Dr. Sarah Cotton is a registered and endorsed Organisational Psychologist who specialises in best-practice strategies to help individuals and organisations navigate the challenges of modern work. In light of demographic shifts and committed to supporting work-life change, Sarah co-founded Transitioning Well™ in 2011, which specialises in supporting management and employees to navigate Parental-Leave, Work-Life and Mature-Age transitions. This was particularly important for Sarah following her personal challenges after the birth of her first child.
Drawing upon over 15 years of coaching, training and consulting, Sarah brings a comprehensive background across the university, corporate and not for profit sectors in addition to private practice. Providing the space to get out of ‘automatic pilot’, Sarah’s facilitation provides the opportunity to unpack both the practical and emotional elements of transition.
Sarah’s academic background includes a PhD in the area of work-stress, and specific training in political and policy related psychology.
Early in her career Sarah worked at Psychology Beyond Borders, and as a project Manager at World Vision. She was also an Associate at Issues Deliberation Australia/America – (IDA) a not-for-profit, non-partisan political psychology and public policy think tank, for 10 years, established to facilitate the conduct and dissemination of high quality research, public consultation, education and public debate on topical social and public policy issues impacting Australia, America and the world.
Committed to harnessing the pipeline of female talent, Sarah has also been involved in the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Board Women program as well as a facilitator for the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Superfriend Mentally Healthy Retirement Program.
Finally, having both published and presented widely, Sarah’s research experience strengthens her profile and motivates her to get research to where it is needed most – real life!
Sarah's Self-Care Tip
Sarah says “Knowing what my lighthouse is. What my values are so I can navigate these on a daily basis. Living my priorities each day in line with that!”
Another fabulous piece of career advice – “Momentum not perfection!”
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