Sarah Kelleher

Sarah is a high performance coach and strategic consultant supporting individuals, teams and organisations to flourish by unlocking real & tangible performance in people. She is Director of Client Strategy at Leading Edge, a performance coaching company specialising in developing leadership, change that transforms and developing high performance in teams.

She is a qualified NLP Coach and Master NLP Practitioner with qualifications in Advanced Coaching & Neuroscience, Mindfulness CBT and more recently as a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator. Sarah has over 15+ years’ experience in life and business coaching and has worked as a mentor/coach developer for England Hockey, Swim England, Football Association and other sporting bodies.

Sarah has been involved in high performance coaching at international level for over 10 years with 6 years as Lead Coach, England Hockey U18 Girls. Additionally, Sarah is a premier league co-coach for a top 4 women’s side. This coaching experience combined with her senior international playing career, spanning 10 years and as Irish Captain, provides her with an indepth understanding of what it takes to achieve and be your best under pressure.

Sarah recently took part in UK Sport’s leader programme for top coaches in their drive to more than double the representation of female coaches in the Olympic and Paralympic highperformance community by Paris 2024.

In addition to her coaching roles, Sarah has worked as a strategic consultant in innovation, business & brand strategy, specialising in the power of storytelling & cultural understanding to engage, change behaviour and solve real business problems. In her 20+ years working in the industry, Sarah has worked extensively with global brands across a wide range of sectors such as Lexus, E*Trade, NIVEA, Microsoft, Johnson and Johnson, Estee Lauder, Adidas etc.

As Director of Client Strategy and Team Coach for Leading Edge, Sarah plays to her wealth of experience in facilitating change programmes which engage the whole organisation for high performance, maximising high performance teams in a complex world and developing authentic leadership across businesses. The diversity of experience throughout her career has positively influenced her coaching approach adding another dimension to how she looks to effectively influence and shape positive relationships within the context of the environment and team culture.

Her experience has allowed her to shape her philosophy toward a flourishing model of coaching that truly supports people’s holistic development. She is expert in creating environments that allows individuals, teams and organisations to flourish as they strive to be their best. Supporting women in leadership to succeed and flourish whether that is in business, sport or life in general is a core passion area for Sarah. Sarah regularly speaks at events, conferences and facilitates workshops on these topics.

As part of her role at Leading Edge, Sarah facilitates Women in Leadership roundtable discussions which provides a great opportunity to to share insights and common challenges. Sarah is proud of her work with Sport England in creating a Women in Coaching movement; ‘Reimagining coaching: where all coaches flourish’.

She is the proud Mum of her nine-year-old boy and loves nothing better that spending hours and hours playing together. In her ‘free time’, she has renovated an old ruin to set up a Wellness Centre in the rolling hills of Le Marche, Italy, that offers inspiration on how to live well, flourish and be your best self.



Munster Technological University
Cork & Kerry, IE

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