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Sarah Cusick
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Certified Executive Coach and DEI professional with 15+ years experience. Former Head of Inclusion & Learning at The Atlantic. Coached and advised leaders at Conde Nast (Vogue and The New Yorker), Carhartt, Stripe, Adobe, and with The Obama Foundation.

Certified Executive Coach and DEI professional with 15+ years experience. Former Head of Inclusion & Learning at The Atlantic. Coached and advised leaders at Conde Nast (Vogue and The New Yorker), Carhartt, Stripe, Adobe, and with The Obama Foundation.

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Bio

Sarah has coached and consulted to senior leaders and Executives at The Atlantic, Conde Nast (Vogue and The New Yorker), The Guardian, National Journal, Carhartt, The States Project, Stripe, Adobe, DREAM, Intentional Philanthropy, Integrated Health Services, and more.

Prior to founding Meetinghouse, Sarah served as the Head of Inclusion & Learning at The Atlantic, where she founded Leadership Lab to coach and train managers (from the newsroom to engineering, growth/marketing, design, and beyond), as well as design and deliver DEI development across staff. Sarah co-developed and co-led The Atlantic’s first DEI Series, a robust set of ten trainings, along with establishing Manager Onboarding and Manager Cohorts. Sarah served as the primary advisor for the company’s DEI Committee, Employee Resource Groups, Allyship Team, and Professional Development Fund.

Before The Atlantic, Sarah was Senior Director of Leadership Development & Coaching at Leadership for Educational Equity, an organization supporting a diverse set of Teach For America corps members and alumni to engage civically and politically. Starting as Founding Regional Director, she went on to develop the organization’s coaching model and managed coach development, regional trainings, 360 Degree Reviews, and hybrid learning for 40,000+ members across the country.

Sarah also served as Success Coach for the Obama Foundation’s Community Leadership Corps, and previously worked in advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. That included spearheading a federal anti-poverty policy initiative, supporting a Mayoral-led initiative, and working with foster youth to pass a state law on educational stability.

Sarah has her Masters in Social Work (MSW) Policy from University of Connecticut, and is a proud International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC). In 2021, she was featured as a presenter at Columbia University’s International Coaching Conference, speaking on the importance of cultural competency for coaches and leaders. She is also a mother of two wonderful children.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Coached a company owner and Board President through difficult internal conflicts around DEI in 2020, with productive resolution and mutual action plan
  • Coached senior female leader to develop authentic executive presence to land a new Executive role in media
  • Coached woman of color through the imposter syndrome that accompanied her accent, which increased her confidence and the degree to which others truly heard her in a new C-suite role
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Work History
The Atlantic
  • Head of Inclusion & Learning
  • Director, Leadership Development & Coaching
Obama Foundation
Success Coach (Consultant)
Leadership for Educational Equity
  • Senior Director, Leadership Development & Coaching
  • Director, Leadership Development & Coaching
  • Regional Director
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Credentials
  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Certified Job and Career Development Coach (JCDC)
  • Master Coach Certification (CMC), Executive Coaching
  • Transformational Coaching Certification
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) Policy Practice
Industry Specialties
Education, Government Relations, Higher Education, Human Resources and more
Functional Specialties
Education, Human Resources, Management, Project Management and more
Expertise
Career Direction, Early Career, Mid Career, New People Manager and more

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