Sarah A. Scala M. Ed & OD Download this bio here: Sarah A Scala Bio 2017
President and Principal Consultant
As a dynamic consultant, executive coach, and educator, Sarah Scala has over 19 years of experience in supporting organization development, leadership, and change management for diverse client organizations. She is passionate about creating solutions that strengthen interpersonal skills and support change with individuals, teams, and organizations.
Sarah brings high energy, adaptability, and openness to new challenges. She has substantial experience in global leadership development, executive coaching, talent management, learning design, and team effectiveness. Sarah has led development initiatives for start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in industries such as global manufacturing, life science, financial services, legal, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, medical, media, consulting, entertainment, and education.
Sarah earned a master’s degree in Organization Development and Adult Education from Alverno College, and a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Business Management and Adventure Recreation from Green Mountain College. Sarah is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through International Coach Federation (ICF). She is qualified to administer the MBTI®, FIRO-B®, Thomas Kilman Conflict Instrument, Emotional Intelligence (MSCEIT™), and Situational Leadership® II. Sarah is also a Professional Associate of the Gestalt International Study Center. and has completed coaching and intervention training there.
Prior to launching her consulting practice, Sarah focused on organization and leadership development in roles including: Senior Organization Development Consultant at Hypertherm Inc., Manager of The Kohler Experiential Learning Center at Kohler Company, Training Consultant in the financial industry, Senior Education Instructor at Aurora University, and Vice President at Gary G. Scala Carpentry.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys cycling, kayaking, swimming, cross-country skiing, and travel. She also enjoys volunteering to provide meals to those in need with Falmouth Eats Together on Cape Cod, MA, and serves as Vice Chair of Green Mountain College Alumni Advisor Board.
Affiliations (Past & Present)
- Granite State Learning and Organization Development Round Table (Founder – Chair)
- Green Mountain College (Vice Chair and Board Member – Alumni Advisory Board)
- Gestalt International Study Center (Professional Associate and Member)
- International Coach Federation (Member and Certified Coach)
- Cape Cod Young Professionals Network (Member, Mentor, and Speaker)
- Northeast Strengths Based Network (Chair – 2016 Conference and Presenter)
- Organization Development Network (Member)
- American Society of Training and Development/ Association of Talent Development (Member)
- Cape Cod Human Resources Association (Volunteer Speaker)
“Sarah is what I would respectfully refer to as an Energizer Bunny – as she always puts her EVERYTHING into all she does – professionalism, enthusiasm, commitment, expertise and a focus on others learning from the task at hand. She is always prepared and remains open-minded to new ideas and ways to improve the work she does and the business she manages.” – Keith Leistekow, Kohler Company
“Sarah is a methodical and purposeful learning professional. She demonstrates a desire to be the best facilitator for any content that she was to deliver. Her attention to detail is outstanding and contributes to her professionalism and ability to influence building high performing teams. As I continue to develop work, I will seek for opportunities to collaborate with Sarah as a learning professional. She has insights that can turn any organization into a learning organization.” – Human Resources Leader, Harley Davidson Motor Company