Executive Coaching Profile

Sara Lord

Sara is a Human Capital professional who specialises in:

  • Executive coaching
  • Talent management
  • Leadership development
  • Change management
  • Outplacement
  • Personality profiling

She has nearly twenty years experience in both organisational development and senior HR management roles across a wide range of major international companies, based currently in Perth, Australia but formerly in the UK, the US and France.  Previous employers include Deloitte, O2 Telefonica, Universal Music Group, Standard Chartered Bank, Zurich Insurance, AT&T, Toshiba and Dun & Bradstreet (Moody’s Investors Service).

Sara has worked with leading experts in her fields of specialism and has a strong track record of creating business value and providing a return on investment through the use of leading edge human capital interventions in complex, fast-paced work environments.  Her strengths include:

  • Best practice benchmarking
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • A strong commercial focus
  • A proven track record of success in delivering business results

She is passionate about helping organisations, teams and individuals discover their strengths and fulfil their potential in order to achieve outstanding business performance.

Her current clients are primarily large global companies based in Perth, Australia.

Academic Qualifications

  • MSc Organisational Psychology – University of London
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies, Languages and IT
  • Postgrad Diploma in Psychology
  • Postgrad Diploma in HR Management (UK Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development)
  • Certified Executive Coach (International Coaching Federation)
  • Level B status achieved with the British Psychological Society

Psychometrics accreditation

  • Leadership and Group Styles Inventory (LSI/GSI2) – Human Synergistics
  • Myers Briggs Work Preferences Type Indicator (MBTI Step 1 and 2)
  • NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-R) – the “gold standard” of psychometrics
  • Hogan Development Survey (HDS)
  • Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI)
  • Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory (MVPI)
  • Emotional Intelligence Quotient Inventory (EQI) – with world expert Dr R. Bar-On
  • Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) – Saville and Holdsworth
  • Career Values Anchors Inventory (Schein)
  • Positive and Shadow personality traits (Print) – The Paul Herz Group


  • International Coaching Federation (graduate)
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Corporate Coach U Australasia (graduate)
  • Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches
  • Best Practice Institute
  • British Psychological Society (postgraduate)
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming-US NLP Board, International NLP Training Association