"It’s incredibly rewarding and inspiring to watch people grow in their roles and take ownership of creating change within their organization. I’m proud to support Prism’s clients in tackling those big picture questions around sustainability and behavior change. It’s a complex process to make an impact on an organizational level, but it starts with the people. It’s not just about changing what we do; it’s about changing how we do what we do."

-- Sarah Smith

As Sustainability Team Leader at Prism Engineering, Sarah works with organizations in the commercial, government and industrial sector to design and implement sustainability strategies and programs that engage staff and leadership and lead to better sustainability outcomes. Since 2010, Sarah has expanded Prism’s Sustainability Services portfolio from its roots in a single sector to include over 90 clients from a variety of sectors across Canada.

Sarah’s background in facilitation, coaching, behaviour and organizational change theory and social science research helps her to provide the space and support for clients to “turn the dial” on sustainability action within their own organization. In her work with clients and as a Prism Team Leader, Sarah works to build capacity at the individual and organizational level. Her focus is on developing strong relationships, collaboration, and helping people see themselves as leaders.

Sarah has worked in BC’s Film Industry and has co-owned a homemade preserves business. On the weekends, you can find her with her partner exploring the waters of the Pacific Northwest on her 38-foot sailboat.

Education and Registration

  • Bachelor of Arts (Music and Environmental Studies), University of British Columbia   
  • Master of Arts (Urban Studies), Simon Fraser University