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Are you future tripping or future planning?

I was working with one of my clients last week and she started sharing about her future. Instead of experiencing curiosity, possibility and all the good feels that come from that exercise, she was knee deep in anxiousness. WHY? Because she was trying to get it right. Which lead to over-thinking, feeling anxious, overwhelmed, like More

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How to tell if it’s time to put your needs first.

Today’s leadership kick: Are you sacrificing your own needs to be in service to others? If you value growth, stretching and pushing yourself, then I can bet you also feel the need to say yes to opportunities or obligations you think you should do as a leader, EVEN IF it turns your stomach in knots More

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What gets in your way of being engaged?

I can’t tell you how many times I hear: I want to be more engaged with my children, with my partner, with (fill in the blank). I wish my team was more engaged, more curious, less resigned. BUT… (the #1 excuse I hear) I’m being pulled a million directions, and don’t have enough time. Look, More

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Stop hoping & get intentional

Who can relate to having a desire or a dream and feeling so optimistic about it that you find yourself anticipating what it will be like when it comes to fruition?  I know that feeling so well. I also know that hoping doesn’t equate to action. When someone gets intentional, they experience an energy inside More

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Why Time Management isn’t working: Enter Purpose Management

Today’s leadership prompt: If you had to reduce your to-do list to ONE goal today, could you articulate it? If I had a dime for everytime someone said to me, “I’m so busy” or “I’m under water,” I’d be a billionaire.  I get it. Single, married, corporate employee, entrepreneur, Mother, Father, no children…we live in More

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Experience V Result - Where Are You Leading From?

I once coached a highly driven executive who hired me because he wanted to: Increase his fulfilment as a Creative Director by working ONLY with socially conscious brands Increase his revenue by 20% Increase his connection + intimacy with his wife He was committed. He was about learning and growing and wasn’t afraid to do the work. More

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Hearing V. Listening - Leadership Check-in

Do you think you listen when someone speaks or do you think you hear them? Do you think there’s a difference? There was a time when my husband would say, “That’s great you let me babble while you multitasked, but did you listen to what I had to say?” Admittedly, I’d heard him, but I More

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Ego V. Authentic Self - Spot the Difference

TRUTH TIME. There were many years in my marriage, in the boardroom, and — I’m embarrassed to admit this — but also with my children…where I kept my mouth shut.  John, my husband, would share the plans for the weekend and, while I love ‘us’ time, I’d be craving ‘me’ time. Out of fear of sounding selfish and assuming that my More

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Celebrate your WINS for the year...

Exhale. What a year. I mean, seriously. You couldn’t write this year if you tried. As we begin to put an explanation AND question mark at the end of 2020, I notice all around me in the media, on social, and even conversation with friends, the majority of the discussion focuses on how awful, painful, More

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I’m calling a Time-Out

As my boys say in our house, TO (time-out in case you’re wondering). I’m calling Time-Out. I want to get a pulse check. We’re 9 months into this Pandemic, the holidays are here and many of us have had COVID, haven’t seen loved ones in months and are feeling the impact in our businesses. It’s More

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Embracing an 'Off Year'

Who else is full of mixed emotions heading into the holidays? You’re not alone, as I know many of us haven’t seen family members since 2019.  My husband hasn’t seen his Dad in Houston in over a year, as we had to cancel our Spring Break trip to see him. I get it. This particular More

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How to crawl out from underneath the overwhelm & underwhelm…

9 months into the Pandemic, and I feel like I was starting to feel a sense of acceptance around all of the unexpected.  However, as we cruise into the last two months of 2020, I’m realizing that all the initial feels I had at the beginning of the pandemic around ‘loss’ are rushing back.  The More

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Kate Hancock + Sarah Gibbons | Inspired By Her

Hi SG Community, I was honored to be a guest on Kate Hancock’s top-rated podcast, Inspired By Her. I met Kate at Tidal Summit this year and she is the real deal. Not only is she an incredibly ambitious Serial entrepreneur, speaker, and mom to two amazing boys, she’s incredibly kind, authentic and curious.  Did I More

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Residing in the tension between being and doing….

Hi Tribe, Even though I’m almost eight years in on running my own business and nearly 12 years of parenting, I’m still working on my ability to hang in the tension between slowing down and intensely running with my ambition. It’s hard to admit this because I feel like I should have it figured out More

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I can’t sleep, my heart has something to say to you.

We’re leaving on a 13-hour road trip today, and I just couldn’t sleep. Rather then tossing and turning I decided to write to our SG Tribe. This is a longer share, but there’s no quieting my heart, so I appreciate you being here, reading and engaging my thoughts (pls excuse typos). I have an invitation More

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Own Your Impact: The World Needs You Now

Do you get just how powerful you are? The reason I ask is I noticed a clear theme this week with a segment of my clients: women in powerful leadership roles with track records of traditional success, unknowingly giving their power away. I’m calling attention to it because I don’t think it’s relevant to just More

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A Personal Note From Sarah

How is your Heart today?  Given the fear and loss created by Covid-19 to the horrific murder of George Floyd to the ongoing racism that exists in everyday moments, I’m disgusted, saddened, and stunned. I’m also intimidated.   In full transparency, I’ve written and rewritten this email several times this week, only to come back to More

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Action ignites Inspiration: Meet Katie Weitz

SG: What do you want the SG Tribe to know about you?  Katie Weitz: My name is Katie Weitz, and I was raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I started my social justice career boycotting Nestle and writing letters to President Reagan to stop nuclear armament at age six. 40 years later, while my understanding of social More

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Jaw-Dropping Amazing or A good Enough Life?

How are you? We’re on day 71 of Covid, can you believe it? Wondering how you’re doing with the shift into Summer and what that might mean for you. Maybe you’re starting to settle into your new norm and have enough Band-Aids in place that it’s starting to feel ‘good enough’ for now.  After all, More

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Motherhood is Leadership.

Driven women are accustomed to thinking of leadership in terms of a fancy title. Or, a corner office. Or, an MBA from (insert your favorite university). This misconception occurs without realizing that when you signed up for Motherhood, you were actually taking on the leadership role.  Fast forward to the present, and it probably seems More

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Tired of feeling invisible?

How are you? Really, how are you? I want to know.   So, this past weekend I was supposed to be in magical Zion National Park with my Board Group, an amazing group of 6 driven leaders, all committed to supporting each other to create their biggest dream this year as well as receiving support to More

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You want different results, show up differently.

Last week I shared how there is gold in this experience for ALL of us if we’re open to slowing down just long enough to see it.  For those of you who took a few minutes to post on social or email me directly about the Gold you’re finding, thank you! I love hearing from More

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There's Gold in the Uncertainty

How are you feeling? Not an easy question to answer, but I care about you and want to know! I’ve been a bit quiet since the whole pandemic landed in my life. When I start to experience a lot of change, my pattern is to turn inward. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that More

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What Is Community Anyway?

I had one of those weekends not too long ago where I just felt lonely. I even had family staying with me, which was wonderful, but it appeared that no matter how hard I tried to snap out of it, I felt lonely.

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