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Meet Sarah

Strategies for business leaders

Practical, actionable, with a hint of inspiration. Every week in your inbox.

About me, my story

Leadership has the power to elevate everything that it touches.

That’s why I do what I do.

I love seeing talented and successful leaders who want to make a difference get even better and have a bigger impact.

Clients will tell you that I’m practical, strategic, and help them get what they want.


They say that I’m able to take 30,000’ concepts like leadership and influence and make them into 5000’ targeted action plans. They’ll tell you that my approach is tailored rather than templated, that I see the whole person. They say that I get to the heart of the matter immediately so they can achieve their goals.

The results? Based on my experience, the results are things that matter to you. When we partner, you’ll grow your organization and business units, increase revenues, enter new markets, land big promotions, lead larger initiatives, get out of the weeds, spend more time on your critical priorities, have far greater influence, and grow your bench strength from adequate to outstanding.

And, your quality of life will improve. You’ll be happier, more satisfied. Less stressed.

I am an entrepreneur, a business person, and I bring that to every client I work with.

Before launching my consulting practice, I took a start-up greenhouse operation from scratch to significant success. That knowledge and experience is always running in the background; I call it my business brain.

But I don’t only look through that lens.

Because human performance is human.

And sometimes an outside perspective, a trusted guide, with the right words at the right time, is just what we need.

Interested in learning more?

Schedule a free call so we can get to know one another.

What else would clients tell you?

That I have a weakness for new shoes and old dogs. That given the choice between running on a treadmill or a trail, I’ll always pick outside. And that I’m equally serious about helping them as I am about laughing at myself.

Curious About Your Own Leadership? Take The Inventory.

For immediate feedback on your own leadership, you can take the Magnificent Leadership® Inventory. It’s designed to spotlight the critical areas of your growth as your business grows. And it’s free to you. It’s also a great way for us to get to know one another better.

Because hearing the stories of others can be so powerful, in 2012 I created The Making Magnificence Project® to talk with leaders of all kinds about the challenges they faced in addition to the triumphs they experienced. That conversation series became a business leadership book, Magnificent Leadership, which Marshall Goldsmith calls, “A great read for all leaders and leaders-to-be.” Go here to listen to the Making Magnificence Project®, new episodes are being added all the time.


A trusted and strategic guide to the C-suite, Sarah Levitt brings out the very best in the very best executives in the world.

She applies keen insight, wit, and more than 20 years of business experience to her work with CEOs, corporate executives of leading organizations, and senior leadership teams. She consults and speaks to a broad range of clients, including Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Deloitte, BASF Corporation, Caterpillar, Ultimate Software, William and Mary University, Skanska, and the National Association of Corporate Treasurers.

A keynote speaker, Sarah has spoken everywhere from the American Bankers Association to Blue Cross and Blue Shield, at large international corporate and association conferences and intimate leadership events and board retreats.

Sarah created The Making Magnificence Project®, an ongoing conversation series capturing portraits in leadership. She is the author of the business book, Magnificent Leadership, a distillation of the essential elements of success gleaned from those remarkable interviews.

Sarah is a recurring columnist for The Financial Manager and coaches in the elite Executive MBA program at The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler business school. She is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting, Harvard’s Institute of Coaching, and is one of only 100 global consultants inducted into the Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Are you elevating your leadership as your business grows?