About Us

SARAH SMITH

Sarah is an internationally experienced coach, facilitator, researcher and speaker. With over 20 years’ experience in developing individuals and teams, Sarah has worked with a wide variety of organisations in the private, corporate and public sectors including defence, life sciences, legal, media, retail and housing. Her clients include organisations such as Warner Bros, Sony, Rocksteady, Rolls Royce, LGC Group, L&Q, Countryside Properties, the MoD, Defra, the Fire and Rescue Service, the Cabinet Office and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors amongst others. Alongside her private client work, Sarah is actively engaged in teaching and research. She is a regular contributor at industry events and academic conferences speaking on topics such as Wisdom, Ambiguity and Leadership, Emotional Resilience and Courage, and is Contributing Editor at The Oxford Review.

Prior to establishing Possibility Perspectives in 2005 Sarah held learning and organisational development leadership roles in Sainsbury’s and was Deputy Head of Professional Development at Cranfield University where she had responsibility for management and leadership development across the University. Sarah continues to work with Cranfield University as a course coach and visiting lecturer in areas such as leadership development, Positive Psychology and Emotional Intelligence. She also teaches at Roehampton University, sharing her experience in applying psychological concepts in a business environment. Sarah has a MSc in Positive Psychology, a Diploma in Performance Coaching and a BA (Hons) in Education. She is qualified in a range of psychometrics including EQi 2.0 (Level B, MHS), SDI (Personal Strengths Ltd) and Myers Briggs Type Indicator (OPP). She is also a practitioner of Human Structural Dynamics (Kantor Institute) and a Master Practitioner and Master Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Elliot Blanshard

Elliot is an experienced mixed methods social researcher with a passion for exploring organisational systems and surfacing the connections and dynamic relationships between people, organisational stakeholders and broader society as a whole. His work enquires into the open secrets that reside within the lived experience of an organisation’s people. His identity as a researcher is grounded in pluralism and theories of emergence, and involvement and detachment. He has experience in survey design, structured and semi-structured interviews, focus groups and observation. He prioritises communicating his research findings cleanly and attractively to clients.

Elliot joined Possibility Perspectives in 2018 to manage and grow the research strand of the business and support the organisational consultancy and leadership development activities. Elliot has a first-class BA (Hons) degree in Culture, Society and Media from the University of East Anglia. He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from internal primary research into leadership experiences of gender, unconscious bias and perceived barriers to progression, researching global leadership requirements and designing bespoke interventions, and conducting legislative research for environmental lobbying.

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