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Success: there’s much more to it than meets the eye.

Being a professional takes more than the right degree.

And being a leader takes more than the right title.

How can your company maximize the value of its top performers?
How can you ensure that your leaders are respected by their colleagues and clients?
How can you create teams that collaborate more effectively to inspire innovation, solve critical problems and consistently exceed goals?

Sara Canaday powerfully shares the answers to those questions with companies, associations and universities nationwide, delivering her wisdom through top-ranked keynote speeches, seminars, interactive workshops, books, and a popular online academy.

Drawing from 15 years of corporate experience, Sara is a recognized expert in leadership development with bottom-line impact. That means she gets results. Tangible, dramatic, measurable results. How? Sara helps companies’ executives and high-potential employees integrate the elusive leadership skills that research now proves are critical for corporations to succeed. Her most-requested presentation topics include strategic personal branding, next-level leadership, emotional intelligence, professional blind spots, and leadership presence.

As a speaker, author, executive coach and owner of the consulting firm Sara Canaday & Associates, Sara has a unique gift for connecting and communicating with her audiences to propel them from light-bulb-moment insight to strategic change. Moving far beyond the business-school basics, she helps people identify the barriers that are preventing them from taking their careers—and their companies—to the next level. Better yet, she provides them with specific strategies to remove those barriers and achieve success on a much higher level.


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“You were absolutely FABULOUS at our Keller Williams Luxury Homes Retreat at the Four Seasons on Monday!! Everyone was raving about your presentation and information : ) Thanks so much.”
Christi Davidson, Keller Williams
“Sara is an engaging, knowledgeable speaker. She is witty and disarming, forming an almost immediate rapport with her audience. The information she presents on leadership qualities, professional presence, and non-verbal communication are both timely and classic. I never pass up an opportunity to work with Sara, or to seek her advice.”
Julia Kennedy Kirkland, Writer & Marketing Consultant
“She listened carefully to my goals and immediately helped me exceed them… I wish all service professionals could communicate and deliver so faithfully.”
Dr. Lillian Mills, Professor & Department Chair, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas