I'm Dr. Sarah Howling, the founder of The Connection Revolution®. I help leaders, teams, and organisations build resilience, have better conversations, and transform conflict to ignite engagement and performance.
Since an early age I've been fascinated with people, language, and learning, and I’ve studied human relationships, psychology, leadership and communication for over twenty years.
I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have lived and worked in some amazing places (Bermuda, Spain, Hong Kong, Argentina and Malaysia to name a few) and lead some equally amazing organisations. I’ve been able to experience different cultures and what it takes to become successful in them - further fuelling my curiosity and passion for interpersonal communication.
I’ve led successful change and transformed cultures. I’ve improved results and led award-winning organisations. And I know that at the heart of these transformations are people, relationships, and powerful conversations at every level.
I’m deeply passionate about my work and have poured years of experience and research (and my heart and soul) into The Connection Revolution®.
The conversations you have, with yourself and others, really do matter.
Everyone deserves to work in an environment in which they can be their best, feel their best, and do their best. I find it incredibly sad (not to mention damaging and costly) that:
On average, only 15% of employees globally are actively engaged at work (Gallup)
85% have dealt with conflict in the past year - from small disagreements and incivility to disputes and dysfunctional teams (CIPD)
75% say the biggest drain on resilience and wellbeing is not workload but managing difficult people and relationships (Bond and Shapiro)
The impact is felt in many ways, for both individuals and organisations, and includes:
Higher levels of anxiety and stress
Increased sick leave and staff turnover
Hours of wasted time
Decreased motivation, engagement, decision-making ability, and creativity
Disputes, legal fees, compensation, and settlements
This is why I do what I do.
I work with organisations, leaders, and teams to develop a communication toolkit so they can:
Feel confident and equipped to respond to strong emotions so that they're empowered to have conversations that accelerate growth
Speak so people will listen and listen so people will speak
Improve conflict management skills to reduce stress, save time, and avoid costly legal fees
Improve staff wellbeing, resilience, and engagement
And help create cultures of high positivity, productivity, and performance
I offer a range of solutions including training, coaching, consultancy and mediation to meet your organisation's needs.
Resilience Communication Coaching Difficult Conversations Conflict Resolution
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Headteacher, Harbour International School
Book a consultation with Sarah to discover how you, your team, and your organisation can have powerful conversations that accelerate leadership, engagement, AND performance.
Sarah Howling Ltd
Registered in Scotland, UK.
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