Member Bzzz Interview: Sarah From

Sarah From
Beacon Member

An organizational development consultant and leadership coach for social change, Sarah joined BEAHIVE in July 2016, soon after moving to Beacon.

2-minute read



I’m a(n)…

Organizational development consultant and leadership coach for social change people and organizations.

I’m passionate about…

Racial and social justice, living and building community in Beacon, being a toddler mom.

Briefly describe your work.

I’m a consultant and coach for social change. I work with individuals, teams, boards, and organizations that are in need of some kind of shift and support — whether that be in managing challenging team dynamics, growing leadership skills, or navigating change.

My clients are union organizers, rabbis and executive directors; large universities and small grassroots organizations; social workers, administrative assistants and government trailblazers. I’m an affiliate coach with the Rockwood Leadership Institute.

What do you love about what you do?

I love partnering with organizations doing work across a wide spectrum of progressive issues — immigrant justice, the environment, ending mass incarceration. I love the flexibility of making my own schedule. I love working largely on my own and also partnering with brilliant clients and colleagues.

How did you start (your work)?

I spent seven years working on gender and criminal justice reform and learned that while I was passionate about those issues, I was equally passionate about organizational dynamics and people’s capacity for developing their leadership. I went to graduate school for Organizational Change Management at The New School and started my consulting/coaching practice in 2010.

What do you like best about BEAHIVE?

I like being able to get out of my house and being around other working people without being in a cafe. I love the central, walkable location on Main Street.

Where do you see your work going in the next year… five?

I want to continue to split my time between groups working to oppose Trump, movement-building groups, and the progressive Jewish groups that make up a good portion of my clientele. I am always looking for opportunities to work in collaboration with phenomenal facilitators because co-facilitation is so much fun.

About Scott Tillitt

I'm the founder of BEAHIVE and Antidote Collective, which does communications and projects for a better world (bio). I'm also a founder and board chair of Re>Think Local, and am involved in various other projects and community engagements focused on making Beacon and the Hudson Valley a more vibrant, sustainable, locally-rooted and human-scale place to live and work. I moved to Beacon from Brooklyn in 2006 and very quickly fell in love with the people, the mountain, the river, the creative energy.
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