Coaching Philosophy

Whether you recognize it or not, you are a STAR with your own unique talents and interests.  Together, we work to discover and develop your inner resources and create a business or career that capitalizes on them.  I believe that engaging your preeminent strengths and passions, combined with developing strong practices of courage and persistence, enable you to create greater economic value, make a bigger difference, and experience a lifetime of meaning and fulfillment. 





 As a coach and teacher, I offer a unique blend of "hard" and "soft" skills.  In business, I co-founded a successful finance company, was a corporate intrapreneur at HP and Kohler, did management consulting in Europe, and earned my MBA at Stanford.  On the personal development side, I am an internationally certified coach (ACC, CPCC) with a life-long interest in human growth and potential.  Using all of the above, I help my clients make successful transitions, create thriving businesses/careers, and find new happiness and engagement in the process. 

What Clients Say

"Sara helps you set up the habit of excellence and success in your professional life."

Tech Entrepreneur

"The journey to my re-constructed, re-imagined, and renewed career was made possible by my work with Sara Douglas."

IT Professional

Executive Coaching

‚ÄčExecutive coaching provides personalized and confidential support to help you maximize your effectiveness and engagement.  Sara serves as your confidante and thought partner...someone to talk to about a wide variety of topics.  Depending on your needs, she provides encouragement, thought-provoking questions, challenge, alternative perspectives, ideas, accountability, empathy, resources or whatever you need to move forward.

Some typical progress/results you can expect include:

  • Enhancing leadership presence and authenticity
  • Navigating conflict in a way that builds trust
  • Leading vision, strategy, and big new initiatives
  • Cultivating relationships at all levels
  • Influencing from who you are, not who you "should" be
  • Building high performing teams
  • Better developing and coaching direct reports

Ultimately, Sara is on your side.  She values and believes in you, even when you doubt yourself.  She is steadfast in supporting you to go from where you are to where you want to be.  For this reason, clients often choose to work with her for many years. 



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Team Coaching

If you want your team to collaborate more, take on a new challenge, and/or improve results, team coaching can provide the extra support to get there. 

Sara's approach is highly customized.  She talks with you and your team members about who you are, what you want to accomplish, and what you need to be successful.  From there, she works with you to craft different approaches.  These can include discussion facilitation, focused mini-workshops to increase group knowledge, experiential exercises to build team connection, and observation/interventions to enhance group dynamics.  Rather than offer a canned program, Sara seeks to give the group exactly what you need, when you need it, so that it is relevant and applicable.

Oftentimes, Sara works one-on-one with the team members in addition to the group.  This supports each member in their development as a leader and their relationship to the group.  It also helps Sara keep her finger on the pulse of where everyone is, which tends to improve group discussions and decisions.  Often teams are more aligned than they think, and Sara helps bring it to light while maintaining individual confidentiality.

Sara's philosophy is that "we need everyone".  Toward that end, she looks to bring out the talents of each member so that they contribute their best and the team generates better outcomes and satisfaction.