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The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.

Jul 20, 2023

Emily Cosgrove began her career winning Young business person of the year for her first business, The High Tide Café, at 24 years old. Six years later she trained with Cardiff University’s Learning and Development Unit, and partnered with them on widening participation mentoring programs for almost 20 years. After retraining as a professional coach-mentor in 2007, Emily began supporting global organizations and cutting-edge start-ups to create award winning mentoring schemes, and people at all levels to strengthen their human connection at work through their conversations.  In 2014 she co-founded The Conversation Space with business partner Sara Hope where they co-created the framework and idea of their book, Conversational Wisdom: Strengthening Human Connection Through the Power of Conversation.


  • Introduction to Emily Cosgrove
  • Why do you do what you do?
  • What Is conversational wisdom?
  • Moving away from transactional to transformational.
  • Being upfront and transparent about intent.
  • Who is a hero of hers?