Sarah Kaler and Brenda Wilkins are Co-Founders of SoulPowered, LLC, a women’s leadership and education company dedicated to building indestructible women, leaders, and teams. They believe that leadership isn’t a job or a privilege, but a birthright—and they help their community of high-level women reclaim it through high-touch masterminds, retreats, community support, and education.
Seasoned executives with backgrounds in corporate and executive training, leadership, and research, Kaler and Wilkins bring incisive, current perspectives to the discussion of women and leadership in the modern age. And having navigated personal upheaval in their own lives, they can speak to how the indestructible mindset can help you keep your head above water through meteoric growth and despite a riptide of stress and tension—and, most importantly, keep on swimming.
Sarah Kaler is an executive leadership coach and co-founder of SoulPowered, a women’s leadership, research, and education company.
For 20+ years, she has developed business leaders and CEOs at start-ups, nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies—including lululemon athletica, Facebook, Accenture, Cisco, Intel, Hilton Hotels, Levi’s, and Nature’s Path Food.
Prior to that, she spent 10 years in senior director roles at lululemon. During her meteoric rise, Sarah suffered stress-related grand mal seizure episodes and a diagnosis of epilepsy, which led her to change the way she works and lives. Sarah has been featured in the Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Yahoo News, Fox News, Thrive Global, Evercoach and more.
She holds certifications from The Coaches Training Institute, The Marcus Buckingham Companies and the International Coach Federation. She has a BA in alternative medicine from the Evergreen College. She lives in Seattle with her husband and son.
Brenda Wilkins is an executive coach, business consultant, researcher and co-founder of SoulPowered, a women’s leadership and education company.
Over her 30-year career, Brenda has consulted with over 60 businesses, including Fortune 100 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits and public agencies—including Edwards LifeSciences, Facebook, Microsoft, The Boeing Company, Center for Creative Leadership, CTI BioPharma, and Federal Executive Institute.
Following her husband’s bipolar disorder diagnosis, Brenda became his primary caretaker until his death. While also managing her own serious health challenges, she continued to build her business, hold key leadership roles in her family’s multi-generational companies, and raise two children.
Brenda holds an Ed.D. in Leadership and Counseling from the University of Montana. She has three instructional design certifications and coaching certifications from The Center for Creative Leadership and The Marcus Buckingham Companies. She lives in Montana and enjoys the outdoors, writing and traveling to visit her children.
Here are just a few of the topics they can and do discuss on stage and in the media:
Women and leadership
The indestructible mindset
How to build an indestructible team
The misconceptions around scaling a business
Stress and resilience
Managing personal upheaval while maintaining professional integrity
How to weather critical personal and professional transitions
The opposite of competition: How to collaborate and negotiate without losing your edge
Achieving the next level of leadership
The self-improvement myth: What it really takes to enact powerful change at work and at home
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