Year 2 Faculty
BA (Hons), MSc
Sarah’s clients value her for her keen insight, her strategic foresight, her wit and her ability to make useful connections, in relationships and thinking. She is inspired by working with individuals and teams to promote culture change and drive innovation.
Sarah Fraser focuses her practice on the design and delivery of high impact OD programmes across a broad range of not-for-profit organisations, public sector and commercial clients, enabling change in complex environments. She has become a trusted advisor and developed leadership programmes with organisations including Oxfam GB, Kings College London, Barnardos and Plan International.
Sarah developed her practice through the Masters in Organisational Change at Ashridge Business School and is an accredited action learning facilitator, which supports ten years’ experience of working with leaders through facilitation, coaching and action learning to help people to bring about change, both in themselves, their relationships and their organisation.
Some highlights have included action research into creating a culture of innovation through diversity, facilitating a co-operative inquiry into leadership and gender diversity in NGOs, strategy development and the design and delivery of practice based leadership programmes. Her close working relationships with clients enables flexibility of ideas and an emergent process, with the ability to influence key stakeholders and build a vision of what is possible.
Within this breadth, Sarah’s projects tend to fall into a few key areas, leadership and culture change for managers and leaders, facilitation of action learning based change, and the design and delivery of strategy development processes. She also has a specific interest in diversity and inclusion, designing innovative approaches to tackle issues across different sectors. Working with individuals at all levels from emerging managers, through to Board and senior management teams, her focus is always on finding approaches that people can immediately bring into practice.
Sarah lives near London with two children and enjoys fitting in as much yoga, sailing and coffee drinking as possible! She also belongs to an amateur orchestra as a violinist.