How I can help

Let me help you to create the workplace of the future, today, by aligning your business priorities with those of your people.
You can benefit from my thought leadership and deep expertise in flexible working, agility, gender diversity and inclusion, the gender pay gap, fathers at work, family friendly working.
Past client engagements have included speaking at the launch event for the parent and carer network in a global construction company; talking to managers in a leading fund management firm about creating a high performance flexible working culture; presenting to MBA students at Cranfield University insights into how employees view flexible working; contributing as a panellist at HR and diversity conferences.
I contribute regularly to publications including People Management Magazine, Management Today, Personnel Today, HR Director.
I have written accessible, practical guides to flexible working for employees and for their managers. I have carried out interviews with senior leaders and created best practice case studies.
Clients include organisations working in areas as varied as financial services, STEM industries, the arts and culture, and employee benefits.

Talks and lectures

  • I can introduce your Board to the latest findings about fathers and mothers in the workplace. 
  • Deliver the keynote address to your client conference. 
  • Share my insights in webinars or at roundtables. 

Whatever the flexible working message, and in whatever setting, I can work with you to ensure it is shared  clearly… and received warmly.​

Chairing and facilitating

  • I can chair your diversity conference,
  • Facilitate your inclusion strategy session
  • Support your senior leadership team’s parental policy discussion. 

Writing and research

  • Expert commentary and thought leadership articles
  • Accessible, practical guides for employees and their managers
  • Best practice case studies

Please visit my Comments and Opinion page for my most recent commentary and archive.

Advisory, training and workshops

Practical insight is particularly vital as senior teams rethink work after the pandemic. I work with you to understand the implications of what your people may be telling you via staff surveys. To put your data in its social, demographic and legislative context. To help you think ahead and future-proof your organisation. I can dig deeper via focus groups and interviews. Help you see the bigger picture as well as understanding the detail. Review your current policies and advise you on best practice in your market. Together, we can ensure that your practice is fit for future high performance and is truly family friendly.

Comment and media

I am a seasoned media interviewee and have commented on the impact and implications of the pandemic for women at work for the FT, Woman’s Hour, LBC and Times Radio. Past appearances also include BBC Breakfast, Sky, ITN, BBC Business and BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and You and Yours. 

You can access various clips on my Comment and Opinion page. For media enquiries, please contact Jenny Legg on 07725 619 304 or at [email protected]

In their words

Sarah is a dynamic, authoritative speaker whose strength comes from the way she listens. She is able to process diverse ideas and viewpoints into coherent arguments, always to the betterment of working culture and the championing of family-friendly workplaces.”
Denise Priest, Director, Bright Horizons UK

“As a discussion chair and facilitator, Sarah is able to draw out discussion from panellists and manage audience Q&A sessions, whilst also being able to conceptualise and summarise the key themes of that discussion.”
Head of Research, Third Sector organisation

“Sarah’s knowledge and expertise on flexible and family friendly working is second to none.  Her style is super practical and informative, and engages a broad readership.  Her writing and speaking skills on the topic of flexible and family friendly working are superb.”
Lisa Gallagher and Nikki Slowey, Flexibility Works

“Sarah worked with our Senior Management team to help challenge our thinking, address our concerns and provide us with excellent insight into how we can best support our staff and implement flexible working that truly works for all. She helped us do this holistically, considering business need, best practice and our people, to achieve something that worked for us.”
Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

 

Photograph above: Jennifer McCord

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The gender revolution at work
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Fathers at work
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