You’re a high-achieving woman who wants to make a positive impact in the world - on your terms.
You’re ready to replace burnout and overwhelm with freedom, clarity and fun.
You know you are meant for something BIG.
You are so passionate and creative that you start a million projects… yet sometimes struggle to reach your big-picture goals.
You’re craving community, collaboration, and connection with like-minded women.
You want a business that’s successful AND makes a difference.
We are Sarah Kaler and Brenda Wilkins and we know all of this, because we’ve been there. And before we tell you our stories, there is a MYTH we want to bust for you right up front.
You do not have to choose between being of service, leading a purpose-driven business, and creating a lifestyle that you love.
You CAN have it all. We are living proof… and now we want to help you do the same.
Just a few years ago, I had climbed to the top of the ladder of a coveted international billion-dollar company and landed all of my dream jobs in business operations as well as leadership development. I reached my goals. I led global teams to major results.
I had become “successful” by typical standards… but I had also accepted exhaustion and burnout as the price of this level of “success.”
Mid-way through my corporate career I began to have series of grand mal seizures due to stress and exhaustion. In the span of ten years I spent more time in hospitals being analyzed, tested and assessed than most people do in their adult life.
My health had become a part-time job (and some years, my full-time job), and my body had become a story about injury, illness, disease, diagnosis, being different, not belonging, not being enough, not being capable, and most definitely NOT being strong.
As you can imagine, this led to a lot of soul-searching. I knew something had to change, but I didn’t know what.
My wake-up call came when I realized that there was no rescue ship coming.
My life wasn’t working anymore, and I was the only one calling the shots. I felt deeply called to contribute to the world for myself, my family, and humanity… but I didn’t want to sacrifice my lifestyle and health in the process.
The old model of “success” that I had been following said this wasn’t possible, so I set out to design my own conscious path that would provide the lifestyle AND impact I desired.
This was the beginning of my journey to redefine success on my own terms.
I began by asking myself the question, “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?” And slowly but surely, the answers came to me…
… Create a lifestyle where I can live and lead through my purpose and values… Spend all the time I want with my husband and son… Be healthy… Thrive financially… Travel the world… Make an impact globally… Contribute to something larger than myself.
It took me a few years of trial-and-error to get there, but I finally discovered a way to create a thriving business that is about much more than my own survival.
Today, our business is driven by our purpose.
We know we are building a legacy, and making this world a better place. And we work with women who are passionate about doing the same.
Don’t get me wrong – paying your bills and creating a lifestyle you love is so important. And we are all about how to make this happen for you. But we both know that there is so much more to life.
It’s time to embrace your bigger purpose, and leave your mark on the world as a leader.
We believe our stories can serve you too.
You don’t have to do this the hard way, and you certainly don’t have to choose. You can have the lifestyle you want AND make the impact on the world you are meant for. It’s not either/or – it’s both.
If this speaks to you, and you are ready to take the next steps, let’s talk.
Sarah Kaler has been developing business leaders for over 15 years across a number of industries. She is an Executive Leadership Coach, Business Mentor, and Consultant, currently working with Women Leaders building dynamic purpose-driven companies and larger progressive values-based organizations on a mission to create change in the world. She also serves international brands, Fortune 100 & 500 companies as an Executive Coach with the Marcus Buckingham Company. She previously served a 10-year career at lululemon athletica including senior roles as Director of Global Retail Training and Area Director of Northern USA Operations. She led through a time of rapid growth in North America and international expansion, an experience that gives her a unique and invaluable perspective on both trends and challenges facing growing businesses, leaders and teams within top companies today. She has worked with leaders and intact teams at companies such as lululemon athletica, Facebook, Accenture, Hampton Inn, Levi’s, Nature’s Path Food, the Africa Yoga Project, People Footwear, Bowen Intimates and more.
Overcoming many health challenges early in her career while in senior leadership roles, Sarah has become a stand for health and self-care as the foundation of conscious leadership and defining success on your own terms. Experiencing personal breakthroughs in this area, she is passionate about supporting leaders at all levels in exploring their own unique strengths and personal success foundations. Sarah is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach with the Coach’s Training Institute, a Certified Executive Strengths Coach, a Facilitator of the Leadership Circle, a member of the International Coach Federation and a Certified igolu leader. Most important, family is at her core, and she is a proud mom of a young son. She is passionate about traveling the world with her family and has made this a key element of her lifestyle.
Brenda Wilkins is an experienced applied and academic researcher, and leadership and business consultant. Her first phenomenological grounded theory study was commissioned by The Boeing Company, beginning a decades long passion for applied research. Examples of her diverse research interests can be seen in her 1987 Meta-Analysis of Gender Leadership, 1997 Grounded Theory Study of Personal Coaching, and a 2015 mixed method study with colleague Dr. John Bennett of Queens University on Adult Learning and Executive Coaching.
Brenda has owned and partnered in multiple enterprises. Her clients have included Fortune 100 companies and family business, start-ups and blue chips, nonprofits and public agencies over her 30 year career. Companies like Edwards LifeSciences, Facebook, Microsoft, Boise-Cascade, Scripps Clinic, Box and Federal Executive Institute trust her expertise and acumen. Brenda is also a partner in a number of closely held family businesses.
Brenda holds an Ed.D from the University of Montana, a M.A. in Organizational Communication from San Diego State University, and a B.A. in Organizational Communication from the University of Montana. She also holds three instructional design certifications, a coaching certification, and membership in various professional organizations.