Education: Summa Cum Laude graduate of The Ohio State University with her Bachelors of Science degree in Architecture with Honors and Research Distinction
Talent: Piano, “White Water Chopped Sticks” Composed by Calvin Jones
Platform Issue: For thirteen years, Sarah identified herself as “the gymnast”, until the day she sustained serious spinal injuries and the doctors told her that if she continued to push her body, she could potentially lose her ability to walk. Like many in today’s athletic environment, she had built her sole identity, future and personal value around her sport, but when faced with that career ending injury she was left devastated, overwhelmed and lost. When forced to give up her sport, it was the end of a life dream, but through that suffering and experiencing her own unexpected transition, was able to eventually identify her personal value and develop her platform, “Athletics Today, a Lifetime of Tomorrows.”
She has partnered with Growing Leaders, a global non-profit organization that strives to equip educators, coaches, leaders, and parents with practical life and leadership skills to impart on students, young adults and athletes, which can translate to all areas of life. Dr. Tim Elmore, Founder and President of Growing Leaders, developed Habitudes, an image-based curriculum to form leadership habits and attitudes, which proactively develops a strong foundation of personal identity and value through both leadership skills and service. Sarah is a Certified Habitudes Facilitator to ensure that coaches and leaders across the state of Ohio have access to Habitudes and can better prepare the next generation of students and athletes to be leaders in their communities.
Sarah is an accomplished public speaker on a variety of topics, including Habitudes, relevant for all ages of students, athletes, clubs, organizations, and corporations. Sarah is also available to emcee events, perform her talent, appear in commercials or ads, present awards, and sign autographs.
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