I help forward-thinking and inclusive organisations retain and develop their critical female talent. My female-focused leadership, career, maternity and returner coaching programmes provide practical and emotional support to ensure that your top female talent return to work with confidence and go on to develop successful and fulfilling careers.


  • Female-focused career development and leadership 1:1 coaching programmes and group workshops
  • Maternity and returner 1:1 coaching programmes and  group workshops
  • Maternity and returner consultancy
  • Support with your Working Forward Pledge



I have over 15 years of organisational and talent development and coaching experience; operating on the senior management team as Head of Talent & Culture for several successful businesses.

I have been coaching senior leaders, managers and high potential employees from a wide range of industries for nearly 2 decades whilst performing the role of an internal coach, facilitator and development consultant and latterly through my own business. 

I am a qualified Strengths and Performance Coach and I am also certified to administer various psychometric tools including MBTI,  Hogan Leadership Forecast Series and Gallup’s CliftonStrengths. Click here for more on my work experience.



As a mother of 2, returning to a senior role after maternity leave, I truly identify with the challenges facing women in the fast-paced and often unsupportive world of work. This combined with nearly 2 decades of talent development, coaching and employee engagement experience has made me highly attuned to the needs of returning female talent as well as the commercial needs of the business world.


  • Increased female talent retention reduces attrition costs
  • More women developing and progressing their careers
  • Greater diversity at senior levels in the organisation
  • Supports business diversity and inclusion strategies (gender pay gap and balance in leadership roles)
  • Encourages engagement, loyalty and performance and promotes wellbeing
  • Maternity and returner support reduces potential grievances, legal actions and absenteeism
  • Attracts new female talent – especially if it’s a market differential – which improves your female talent pipeline
  • Demonstrates your commitment to support your female employees and develop their career


Everything I create is entirely bespoke and can be tailored to your organisation’s available time, resources and budget. Please drop me a line on sarah@shinebrighterconsulting.co.uk or give me a call on 07990 578180 if you would like more information regarding any of these services or complete the contact us form at the bottom of this page.


If you’re a collaborative and people-centric organisation, I’d love to help you cultivate a colourful and inclusive workplace culture where your best people – parents included! – will do their best work, now and in the future.


Working closely with your Talent and Leadership teams, I’ll help you create entirely bespoke and sustainable culture and engagement strategies that align your company’s brand values authentically and seamlessly with your internal workplace culture.

The corollary is a purpose-driven, inclusive, engaged and high performing culture.

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