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Empowering you for leadership in the digital era


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Empowering you for leadership in the digital era


 

I'm here to help

The digital era is here, if you like it or not - and just like you, I am both excited and scared. The digital era is characterised by technology which increases the speed and efficiency of processes at the work place and at home. This leads to increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in your daily routine as well as increased pressure to perform and to make quick decisions.

I believe that technology can help us become more productive, efficient and successful - but it must be done in a sustainable way. The resources on this planet are not infinite - and if we continue aiming for faster, better and bigger, we shall probably all be wiped out by global warming, war and famine.

So how do you, as an ambitious academic, engineer or entrepreneur, equip yourself to deal with these opposing forces characteristic of the digital era?

With my individual coaching and group workshops, I aim to help you answer questions in these exciting times such as:

What do I want to achieve in life? How can I achieve my goals? How can I assert myself and stand out from the crowd? How can I improve my leadership skills and my work-life-balance?

- but in a sustainable and caring way.

Some of the topics I look at in my programmes are:

  • Improve your critical thinking skills and become aware of your unconscious biases.
  • Slow down and just breathe.
  • Accept yourself as you are and utilise your personality to your advantage.
  • Say goodbye to your ego.
  • Don't always suggest solutions to problems - listen and give others space to grow.
  • Admit mistakes and deal with them constructively.
  • Accept and learn to deal with diverse teams.

Sounds interesting? Find out more below!

 
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Services


Services


Coaching for the digital era

ISO certified coaching for academics, engineers and entrepreneurs, helping you to equip yourself for leadership in the digital era.

Workshops for the digital era

Group workshops for academics, engineers and entrepreneurs, helping you to equip yourself for leadership in the digital era.

Diversity for the digital era

Support in the implementation of professional LGBT Diversity & Inclusion programmes in organisations in order to reach acceptance - not alienation.

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About me


About me


I hold an M.Eng. (University of Cambridge) and a Ph.D. (University of Sheffield) in Mechanical Engineering and am a qualified Trigon and ISO certified coach with ten years of international experience as a manager in research (ETH Zurich, Fraunhofer IWES), industrial (BKW FMB AG, Agile Wind Power) and teaching (ETH Zurich, University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven) environments. I speak fluent English (mother tongue), German and Swiss German.

 A key aspect in my work is transparent and honest communication with a focus on personal contact and professionalism. I aim to deliver high quality, precise advice in an easy to understand way with flair, energy and passion.

My vision is a world in which every person is free to think critically, to communicate openly and to just be themselves, enabling them to equip themselves effectively for the digital era.


I also offer technical consulting in wind energy under my other brand windspire.

 
 
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Articles and press


Articles and press


My blog articles

My other articles

External press

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Recommendations


Recommendations


During Sarah’s qualification as a Trigon Certified Coach, we got to know her as a lively, alert and highly professional person. In her practical coaching project and in the corresponding scientific report, she documented her progress and personal development excellently. As a coach, we experienced Sarah as an attentive listener with a good eye for the essentials and a good sense for lively and surprising inputs. Her field competence in technical areas, her management experience and her internationality were enriching for the coaching course - not forgetting her British humour! All this will without doubt be beneficial for her work as a coach. Good luck and our express recommendation!
— Johannes Narbeshuber, Partner, Trigon Entwicklungsberatung (Austria)
My coaching experience with Sarah was insightful and exciting. She was able to quickly create an atmosphere which allowed my to feel at ease, well-understood and supported. We identified my challenges quickly and uncovered hidden behavioural patterns through focused questioning, allowing us to develop solutions systematically. The coaching set many positive things into motion in many different areas of my life. I would like to thank Sarah for the professional support and for this great experience.
— Head of HR, early 30s, coaching topic: role clarity
I met with Sarah remotely. She is a great listener. She was able to support me in unravelling my life’s chaos to explore how i may reach my goals!
— Dr. Hopwood, Physician (Canada)
Sarah helped me to reflect my personal and professional situation. This allowed me to successfully prepare myself for career-relevant situations in a focused manner. Her professionalism and leadership experience came through during the coaching sessions. She was able to understand and assess my personality and my professional situation very quickly - enabling the coaching to be goal-oriented and productive at all times.
— Patricia Pollinger, Senior Online Learning Specialist, UPC GmbH (Switzerland)
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Contact


Contact


MINDSPIRE

Sarah Barber

c/o The Hub Zürich Association

Viaduktstrasse 93-95, CH-8005 Zurich

+41(0)76 390 80 87

sarah(at)mindspire.ch

 

CONTACT ME

Do you have any questions? Would you like to request a quotation or a first meeting - no obligations? Don't hesitate to get in touch!

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