Inspiration for Professionals to Thrive at Work, Home, and Life

Keynotes, Workshops, and Consultation

Keynotes and Workshops

Bring Sarah in as a keynote speaker or educational consultant for your organization.


Balance Like a Pirate: Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive
There’s no question that every educator faces challenges on the job with ever increasing demands that lead to stress and put us all at risk for burnout.  School leaders and educators often define themselves through servant leadership, tending to put others’ needs above their own and even end up sacrificing much of their personal time for their careers. We are convicted in our belief that leaders cannot take care of others without also taking care of self as we cannot pour from an empty cup. This keynote session will inspire educators and school leaders to examine where they are pouring energies and draining themselves out as well as where they can make room to reignite flames in their lives that have fizzled. A critical outcome from this session is for educators to see that they can be the best versions of themselves by seeking balance at home, work, and life.  Attendees will leave feeling relaxed as well as empowered to take intentional steps toward a more fulfilling balance.  We commit to our participants to be able to return to their school re-energized to lead the way.


Women Seeking Balance to Thrive in Leadership and Life
Women carry a variety of titles and those of us in leadership understand how competing they can truly be in daily life. Wife, mom, leader, sister, daughter, carpool chauffeur, friend, mentor, sponsor...Let’s be real...even if we are fortunate to have partners who also work, it seems women tend to carry a substantial and heavy load at work and home. If we are not mindful, the variety of spaces in which we pour ourselves out can lead to identity crisis! Too often we find ourselves spinning through life and suddenly realize we have forgotten the title that preceded all of the rest. Self.  Leadership is a challenging role for anyone, yet trying to balance it all as a woman in leadership is a layer that only women fully understand. This keynote session on seeking balance to thrive in leadership and life will leave attendees feeling rejuvenated and ready to rock those titles!


Leading with F.A.I.T.H. Over Fear

In order to lead in courageous ways, it is critical to develop characteristics that keep us from leading out of the depths from the pit of fear. In this session, we explore and unpack this concept through the acronym F.A.I.T.H. Free to be yourself, Affirmed in core values and mission, Intentionally goal oriented, Transcending titles and leading through service, and leading with Heart, growing our emotional intelligence. Leave ready to lead more courageously with strategies to avoid the fear pit trap and lead with more faith today!

Resilient Leaders: Why We Need to Be Champions for All Students
We all have personal stories that ink the pages of our lives and develop the plotline for how we came to be in our profession. With the same last name but not related, Co-Presenters Jessica and Sarah share personal stories that illustrate how even childhoods that paint an unlikely picture for success can transform into dynamic leaders in adulthood. This session highlights how kids who grow up in homes with abuse and neglect can become resilient leaders. The session weaves personal story, relationship building tips, research, culturally responsive practices, and bold acts of caring encouragement. Attendees will walk away inspired to champion for their students to become future resilient leaders. **Can be done as a solo session.


Selfcare is Not Selfish: Healthy Means More Selfless

Though we often consider ourselves last when taking care while we are taking charge in our professional lives, it is an enormous mistake. Remember the key advice we get when traveling on an airplane to place the oxygen mask on ourselves first so that we can assist others? We must begin to apply this to our daily lives before the affects of stress take their toll on our mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional capacities. After building a clear case for this need, we will go through a wide range of practices and strategies for participants to build a sustainable selfcare plan that they can also bring back to their organizations to impact others. Take charge now so you can take more care later!


Additional Topics Available Upon Request:

Joyful Leadership: Setting a Positive Tone Through Intentional Mindset Development

Taking Care Versus Taking Charge: Leadership Through a Gender Lens

Silencing the Inner Critic: Leading from Your Unique Power

In AWE of Community: Harnessing the Power of Mentorship and Sponsorship to Build Leaders


Free Consultations

Sarah is available to connect with leaders and educators to discuss plans for a workshop or keynote as well as talk balance tips for starting the important transformation process. Contact her to set up a Google Hangout in your school or district!

Support After Workshops

For participants who desire an accountability partner or someone to brainstorm focus areas, Sarah is here for you. Participants can engage with her via Twitter, Voxer, or email after workshops events. 

Work with Sarah

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