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Sarah Nielsen, PhD

I’m Sarah, founder of Emotive Coaching and an I/O psychologist with over 20 years of experience in higher education and consulting with managers, leaders, and teams. My mission is to empower others to live better, more fulfilling lives. Through evidence-based solutions and compassionate coaching, I will help you achieve clarity so you can take action.

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What makes me different? 

I am a psychologist that specializes in the science of human behavior in the workplace. I am also a cancer survivor. I know acutely what it feels like to address daunting challenges both personally and professionally, and to persevere while adjusting to change. 


My psychology training allows me to go below the surface of what you are feeling and experiencing, while my experience as a consultant and coach enables me to help you put this self-awareness into action. 

I rely on behavioral science and evidence-based approaches. You can trust in the knowledge that you will gain greater self-awareness and be empowered with strategies and tools that are proven effective. 



PhD and Masters degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Certified in various leadership, personality, and emotional intelligence assessments



Over 20 years of experience as a psychology professor and consultant to managers, leaders, and professionals in a variety of industries

It is time to live your life by design,
and not by de

Let’s Work Together

Please email to start a conversation with me. I look forward to it!

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