Jensen Clayton

Senior Client Partner

Sarah Jensen Clayton is a Senior Client Partner with Korn Ferry Consulting leading the firm’s Culture & Change capability in North America.

Sarah takes a people-centric approach to transformation to improve organizational performance and align culture in support of business strategy.

Sarah's range of expertise includes leadership alignment, change management, culture transformation, M&A and restructuring, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and internal communications, among other things.  She frequently works at the intersection of crisis management and culture transformation, helping leadership teams to recover reputation and drive behavioral change at scale. 

Her recent focus has been supporting clients in putting people first through the COVID-19 crisis and building cultures of inclusion where people of all backgrounds feel they belong.

Prior to Korn Ferry, Sarah was Executive Vice President and Regional Lead at United Minds, Weber Shandwick's transformation consultancy, where she oversaw teams in the Central and West United States and led many of the firm's specialized engagements.

Previously, Sarah was a consultant with ROI Communication and Deloitte Consulting. 

A regular contributor to Harvard Business Review's blog, Sarah has also been a speaker and panelist at, the Society for Human Resource Management and other events.

Sarah began her career as a Presidential Management Fellow with the federal government and later served as Associate Deputy Director of Policy & Projects for the First Lady.  She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University.