"Sarah is up there as one of the most engaging speakers on the HR/L&D circuit – she always does a great job of communicating in a straightforward and practical way, even when the issues are complex.  Highly recommended – Sarah motivates practical action and you leave her sessions feeling as though you can make a difference." - Paul Brewerton, Managing Director, Strengths Partnership


Sarah is a knowledgeable, engaging and lively speaker. She has the ability to establish a quick rapport with an audience with her friendly, welcoming style.

Sarah encourages active engagement, involving the audience in the conversation through short exercises and direct interaction. The hour long lecture with PowerPoint just isn't enough any more - get a speaker who engages and responds to her audience!

She doesn’t do magic tricks, she hasn’t broken any Olympic records and she hasn’t endured incredible hardship. Instead she’s worked with many different organizations and their leaders for over 20 years on problems of production, engagement, performance and most particularly, organizational change. She has stories to tell of what works and what doesn’t. She knows what sounds good in theory and what works in practice. She can help you avoid mistakes and short cut to effective change.

Please contact us to discuss booking Sarah for your event. 

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Career and experience

Sarah is the Founder and Managing Director of Appreciating Change and has been for over 20 years, after leaving a career in social services. She works as a consultant for International and UK clients, helping them with organisational change. She also hosts regular well-received public masterclasses in Britain and abroad and presents at international and British conferences on positive psychology.  

In her life outside of Appreciating Change Sarah has taught Organisational and Occupational Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London and at the University of East London.

Sarah is also a member of leading professional bodies in the UK for consultant psychologists.


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Recent Speaking Engagements

  • European Conference on Positive Psychology Budapest 2018
  • Positive Psychology in Practice London 2018
  • Change Management Institute 2017
  • EU Parliament Wellbeing Week - 2017
  • Hosting the EU AI Network meeting - 2016
  • Australian/NZ speaking tour - 2016 - spoke at: Auckland University of Technology; The Australian institute Of Project Managers; The Positivity Institute; The Langley Group; The Society Of Professional Social Workers; and The Training Consortium (arm of the Tasmanian State Government)
  • CIPD Applied Research Conference - 2015
  • The World Appreciative Inquiry Conference - 2015 and previously in 2013
  • The World Positive Psychology Conference - 2015
  • The British Psychological Society Annual Conference - 2016 and many previous years
  • The Association of Business Psychologists Annual Conference - 2015 and many previous years
  • Publisher's Internal International Sales Conference - 2015

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.