Sarah Glenn, Director of Career Coaching
Sarah has had a constant desire to help others succeed throughout her life and career. It’s that drive, combined with skills gained from a world-class coaching training and business acumen garnered from a successful career in corporate America, that makes her so effective helping her clients achieve extraordinary results.
Her corporate background working in a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s largest recruiting firms provides invaluable insight to job seekers, executives, and businesses seeking guidance and ready to grow. Her expertise in helping people identify their strengths and interests, and matching those abilities and aptitudes with the right careers, combined with her insider knowledge of what gets people hired gives Sarah’s clients a powerful advantage in every aspect of the career selection and job searching process. She also brings proven success strategies in sales, marketing, and management, having built her team from scratch and growing it to become the top producing team of 67 nationally.
While Sarah’s specialty is helping her clients identify and seek their personal and professional purpose, her background and professional training enables her to coach clients in a wide variety of areas in addition to work and business. Sarah is an extremely results oriented coach, operating from the unique intersection of practicality and passion. She combines the ‘What? Why? and How?”necessary to achieve lasting success and fulfillment, helping her clients to clearly identify their goals and map out processes of how to reach them. Her favorite part of being a coach is helping her clients take back a feeling of control over their lives and their ability to reach their goals.
Sarah is awaiting her Board Certified Coach (BCC) accreditation, a credential recognizing coaches meeting the highest standards in training, experience, ethics and business practices. Trained by the highly acclaimed Robbins-Madanes coach training school (RMT), her coaching techniques stem from RMT's strategic intervention model, extracting the most practical and effective forms of strategic action from a variety of disciplines: Ericksonian therapy, Human Needs Psychology, organizational psychology, neurolinguistics, psychology of influence, and others. This certification combined with her practical coaching and management experience perfectly equip her to support those looking to identify the next level and take steps to get there.
Sarah is a graduate of Dickinson College with a major in Political Science and minor in Philosophy. She grew up in Pennsylvania and is currently lives in Washington, DC. She will be taking a tour of North America and Europe in 2019 and 2020, living in 10 major cities around the world. She enjoys spending time with close friends and family, writing, 305 fitness classes, weight lifting, yoga, meditation, discovering new restaurants, comedy, and travel.
What’s your favorite quote?
When I was choosing so many options came to mind that I really couldn’t pick just one – so here is my short list!
“What happens in life happens for you, not to you.”
“The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.”
“Focus on what you can control, don’t waste your time or energy on what you cannot.”
“If you had to eat an elephant you’d do it one bite at a time.”
If you could have one super power what would it be?
I’d LOVE to have the ability to touch books and absorb their knowledge – audible is close, but I’d love to be able to more-quickly learn so much information.
What’s the worst job you ever had?
One summer, I worked in the lumber department at Lowes Home Improvement – I had to get the carts out of the parking lot in sweltering heat, water all of the outdoor plants, clean the women’s and men’s bathrooms and stock lumber. Needless to say it was a very hot, and sometimes smelly/gross summer!
What destinations top your travel wish list?
This is tough for me right now because I’m about to embark on some amazing travels. I’ve never seen the Grand Canyon and would love to. I also intend to visit Hawaii, Santorini, and Dehli either as part of my travels or within the next three years.
What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen?
Jackson Hole Wyoming and Yosemite National Park – I went with my family when I was in my early teens and vividly remember getting off the plane and feeling like I was in a real-life post card. The views of the mountains and the wildlife left me awestruck.
What’s your favorite dessert?
There are very few desserts I don’t love, but anything in a chocolatey-moose form will absolutely win my heart over.
If you could give all human beings one virtue, which would you choose?
Love: for yourself, those around you, and what you do.
What’s the craziest or most dangerous thing you’ve ever done?
I’m not really one for taking dangerous risks – but in terms of big changes that could seem crazy to others: quitting my seven-year career in staffing, which was very stable and lucrative, to become a life and career coach is pretty high up there. Also uprooting my life to go travel the world for 18 months is pretty crazy and exciting!
What’s the secret to life?
Direct your focus intentionally and put your energies where you can control those outcomes. What we focus upon we attract and create more of, so there’s no need to worry about what we cannot control. Oh, and meditation! It helps a wholeeee lot with focus.