About Sara Barrie

Sara Barrie is an award-winning executive coach, consultant and leadership expert and is a Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. She develops leaders and organisations to be their best and realise their full potential by enhancing leadership performance and business growth.

She has a proven track record of working with executives, leaders, high potentials and teams in some of the world’s leading organisations. She works at board level with FTSE and Fortune listed companies, entrepreneurial businesses and public and third sector organisations to drive leadership performance, business change and growth.

Sara specialises in results-driven leadership coaching, building individual and organisational strengths and creating a thinking environment.

A proven business leader, Sara is known for her energy, gravitas and presence; an engaging, authentic and passionate coach who offers fresh thinking, insight, challenge and fun.


Sara’s story

Coaching experience

Sara established her Coaching practice following a successful career in industry.

She has expertise across the full range of coaching, consulting and leadership development solutions. Clients include executives and leaders across the full range of industry sectors; from financial and professional services, energy and utilities, construction, housing and social enterprise, technology, media & communications to pharma and FMCG.

Commercial experience

Sara’s results-driven and commercially-focused approach to coaching is derived from her extensive commercial experience working as an executive and senior leader and coach with a wide range of global, private and public sector organisations.

In a successful corporate career spanning 20 years, Sara held leadership and director positions in leading UK and global B2B companies across a wide range of industry sectors, including consulting, professional services, HR outsourcing, branding and communications, talent and human capital.

Sara is passionate about developing people and organisations. Throughout her career, a key element of Sara’s success has been coaching and developing leaders to drive revenue, business change and growth. She understands what it means to be a time-starved busy executive working in a complex and rapidly-changing climate.

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Sara is a brilliant leadership coach. She worked closely with me to really understand my strengths and motivations and the things holding me back. This increased self-confidence has made a palpable positive difference to my leadership skills.

Dr Nicki Clegg, Chief Technology Officer, Irwin Mitchell Group