Sarah Valentine

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Sarah Valentine



Mark Lawry, Partner, Suntax Says:

We originally engaged Sarah’s services to enhance our Accounting team’s ability to read our clients’ needs better. Initially the sessions were around building trust with clients and within the team. We quickly realised that this could be of benefit for all of our staff members and now, one year later, everyone has engaged with Sarah […]

PRU HOWARD, Elements Childcare and Early Learning Centres Says:

Sarah walked into our world over twelve months ago, and in this short space of time, her work has been nothing short of transformational.  Sarah has worked with our leadership team on a monthly basis in a variety of ways, but always with the common goal of bringing the best out of our leaders.  As […]

Mark Lawry, Partner, Suntax Says:

In 2016 we asked Sarah Valentine to speak at our annual conference. Unlucky for her, we locked her in that 3pm timeslot where everyone is exhausted and has had enough of being ‘talked’ to all day. It only took a few moments to realise that this time of day was no match for Sarah. Her […]

Sarah Valentine Blog

There is a lot of talk in the leadership world right now about the need for our leaders to demonstrate empathy. I couldn’t agree more. But I often get asked by the leaders I work with in the SME world – “what does that mean Sarah? And how do I do it?”   That is […]

Communication is complicated

Have you ever said something to someone with absolute good intention and they have completely taken it the wrong way? And you are left wondering how on earth did they make what you said mean the total opposite?     Communication is complicated. And it is critical that every leader understand the mechanics of communication […]

Is it Stress or is it Pressure

On a daily basis I hear managers and their team members say they are “stressed”. There is enormous stress in the workplace, perhaps now more than ever before and it is VERY REAL. Stress has dire consequences on us physically, emotionally, mentally and affects our relationships and outlook on life. My personal mission is to […]

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Why work with Sarah?

Sarah's Contribution

Served as the Vice Chair of the Bellarine Tourism Board
Rode 500km in 5 days in Thailand raising funds
Raised over $35,000 for local, national and international charities

Sarah's Awards


in the Geelong Business

National Silver Award

winner for Women in Leadership 2013


for Telstra Business Women’s Award 2012

Sarah's favourite quotes

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it”

Simon Sinek

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun”

Katherine Hepburn

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way”

John C Maxwell

"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher”

Oprah Winfrey

"Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects"

Dalai Lama

"I am not afraid of the storms, for I am learning to sail my ship”

Louise May Alcott

“A goal is a dream with a deadline”

Napoleon Hill

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