Sarah Bridges, PhD

Sarah BridgesSarah Bridges, PhD joins the Quotidian Group with over 20 years of experience as a psychologist, executive coach and leadership development consultant. She is also an avid writer and speaker on the fascinating intersection between neuroscience and leadership (e.g., unconscious bias and its impact on decision making, talent management, succession, and employee engagement). In her consulting practice, Sarah advises senior executives at a broad range of Fortune 500 companies, including UnitedHealth Group, McKesson Corporation, Northwest Airlines, Target, Ceridian, Alcoa, Boston Scientific, Cargill, Northrop Grumman, Ecolab, and Supervalu. Sarah uses a comprehensive approach in her client work, addressing executive assessment, organization design, performance management, leadership development, change management, succession planning, recruitment, and individual coaching, all with a keen focus on achieving observable results and a genuine return-on-investment for the company.

Formerly an executive for a $1.7 billion Fortune 1000 company, and a practice leader for the assessment business at Personnel Decisions International (PDI)—an innovator in the psychology and organizational consulting field—she draws on this “both sides of the desk” experience to focus on what really works, not just what’s possible. A lively, stimulating, and practiced presenter to a broad range of audiences, Sarah is a frequent speaker at corporate training events, universities, and conferences such as the Outsourcing Summit, Menttium, Linkage training and keynotes, the Organization Development Network, Association for Type (Myers Briggs), and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Sarah’s interest in the field of psychology and human development extends to her work as a writer. She has published investigative articles and personal essays for the Washington Post, Realizing Leadership magazine, Mothering magazine, SEED magazine, Organic Style, and other publications. She is currently at work on a book that explores “career ecology” and the important role of one’s work environment on individual and organization success.

Sarah received her B.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. in Neuropsychology from the University of Minnesota. Born and raised in Northern California, Sarah lives and plays in Minneapolis with her family and friends.