Sarah Kennington

Key Experience

  • More than 20 years of business experience including senior line management roles in the UK and Australia; extensive stakeholder management across functions and organizations; national account management; and project management
  • Broad industry experience in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors ranging from liquor, confectionery, travel, health, and children’s services
  • Deep expertise in coaching, group facilitation, team building and training

Key Clients

  • Diageo
  • Toll Holdings
  • Mondelez (Kraft/Cadburys)
  • Unilever, Mars
  • HSBC, iSelect, Challenger
  • National Heart Foundation
  • The Benevolent Society
  • Department of Education in WA, SA, VIC and NSW

About Sarah

Sarah is a highly perceptive and insightful coach, change manager and facilitator who thinks strategically and commercially. She builds trust and rapport very quickly with groups and individuals in order to facilitate effective and long-lasting change and transformation.

She has extensive experience in leadership development, marketing and change management in both the UK and Australia. She has worked in senior roles in the private and not-for-profit sectors, including liquor, confectionery, travel, human services, health and consulting.

Sarah’s core strengths include facilitation of people and process, strategic ‘helicopter’ skills, stakeholder engagement, and the ability to ‘bridge’ across diverse functions and organisations in order to cultivate productive relationships.

Her initial profession was in consumer marketing and sales, including national account management, communications management, brand / retail marketing, project management. Her career has included line management of teams and extensive stakeholder management across functions and organizations.

Sarah’s primary objective is to inspire managers to develop more collaborative ways of working and leading people, which result in a better outcome for the organization and enhanced well-being for employees. Respect, curiosity and empathy are key values. She has a passion for people development and creates a level of safety and warmth in groups that are essential for learning to occur.

She has over 8 years’ experience of applying psychological and neuroscience models across many diverse clients and organizations to create transformational change.

Sarah graduated with a Master of Public Health in 2009, with a focus on theories around creating behaviour change at an individual, organizational and societal level. She also has a BSc Honours Degree in Mathematics (1st Class) from University of Durham, England, and has completed three years of somatic based psychotherapy training.