About Us

People Reaching Potential was established by Sarah Derry, to form an organisation focused on creating opportunities for businesses and people to reach their full potential.

At People Reaching Potential we have a variety of talented professionals who may assist or specifically work on your projects.  These individuals are selected by Sarah Derry to provide expertise on your individual project.  It is understood that not all work completed on a project will be conducted by Sarah Derry; this may be in conjunction with or totally completed by one of our Consultants.

Director & Primary Consultant – Sarah Derry

Sarah Derry established People Reaching Potential in 2006, she is degree qualified and has completed post graduate studies in Human Resource Management, Training and Executive Coaching.

Sarah has worked extensively in the hospitality and tourism industry and has significant work experience in the fields of education, marketing and recruitment. Her last corporate position was Regional Director of Human Resources for an international company responsible for the businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific region. Currently Sarah is the Director of People Reaching Potential.

Sarah is also an ACC member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation) and AHRI (Australian Human Resources Institute).

Sarah specialises in the areas of culture transformation, strategic business planning, leadership development, employee engagement and organisational behaviour.

Supporting Consultants:

Lauren Jones  Lauren is an accomplished Human Resources professional with international experience. She has completed a Bachelor of Business (Southern Cross University) and has post graduate studies in Human Resources.    Lauren has a broad experience in the hospitality, human resources and training and development fields. Her last position was Training Consultant for a well-recognised international Resort in the Republic of Maldives.

Rachel Abbott  Rachel is an experienced consultant with many years’ Hospitality and Tourism experience both locally and internationally.  Rachel has worked in the areas of Recruitment, Hospitality and Travel in both a Learning and Development, and Human Resources capacity.  Rachel has professional qualifications in Hospitality and Human Resources with her most recent position working in a Learning and Development role within a 5 star hotel in Melbourne.

Kate Bergin  Kate is an experienced facilitator who through the course of her career has designed and delivered many training and education programmes in the Hotel & Tourism industries and the vocational education sector within Australia and overseas. Holding a Hotel & Restaurant Management Diploma, a post graduate qualification in management and several training qualifications she has developed and coached hundreds of team members to become confident and competent managers and leaders. Kate has an extensive background as a generalist Human Resources specialist and has worked for several multinational hotel management companies prior to joining People Reaching Potential.