What People Are Saying

Sarah Budd’s thoughtful approach to growth and development as a leader and person, provided me with an introspective view of myself and approaching others. Specifically, our use of strength finders in our development sessions has helped me in approaching my management team from a different paradigm. Prior to our time together, I found myself trying to build other’s weaknesses, which often times resulted in disengagement. After our sessions and opening my eyes to strength development, I have seen a higher level of engagement from my group, which in turn is reflecting on their approach to our employees and customers. I would highly recommend anyone looking for personal growth opportunities to work with Sarah

– Nick O. Area Manager, Bank of the West



Sarah is smart.  She quickly clarifies the question you are asking or the answers you are seeking and provides direction and original thinking to apply to the situation.   Her coaching is clear and direct.  Above all, I trust her.  My time is well spent when we engage and I come away with additional insight and learning.  I highly value this relationship.

– Patty Schmitz-Thursam, Principal Broker for John L. Scott Market Center & Owner of Residential Rental Group




Sarah has a gift for being able to quickly and kindly help me get unstuck by asking simple, straightforward questions. She is never judgmental, always supportive, and has a very practical and grounded way of approaching situations. By focusing on my strengths, she’s helping me define success on my own terms and craft a plan to get there that is energizing and exciting. – Jen Hermann, Organizational Development Consultant



Sarah creates a warm and safe environment that I feel relaxed and comfortable sharing what is happening in my life.  She continues to help me in my transformation of growing, learning and making changes in all areas of my life.  It is through her gentle coaching that I am able to move forward in my journey.  I always look forward to my time with Sarah.  Coaching is truly a wonderful experience.

– Margy Evans, Workforce Development Manager



Sarah is unique in that she focuses on her coaching clients’ strengths and helps people utilize the strongest parts of themselves to fulfill their greatest potential. Sarah has helped me work through the challenges of becoming an entrepreneur. She holds up a mirror and asks the hard questions with my best interest at heart. She has helped accelerate my business into the launch stages and I am several months ahead of my own ambitious production schedule. I wouldn’t be here without her quality and consistent dedication to me as her client. I recommend her highly to anyone who needs short or long-term help in working towards their next big endeavor in life.

– Rachel Drummond, ESL Instructor/Coach



Sarah is one of the most naturally gifted presenters I’ve had the pleasure of learning from. Sarah was able to herd cats and bring focus and meaning to seemingly random thoughts and conversation.

– Christy Wold,




Sarah is a gifted teacher/presenter/coach! It felt very safe and comfortable to be honest and open, with room for questions and explanations. I appreciated her patience and respect for each person and their process. Sarah’s passion for this material and the difference it can make in lives is contagious!

-Elaine Russell


Sarah is a very competent and well-trained coach who has found her true self in the coaching moment. All of my sessions with Sarah were productive and enjoyable. If you have interest in finding your strengths, Sarah is first rate.Intuitive and casual, personal and structured She adapted her methodology to my specific issues. For example, when I was struggling with planning, she inquired about my strengths (She is certified with Cliffton Strength Finders) and helped me create a more appropriate way to plan than the linear method I was using. I learned more about being present and how my relaxation and openness to having fun helps my client to relax into the work at hand. My relationship to planning projects changed, that resulted in a reduction of anxiety, an increase in productivity, and a valuable self-awareness about my self that reinforces trust in how I work best.

– Bruce