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"Sarah helped me identify key insights in the barrage of daily meetings, calls, and emails that focused on my keys to success. Over our six month engagement I became a more strategic thinker and confident leader which has paid off well for my boss, organization, career, and family.  I was also able to increase the impact of my coaching investment by taking what a learned from Sarah and applying her approach with my own team." Steve Santana SVP & North America CTO Global Education Company

Ted Zoller

Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Associate Professor at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School
As a serial entrepreneur and a teacher of entrepreneurship, Ted has seen companies go from start-up to success. In our conversation, he talks about the stages of transition that successful entrepreneurs navigate and their resilience.
“The first stage is being comfortable with the unknown… Entrepreneurship is not for everyone; it’s not for the meek of heart. It’s for individuals who have convinced themselves that they’re willing to operate in an arena of ambiguity… The arena of opportunity is represented by the arena of the unknown.”
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Jeff Polish

Founder and Executive Director of The Monti
Jeff knew that he loved the power of storytelling from the time he was a little kid. Professionally, he earned a doctorate in genetics and taught high school science for many years. Here, Jeff tells his story of founding The Monti, a community storytelling organization.
“There was always this thing at my core and that thing was the telling of stories and listening to stories…it was the way to close the distance between me and anyone that I was conversing with.”
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Tim Toterhi

Founder, Plotline Leadership
Growing up in a tough neighborhood limited his horizon of possibility, until Tim wandered in to a martial arts class and everything changed.
“The challenge I faced at the time was that I could only see one path… One of the lessons I learned was… to embrace your circumstances… find a work around, and then get really methodical about moving to the next step.”
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The Next Moment

In late September of this year, after attending the always-delicious Harvard coaching conference, I entered a café in Boston,


I was sitting on a boat the night of July 4th in damp clothes and a tired body. Others on board were enjoying the festivities.…


This summer I’m reading Sonya Lyubomirsky’s book, The How of Happiness. She offers research-based strategies for increasing our happiness and includes some of my favorite…


          I’m on both this week and next sharing my favorite coaching tips during the 5am and 6am newscasts.

Your Future

Is always unfolding. At tomorrow’s CWNC Conference, I’ll be talking about the how-to’s of reinvention,

GOT YOUR BACK Mastermind Program

The Got Your Back Mastermind Program is more than a roundtable or peer advisory group; it’s a year-long program designed to give you support and…