Sarah Newton has been helping youth and families for over 17 years of her life, initially as an officer in the Metropolitan Police and for the last 11 years, running her own youth consultancy business. She has shared her wisdom with millions who have tuned into her TV and Radio Shows, followed her writing and listened to her thought provoking talks.
Sarah is an indispensable resource for leaders, government, HR managers, marketers, professionals who work with youth, parents and youths themselves. She is known for her innovative, forward-thinking strategies and ideas and presents these with clarity and pragmatic flair.
She has worked with and transformed some of the most difficult and empathetic young people and regularly appears in the media, giving her expert opinion. She has been featured on most UK TV channels (with one of her programmes watched by 1 in 4 of the UK population), hosted her own TV series (which has aired in America, Australia, New Zealand, Poland and Scandinavia), been involved with campaigns for such companies as MTV, Paramount and the BBC and has sat on future thought panels for ITV.
Her first book, “Help! My Teenager is an Alien – the Everyday Situation Guide for Parents”, was launched in March 2007. This book has now been translated into Polish and Chinese.
Whilst Sarah has a natural flair and pragmatic approach to resolving issues, she has been diligent in developing her professional skills. She has been professionally trained through Coach U, Comprehensive Coaching U and was the first U.K. graduate of the Academy of Family Coach Training. Sarah is currently getting certificated in the teaching of William Glasser’s Choice Theory.
She combines this knowledge with her police experience, all mixed together with equal parts of sensitivity, wonder, common sense, and humour, to touch people’s lives.
Sarah is passionate about educating, enabling and empowering young people to make better choices. Choices that are better for them, their families, their friends and society as a whole. She is a strong proponent of taking personal responsibility for our lives and the decisions we make. She is driven by a desire to help adults create environments and conditions that allow youth to thrive. This desire drove her to join forces with Lisa Warner, 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year, to educate families on communication skills.
Sarah is considered a thought leader among her peers and her futuristic attitude allows clients to benefit from her forward thinking, whole-person approach to everything she does. Her love of restorative justice and her obsession for information on generational theory, neuroscience and technology are slowly turning her into a closet Geek!
Sarah lives happily in Northampton, England with her two daughters Bronte and Freya, her husband and a menagerie of animals.