I provide inspiring and supportive career, leadership and returner coaching to talented women, either directly or via their employers; helping them unlock their professional potential and grow happy and successful careers. I also work collaboratively with people-centric organisations to help them cultivate colourful and inclusive workplace cultures where the best people - even parents! - will do their best work, now and in the future.


Shine Brighter Consulting was founded by me, Sarah Clarke, in 2016.

I have worked in the fields of employee engagement, coaching and organisational and talent development for nearly 2 decades and am fascinated by and passionate about the professional potential of people - in particular women! I am proud to have led the team that achieved the #1 ranking in The Sunday Times Best Companies to work for listings for 2015 and 2016. My profound interest in personalities and human potential was confirmed when I qualified as a strengths and performance coach over 12 years ago. I am also certified to conduct MBTI, Hogan and Gallup’s CliftonStrengths psychometric assessments which I use throughout my coaching practise. Before becoming a freelance coach and consultant, I worked at several fast-paced and dynamic organisations, each one with their own unique and vibrant culture. All of these companies epitomise innovation, passion and creativity and these values have helped shape my own work philosophy. Originally from Nottingham, I now live in Buckinghamshire with my husband and two young daughters.


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