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.