Laura Rogers and Dr Sarah Lehmann

Our speakers are part of the team behind ‘Leading with Compassion’ recognition scheme - Laura Rogers and Dr Sarah Lehmann  - which has won the Academi Wales Award for Excellence in OD in the 2017 HPMA Awards.
Laura Rogers is the Leadership and OD Lead for Staffordshire, and the programme manager for both ‘Leading with Compassion’ and ‘Advancing Talent’.
She is also supporting the OD and Leadership workstream within the STP. Laura started her career in the NHS as a physiotherapist before embarking on the NHS Graduate Management Scheme. She has worked in many roles within the NHS including operational management, service improvement, OD and leadership both regionally and nationally and has an MSc in Healthcare Management and Leadership.
Laura feels strongly that treating each other with compassion and respect – patients, colleagues, clinicians and managers at all levels has a huge impact on health and wellbeing. She hopes that sharing the learning from the programme will help spread the powerful message which makes a difference to staff and patients alike – compassion matters.
Dr Sarah Lehmann is the Assistant Director of HR/Head of People & Organisational Development at University Hospitals of North Midlands. 
Sarah is a clinical psychologist and qualified coach who has held positions in health and social care trusts within Staffordshire since 2001, alongside an academic role at the University of Manchester.  Promoting the importance of psychology in leadership, she developed a leadership strategy and development programme based on compassionate leadership and appreciative inquiry to promote a culture of wellbeing and high performance.  Currently Sarah leads the People & Organisational Development agenda at UHNM, where this approach is influencing all areas of change and people development.  She is a sought after consultant and inspiring speaker. 
You can find out more on our programme website -
To watch videos outlining the compelling case for change and the journey so far please see: