Coaching Speaker Sara Canaday

Sara Canaday

Leadership Keynote Speaker, Author, Executive Coach

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Texas, USA

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About Speaker Sara Canaday…

Sara Canaday is a leadership expert, engaging speaker and author who helps companies maximize the contributions of their leaders for bottom-line impact. Drawing on 13 years of corporate experience, Sara has a unique gift for connecting with her audiences and ensuring they walk away with actionable strategies for positive change — strengthening leadership skills, improving business relationships, and enhancing performance.

Using her passion, energy and warmth, Sara has shared her expertise with thousands of talented, high-potential professionals in Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial start-ups, top industry groups and trade organizations. She has also extended the reach of her message as the author of two books, “You – According to Them: Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career,” and her highly acclaimed new book, “Leadership Unchained: Defy conventional wisdom for breakthrough performance.”

While earning an MBA and moving up the corporate ladder at a major company, Sara repeatedly observed that career success was tied less to IQ and job skills and much more to the ability to collaborate, communicate and influence others. Subordinates and superiors alike recognized her rare talent for applying that insight and pinpointing the attributes that could make or break a career. In fact, Sara’s co-workers frequently approached her for career advice, including strategies to help them avoid professional pitfalls and advance more rapidly. Despite reaching an executive position in operations, Sara realized that helping others to maximize their career potential was truly her life’s work.

Today, Sara’s clients consistently rave about the breakthroughs they’ve achieved using her fresh approach to leadership development. Whether she is delivering a keynote or presenting a workshop, Sara’s engaging style and compelling messages are famous for producing light-bulb-moment understanding and targeted actions that lead to bottom-line impact. When you want results, Sara Canaday is the speaker you need.


Testimonials 6

  • “Sara did a fantastic job presenting the opening keynote for our Women’s Leadership Conference. Her dynamic speech engaged the audience from beginning to end, and her message about leadership, communication and influence genuinely resonated with our participants. From the first call to the moment she left the stage, Sara demonstrated professionalism and dedication to making our event a success. We’ve received exceptional feedback about her presentation, and I would recommend her to other organizations with great confidence and truly appreciate having her at our event!”

    Stacy Riddler

    Senior Education Manager at IAEE

  • “We had the privilege of having Sara Canaday as a Keynote Speaker for the 12th Annual Good to Best Conference. Sara did a tremendous job engaging the audience. Sara shared practical work and life lessons through stories and humor. She set the tone for the day with valuable insights and relevant content that was customized for our healthcare industry. Her delivery style was powerful and highly engaging, and we received excellent feedback about her keynote and workshop from our attendees. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Sara Canaday as a Keynote Speaker for your event!”

    Bernard Hernandez

    Conference Director and Chief Information Officer DM&A

  • “I was delighted to have Sara Canaday speak at our group of senior Marketing professionals. We chose Sara because of her expertise in helping leaders enhance their personal brands. I was truly impressed by the pre-work she completed prior to being with us. Sara is an engaging speaker, who asks thoughtful questions and provides actionable recommendations. I would not hesitate to work with Sara again or recommend her to for speaking engagements in the future.”

    Laura Patterson

    President of Vision Edge Marketing

  • I received wonderful feedback from participants who said they were richer from their experience with Sara.  Her ability to connect with a variety of personalities, cultures, and ages is a true gift!  I would not hesitate to work with her in the future.

    Rachel Reynold

    IAAP Program and Event Manager

  • It was truly wonderful having Sara as our keynote speaker in New York for the Multicultural Women’s National Conference sponsored by Working Mother.  Her message was chock-full of tips and insights that were perfect for our audience, and the response was outstanding.  Sara really helped set the tone for the whole conference.

    Janet Wigfield

    Vice President, Executive Director, Conferences + Events, Working Mother Media

  • I had the great opportunity to hear Sara Present on “Your Personal Brand” at our EO Ignite Weekend Retreat. Her style of presenting was one of the most engaging and enjoyable I have attended. I loved how she would intently listened to each comment and question, waited for the participant to completely finish their thought and gave valuable feedback. Her content was relevant, thought provoking, insightful, and very applicable. Thank you Sara for a very well done presentation!

    Robert Barlow

    Owner Texas Sailing

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