Sarah Jensen Clayton


Sarah helps CEOs and other senior leaders design and execute transformation strategies that improve organizational performance. She specializes in driving culture change in support of business objectives, and led the development of the firm’s CultureShift offering.

With more than 15 years of experience leading end-to-end change management programs, Sarah has advised clients through M&As, corporate restructurings, leadership transitions and enterprise-wide technology adoption. Her expertise includes crafting the case for change, aligning leadership, managing resistance, enabling people managers, activating bottom-up advocacy, designing and facilitating training, measuring progress towards change goals and organizational research.

Previously, Sarah was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting, where she supported Hewlett Packard’s acquisition of EDS, helped Ansell Healthcare redesign its global HR business processes and partnered with Levi Strauss to train and enable employees throughout its SAP adoption.

Other clients have included PepsiCo, Cisco Systems, Johnson & Johnson, Essilor, Olympus, Fannie Mae, FMC, Celgene and New York Life.

A regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review blog, Sarah has also has been a speaker at Glassdoor.com and Society for Human Resource Management events.

Her career began in politics, where Sarah served first as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education and then transitioned to the White House to support First Lady Laura Bush on education policy and programming.

Sarah holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University.

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