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