Sarah Goltz, MPH, MIA, CPCC founded Sage Innovation—a coaching and consulting firm in 2007. Building years of successful work for our clients and over twenty years of experience working with global organizations, philanthropies, civil society and business leaders—she decided to focus on the work that she feels most compelled to do.

In 2019, Sage Innovation became Sage Leadership. Today her work focuses on helping purpose-driven individuals, teams and organizations achieve extraordinary results. In this work, Sarah supports senior and emerging leaders, teams and organizations to gain the clarity, skill and capacity to drive positive change in an increasingly complex global landscape.

Sage Leadership has become an important partner to its clients across civil society, philanthropy and business sectors with a proven track record of creating significant impact. Building on decades of work in health and human rights in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, Sarah brings cutting-edge leadership, team building and executive coaching skills to the many leaders, teams and organizations at the frontlines of global change.

Prior to founding Sage Leadership, Sarah was Director of Advocacy at Global Health Strategies in New York and Senior Technical Advisor at the Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) in Cairo, Egypt.

A Fulbright Scholar, Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Princeton University and Masters degrees in International Affairs and Public Health from Columbia University. Sarah has trained and is certified by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in San Rafael, California. She has taught global health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

Sarah is an avid surfer and active in harm reduction and humanitarian efforts along the US-Mexico border. She has recently joined the Board of Trustees of the San Diego Museum of Man.


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