Client List

  • Red Hat
  • UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • AENC
  • Seattle Study Club
  • North Carolina Bar Association

  • Capital Associated Industries
  • Poyner Spruill
  • TAB

And more…



Karen Clark
Director, Red Hat University Sales College

“Sarah’s presentation was engaging, emotional and informative, and the entire audience was leaning in and hanging on to her words.  It’s obvious that she’s a master of her domain with a command of the issues.”

Todd Jones, SVP/Partner
Captrust Financial Advisors

“Sarah spoke at a quarterly Director’s meeting I attended, and the following day I contacted her to meet with our own leadership team.  The energy during her program was both evident and contagious and I received comments from our department directors expressing their appreciation for having Sarah meet with our leadership team.  I would recommend Sarah to any organization looking to enhance team engagement and motivation.  She’s an outstanding motivational speaker.”

Terri Philips
President and CEO
Hospice and Palliative Care

“Passionate, professional, and credible describe Sarah’s presentation at our HR Management Conference.  Her dynamic presentation style and superb interaction with the audience gave attendees new insights and practical tools to better impact their organizational results and achieve success.  A great contribution to our event.”

Colleen Cunningham
Vice President Learning Services

“Sarah has now spoken to three groups of my business owner clients, and in each case they all left with actionable information and became raving fans. Her real world knowledge is impressive and her style engaging and entertaining; she’s a great speaker and really connects with her audience.”

Keith Weaver
CEO, Smart State
The Alternative Board (TAB)

“Sarah delivered a speech to 125 attorneys that was insightful and riveting, and it caused me to reevaluate how I defined the moments in my day to day life.  As the moderator, I was privy to the comments that other attendees made, and she was by far the best speaker of the program.”

Georgia Nixon Roney
Owner and Attorney
Nixon Law Offices

“I recently attended a continuing legal education program in which Sarah was the presenter. Her program was the last in a long day of programs, but her presentation and materials were by far the most useful and interesting. In fact, I believe her program was one of the most meaningful I have attended in 20 years of CLE. My notes from her program are now part of my permanent files. Her advice is so universal that I have shared my notes with my wife, and plan to do the same with my children as they get older.”

Michael W. Mitchell, Partner
Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan

“We have had Sarah speak twice to our membership on maintaining work-life balance. Sarah is a great teacher and it’s obvious she enjoys what she does! She actively engages her audience with questions, which creates a positive environment and helps facilitate the learning experience. By incorporating examples from the audience, she helps guide you to actively learn how to achieve work-life balance. Sarah teaches you how to examine the areas of your life, and how to make adjustments, to create more balance within and learn to live at your best!”

Melanie Bostic, Assistant Director of CLE
North Carolina Bar Association

“Sarah is engaging, informative and funny.  Her presentation on navigating change was particularly timely, as many in our HR group had overseen re-orgs in their companies in the past year.  Our members enjoyed Sarah so much that we’ve invited her to speak at two different events this year.

Stacy Connoley, MBA, PHR, CHCR, President NCAHCR
Allied Health Recruiter, Human Resources
Duke Regional Hospital

“My time and sessions with Sarah have been invaluable to me.  I came to her thinking I needed to make immediate changes in my life, particularly in my career.  Sarah helped me to think about things in a way that had not occurred to me.  She helped me sort through and make sense of my scrambled thoughts, the seemingly disconnected paths I was considering (turns out they were not disconnected at all!), and to reflect seriously not only on what I want to do, but what I want to get from it.  She showed me that it’s not always the “what” you are doing, but the “why” that is important.  I discovered a lot about myself through this journey and am now exploring exciting new avenues that I frankly I don’t think would have occurred to me when we started.  Sarah doesn’t give you all the answers… she makes you work hard and dig deep to find them yourself.  I find myself using something she has told me all the time – at work, with my children, and in other parts of my life.  I can’t say enough about how valuable my time with her has been.”


“I got more out of coaching with Sarah in one month than I did in a whole year with other business coaches”

Raleigh, NC

“I was in the enviable position of deciding between two exciting career opportunities.  However, the positions were very different, and I was quite conflicted in choosing which was right for me.  I turned to Sarah not only because she is a savvy businesswoman, but she is also extremely adept at examining and weighing the factors that contribute to making this type of decision.  She provided me with shrewd career coaching while also helping me to evaluate the external factors that were important to me.  She was invaluable in my decision-making process.”

Elizabeth S. Dorn, Medical Affairs
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Boston, MA

Coaching with Sarah is about developing new paths for your future.  Since our work together, I guess you could say I’m living from the inside out.  And, on the outside, my career is exploding, I’ve got great relationships with my kids, and I have deeper and richer friendships.  I’m living closer to my potential than ever before, no matter how the external world keeps changing, and I feel much more authentic to my true self.”

Raleigh, NC

“Sarah’s business coaching is tailored to me.  Her coaching is incisive and invaluable.   After we mapped out a plan to increase my private client base and include group coaching in my programs, I was able to launch two new group programs, bring on new clients, and see my client base continuing to rise in the future.  If it weren’t for her, I’d still be dreaming about what my coaching practice could look like.  Instead, I’m actually doing it.  For anyone who wants to break through barriers and be guided to rich results, Sarah is amazing.”

Pam Clark
Owner, Rock Your Being Life Coaching
Burlington, VT

Sarah immediately established a rapport with our peer learning group when she began facilitating, and we thrived.  Her style is relaxing, yet thought provoking, and she allows for personal expression along with business related matters.  Sarah’s facilitation helped the group refine the discipline of listening, understanding, diagnosing, and reflecting before providing input in critical situations.  I find myself using the discipline at work, home, and social settings.”

Byron Diggs, Director, Human Resources
Eastern Division – Carolinas
Pepsi Bottling Ventures

“When Sarah facilitated our executive human resources peer learning group, she guided us through the process with professionalism, business savvy, and ease. She skillfully facilitated the discussion, adding her own input, and after two hours, I walked away with valuable new ideas and recommendations, both from Sarah and my peers. I highly recommend Sarah for facilitating peer learning groups — human resources, business, or any kind.”

Lukas Schoenwetter, Director, Human Resources
Buhler Aeroglide

“Sarah has a natural talent for bringing out your truest self and her group facilitation offers a unique blend of business expertise, professional coaching skills, and supportive group facilitation. At each meeting, she ensures that everyone in the group is truly engaged and moving toward their business and life goals. And she lets you know that you’re not alone on your journey.

Carrie Reuben

National Association of Women Business Owners, Raleigh – Past President
Executive Dialogue Roundtable Participant

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