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Sarah Arnot

Sarah is now the Managing Partner of the Woodburn Mann Leadership Science Insitute. To find her updated bio and more about her, click here.

Sarah Arnot is passionate about one thing.  Great leadership.  

Sarah will work with you as a coach, mentor, team coach or assessor to bring the best possible performance to your team.  She has helped hundreds of executives understand themselves and their development opportunities over the years.  She wants to help you!

There are many routes to success and we believe in adapting our service to your needs.  Whether you are facing a crisis and needing immediate support or you want ongoing support to achieve your ambitions, Sarah can help you, inspire you and above all, coach you.


Sarah spoke to the team at Kuda sport horse insurance last month during our annual strategy meeting and what a breath of fresh air she was!! Our team is scattered around the country and as such don’t often have the opportunity to get together as a team. This can often lead to people feeling isolated with inherent problems when it comes to all working towards the same goal with enthusiasm. Sarah was extremely professional but at the same time managed to make our team feel comfortable and at ease. One got the feeling that she had “lived” the goal and was not just someone talking on a generic topic. The entire team came away from the session feeling refreshed and enthusiastic and looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead. I would not hesitate in recommending Sarah to any institution, no matter how large or small!!
— Dawn Newman

Sarah's Background

  • 16 years with Spencer Stuart, one of the world's leading Executive Search Firms in Paris, London and Johannesburg

  • 10 years in Spencer Stuart's Leadership Assessment Services, assessment CEO finalist candidates and "C" suite executives globally

  • Coaching practice began in 2014 resulting from requests from assessed clients

  • Early career at Accenture and Scotwork in Dublin, Sophia Antipolis and Paris

  • MPhil (Coaching) Candidate University of Stellenbosch Business School

  • MA, BA Trinity College Dublin

  • International Equestrienne, competes in Eventing in South Africa for Team Ireland

  • President of the Western Cape Eventing Association

  • Board Member, Odessa Property


  • At Spencer Stuart and throughout her previous career Sarah worked under her maiden name, Sarah Mulhern