Sarah Prime is an award winning social entrepreneur, speaker and change agent.
In 2015 when she returned to her roots in Eyre Peninsula to find many communities had reached a tipping point of no return. This spurred her into action to establish the Champions Academy – an initiative to champion change in rural communities at the grassroots level. Her flagship program which was initially delivered through sporting clubs, is now a social enterprise in its own right, with programs and events for schools, government and a range of business and community groups.
Champions Academy’s mission is to teach people how to recognise their human potential and show them how to apply it to a cause greater than themselves to catalyse positive change on the people and communities around them.
Sarah is an authority on rural contraction, decline and exodus, and is widely regarded for her experience in community resilience, revitalisation and next generation empowerment.
Sarah has also recently launched The Global Rural Community, this will be a place where visitors are able to connect directly with the change makers of other communities if there is something that they would like to know more about, or if they have something to offer.
She is a thought leader in the field of change and is highly sought after to coach other trailblazers, movers, shakers and ruckus-makers. In 2020 she was formally appointed a W100 Mentor in Residence by the Westpac Foundation.
Sarah has won a number of awards for her efforts, including the national Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award, Westpac Social Change Fellowship, Telstra Business Womens Award for Purpose & Social Enterprise for SA, and was also a state finalist for the Australian of the Year ‘Local Hero’.