Sarah Pickthall

Director Cuspinc

Sarah is a consultant, trainer and accredited executive coach with specialisms in disability, diversity and inclusion. With over 25 years of experience across, arts, culture, heritage, creative media, digital and education, Sarah’s work is dedicated to ensuring a broad range of voices and opinions are represented and included in the creative and cultural fabric of the UK and beyond. Sarah was one of the first women to train in Japanese Kabuki theatre and dance in Tokyo. A former television writer, performer and puppeteer for the Media Merchants, for CITV, Sarah joined Arts Council England in 2004 working in Disability Development and was the first Chair of its Disabled Workers Group. In 2008, she conceived Sync as part of the Cultural Leadership Programme, alongside Jo Verrent of Unlimited. 11 years on, Sync is the only leadership and coaching programme that explores the interface between disability and leadership for disabled and d/Deaf leaders herein the UK, Australia, South Korea and soon to roll out in Singapore. In her spare moments she is a digital dance producer for Deaf Artist/Choreographer, ChisatoMinamimura.com and Chair of AccessAllAreasTheatre.org in Hackney, London.