I’m Sarah Schimschal

I am an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with over 17 years of coaching experience. I specialise in executive, leadership and career coaching and mentoring, helping people to develop the capabilities to thrive and inspire others. 

Sarah Schimschal

My doctoral research focused on personal characteristics related to gritty behaviour and scale development. I hold an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology, a BA in Training and Development, and several vocational qualifications, including an Advanced Diploma in Competitive Manufacturing, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and PADI Master Instructor.

In addition to my coaching and educational background, I have held C-suite supply chain and operations leadership roles. I have also provided consulting, project management, and operational excellence services across diverse sectors such as education, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profits, government, retail, hospitality, and tourism.


I believe it’s important to strive for personally meaningful goals and use multiple pathways to achieve them in order to thrive fully in life. I provide a safe space where people can be vulnerable and have open, honest conversations in confidence.

As both a coach and researcher, I’m uniquely positioned to help others access and translate the latest evidence-based findings into practice for leadership and career growth.

My approach is robust and flexible, encompassing the latest thinking in coaching and positive psychology, while being adaptive to the specific needs of individuals.

I focus on being a guide for my clients, asking thought-provoking questions, sharing valuable insights and experience, and providing supportive accountability to accelerate their progress.

I enjoy working with a diverse range of people in various fields, from entry-level to executive positions, both in technical and non-technical areas.


“I love Sarah; she is really kind and patient. The clarity and focus that I get from these sessions are invaluable. They are relevant, thought-provoking, supportive and solutions-focused.”

“Sarah has been exceptionally good at reflecting back at me the points that I see a need to work on, and in further asking me the right questions to assist me to find the answers.”

“Sarah is super wonderful. I feel inspired already. Such empowering insights and practical thoughts. We have agreed on the next actions, and I can’t wait to share the progress in the next sessions.”

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