Sarah Goltz, MPH, MIA, CPCC


Sarah Goltz, MPH, MIA, CPCC founded Sage Innovation in 2007. Drawing on over twenty years of experience working with global organizations, philanthropies and civil society leaders, Sarah is passionate about helping purpose-driven individuals, teams and organizations achieve extraordinary results. In her work, Sarah supports senior and emerging leaders, teams and organizations to gain the clarity, skill and capacity to drive positive change in an increasingly complex global landscape.

Through Sarah’s leadership, Sage Innovation has become an important partner to its clients across civil society, philanthropy and business sectors with a proven track record of creating significant impact. Building on decades of work in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, Sarah has spearheaded global partnerships, successfully advocated for widespread access to new life-saving health technologies for developing countries and designed humanitarian interventions that have been scaled within and across countries.

After twenty years of searching for solutions to global inequities, Sarah expanded her training—and Sage Innovation’s practice—in order to bring cutting-edge leadership, team building and executive coaching skills to the many leaders, teams and organizations at the frontlines of global change.

Sarah’s recent coaching clients include The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, American Cancer Society, SURDNA Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies, the Simons Foundation, Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, Social Science Research Council, Population Services International (PSI), QUIP, Save the Children International and Jhpiego.

Prior to founding Sage Innovation, Sarah was Director of Advocacy at Global Health Strategies in New York and Senior Technical Advisor at the Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) in Cairo, Egypt. A Fulbright Scholar, Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Princeton University and Masters degrees in International Affairs and Public Health from Columbia University. Sarah has trained and is certified by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in San Rafael, California. She has taught global health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.