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At Gambit Coaching & Consulting, I work in a mindset of possibility.  The name, gambit, captures this meaning in every sense of the word. 

When you work with me, we find a way through challenges by making strategic sacrifices — dropping stories that are no longer working for you, letting go of tactics and techniques that are not yours, and allowing yourself to learn even if it gets messy.  


We focus on the most effective solutions, asking, "What is the best way forward now?"  And our conversation, itself, will create openings where things once felt stuck...that is where the shift happens.

Read on to learn more about how Gambit Coaching & Consulting stimulates and facilitates effectiveness in your individual work, your teams and your organization.



Executives and Entrepreneurs are making big shifts by dropping the story that they can and should do it all.  Gambit Individual Coaching disarms these inhibiting beliefs, and energizes powerful traits that can turn your struggle into strength.



Ah, the elusive team.  It seems so simple.  And yet this is where nearly every organization struggles at some point.  Gambit facilitates the conversations that draw your team together and defines the life-giving structures that High-Functioning Teams need.

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Every good solution starts with clear understanding.  Gambit Organizational Development Consulting's collaborative third-party assessments are individualized to bring objective clarity to your organization's puzzling challenges and expose the leverage points that will shape your company going forward. 

Sarah Budd

Founder & Effectiveness Expert

My background is in psychology, management & operations. Continuous learning is a love of mine, and if I'm not currently involved in a formal learning program, you can bet I have a stack of books on my desk waiting their turn. In 2014 I graduated from Coach Training World with a Whole Person Coach Certification (WPCC), and in 2017 I added Gallup Certified Strengths Coach to my credentials. In 2018, I completed my Master's of Organizational Psychology. 2020 brought both the Hogan Assessment Certification and the first of year of my doctoral program in Leadership Psychology. In 2022 I elevated my coaching credentialing through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) to Professional Certified Coach (PCC).I love bringing what I’ve learned to clients as they facilitate their experience.

Social and Personality Psychology are huge loves of mine. There’s so much about our behavior explained and explored in these studies and knowing about them enables us to know and understand ourselves. I love helping people bridge the space between where they are and where they want to be.

I’m a big believer that the most effective teams have two parts: a structure that guides alignment, and effective individuals, eager to partner. Leaders who create a structure that brings their group clarity and vision foster a capable and empowered group. Effective people are those who know exactly what they’re good at and how to do it. They’re eager to partner because they know how much stronger they’ll be when partnered with other effective individuals who know exactly what they’re good at and how to do it.

My four kids, husband, Boston Terrier puppy, and mini flock of chickens keep things hopping every day.  You’ll never see me without a book nearby or the latest idea I’ve read about on my mind.  Compelling design is also a passion of mine. Creating potent environments, tools and flow to help our participants get the most out of what we’d like to teach them is an ever evolving motivation behind every workshop that I give.


Community Involvement Projects:

  • The Community Consulting Project

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)

  • Organizational Development Network (ODN) Chapter Planning Committee



To learn more about Gambit's services or book a free consultation, please fill out the form below, or email me directly at

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