Sara Barrie


Sara is an accredited executive coach, consultant, leadership facilitator and mentor.

Her expertise is in developing people, leading teams and working at board level with listed FTSE 350 and Fortune companies; driving revenues, business change and growth through client advocacy and aligning the people and talent strategy with organisational strategy. She is an established and credible leader, able to influence and inspire others to achieve personal and business goals and make a difference.

Her coaching clients include chief executives, board directors, senior leaders and managers from a wide range of sectors. Sara coaches clients on-boarding in executive and board roles, high performers, high potentials, female leaders, new leaders and those senior operating leaders promoted into strategic roles.

Her coaching focuses on executive presence, leadership impact, personal and organisational change, performance challenges and developing personal awareness, confidence and effectiveness. With an emphasis on sustained behavioural change, her clients continue to evolve as leaders beyond the duration of the coaching programme and as the organisation evolves.

In 2016 as lead coach for a major client, she led the submission that won the ICF UK PRISM award for achieving coaching excellence in their business transformation.

Sara also designs and delivers experiential leadership programmes and leadership team building events.

In a successful career spanning over 20 years, Sara has held leadership and director roles in leading UK and global HR firms. With responsibility for sales and marketing in the UK and Europe, her extensive experience includes leadership roles in the talent and HR consulting sectors, working at board level with high profile clients in both the private and public sector.

Professional qualifications / affiliations

  • BA Business Studies (Liverpool)
  • ICF Accredited Executive Coach
  • Diploma in Executive Coaching
  • Accredited ‘Time to Think’ Thinking Partner and Coach
  • MCE Certificate in Advanced Negotiating
  • Qualified to work with psychometric assessment instruments including Strengthscope, MBTI, MTQ48 (Mental Toughness), ability/aptitude testing, interest inventories
  • Member of the International Coaching Federation
  • Member of Women on Boards
  • Member of the 2% Club

Inspired? If you think Sara might be able to help you in any way, please just give us a call on 01582 714280 and we’ll put you in touch with her directly for a no-obligation discussion.