Sally-Anne Airey


Service Learning…What an aspiration to shoot for! After attending both morning and afternoon sessions presented by Tara Barton and Chris McBride, I have a beginning knowledge of the scope of this approach to Service within both the school and community beyond and possible curricular connections! Thanks AISA for such a great learning experience and excellent presenters.  Certainly one of the best conferences I have ever attended in over 25 years of education!

Dr. Teri GreenCollege Counselor & CAS Coordinator

Sally-Anne Airey


Sally-Anne is an executive coach, mindfulness teacher and retreat leader based in central Europe, one hour from Geneva. She has coached hundreds of people from different organisations and cultures to develop mindfulness, emotional intelligence and resilience as a path to effective performance.

A former UK Royal Navy Commander, Sally-Anne is an experienced leader, trainer and teacher and a Chartered Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. In her 23-year naval career she held diverse roles across human resource management, training and teaching. These included leadership training at the US Naval Officer Candidate School; managing the European languages department at the UK Defence School of Languages; and teaching French to adults and English as a foreign language to teenagers.

From 2005-2013 Sally-Anne lived and worked in Eastern Europe. Before training as a coach from 2007, she was business manager of Pechersk School International, a World IB school in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Married to Simon, Sally-Anne is mother to twin boys and stepmother to twin girls, all now young adults. Their large French Alpine home is also a retreat centre, offering mindfulness-based programmes that give people time and space in an inspiring environment to stop, reflect and see more clearly.

Sally-Anne is committed to enabling people to live and work compassionately and joyfully in service of others. She is currently writing a short book ‘Finding Your Inner Friend’: a simple accessible guide to uncovering our own inner wisdom.