Build a Super Strong Leadership Brand to Invite New Opportunities
05 Nov

Build a Super Strong Leadership Brand to Invite New Opportunities

Over the last few months I’ve been helping one of my corporate coaching clients plan the next strategic step for career advancement. When we began working together, she did not know what to expect. But she was clear-eyed about her determination to elevate her leadership status and start building a more powerful and lasting leadership […]

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You Need to Stop Dreaming and Start Achieving Powerful Promotions
26 Jun

You Need to Stop Dreaming and Start Achieving Powerful Promotions

Early in my career at Federated Department Stores it was my dream to lead large teams. But then my bosses told me that I was an introvert, and that I did not possess a leadership personality. They said I should focus my energy and talent elsewhere. You can imagine how devastated that made me feel. […]

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Leadership Keys to Confidence
27 Mar

Leadership Keys to Confidence

In February I was asked to speak at a Fortune 500 company on the topic of “5 Keys to Confidence.” While some people think that high-level leaders already have plenty of confidence, that’s a myth. I constantly meet with VPs and SVPs and even CEOs who confide in me that they lack genuine confidence. But […]

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3 Secrets to Gaining Career Velocity
19 Jan

3 Secrets to Gaining Career Velocity

I’m lucky to work inside many Fortune 500 organizations, speaking, coaching their top talent leaders, and helping them align the valuable strands of their corporate DNA. I get to go behind the scenes – behind the Wizard of Oz curtain if you will. I hear directly from those who command the C-Suite…about the specific traits […]

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Are You Increasing Your Credibility Meter?
29 Nov

Are You Increasing Your Credibility Meter?

One of the things I hear all the time, from those who make high-level leadership position promotion selections, is that their candidates are capable, but not 100% credible. They lack the depth expected of them in those top roles. As one senior executive told me, “Sarah, I don’t just need them to be ready to […]

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Are You Ready to Dramatically Upgrade Your Leadership Brand?
25 Oct

Are You Ready to Dramatically Upgrade Your Leadership Brand?

When I’m working with leaders to help them develop a more authentic brand, cultivate their competitive edge, and articulate a unique brand narrative I observe a lot of hesitancy. Usually executive leaders don’t realize they are holding back because this fear is in their blind spot. But research confirms that one of the greatest obstacles […]

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Do You Possess Bold Leadership To Respond To Crisis?
06 Sep

Do You Possess Bold Leadership To Respond To Crisis?

Leaders prove their real value when their leadership is tested. But when you wake up faced with a crisis management situation you don’t have the luxury of time on your side to go back and develop your skills or get more prepared. You have to make quick but correct executive decisions and steadily exhibit the […]

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