Sarah Linton

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Sarah Linton BA (Hons)

Director of Assessment

Core Strengths: Fair, Composed and Self Aware.

Sarah has been a Director of Zircon since 2006 and co-founded Be Talent in 2016. Sarah has worked in the psychology and talent arena since 2002 and has significant experience in the areas of leadership assessment, development, executive coaching, change management, high performing teams, organisational culture, strengths and learning. Her expertise is talent assessment and development and she has 10 years’ experience in FTSE 100 companies. Her experience and expertise is in the areas of recruitment and assessment for Director and C-suite level appointments, assessor training, career development, succession planning, designing and delivering assessment centres, conducting outplacement counselling and career planning and campaign management.

Sarah graduated from Middlesex University in 1995 with a BA Honours degree in Business Studies. Sarah is member of the Association for Business Psychology.

Sarah’s interests are talent management, succession, high performing teams, inspiring leaders, winning attitude, talent and potential. Sarah supported Amanda and the team to research and deliver four white papers looking at talent and potential.

She is trained to use a number of psychometrics some of which include Strengths Insight, Culture Fit, Decision Styles, Winning Attitude, OPQ, Wave, Wave 360, NEO-PIR, 16pf, Firo B, MBTI, HDS, MVPI, HPI and CPP.

Testimonial: “Sarah you are a fantastic external business partner for the following reasons, builds relationships quickly, confident enough to hold your nerve when faced with challenges and obstacles and able to work in true partnership to find solutions in the moment which might not be perfect but are good enough to keep things moving towards the end goal. Highly credible, you “know your stuff”, reliable, flexible and solutions focused. Open enough to share your feelings which engenders feelings of trust and fun to work with and be around”. Jane Corban, Group Talent Development Manager, International Personal Finance

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