Sarah is an experienced facilitator, trainer and coach with a deep and varied background in corporate leadership.  She designs and delivers engaging, informative and practical sessions which are tailored to meet the particular needs of her clients, including bespoke management and leadership programs, strategy development sessions and team building sessions.

During her time at Sydney Airport, Sarah was instrumental in the design and delivery of a bespoke Management Training Program which underpinned the organisation’s Learning & Development Framework.  The three-month program supported Managers at all level in the organisation to develop in the following areas: self-awareness, communication, influencing, building and managing teams, attracting and retaining talent, delegation, providing constructive feedback and coaching.

Since iolite consulting commenced in late 2016, Sarah has designed and facilitated sessions for the following organisations:

  • Leadership Offsite: Resources Division Leadership Team, Geoscience Australia (Jun-19)
  • Leadership Offsite: Protiviti Canberra Leadership Team (Oct-19)
  • Team Building Session: Career Development Team, UTS (Feb-17)
  • Team Building Session: Research, Development & Technology Team, Suncorp (Mar-17)
  • Team Building Session: CASA (Jun-17)
  • Team Building Session: Defence Reserves Support Group, Dep’t of Defence (Nov-18 & Feb-19)
  • Team Building Session: Domestic Animal Services, ACT Government (Dec-18)
  • Staff Survey Debriefs: Geoscience Australia (May to Nov-18)
  • Facilitation of Discussion: People & Capability Group, ACT Government (Feb-19)
  • Facilitation of Discussion: Transport & City Services Leadership Team, ACT Government (Jun-19)

Sarah also partners with other organisations as a sub-contractor.  In this capacity, she has provided facilitation services for the following programs:

  • KPMG: Leading for Reform program for EL1/EL2 Department of Defence employees: Oct-17 to Oct-18;
  • Orijen: WITEM Coaching Circles (a 12-month program for APS women in IT): Aug-17 to present;
  • Orijen: Department of Defence Women’s Mentoring Circles (a 12-month program for Defence women): Sep-18 to present;
  • Centre for Public Management: Coaching for Performance delivered to Attorney General’s Department: May–Jun 2019 and scheduled April – June 2020;
  • Centre for Public Management: HR Business Partnering/Internal Consulting to Fair Work Ombudsman: May-Jun 2019; and
  • Centre for Public Management: Leadership for Department of Finance: scheduled Feb–Apr 2020.

If you would like to understand more about facilitation and how iolite consulting can assist you, please contact Sarah.

Sarah has been one of the most inspirational facilitators I have ever worked with.  Her honesty, integrity and positivity is something to be admired.  She helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses allowing me to take control of my career again.  She taught me to ask for what I want and this has been truly life changing.  I am now doing a job I absolutely love and getting opportunities I didn’t think possible.  If you ever have the privilege of working with Sarah it will be something you will never forget.

Josephine Calabria, RPA Lead, Delv, 2020,

In 2018/2019 I had the pleasure of participating in a 12 month Women in IT Executive Mentoring Circle that Sarah facilitated.  I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone looking to develop personally or professionally.  For my own journey, Sarah helped me unpack a few issues I was dealing with at work, which has resulted in me making a few changes, both in my mindset and approach to things that I wanted and made me happy.  After the 12 month program with Sarah, I was able to successfully deliver a politically sensitive project on time, within budget and scope.  Through my work on this project I was given job opportunities outside of my branch and now, outside of the organisation.  The latest opportunity, which is a promotion, I will attribute to Sarah’s coaching; with her guidance I was able to build my confidence, skills and techniques to empower myself and get the best out of myself.  Thank you Sarah for this opportunity to learn and grow.

Quen, Project Manager, 2020

I have worked with and observed Sarah facilitate workshops and training on a number of occasions. Her authentic presence, active listening skills and the rapport and credibility she is able to build with groups at all levels in the organisation results in positive outcomes and experiences. I would highly recommend Sarah as a valuable resource for any organisation to assist with Leadership training, coaching and facilitation.

Esther, Group General Manager People, 2016