The Creative Garden is a coaching and consultancy practice, specialising in enhanced creative and communication skills. It encompasses two other branches, The Talent Garden providing coaching and presentation skills and The Strategy Garden which advises on the route to long term success.
We focus on using thinking tools to transform our clients’ approach enabling them to create outstanding results, both professionally and personally.
We provide consultancy in all areas of new media and broadcasting and to others who wish to work in a more creatively.
Our clients include individuals and groups from broadcasting, new and future media, internal communications, retail and manufacturing.
Sarah Baynes is the key member of the team. She is supported by a wide range of qualified associates.
Sarah Baynes – Creative and Communication Coach
Sarah move to Channel 4 Television from a background in the design world. She was responsible for programmes in areas such as News and Current Affairs, Sport, Arts and Entertainment, Youth and Children’s and was always part of new ground breaking concepts. Establishing early morning programming she became commissioner for The Big Breakfast from its inception in 1992 as well the young people’s strand, T4. She commissioned and acquired programmes for the Channel’s Youth and Children’s output. She executive produced programmes including the drama, AS IF and was part of The Big Brother advisory team. Her early interest in new media led her to be part of the team that established the first UK terrestrial TV website and she went on to chair the Channel 4’s Web Board.
As an active member of BAFTA she has produced several debates and has chaired a number of the category juries and jointly set up the Oxford University History of Childhood/Bafta Think Tank. She sits on the Events and Education Committee and the Children’s Committee.
She moderates at conferences including Miptv and Milia.
Sarah is a qualified NLP Master Practitioner and has a diploma in life coaching. She uses these skills in business coaching and in media working with on-screen and off-screen talent.