Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Egrove Park


As an Associate Fellow, Sarah focuses on leadership in professional services firms. She designs, directs and teaches on award-winning, bespoke leadership programmes for major clients, including global elite law firms.

Sarah has co-designed, directed, taught and coached on programmes for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells, and Appleby Global. She is a leadership coach on the Executive MBA, High Performance Leadership and Women Transforming Leadership Programmes.

As a founder of Martin & Hall, she also works with other leading professional services firms, including Norton Rose Fulbright, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Egon Zehnder and KPMG.

Sarah is a Sloan Fellow with an MSc in Leadership from London Business School and a distinction for her work on unconscious bias. She qualified as an executive coach with Meyler Campbell, is accredited by WABC and certified on numerous psychometric instruments. Sarah is author of Creating Effective Relationships in Law Firms, Coaching Challenges for Lawyers and Making Sound Decisions in Law Firms.

Previously Sarah was Senior Counsel in the Chairman’s office at BP plc and Group Legal Adviser at David S Smith plc having started her career as a corporate lawyer at Allen & Overy in London and Loeb & Loeb in Los Angeles.

Sarah has a practical approach based on a blend of emotional intelligence and her deep understanding of professionals and their firms.