Co-Founder / Director / Psychologist
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. 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. Further trained in the areas of political psychology and Participatory Action Research (PAR), Sarah’s point of reference is to work collaboratively to meet unique organisational challenges. 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 lives in Melbourne with her husband and their 9‐year old son and 5‐year old daughter.