Sara Tharakan


SARA THARAKAN Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP)


Sara Tharakan is a senior partner with The Coaching Connection Corp and specializes in human resources strategies, executive coaching and corporate training. She excels at helping organizations achieve results by identifying root causes of their set backs and creating dynamic game plans. Sara pulls from her experience in organizational development, strategic planning, process improvement, leadership development and business acumen. Each engagement with Sara is fully customized to match the goals and objectives of the organization. As an executive coach, she translates the diverse work and personal experiences of her clients into tangible resources for personal and professional growth which allows her to succeed with individuals from varied backgrounds and professions. She has great skill in assessing the current reality of individuals and organizations and moving them through the action steps needed to build a viable future. Sara brings over 15 years of business experience to her work. Her clients appreciate and benefit from the real life examples she brings to her practice. Sara has been successful in a variety of industries including public sector and financial services.

Areas of Competency

  • Human Resources Strategic Planning
  • Teambuilding
  • Personality Profiling
  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Change Management
  • Competency Profiling
  • Succession Planning

Professional Development

  • Diploma in Human Resource Management, Honors Graduate, NAIT
  • Certified Master Trainer, Langevin Learning Services
  • Executive Coach using Brain-Based Coaching, Results Coaching Systems
  • ADKAR Change Management program, Prosci Canada
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Step I and II, Psychometrics Canada
  • Group (GSI), Life (LSI) and Culture Inventory (OCI), Human Synergistics Canada
  • Operations Leadership, Queens University
  • Executive Project Leadership, University of Alberta
  • Customer Service and Leadership, Disney Institute
  • Lominger Competency Model, Lominger International
  • Halogen Performance Management, Halogen Performance Management
  • Hay Compensation, HAY Group
  • Return on Investment, ROI Institute
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