Here’s a few comments from a mix of  senior executives whom I have coached.  If you would like to speak to any of my clients directly, call me and I can put you in touch.


Anna Campbell, Chief People Officer

“I’m careful what I recommend, and I have no hesitation recommending Sandy and the team if you are looking to be a better version of yourself.  She does things differently.  Her programmes push your thinking, removing any excuses you have for stepping up.  I was totally challenged, had a blast and built a fantastic network on her programme.  As a coach she supported me hugely and kicked my but when required – and now there’s no going back.  If you want the same-old-same-old leadership development where you go back to your day job without making any change, then Sandy is not the person for you – if you want to make lasting change, then definitely read on!”

Retail sector

Wendy Paul, Director, Governance and Representation Review Board

“I’ve had the privilege to work with Sandy in her capacity as Director of Leadership Development on the Global Women’s’ Breakthrough Leadership Programme and as my personal coach.  Sandy helped me to find who I truly am, what my Purpose in life is, she broke into the boundaries of my thinking and opened my eyes to my true potential.  I loved the way Sandy took a no nonsense approach to my lamenting on about my confidence, and helped me to open my eyes to the world around me… I am still on my journey of discovery and Sandy continues to amaze me with how she continues to ask those challenging questions that raise my consciousness to new heights. Her enthusiasm and charisma excites me to want to learn more about human behaviours and the impacts on leadership and the world around us – I could listen to her for hours and hours – the way the conversations flows from one topic to another always building to a higher and higher awakening of possibilities is truly incredible”

Primary Industries


Sandra Kailahi, Broadcast Journalist

“Sandy Burgham is a phenomenal leader.  She helped transform my life when she led the ‘Breakthrough Leaders Programme’ which I participated in for a whole year.  Sandy is a motivator but also a realist.  She is incredibly insightful and creative so where others see black and white, she sees colours and possibilities. Her spirit is infectious and her desire to help others find their bliss is truly inspiring”.

Broadcasting Sector


Samantha Osborne, Managing Director

“After making the decision (which turns out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made) to work with Sandy on developing my Leadership skills, I can safely say Sandy has completely transformed my approach to life, work and play. Sandy is a rare blend of common sense, super sharp business acumen and practical advice.  Its a rough road at times, but one she drives with humility, force and humour. Its been quite a ride so far”.

Media/communications Sector


Chris Dobbs, CEO

“I started Working Style 30 years ago and today I’m still at the helm of this magnificent business. Like so many business owner’s and  entrepreneur’s, one enjoys such a roller coaster ride of work and life . I have been guilty of not putting time into myself and have been stunted in the development of my leadership style. My involvement with Sandy has allowed me to objectively understand what I’m doing well and what I’ve been doing poorly and it has sharpened my commitment , my passion and my resolve to be a better leader and to grow my business accordingly. I’m a fan of Sandy’s, so are my people .  I’m much clearer in my thinking, calmer in my reactions and  I  genuinely feel that I’m much  easier to work with”.

Retail Sector

Petrina Maxwell, Company Director

“I first met Sandy back in the 90’s, she was a smart operator then and not much has changed.  I’ve just completed a twelve month coaching programme with Sandy and the results have been outstanding.   In a nutshell Sandy has the ability to see the ‘best’ in you, she creates a safe space where you can challenge excuses, dream big and then walks beside you as the dreams become reality.  I can’t recommend Sandy enough…if you’re ready to play ‘big’ and be magnificent then let Sandy walk beside you…you will not be disappointed”.

Communications Sector

Rebecca Kain, Managing Director

One of the best, if not the best, decision I have made in my fifteen years with Redcurrent has been to work with Sandy. Sandy and I have been working closely for seven months and within that time I have learnt more about how to be an effective leader and manage my  retail business  than I have been able to teach myself in fifteen years.  My real regret is that I didn’t know about Sandy years ago. Sandy is challenging to work with because she is extremely good at what she does.  She’s very commercial,  a brand visionary, a marketing expert, and is sincerely interested in helping her client perform to much higher levels.

Retail Sector

Lesley Francis. GM Operations

Sandy coached me over a 12 month period both personally and professionally with view to balancing my life and opening myself up to opportunities I had closed myself off to.  The time spent with Sandy inspired a personal transformation which has further excelled my professional career.

I highly recommend Sandy’s personable, frank and open nature as a Coach.

Retail Sector

Founder/Managing Director

I have worked with Sandy for the last year. As a coach I find her approach refreshing, a nice blend of good practical advice and common sense blended with a razor-sharp head for business. That’s a rare blend. Her input and advice has been priceless and myself and others have seen great progress in me professionally and personally.

Retail Sector

Gwenda Phillips, Head of Business Execution

Sandy has transformed my career! Through Sandy’s wealth of experience as a business leader, board director and coach you learn to step outside your self-doubt and deliver the power you already have within, without falling into the ego-trap. Insightful, powerful, transformative coaching…but beware, Sandy coaches all of ‘You’ to succeed, not just the ‘Career You’

Banking Sector, C&A, ANZ

GM Commercial

Sandy’s coaching style and skill creates inspiring balance of trust and challenge to open my thinking. I have loved every step of the process in bringing out what I stand for and how I am being.

Infrastructure Sector

Andrea Ransley, Finance Director, Company Owner

After having my own business for twenty years and raising two teens, I was exhausted and needed to re-centre.  I was preoccupied with how life should be but not actually trying to change from what it was.  One thing I can say about Sandy is she does not mince words.  Coaching gave me a clear path to the future and on a business front, Sandy has helped me greatly with dealing with my staff, standing up to my peers and communicating in a more  rewarding and effective manner.

Infrastructure Sector