“Sarah helped me find and develop my strength as a leader. In the beginning as I was transitioning to a new role and environment, Sarah’s personalized approach got me to dig deep and enabled me to strengthen my role and impact in my new organization. With time, she enabled me to use my own voice and style to lead and grow a culture where managers support each other. Sarah brings creativity, energy and intellect to a process that is challenging and continuous.”
Sharmila Mhatre, PhD
Deputy Director, Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations
“Sarah’s coaching is a real asset to my professional work and growth, particularly as a manager. Talking with her is a safe and productive space where I can be myself, received with deep support, interest and dedication. In addition to tactical steps to my professional hurdles and challenges, Sarah provides deep warmth and empathy. I cannot recommend her skills and services highly enough.”
Amy K. Carter, MPH
Deputy Director, Family Interest Grants, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
"After a year of working together, Sarah asked me to reflect on how our alliance had served me. Thinking about this, I realized that I certainly came out of our coaching experience feeling a lot more confident as a professional, more prepared to deal with workplace conflicts, and having renewed, bolder career ambitions. Yet beyond all that, the first thing that came to mind was how she made me realize that I’m a better person than I thought I was. Sarah showed me how much I’m guided by a strong sense of justice and integrity in all my choices and interactions. I’ve come to really respect and admire the “me” that Sarah helped reveal, and this continues carrying positive impacts to all aspects of my life."
Gabriela Barros de Luca, LL.M.
Program Officer, Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations
"When I started my coaching journey, my objective was to have more clarity on my purpose in life as I needed to take decision about my career change. I am glad that I met Sarah; She has an amazing way of connecting to people. Sarah empowered me to find my inner strength and let it shine. Sarah has not only inspired me but has taught me more valuable advice than anyone has never given me. What I found most helpful about Sarah’s coaching was her ability to really see me—or maybe I should say, see the real me! I feel like Sarah helped free the potential in me. Like most women, so much of what I do at work, at home, in our communities is worthwhile but often taken for granted. Working with Sarah helped me value what I do and gave me the courage to do things in a bigger, more visible and impactful way without losing myself. I came out of our sessions taking big actions to embark on a new path in my life and career!"
Ndeye Aita Sarr
Director of Finance, Open Society Institute West Africa (OSIWA)
"Sarah has a natural ability to help others put life’s biggest questions in perspective. She’s helped me take stock of both personal and professional goals, and offered insights on creating a path towards achieving those goals. She’s helped me realize that finding balance requires equal parts patience, creativity, and a sense of adventure! I truly enjoy our time together."
Heather White, PhD.
Technical Adviser, Noncommunicable Diseases, Population Services International (PSI)
“Sarah facilitated a strategy and team-building retreat for us in January 2019. She placed a great deal of emphasis on thorough preparation – gaining an understanding of the team dynamics and helping us refine exactly what we wanted to achieve. Sarah also outlined the model she uses for articulating the various aspects essential to an effective team, which was particularly helpful to me as a leader. We can be a tough and skeptical crowd, since we’re overloaded with meetings and workshops, but this retreat proved a resounding success. It was a watershed in knitting together a disparate and dispersed group of people into an inspired and aligned team – and the sense of creativity, connection and possibility we created during those two days has continued to impact our thinking and work in the months since.”
Director of Media and Narratives Open Society Public Health Program
“Sarah delivered an amazing team building and strategic planning retreat for our team that left everyone wiser, happier, and feeling more seen and heard. From the pre-retreat calls and venue selection to the tremendous variety of activities and her authentic and caring presence, we all felt so lucky to have an opportunity to work with Sarah. She accomplished in a day what we would probably have needed 6 months to do without such a pro. Thank you so much!.”
Director of Research, Everytown for Gun Safety