Sarah is a highly effective executive coach and trainer. She brings a passion for learning and how it can transform an individual’s life and has a proven ability to empower others. Individuals have benefitted from her wealth of experience leading them to change their approach to life, work and career decisions.
Her enthusiasm is evident in both training and coaching where she is seen as inspirational, enthusiastic and high energy. She believes that any learning needs to be engaging, interesting, real and interactive. She commits time to developing a clear understanding of others’ perspectives and is able to adapt her style and approach to meet the needs of groups and individuals.
Prior to training as a coach she came from a professional services background where she practised first as an accountant and then as a Learning and Development specialist with Grant Thornton for over 20 years. She has a wide range of experience in coaching, management and use of interpersonal skills tools and models gained in a demanding and fast-changing business environment. This experience has given her a particular insight into the challenges facing professional advisors working in large firms.
Sarah adopts a solutions focussed approach and specialises in building strong and influential relationships, inspiring others to be the best they can be. As a keen observer, who enjoys dealing with detail, she has achieved outstanding results through getting to the root of problems quickly and drawing on her experience in business to enable others to explore options and develop appropriate and pragmatic strategies for dealing with issues and improving performance. She has a reputation for being genuinely open, honest and a credible source of detailed, supportive and challenging developmental feedback.
As an executive coach, she works with a wide range of clients at all levels on an extensive range of issues including transitioning senior executives as they ‘step up’ the career ladder, improving presence, impact, confidence and flexibility.
Sarah holds an EMCC accredited coaching qualification, Centre for Coaching Primary Certificates in Performance Coaching, Stress Management and Assertion and Communication Skills. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an Extended DISC Certified User for Individuals, Teams and Pairs.
What delegates say about
What delegates say about Sarah Craggs
"I love your interaction with people, great assistance, very knowledgeable. She knows when to get in the conversation and how to approach people."
M. Von Der Uosthuizen
ADD Analyst, ICBC Standard BAnk
"Very clear and assertive - Sarah adapted the course all the way through and made it feel extremely personal and relatable. "
Customer Manager, Grosvenor
"Sarah was engaging, aimed her talk at exactly the right level. She was amiable and not afraid to give constructive feedback. "