SARA ELLIS CONANT
Leadership & Organizational Development
Sara brings 18 years of experience as a coach. She assists individuals and teams to make life-altering, lasting improvements in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, productivity, communication, and time management.
Between her tenures as a coach, Sara was a Manager at Deloitte Consulting specializing in training, facilitation, change management, communication, and organization design. She managed the launch of Deloitte's sustainability and corporate responsibility practice, where she managed a team of 10 and grew revenue from $0 to $150 million over 3 years.
Sara lives in the Bay Area with her two children, ages 9 and 6.
Education & Credentials
MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
BA, Stanford University
Certified yoga teacher
Advanced Falling Awake coach training
Rockwood Leadership Institute
Clients that have benefited from Sara’s support are across sectors, including non-profit (Biomimicry Institute, Help A Mother Out, Net Impact, Opportunity Collaboration, RSF Social Finance, Tides, United Nations Foundation, Young Women Social Entrepreneurs), public (City of San Francisco Departments of Public Works and Recreation & Parks, Denver Public Schools, UC Berkeley), venture funded tech companies (Inkling, Newsela, Phylagen, YesWare), and large corporations (Amazon, Applied Materials, Autodesk, Capital One, Chevron, Clorox, Deloitte, Gap Inc., Google, Pfizer).
“Working with Sara changed my life. In just six months, I learned tools and made strides that will benefit me throughout my lifetime--both personally and professionally. Our work has been more effective than any therapy I've had in helping me to stand in my power, know what is true for me, and express that in a productive way... What a gift. A life changing gift.”
- Karin Gornick, Emmy award-winning producer
“Working with Sara as a coach saved my life! Seriously, I felt like I was drowning and Sara threw me a life raft. I was working long hours yet never felt that I was gaining ground. Sara helped me rearrange my life and priorities, gave me tools to breakthrough road blocks, and helped me reorient so I was more efficient, less stressed and a whole lot happier. My relationships at work and home improved dramatically and I frankly got a lot more (and better) work done. I wish all my colleagues could have this kind of support; it would make the world a much better place.”
- Bryony Schwan, Executive Director