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About Sarah

Helping you to be a healthier, happier version of you

Corporate wellness specialist & founder of My Health Revolution

Corporate wellness specialist Sarah McGuinness is committed to changing people’s lives for the better, empowering them to step out and take control of their lives.

With degrees in psychology and communications, complemented by qualifications in training, coaching and fitness, Sarah guides people of all ages to be a happier, healthier version of themselves so they can excel in all areas of their life. She is a passionate mental fitness and wellbeing champion and is determined to reduce stigma and improve conversations around mental health. Her Take Care project shares real conversations about self care in the modern world.

As the founder of My Health Revolution, Sarah helps organisations to realise the benefits of investing in wellbeing. With a background in organisation development, Sarah understands how to build organisations that thrive.

Drawing on her knowledge on business and behaviour, she is able to communicate, inspire and drive wellbeing in a way that is engaging at any level of an organisation – from graduate to CEO.

Having spent more than 15 years working in organisations across New Zealand and Australia (including Porter Novelli, Arup, Origin Energy, VicRoads and SCIRT), Sarah has held senior positions in leadership and capability development, encouraging people to become confident leaders and team members. She has coached many people to find their true worth through self-development, wellbeing strategies and conflict resolution. She has also played an integral role in the design and delivery of an award-winning leadership programme.

Acknowledging the importance of cultivating healthy behaviour, Sarah utilises her knowledge gained from her published research on body image and the eating behaviours of mid-life men and women to cultivate an approach that is realistic, achievable and respectful.

Wanting to share her expertise with the wider community, Sarah has been a volunteer support group facilitator at Eating Disorders Victoria, Australia, assisting those in recovery, along with their friends and family. She has also led the development and implementation of a healthy lifestyle programme, in conjunction with St Luke’s in Deniliquin, NSW, for people with mental illness living in the community.

She has featured in a Massey University campaign, encouraging others to consider distance learning to develop their skills and knowledge and enhance their wellbeing.

Sarah has helped hundreds of people navigate the challenges and opportunities of everyday life. Throughout, she remains passionate about supporting everyone to build a satisfying life.

A busy mother to two equally busy young children, Sarah makes all-important time to enjoy cycling and the great outdoors.

Sarah cares deeply about making the world a better place and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role as a corporate wellness specialist, nurturing and supporting people through change, recognising that we are all a work in progress.

She believes everyone can be a happier and healthier version of themselves as she helps each person plan a wonderful new life ahead.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology) – Massey University
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology – Swinburne University
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies – Auckland University of Technology
  • Professional Diploma of Coaching – Southern Institute of Technology
  • Certificate IV – Training and Assessment – RMIT
  • Certificate III – Fitness – Australian Training College

Additional training/accreditations:

  • Flinders Program™ chronic condition management
  • Appetite for Life
  • Support group facilitation
  • Cognitive behavioural approach to weight loss and management
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy for promoting positive health behaviour
  • Conflict coach practitioner
  • Coaching for cultural transformation
  • Situational Leadership
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • Hogan Personality Assessments
  • Personal Profile Analysis/DISC

Publications:

  • McGuinness, S. M., & Taylor, J. E. (2016). Understanding body image dissatisfaction and disordered eating in midlife adults. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, (45), 1, 4-12.

Event appearances:

As someone who works closely with managers and students of management, I think Sarah's approach to personal wellness can offer real value.

Dr Peter Cammock, MBA Director and Director of Executive Development, University of Canterbury

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