Emergence requires energy.  To take risks, to persevere, to sustain inevitable setbacks, to bolster others, to not get swept away by either an overly cheery or negative perspective.

Uncertainty depletes energy because it requires that we tolerate a state of limbo that is very, very uncomfortable.  (One of the most candid descriptions I’ve heard about navigating the journey of the unknown is acclaimed writer Ben Fountain talking about his quest to write and what he did to sustain himself on the long road to success.)

So how to manage uncertainty and successfully emerge?

We must be in equal measure to do.

Be present to ourselves and what we need to nourish within.

Be curious and inquisitive about what others need from us.

Be accepting of the vicissitudes of emotion that are visiting us all.

Be confident that we have the capacity to adapt.

Be hopeful about the future.

Be aware that there is much to learn.

Be challenged by how to use this crisis not just for better, but for good.


There is lots to do.

No argument from me.

But being not only propels doing.

It sustains it.


For more on working with me directly: sarah@sarah-levitt.com   I work with CEOs and senior executives who are courageous, talented, successful, and want to make their mark.


Invitation to Senior Leaders: I’m now accepting nominations and applications for the second cohort of the Magnificent Leadership® Executive Mastermind group coaching program. 

During this time of transformation, emergence from COVID requires that leaders learn fast, not isolate from one another, and think masterfullyIt is not a time to go it alone.

Senior leaders from organizations across industry and size are represented in these group coaching cohorts, from a variety of industries including: technology, biotech, manufacturing, higher education, science, banking, and professional services to create a learning ecosystem that accelerates results.  Among an outstanding cadre of your peers, we discuss the most critical issues, shared experiences, and hot-off-the-press learnings.  In addition, members also have private coaching access to me.

Emerging successfully in the year ahead will require bringing everything we’ve got.  It is not the time to go it alone.  To learn more and nominate yourself or a colleague, write to me before June 8: sarah@sarah-levitt.com    


Magnificent Leadership® Ascension – Private Leadership Guidance

Your leadership matters more than ever.  And you likely need a sounding board and an outside perspective more than ever.  During this crisis and beyond, there will be leaders who not only ascend in their own trajectory but rise to this difficult occasion, who bear the tremendous weight and responsibility with grace and courage.  Those leaders will steer themselves and their organizations into the future.  And they are my clients.

Due to the highly customized and concierge nature of this signature offering, I’m only accepting 4 more clients into the MLA program for the year.  To discuss an invitation and schedule a conversation, write to me at: sarah@sarah-levitt.com

Make the Shift Private Coaching Program.  A number of you are contacting me for private coaching, rather than through your organizations.  Recent inquiries include: preparing for promotion, launching a consulting/coaching practice, and career transition.  I’ve heard you.  And I’ve created a 6 month program that will give you active coaching with me, including homework and pre-work to leverage your investment, as well as my proprietary assessments and inventories to accelerate your progress.  And I’ve made it very accessible.  For more information: sarah@sarah-levitt.com


Webinar Topics for Your Virtual Conferences and Events:

New! VIP Velvet Rope Offering: Customized Roundtable Discussion for Your Select Attendees
You choose whom to invite, we craft a signature offering that can only be found through you, and I bring unique content and lead a discussion among participants

Reconnecting with Resilience and Leading Through Change
The 4 key investments to make in yourself and your team to successfully navigate the future

All Hands on Deck: Leadership Courage During Crisis and Volatility
How to forge ahead rather than follow during difficult times

Magnificent Leadership® – Keys to Success
Transform Uncertainty, Transcend Circumstance, and Claim the Future: Applying the 8 key factors

Retreat or Reinvent – The Choice is Ours
How to quickly pivot, meet changing circumstances, and create a responsive strategy

Bringing the Outside In: Cultivating the Soil of Entrepreneurship in Your Organization
How to foster speed, grow innovation, and encourage hustle

Magnificent Leadership®: Building Self-Correcting Teams™
Forget high performance and instead build a team that can function without you

For more information on customized webinars for your event, write to me: sarah@sarah-levitt.com