Curriculum Vitae – Sarah Hopwood



Personal Profile: 

I believe life is about service and helping others. I am proactive, up‐beat, resilient and well organised. Believe in Life Long Learning and the pursuit of Excellence.

Work Experience: 

‘Head of Performance’: @ALC Global Health (1 day per week)

Sarah has been immersed in the business world since 2004 working with corporates & business owners

Served 5 yrs gdb (Gatwick Diamond Business) Executive Council;

Trustee then Chairman @ Rockinghorse Children’s Charity 2010 – 2015 Brighton

Trustee @ ESTEEM Shoreham by Sea 2017 –

Many articles on Emotional Intelligence published – sell 77 x A4 pages of articles & transcriptions. Sell 28 x A4 pages of interviews discussing EQ (incl. 3 Red Arrow Pilots)

Radio presenter: New Wine radio (for 1 week summer 2016)

Young Enterprise Company Advisor: (winning ‘Best Branding’ at Lancing College – have also worked with Roedean) plus advised many other state & private school students;

Dined at the Carlton Club: & formally invited to join monthly sub-debates@ House of Lords

Radio Presenter – New Wine Radio 87.7FM


Professional Speaker Membership: awarded Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association in 2014 & won ‘Member of the year’ 2013; 2016 Master of Ceremonies: Women in Leadership Global Summit (Berlin)

Also registered with:

School Speakers

Peel Talent & P & R Agency (guest cruise enrichment lecturer)

Teaching: 1994 took voluntary then paid work in special needs and main-­‐stream schools.

1998 taught at Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School as Nursery Teacher & Head of Pre-­Prep Music – teaching after school & Saturday’s privately teaching 4 -­ 12 yr olds piano & voice preparing them for mini‐concerts & grade 1 AB exams. (One of my 8yr old students gained Distinction after only 4 terms of piano lessons)

Housewife & Mother: Full time – dabbling in part‐time work when possible. Daniel (Dan) and Kathryn can be found on LinkedIn.

Nursing: Trained then specialised as a District Nurse 1979 ‐ 1986.



Trained to use the ‘Mindshop’ Business Problem‐Solving Tools and Processes

Diploma in NLP (Neuro‐Linguistic Programming)

Diploma in Pre‐School Practice (NVQ L3)

Trained Nurse: work spanned full-­time (incl night duty), part‐time & bank nursing

TV Training: Pinewood Studios

Radio Training – New Wine radio presenter 87.7 FM

Lillesden then Bedgebury (Park) Boarding Schools (5 O’Levels)

Jury Service: big case in 2004. Cancelled once & deferred twice – serving again Sept 2016


Skills and Achievements: 

A4 business books – published articles, interviews & transcripts of presentation:

Early 2005: as a team of 3 we won Rightmove ‘Letting Agent of the Year’

Young Enterprise 2009­‐11: Business Advisor for Lancing College winning Best Branding 2011

Chaired Gatwick Diamond Business: “Talent of Tomorrow’ – John Peel OBE on committee

Chairman of Rockinghorse children’s charity: Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital

Executive Producer & TV Presenter: “Family, Faith and Fun …the happiness debate” Latest TV (Channel 7) aired 5.30 or 6.30pm every Sunday now in Year 3

Hosted own TV show ‘Business Sense EQ’: filmed at Pinewood Studios

Shoreham College Business Forum: co-presented with Sally Gunnell, Tim LoughtonMP & Martin Perry.

London – Brighton bike ride 2yrs running: once cycled Ditchling Beacon without getting off!


Activities and Interests:

Faith: love Jesus. Believe in living by example, no finger pointing & emotional intelligence.

Member of Shoreham Baptist Church worship team (playing keyboard)

1994-­6: Bishops Certificate, 2006-­‐8: Church Warden, 16yrs Healing Ministry

Sport: golf (handicap now around 25, used to play for club off 19), walking, cycling & swimming

Music: Brighton Festival Chorus – sang with them for 3 years voted in UK’s top 5 choirs.

Formed Trinity Voice Worship Band – support band for my TV show Family Faith and Fun…

Interviewed a number of times on radio

Attended a Royal Garden Party, sang on River Thames for Queen’s Jubilee and recorded Songs of Praise 3 consecutive years singing with Royal Albert Hall main choir.

Hairdressing: self taught cutting for family & friends. One year completed over 150 cuts raising funds for charity – and have worked with St Peter’s cutting the hair of those living on the streets homeless.

Love reading, cycling, golf & caravanning