Sara Smalley

Resilience & LeadershipĀ Specialist


 A career development and leadership coach, Sara has cross-sector experience both within the UK and internationally. She is passionate about empowering individuals to identify their strengths and potential.


Sara’s professional career began with the military in 2000 and has developed to provide career support at the University of Oxford Careers Service, coaching to deepen organisational and individual development and transition support and advice to service leavers.


As a coach with Empowering Success, Sara focuses on working with clients to build confidence and resilience. She works with them in growing their careers or settling into a new role. The lead coach on the Maternity Leave coaching programme, Sara enjoys working with clients across maternity and paternity leave periods.


With a particular interest in supporting those in the early stages of their career, Sara’s coaching enables individuals to explore their strengths and opportunities, and focus on creating a strategy that takes them forward to achieve their career development goals.


An integral member of the team, Sara works with Empowering Success in the production and delivery of workshops. Recent workshop topics have included Strategy Implementation, Cross-Organisation Communication, the subject to change and Returning to the Office.


Sara’s energy, enthusiasm and intuitive coaching approach enable her to quickly establish a positive rapport with individuals, leading to lasting, impactful results.  


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