sarah thompson

Coaching and learning is not something which is DONE to you – it is not about consumption of information, it’s about creation of meaning, value and ACTION on the part of the coachee. This is how to get exceptional results through people.  

Sarah has a passion for both learning and helping people be the very best they can be. Her key strengths lie around creating a trusting and safe environment and then supporting individuals to develop practical skills and effective behaviours.  

Coaching approach

Sarah’s coaching is based on the belief that everyone has the resources to work through their opportunities and challenges, and her role is to help facilitate that journey. She uses different theoretical frameworks, methods and techniques dependent on the coachee’s needs and is flexible in her style and approach.

What to expect

Sarah has a very facilitative and nurturing coaching style. For her, the coaching relationship is key – rapport and trust are the cornerstones, and she works hard, with her coachees, to grow and develop these relationships. She creates a safe and quiet environment where coachee can be open and honest with their thoughts and reach their own well thought out conclusions.   


Sarah has provided coaching for a range of clients within the private and public sectors. Recently she has been coaching senior executives and managers within the technology industry. Other specific sectors she has worked in over her 25-year coaching career include insurance, engineering, regulatory, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, and banking industries.   

Coaching style

Warm, calm, engaging, attentive.

Key words

Personal growth · Entrepreneur · Freelance consultants · Business owner · Career transition · Career development

Qualifications and memberships

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner 
  • BarOn EQ – i and EQ 360% (Emotional Intelligence Inventory) licensed 
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) licensed 
  • Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring (OSCM) Coaching Diploma 
  • Extended DiSC 

Delivery and pricing

Using an in-depth questionnaire, our coaches will take inventory of where you are now, next steps and will formulate a personalised plan focused on your requirements and desired outcomes.

Train your team

Tell us your team’s development needs and we’ll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your organisation.

What options are available?

  • Off the shelf – we can deliver any of our training courses at your chosen location, providing you with a cost-effective and efficient solution
  • Tailored courses– our personalised programmes can help you work through issues specific to your team or sector and equip you with the practical tools you need to move forward
  • Blended programmes – we use a range of delivery methods, development subjects and performance resources to ensure your team have the knowledge and skills they need to help your business thrive

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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Frazer Nash
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

Our training acumen

  • Over 30 years of experience delivering training
  • More than 200 courses designed for engineers
  • Over 10,000 engineers trained each year
  • Trusted by over 800 companies
  • Business solutions delivered in 48 countries

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