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Sarah Thrift

Sarah Thrift, Founder and CEO of Insight Consultancy Solutions, Inc and Ltd

With a knack for problem solving, an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for helping people and businesses succeed, Sarah has established herself as a leading strategist.

Sarah has 20 years experience working with businesses and nonprofit organizations on strategy and leadership and partners with individuals and organizations to maximize their potential.

She founded Insight Consultancy Solutions in the UK, in 2007. In 2011 she opened the US arm of the business in San Francisco and today works across the US as well as in Europe.

She loves working with organizations who demonstrate a true passion for what they do – and a determining factor for establishing Insight was to be able to actively seek out and work with such clients.

Sarah began her career at McKinsey & Co. in London where she advised organizations across a range of sectors including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, financial services and nonprofit.

Sarah subsequently worked for the UK Treasury advising the Chancellor on Corporate Governance issues, and then ran a 250-strong sales force for an IT company. She has also spent time working in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa with hospitals, schools and orphanages to build and create sustainability.

Sarah is the author of the book Designing a Strategy That Works which she wrote following in-depth work with over 100 organizations.

In the book she demystifies strategy by providing a practical, step-by-step guide to designing your strategy.

Sarah’s book is used as a text in for the MBA course at London Business Schools as well as by a number of leading organizations.

She is a frequent speaker and writer on strategy, leadership and organizational culture. She holds a Master in Mathematics from Imperial College, London, where she graduated with First Class Honors and top of her class. She has also completed the Global Business Bridge Program at Oxford University and the Leadership Decision Making Program at Harvard.

In her spare time, you can catch Sarah doing yoga, meditating, hiking, traveling or learning something new.

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Media Coverage

Sarah has been featured as a strategy and organizational expert by media across North America including:

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Sarah’s Book

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You can also download the first two chapter free here.