We hired Sarah to run our team retreat, and we were delighted with the way she designed the content, prepped for the meeting, and ran the day. She is the consummate professional, bright and observant-- and at the same time, balanced and caring. We continue to use the tools that she presented to our team, and they have transformed our working relationships.
Samantha Anderson, Jewish Funders Network
I am in the middle of the biggest transition of my life - moving out of the Executive Director role of the organization I founded and my physical home for the last six years.
I didn't even realize how much I needed a coach to help me navigate all the personal aspects of this change but now I can see what a big mess things would be if I didn't have Sarah.
She has helped me face the big things and the small, from writing a mission statement for my next chapter to understanding the financial implications.
She does the most skillful job of slowly pushing me forward while mirroring, tracking and back stitching. It's been a grounding force amidst a lot of uncertainty.
Claudia Horwitz, Founder, Stone Circles
Sarah [and her co-facilitator] were really great in creating a supportive and safe environment. You need this environment for this type of introspection.
Leadership Development program participant
You did a terrific and thoughtful job of developing the retreat, consulting with staff, designing the event, delivery, and now follow through. I am very pleased and appreciative.
Ann Jacobs, Prisoner Reentry Institute
After working with Sarah for several months, I began requiring it of all of my staff.
Nati Passow, Jewish Farm School
I can’t say enough good things about Sarah From. I’m a huge fan of her thoughtful and deliberate approach to problem solving.
I’ve shared her contact information with the many, many people I encountered in my work who need her guidance to make life more manageable. I have heard glowing reports about how she helped each person get a handle on their particular challenges and to develop systems to be more productive and less stressed in the future.
As I was developing a new initiative I found Sarah to be an invaluable thought partner. She has an ability to see the challenges, but also offer the approach that I needed to do my best work.
Russ Finkelstein, Former Idealist.org founding team
Sarah listened well and offered me tools that fit my goals. She kept both the details and the bigger picture of my work in mind and helped me move forward on both levels. It was great to have her on my side!
Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller, Temple Sherith Israel
Coaching brought me back to my values and helped me find the way back to myself: a person who loves working, and engaging with employers and colleagues, a person who is enthusiastic and proud of the work I do.
Veronica Martinez,Government Professional
This retreat has given me the tools to help my leadership be more focused and has given me more confidence to pursue leadership opportunities.
Leadership Development program participant
Sarah excels at each aspect of what she does - from helping think through how to structure the inner workings of an organization, to coaching staff, to aligning a team and ensuring they are on the same page working towards annual goals --she's truly wonderful.
Lani Santo, Footsteps
Sarah and her colleague Amanda Silver designed and facilitated our re-imagined leadership program, the Mandel Course for Advance Leadership (MCAL). Working closely in partnership with us, they brought to life our vision and goals for MCAL, carefully creating and facilitating experiences that allowed participants to gain insight into themselves and experiment with ways to incorporate the concepts and practices into their leadership. Sarah and Amanda’s own leadership and presence garnered openness and respect. They truly “walk the talk,” embodying the skills they teach. Participants were not the only ones to gain knowledge and competence – program chairs and staff who were involved in the first and second cohorts greatly benefited also. It has been, and continues to be, a great pleasure to work with Sarah and Amanda. Their professionalism and warmth are unmatched!
Tami Caplan, VP, Mandel Leadership Excellence Center, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
The opportunity to reflect and have someone point me to ‘potential’ led to a breakthrough in my thinking.
Sarah is brilliant, personable, and will call you on your B.S.
Russ Agdern, Political Organizer
Sarah helped me articulate the areas that needed work, create goals, and develop plans to execute. She's an incredible listener and coach, whether it was big philosophical questions or brass tacks skills.
The results speak for themselves. I just had a performance review and my boss was incredibly impressed by the progress I had made. I owe much of that to Sarah.
Rob Levy, Social Change Professional
Sarah is great. She is responsively creative, deliberately methodical, and grounded in the present. Her skills are infectious. I trust Sarah to help me find new ways to do and learn.
S., Justice Reform Advocate
Working with Sarah not only produced immediate results in my day-to-day work, but will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on my confidence and professional development as I continue to implement the techniques we discussed during our coaching sessions. Her approach was exactly what I needed: focused, personable and individualized.
Coaching Client, University Administration