Sarah Steele

Sarah Steele

Sarah Steele - Motivational Speaker

Let this born-n-raised Brit energize your team with her down-to-earth, practical advice gained through (too many) years of experience. British humor is included for free!

Fee Range: Available Upon Request
Travels from From FL or London, UK (US)

For more information about booking Sarah Steele, visit
https://www.speakermatch.com/profile/sarahsteele

Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Sarah Steele
Sarah Steele - Motivational Speaker

Let this born-n-raised Brit energize your team with her down-to-earth, practical advice gained through (too many) years of experience. British humor is included for free!

Fee Range: Available Upon Request
Travels from From FL or London, UK

Sarah Steele - Motivational Speaker

Sarah Steele

Let this born-n-raised Brit energize your team with her down-to-earth, practical advice gained through (too many) years of experience. British humor is included for free!

Fee Range: Available Upon Request
Travels from: From FL or London, UK

For more information about booking Sarah Steele,
Visit https://www.speakermatch.com/profile/sarahsteele/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Biography

Let this born-n-raised Brit energize your team with her down-to-earth, practical advice gained through (too many) years of experience. British humor is included for free!

Anyone who has worked with me will tell you that I truly love what I do and wouldn’t change it for the world. That means working with you isn’t just another ‘job’ to me – it’s a passion and I'm committed to helping you reach your goals. After all, your success makes me look good, so we're definitely in this together.

With a truly holistic and globally savvy outlook, I combine deep capabilities in communication, change management and emotional intelligence with my background in Human Resources and Operational leadership.

Whether I am delivering a keynote speech, a training program, working individually with C-level execs or setting a strategy for change, I bring my skills, knowledge, experience, sensitivity and, above all, flexibility to the table. And it's all done with a generous dose of British humor and good ol' fashioned common sense.

Being a born-and-raised Brit, with US nationality, I work extensively across the different American, European and Latin American cultures and understand there can be a big difference between how things ‘should’ look on paper and how it actually plays out in your office on a daily basis.​ I now split my time between the US and London, where my parents still live. 

I've worked across many industries, sizes of organizations and structures. While there are definitely common themes in the challenges faced in today's workplace, I'm also a firm believer in recognizing the uniqueness of every team and situation.​

From the non-stop frenzy in the media industry, to the more subdued world of the banking industry, to the hustle of start-ups, my corporate career took a number of twists and turns that saw me work in London, New York, Los Angeles and Miami. I've also worked with clients across Continental Europe including Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Austria, and Hungary.

It was as Head of Human Resources for DirecTV (Latin America), based in Miami, that I first gained invaluable experience in team dynamics within a multi-cultural environment, bringing individuals from the UK, USA and across the Latin American region together to work as a high performing team.​

As Global Head of Human Resources for a multinational recruitment and advertising company in London, I sat on the Mergers and Acquisition team responsible for pre-purchase due diligence as well as post-acquisition change management and culture integration issues across the UK, USA and Europe.

With over 20 years of business experience in both Human Resources and Operational Management, some initiatives I have been involved in include:

  • Recruiting, mentoring and coaching senior management

  • Change agent

  • Strategic leadership and planning

  • Facilitator of large multi-day conferences

  • Global cultural-awareness leader

  • Overseeing major lay-off and hiring programs

  • Cross-functional project delivery

  • Introducing Emotional Intelligence awareness across all levels of organizations

  • Stakeholder and partnership management

  • Creating Centers of Excellence

  • Team dynamics

  • Experience of leading culturally diverse teams across the UK, Western and Eastern Europe, USA and Latin America

  • Mergers and Acquisitions team member

  • Conflict-management intervention and negotiation

Professional Qualifications:

  • MBA from Durham University (UK)

  • Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

  • Meta-State Practitioner with the Society of Neuro-Semantics

  • Accredited SOCIAL STYLE Trainer via TRACOM Group

  • The Change Cycle Certified Trainer and Leader

Giving back:

In London I spent five years working with Prince Charles’ charity, the Prince's Trust, mentoring young dynamic entrepreneurs overcome hardships and barriers in almost every area of life. One of my proudest moments was being able to take my mother to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party. I was invited in recognition of all the work I undertook with these amazing entrepreneurs – the reality is that I learned so much from them.

Lately I have been an advisor on ACP AdvisorNet, a non-profit helping returning military find their next career. 

Find out more about Sarah Steele at https://www.sarahsteele.com.