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Sarah Brewer | Project manager & coach


Gerdi with Sarah Brewer on being authentic to yourself

Today’s guest has had a long career in the Clinical Research industry

Sarah started out with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service. First as a project support officer and later as a Clinical Research Associate.

She commenced a new role as a project manager in the world’s largest Contract Research Organisation, now known as IQVIA, a Human Data Services company which combines supply of expert clinical research personnel with breakthroughs in data science and technology. There Sarah embarked on a career that would take her across the Southern Hemisphere.

Working on global projects from IQVIA offices in Singapore, India and Australia she eventually moved to Sydney, Australia with her family.

Along the way she gained a brain-based coaching certificate to help her support the people that worked with and reported to her, and qualified as an ICF accredited Associated Certified Coach in 2018

In 2019 Sarah left IQVIA to start travelling the world, starting with a winter season of skiing in the Austrian Alps.

Then COVID happened and the world went into lockdown which put an end to her and her husband’s travelling plans. At least for now.

Luckily there are worse places than the Austrian Alps that you can get stuck in.

So Sarah has been taken full advantage of the situation. She has taken up new activities like hiking mountains, ski touring and most recently ski-bob and in doing these things has had the fantastic opportunity to explore extensively the countryside surrounding her current base near Zell am See

She still works as a project manager within the Clinical Research industry; only now — like so many of us — she does so remotely.

And of course, she continues to go out and explore the mountains that are all around.


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Sarah's Favourites Celebrating Nature



‘Symphony No. 6 in F major op. 68, the “Pastoral”‘ composed by Ludwig von Beethoven, performed by the Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Bernard Haitink


‘The Four Seasons’ composed by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by Nigel Kennedy with the English Chamber Orchestra


‘Les Carnival des Animaux’ composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, performed by Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, et al


Watership Down by Richard Adams

Sarah also mentioned:

Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver



‘Avatar’ directed by James Cameron


‘The Lion King’ directed by Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff. Music by Hans Zimmer. Song composer, Elton John

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