ABOUT SARAH FINCH

Sarah Finch has spent almost 20 years working as a facilitator, coach and speaker to help leaders at all levels be successful.  She has worked with hundreds of frontline staff up to CEOs from Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, non-profits and government agencies including Deloitte, GE Healthcare, McKinsey, Major League Baseball, Kraft, Farmer’s Insurance, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Abbott Labs, Cisco, Accenture, Harley Davidson, the IRS and many others.  

 

After spending the first part of her life on the stage, her business career includes leadership roles that have taken her from leading improv-based corporate learning programs with the famed Second City comedy theater to shaping cause-driven leaders making a difference in their communities with the YMCA, to developing cutting-edge software company executives and high-potential leaders with Vista Consulting Group (the consulting arm of Vista Equity Partners). 

Her unique viewpoint shaped by years of business experience and her time as an actor has taught her how to help people work most effectively together.  Sarah's programs have helped leaders improve team dynamics, navigate changes smoothly and communicate with clarity - all with driving end results in mind. 

 

She is an accomplished conference speaker and was thrilled to be a keynote speaker for her talent development peers at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Symposium. Other conferences she has spoken at include the Illinois Governor's Conference on Tourism, Ethics & Compliance Officer's Association (ECOA), and the Society of Pharmaceutical
and Biotech Trainers (SPBT). Throughout her career, she has been interviewed by Variety.com, SHRM Online, The Chicago Tribune, American Executive and CLO Magazine.

 

Aside from her passion for leadership development and team effectiveness, Sarah also has expertise in change management, organizational health, 360 assessments, and presentation skills. 

 

Sarah holds a BS in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and an MA in Educational Theatre from New York University.