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Sarah Barlow

Sarah Barlow – Director of Marana Consulting Group

Sarah initially qualified as a trainer with Dale Carnegie Training®, one of the largest global training organisations.  She was a regional manager and worked with different levels of staff, including executive level, completing assignments across Europe for leading global brands and public sector services.  Moving to Australia in 2006, Sarah worked for the Strategic Projects Division of the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet before joining Marana.

With a background in communication, management, customer service and business development, Sarah brings her expertise and experience to the role of Director of Marana Consulting Group working on various assignments to enhance fundamental skills that impact performance.

‘Theory has it’s place in developing skills and knowledge and my passion is to provide practical, workable strategies that people can apply to real workplace situations and challenges.  A favourite question of mine to answer is ‘So what?  How is this going to help me improve performance in my role or in the organisation?’

Sarah Barlow – Director of Marana Consulting Group

Qualifications & Accreditations

BA (Hons) First Class
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)
Team Management Profile®
Linking Skills Profiles®
EQ-i 2.0® and EQ-i 2.0® 360°

tms mbti EQI2.0



  • ‘Sarah is a talented trainer who is able to reach her audience, inspiring and challenging them to reach new ground. I highly recommend Sarah for executive and staff training.’

    Melissa Karlsson, Human Resources Professional


  • ‘Sarah is a bundle of energy. Her infectious enthusiasm is a fantastic asset whether it be engaging with clients in the training room or face-to-face in the board room. 
She is a self-starter, reliable and above all else committed and loyal.’

    Michael Barker, Managing Director, PDG

  • I have worked with Sarah to deliver a new train the trainer program for our company. Our program was a definite success with 100% satisfaction, 100% effectiveness, 100% quality and 100% recommended to others. Sarah was excellent in adapting to our audience. Her delivery of the program as a facilitator was highly rated by our participants: “Sarah was very concise & organised, clear in her presentation styles & knowledgeable.” “Marana trainers were exceptional. Both very good and clearly knew there stuff. Great trainers”.

    Alexandra Lederer, Learning & Development Specialist, Genea

  • ‘Sarah has a fantastic ability to combine a practical, no nonsense approach to coaching & development with her knowledge of emotional intelligence and the challenges that individuals and organisations face every day. 

In a training environment, she is a challenging and impressive facilitator, who quickly gains commitment from individuals to develop the skills, and make the changes, that they need.’

    Stella Bowdell, FCMI MIC