Curriculum Vitae – Sarah Hopwood

Sarah has a natural ability to effectively communicate using a broad range of skills. She leads by example, tackling new & challenging projects with confidence and agility. Her presentation & TV skills are highly polished; balancing authority with skilled facilitation – ideal for running anything from meetings, heading up teams to leading and inspiring a conference environment. Sarah works hard, is responsive and has a naturally caring nature whilst maintaining focus on getting the job done.

TV & Media

TV Training – Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire

Business TV ‘Business Sense EQ’: filmed at Pinewood Studios

C7 Latest TV 2 shows:

Future-proof (business) & Family, Faith & Fun (Christian)

Presenter and News Reader – 87.7 FM (researched and wrote the daily news & sport)

Over 250 video’s on YouTube

Many published articles covering business and education

Key public speaking gigs

Business & Education:

Specialist in Emotional Intelligence. Business Consultant & Professional Speaker

Chaired gdb: ‘Talent of Tomorrow’ (John Peel OBE on committee)

BDM Concordia Dental Healthcare (1 day pw)

Former Business Manager: Pilgrims Friend Society 5 month project passing CQC inspection

Former Head of Performance – ALC Global Health (working with Sarah Jewell MBE)

TV: Executive Producer & TV Presenter

Sarah launched Shoreham College Business Forum – introducing students to networking bringing in Sally Gunnell, Tim Loughton MP and Martin Perry (designed Amex Stadium) to co-present with me inspiring the students too

She has coached, trained & spoken in global & local businesses (4.5k connections on LinkedIN) plus author with nearly 300 YouTube video’s

‘Education’ webpage:

Former Head of Pre-prep Music: Sompting Abbotts (also taught Nursery) 1998 – 2004

Delivered Mindshop Excellence Business 1 week Programmes in Schools (state & private)

Young Enterprise Days (have delivered 2 years running Brighton & Hove High School)

YECompany Programme with Lancing College – winning Best Branding

For the last 6 years I have run annual Work Experience 2.5 hour workshops preparing Shoreham College Year 10’s for their week in business

Special needs children: spent 2 terms f/t volunteering @Highdown School, Worthing –

SIFE University of Sussex – facilitator for University Business Enterprise Scheme.

‘Dragon’ – participating in Dragon’s Den at Brighton University

Shoreham Academy – put 4 students into a business training them in problem-solving tools. The Directors gave them a problem and a week later they presented their findings to senior members of school, parents and Business Directors.

Notable speaking events:

2018/2019: Olympia London, International Conference ‘How to Increase your level of influence’

2016: Master of Ceremonies & Keynote Speaker: Women in Leadership Global Summit (Berlin)

2015: Master of Ceremonies: Women in Business (London Excel)

2015: EQ Keynote Conference Speaker: Australia House, London

2014: Master of Ceremonies: Brighton City College ‘City Achiever’s’ Annual Awards

2014: Master of Ceremonies: The Argus Youth in Action Awards (Amex & Albion Stadium)

2014: Awarded Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association

Regularly invited to attend monthly debates in the House of Lords

Cruise Ships: run passenger choirs

Business publications & experience:

Global Magazine writing about Emotional Intelligence: Ethical Boardroom:

Trust Beyond the Boardroom double page spread

Courtroom to Boardroom double page spread

Had a regular column writing about Business Ethics & EQ: Platinum Business Magazine:

The Red Arrows: interviews with Sir Christopher Coville, Brian Hoskins & Andy Wyatt

77 x A4 portfolio of published articles and transcriptions ‘Leadership is for Everyone’

Executive Producer & Presenter “Family, Faith and Fun …the happiness debate” & in 2019 “FUTURE_PROOF” both broadcast on Latest TV (Freeview Ch 7) FF&F televised 6.30pm every Sunday – now in Year 7

‘Trinity Voice’ worship band: founder (keyboard & vocals)

Shoreham College Business Forum: co-presented with Sally Gunnell OBE, Tim Loughton MP & Martin Perry (who designed the Albion Amex Stadium).

Young Enterprise Business Advisor 2009 11: Consultant for Lancing College – winning ‘YE Best Branding’ 2011


Full training in Mindshop: Business problem‐solving tools and processes

Professional Speakers Association: awarded Fellow in 2014 & won London ‘Member of the year’ 2013

Diploma: NLP (Neuro‐Linguistic Programming)

Diploma: Pre‐School Practice (NVQ L3)

2 year’s Christian training: Bishop’s Certificate

Advanced television training: Pinewood Studios

Radio presenting intensive training & running her own show: New Wine 87.7 FM

Fully trained district nurse

Playing keys & voice: Southwick Christian Community Church Band

Former Church Warden: Church of the Good Shepherd, Shoreham Beach

Sang 2012: Royal Pageant on the River Thames ‘Jubilant Commonwealth Choir’

3 consecutive years: joined Royal Albert Hall main choir recording BBC’s ‘Big Sing’

Brighton Festival Chorus: sang and toured with them for 3 years

Additional Volunteering:

Hairdressing: Self-taught cutting for family & friends. Cut over 150 cuts in one year raising funds for charity – includes linking with St Peter’s Church working with the homeless.

Fine dining experiences:

Fleur de Lys – The Carlton Club & New Scotland Yard; Princes Trust – Royal Garden Party; Wiston House – Carol Service & Banquet, QE2 – Black Tie.

Former Chair of Rockinghorse Children’s Charity…. the official fundraising arm for the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital