Partnering in positive leadership, solutions and coaching for global education.

Sarah E. Spencer is the founder of OnPoint Global Strategies & Coaching, supporting global education with strategy and solutions, leadership and team development and professional coaching. 

Do you find yourself at a crossroads, or wondering if you stay or go? Or maybe you are seeking your next journey or navigating an unexpected transition? Sarah partners with senior non-profit leaders, mid-career professionals who want to advance or improve their leadership acumen, and all who seek answers professionally or personally. She also specializes in supporting global educators moving in or out of the sector through the entire employment process. 

Sarah is ready to collaborate with you to identify achievable next steps, recognize challenges and create positive momentum. Each session is customized and confidential.

Discover your next professional pivot and how to get there.

Articulate your professional competencies and value in the workplace.

Improve your skills or that of your team's to better lead, manage and retain colleagues.

About OnPoint Global Strategies & Coaching

With 30 years of higher education experience, Sarah’s coaching practice focuses on non-profit leaders, professionals and teams who find themselves at crossroads or want to improve their leadership acumen. She recognizes the cultural complexities and intersectionalities of clients and feels very comfortable partnering and supporting those as they navigate and work through goals. Sarah knows the deep realities of being place-bound, finding creativity with constrained resources, and successfully recovering from burnout.

She is also a founding member of the Global Leadership League’s volunteer-led executive team, an award-winning organization for professionals committed to global and higher education engagement through community, mentoring and learning. She contributes to leadership thought, training and career development to its 1,400 members in over 40 countries. Sarah held a variety of management positions at the University of St. Thomas, and played an active role in the global education sector with trainings, presentations, committees and elected positions, including NAFSA, Forum on Education Abroad and advisory boards.

Connect with Sarah E. Spencer today to receive your complimentary 30-minute exploratory conversation.

Mark Beirn


An experienced global researcher and administrator, Mark Beirn brings a critical approach to risk management, factoring structural racism and identity-based violence into his rubric for supporting equitable global mobility.

Specialization Areas:

– Global Risk Management
– Education Abroad
– Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in International Education
– Health and Safety
– Curriculum Development


Stephen Appiah-Padi​


Stephen Appiah-Padi is an international educator with several years of teaching and administrative experience in both 4 and 2-year HEIs. An experienced global education practitioner-scholar, with a demonstrated history of success in the field.

Dr. Appiah-Padi has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in Educational Policy & Administration with a specialization in International/Intercultural Education.

At Northwestern College, he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad and international student services. In Lansing, Michigan, he first oversaw diversity and intercultural education at Lansing Community College, and later created the Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE) which merged intercultural engagement and international education programs of the institution, and he became its first director. Additionally, Dr. Appiah-Padi taught a course, “Diversity in the American Workplace”, to undergraduate management students of the College. In his current position, he provides leadership and vision in advancing strategic internationalization initiatives, including international partnerships and study abroad programs at Bucknell University.

Dr Appiah-Padi has created and facilitated several workshops for faculty and staff development in higher education and in business organizations. He has presented at several national and international conferences. In NAFSA, among several volunteer leadership positions, he has served as Dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, the Leadership Development Committee member, Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group, and a Fellow of the Global Fellowship Program for mentoring emerging leaders of internationalization in African HEIs. He currently serves as a member of the NAFSA Board of Directors.

Specialization Areas:

– Education Abroad
– International education leadership development
– Intercultural education and engagement
– International partnerships and linkages

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Rosa Almoguera


Dr. Rosa Almoguera has worked as an international educator for over twenty years. She was trained as a Hispanic Philologist at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and did her M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her Ph.D., from Universidad Complutense included a field study and edition of written balladry “Romancero”. During many years Rosa combined teaching and her role as a senior administrator at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo, Spain. At the Foundation, Rosa directed and, in many cases created, programs for the University of Minnesota, Notre Dame, Princeton, Ohio State, Arcadia, and the University of Chicago. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Portland, and Interamericana de Puerto Rico.

Beginning in 2016, Rosa works as an international education consultant for both public and private European and US higher education institutions. Rosa has been successful in developing new partnerships and programs, as well as helping improve already existing ones.

Rosa is a member of Forum and NAFSA and has presented with higher education professionals on innovative academic and research programming, STEM in study abroad and Nationalism in Europe. Rosa is currently completing the final Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad.

Specialization Areas:

– Student services
– Education abroad programming
– Institutional partnerships
– Education and training