Why Us?

Sandiar was set up to provide excellence in leadership services which get results. Rosemary Sandham has over 26 years combined experience in business, including working at board level, chief executive and senior management, leadership consultancy, mindfulness training, coaching, mentoring and action learning. Rosemary possesses the three core executive coaching competencies including extensive business experience, high level coaching skills and an understanding of the psychological perspective.

Having experienced the benefits of mindfulness while leading organisations she has increasingly focused on bringing mindfulness into companies.

Rosemary’s value to organisations is her keen understanding of the challenges of leadership with the objective perspective of an outsider. She understands the specific pressures, challenges, politics and the satisfaction of achievement. Sandiar helps people become inspirational leaders who deliver high quality services for their clients. Change management, including mergers, partnership working, conflict resolution and creating effective and high performing teams are other areas where she has successfully worked with numerous clients. Rosemary has a particular interest in helping people develop their internal leader, to access their own resources and examine their inner thinking, identifying and helping decrease limiting self beliefs and recognising the importance of internal dialogue which is supportive and liberating.


These have included enabling clients to have the confidence to move on to high level jobs. To overcome unhelpful thinking patterns, liberating them to do what they really want including setting up their own business, dramatically improving performance and inspiring their staff to make their organisation one that is listed in the Times top companies to work for.

Having worked at Board level, Rosemary has had considerable experience as a board member of large Housing Associations and in her capacity of Chief Executive; she has also worked extensively with boards. She also has had considerable experience of working with senior women and with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures as both a coach and a leader.

Sandiar has a number of consultants who have considerable experience of providing a range of professional development services for both the private and public sectors. Their specialisms include mindfulness training, executive coaching and leadership mentoring, facilitation, action learning, project management and training and research.


  • BA in Sociology,
  • BSc Reflective Therapeutic Practice
  • MA in Film & TV Studies
  • ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring
  • Accredited with the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)
  • ILM accredited Action Learning facilitator
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy & Mindful Self Compassion Teachers Training Bangor University
  • Mindfulness & Coaching and Teaching Mindfulness in Non-Clinical Settings- Oxford Centre For Mindfulness

She is also a Psychotherapist accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). She is qualified in psychometric testing using FIRO -B. Rosemary is a member of, and subscribes to the code of ethics of, the Association for Coaching and the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.


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