Sarah Speake joins Talking Talent as Non-Executive Director

Talking Talent, the global coaching consultancy leading the gender diversity agenda, has appointed Sarah Speake as a Non-Executive Director (NED).

Sarah starts this month and will be advising Talking Talent as it continues to build its business and brand internationally and expands into more new markets. Sarah will also help the Talking Talent team achieve their vision to create digitally blended solution for clients.

Sarah is recognised as one of the world’s thought leaders on strategic marketing and digital transformation. In 2011 she was named the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Female Marketing Leader of the Year and, in the same year, she was voted one of the top 100 influencers for the empowerment of women by the International Alliance for Women.

Sarah has held a number of Board levels positions, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer for Clear Channel Outdoor and Truphone, and before that as Strategic Marketing Director for Google and ITV.

Chris Parke, Talking Talent CEO, said: "Sarah was a client of Talking Talent whilst at Google and it’s fabulous to be working together again. She will bring huge experience in digital transformation as well as the marketing of global brands. Sarah joins us at a very exciting stage with the business continuing to rapidly scale with the expansion into new end markets."

Sarah Speake said: "It is a pleasure to be working with such a strong team of global experts in an area that I have always felt passionately about. I'm looking forward to supporting the vision to extend Talking Talent’s global reach so that more organisations can benefit from their innovative solutions and advance gender diversity."

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Notes to Editor

Talking Talent is a niche, award-winning global coaching consultancy leading the gender diversity agenda, and working with clients to unlock the potential within their business and make company-wide behaviour shifts that accelerate business performance.

For more than a decade, Talking Talent have worked with organisations on tailored coaching programmes that help them to retain talented individuals, increase their effectiveness and ensure that the benefit ripples throughout its business. Talking Talent have coached in the region of 19,000 women, working parents and line managers, and on average save over £100m a year across our clients in retention alone.

Talking Talent’s best practice solution includes a fully blended digital coaching offer that is available globally, 24/7. Talking Talent Online extends the reach and duration of typical coaching programmes, offering more complete individual and organisational support through parental transitions.