Sarah Bettman

Linkage Affiliate Consultant

Sarah Bettman is a Linkage Affiliate Consultant. As a global organizational and leadership development expert, executive and team coach, and strategist, Sarah is passionate about and known for her work on inclusive leadership and developing strategies for advancing women and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Sarah has more than two decades of experience designing and implementing organizational and leadership development solutions in a variety of industries, including healthcare, energy, technology and finance. She is adept at creating customized solutions and collaborating with multiple stakeholders on large-scale projects to ensure that her clients ultimately achieve their strategic objectives. She effectively blends facilitation, team development, and executive coaching to create engagements that have impact and get results.

Sarah founded her own private practice, Bettman Consulting Group, as an external coach and consultant, and currently is an Advisory Board Member for Women of the Vine & Spirits. In 2018, she was recognized for her contributions to DEI in the wine and spirits industry with a nomination for Social Visionary of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Previously, Sarah was a Principal Consultant at Linkage, Inc., where she developed a women’s leadership development program for a large technology firm that boasted 30% return on investment due to increased retention and promotions into executive levels. Prior to this role, as Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Constellation Brands, she built the foundation for DEI using a non-traditional approach, leading to significant improvement of representation at key levels for women and People of Color and the elevation of employee voices through the founding of ten business resource groups. At Kaiser Permanente, she served as a Director of Leadership Development, where she managed a multifaceted leadership initiative, in addition to focusing on team development, executive coaching, and strategic consulting efforts including a comprehensive business performance review process. Her work helped drive statistically significant increases in customer satisfaction and quality scores. At Sutter Health, she worked as an internal coach, managing over 300 individuals and teams responsible for driving growth at all levels of the organization.

Additionally, Sarah’s experience as a firefighter and paramedic taught her firsthand about the power of effective leadership and high-performing teams, and shaped her passion for leadership development and management.

Sarah holds a BS in business administration from the University of Colorado and an MBA in strategic leadership from Dominican University of California. She is certified in individual coaching through the Coaches Training Institute, in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching from CRR Global, and in the MBTI.

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