself and other trainees changing and developing, is incredible. We have been the most exhausted and battered cohort ever. I have wondered at times how anyone of us could have been motivated at all to engage or change. Sarah managed it. She lifted, encouraged, believed. We have been incredibly lucky, she made a load of little cocoons into butterflies. Cannot thank her enough. Personally and Professionally.

Staff Member University of Portsmouth

Sarah showed commitment, drive, empathy, confidence in us all as both individuals and as a group. Humour, warmth, adaptability, credibility. She also handled challenge and questioning really effectively.

Participant University of Portsmouth

Sarah allowed a highly interactive group dynamic to unfold, a good facilitator, encouraged participants to forge natural relationships. She is very supportive and ethically guided.

Researcher University of Sussex