Sara Canaday

Leadership Keynote Speaker, Author, Executive Coach

  • Sara Canaday`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Sara Canaday`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Texas, USA

  • Sara Canaday`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Sara Canaday`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Texas, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Leadership Unchained:Defy Conventional Wisdom for Break Through Performance

As the very nature of business rapidly changes, its leaders must be open to change too. Unconventional methods are no longer reserved for processes and procedures alone. To gain competitive ground, leaders have to disrupt the existing ways they think, act and lead. ...

As the very nature of business rapidly changes, its leaders must be open to change too. Unconventional methods are no longer reserved for processes and procedures alone. To gain competitive ground, leaders have to disrupt the existing ways they think, act and lead.

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As a Leader, How Could you Expand Your Impact If … ?

  • You were willing to sit still, while everyone else was in motion.
  • You were willing to ditch your dependence on what you’ve always done.
  • You were willing to be informed by data, but not driven by it.

Based on her ground-breaking business book, Leadership Unchained, this keynote presentation from Leadership Author and Speaker Sara Canaday reveals the daily practices separating innovative leaders from their counterparts. Using a dynamic combination of insights, examples and research, she outlines the new signature habits that will catapult “by the book” leaders into modern thinkers.

Current and future leaders will be captivated by Sara’s clear roadmap for defying conventional wisdom and adopting unconventional habits for business success.

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You—According to Them: Accelerate Your Vision for Success

You’ve got the experience. You’ve got the diplomas. You know your stuff. So how can you significantly speed up your career momentum? Is there a secret to reaching your business goals faster? Leadership Expert Sara Canaday will show you exactly how to kick your career into ...

You’ve got the experience. You’ve got the diplomas. You know your stuff. So how can you significantly speed up your career momentum? Is there a secret to reaching your business goals faster? Leadership Expert Sara Canaday will show you exactly how to kick your career into high gear. Not next month or next year, but immediately. Starting now!

Even if you do everything right, your success at a higher level is determined by your impact on others. How do they perceive your words, behaviors and attitudes? Are you seen as a leader or a follower? Like it or not, their perceptions define your personal market value. It’s about you, according to them.

In this program, Sara shares real-world stories that illustrate the hidden gaps between what we see versus what those around us see. Blending insights, humor, and actionable strategies, Sara takes you on a journey to:

  • Gain a fresh perspective about your professional reputation
  • Identify what makes your approaches attractive (or annoying!)
  • Better manage the experiences you create when interacting with others
  • Make strong and lasting impressions by matching your intent with your impact
  • Rapidly elicit opportunities to be noticed, hired, respected and promoted

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The Leader Has Entered the Room: Powerful Habits that Give Rise to Leadership Presence

Without saying a word, great leaders command attention when they walk into a room. They inspire confidence, put people at ease, and connect in a way that makes others want to listen to them, support them, and follow them. In this keynote, Career Strategist Sara Canaday will ...

Without saying a word, great leaders command attention when they walk into a room. They inspire confidence, put people at ease, and connect in a way that makes others want to listen to them, support them, and follow them. In this keynote, Career Strategist Sara Canaday will share the secrets to help you capture that kind of leadership presence—and dramatically accelerate your career.

If you’re skeptical about this “elusive aura of success,” Sara will convince you with powerful proof:  rock-solid science and mind-blowing examples. Even better, you’ll walk away with a roadmap to guide you in boosting your own leadership presence. You’ll discover the subtle qualities that can make a huge difference in your career, and you’ll know exactly how to incorporate them.

Sara creatively uses a dynamic, interactive format to help you:

  • Adopt the habits and behaviors that can expand your capacity for leadership at a higher level
  • Learn how to successfully manage your image, demeanor, and non-verbal communication to generate immediate, tangible benefits
  • Project wisdom, professionalism and thought leadership with consistency and precision
  • Present yourself in a way that positively influences decision-making and supports your business goals

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The Innovative Leader: Powerful Strategies for Future-Ready Success

Without a strategic evolution, today’s great leaders may not be fully equipped to lead successfully in the years ahead. The technology fueled, globally competitive, constantly changing landscape of 21st Century business is highly complex—and changing every day. ...

Without a strategic evolution, today’s great leaders may not be fully equipped to lead successfully in the years ahead. The technology fueled, globally competitive, constantly changing landscape of 21st Century business is highly complex—and changing every day. Do you have what it takes to lead at the next level in the decades to come?

In this program, Sara reveals the nuances that separate truly innovative leaders and position them as influential, charismatic agents of change and drivers of future success. She defines the attributes that catapult them to achieve greater performance and give them the resilience to handle whatever new challenges lie ahead. Using a dynamic combination of content and stories, Sara gives participants a clear roadmap to integrate these attributes and expand their capacity for leadership excellence.

Participants will learn about:

  • The power of letting go:  realizing that the tendency to rely on your own experiences and ingrained habits could be holding you back.
  • The power of relentless curiosity:  constantly seeking new ideas, perspectives, and connections.
  • The power of driving change:  making an impact through personal influence, despite the challenges of calculated risks and unknown variables.

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Take Charge of Your Own Leadership Development

If you’ve advanced to a leadership position (or that’s your immediate goal), you’ve probably been recognized for your business skills. Now what? Organizations today have limited budgets for training, and you have limited time. But don’t let that prevent you from ...

If you’ve advanced to a leadership position (or that’s your immediate goal), you’ve probably been recognized for your business skills. Now what? Organizations today have limited budgets for training, and you have limited time. But don’t let that prevent you from reaching your full potential. You can take charge of your own leadership development! The key to increasing your value without overloading your calendar is to be strategic about your learning. Laser-focus your development to improve the skills that will really make a difference in your career.

In this session, Sara will share details about ways to accelerate your success by customizing your own leadership development plan:

  1. Discover any skill deficits and target those areas for learning.
  2. Identify any undervalued attributes that could be leveraged for greater impact.
  3. Take advantage of diverse resources, including 360 assessments, experiential learning, high-potential programs, rotation assignments, and individual coaching.

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About Keynote Speaker Sara Canaday

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

“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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