With my colleagues at People make it work I support organisations to create and embed change across their teams and boards, enabling them to strengthen their governance, focus on their mission and refine their approach.
I am an advisor on Arts Council Wales’ Resilience Programme; working with g39 in Cardiff on their board development, organisational structure, and stakeholder engagement; along with Theatr Felinfach on planning and evaluation.
I am an accredited Action Learning Facilitator and use the practice of open questions to enable clients to reflect, evaluate and learn from their experiences.
For the last three years I have been a mentor on the AMA’s Audience Diversity Academy; supporting Fellows to make change to diversify their audiences at both the operational and leadership level.
‘Sarah Boiling’s brilliant work with Phakama helped the organization at many levels. Her participatory, sensitive, and catholic consultation process helped rejuvenate our conversation at Phakama about forms of participation that we need to re-establish or create for the first time. One practical result of this was a closer collaboration between the two boards. Her report helped to galvanise and focus a conversation around strategy, core competencies, relationship building, and human resource management–but in a way that honored and affirmed Phakama’s own commitment to a bottom up approach to the organisation’s development. These and other effects to be felt perhaps in the months to come show Sarah’s excellent methodology of helping Phakama focus on what really matters: our artists, staff, and participants. I cannot recommend Sarah Boiling highly enough.’
Amit Rai, Chair of Trustees Phakama