“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, PartnerSmith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan
“I have worked with Sarah as an entrepreneurial coach through two sessions of the Launch The Venture program at the UNC Chapel Hill business school. Together, we have coached half a dozen start-up teams with a wide range of experience and talent. Throughout, it has been a joy working with Sarah. She listens actively, seeking the right questions to force the teams to think through their ideas; she offers suggestions in a constructive way; and she is able to provide balance in what is traditionally a very intense process. Her principal focus has been on marketing and the customer. She consistently challenges the teams, often enamored of their own idea, to focus on what will actually sell, and how. I look forward to continuing our work together to help the teams succeed.”
Martin Sinozich, Partner
Venn Capital, LLC
“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 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.”
National Association of Women Business Owners, Raleigh, Past President
Executive Dialogue Roundtable Participant
“I wanted to thank you again for your engaging presentation at the North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting! I am looking forward to implementing those practical strategies you discussed. The way you walked through the different “buckets” of our well-being provided a positive roadmap for addressing my own well-being. I only wish we had more time to delve even deeper!”Clara Cottrell, Attorney
“On behalf of McColl and Associates, Inc. I would like to thank you for serving as the featured speaker at the 2012 Women In Business Speaker Series.
Your presentation was full of energy, sincerity and a genuine enthusiasm for making a difference in the lives of all in attendance. You taught realistic strategies and provided relatable examples that will serve to “cultivate possibility” in our own lives. A very engaging and interactive dialogue, the session incorporated audience participation and reflection that delighted and inspired our audience.
An excellent speaker, you and your presentation were well received by our guests and they gave positive comments about their experience, “The best speaker we’ve had” “I could identify with her” and “I loved the audience participation” to name a few.
Thank you again for sharing your expertise with this group of women in business eager to advance personally and professionally.”
Louise F. McColl, President
McColl and Associates, Inc.
”You have been a catalyst for how I perceive life and my place/interactions/experiences in it. Your coaching got me through transitions that I thought impossible — I so appreciate all that you have coached me on.Jannette
“From the moment I sat down with Sarah, I knew that there was something very unique about her coaching. At first, I thought perhaps it was the fact that she was an experienced woman entrepreneur. And, being a young female entrepreneur myself, I had been searching for a female coach in the field for the past two years (trust me, they are very difficult to come by). But there was something else different about her. I soon was able to put my finger on it– Sarah cared about the development of me as a person alongside my business. She didn’t immediately sit down and diagnose my business problems. Rather, she sat down and listened and asked questions. Through this process, she was able to understand me and my business more intricately, and in turn, better help me overcome fears, solve problems, and ultimately, succeed.When Sarah first started coaching me, I was working on getting our products into local retail stores — it was something I was quite uncomfortable and nervous doing alone. Sarah’s personal experience and business knowledge gave me the confidence to push on. Within a few weeks, ABAN products were in a three local boutiques and being accepted into the Whole Foods stores. Since then, my routine meetings with Sarah have become the highlight of my week- a time to process decisions, reflect on strategy, and surmount challenges. I would recommend her coaching to anyone trying to start a business.”Callie Brauel
US Co-Director, Business
A Ban Against Neglect