Author, Speaker and Consultant
Meet Sara Potecha
Sara is an accomplished author, speaker and consultant who has led cultural transformation initiatives for Fortune 100 and 200 companies and coached hundreds of leaders to higher levels of performance. A masterful story teller, Sara is a sought-after speaker on such topics as women in leadership, veteran employment, emotional intelligence, change, resilience and leadership competency.
Sought out by Fortune 100 & 200 Companies
Speaking & Coaching
Sara’s keynote speeches are insightful and masterfully told. They will inspire, transport and enable you and your organization to achieve more.
Sara’s distinctive leadership-based curriculum is engaging and yet practical. Sara will dive more deeply into timely subjects your organization needs.
As an experienced professional coach, Sara has helped hundreds of leaders in Fortune 100 and 200 companies to higher levels of performance and success.
Trusted By The Best
Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS)
Virginia Manufacturers Association
Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services
Manufacturing Skills Institute
Virginia Department of Veteran Services
“Captivating stories capture how Sara’s experiences were molded into a leadership philosophy and helped transform her into a highly sought after corporate management consultant. Think you’re having a bad day? Stuck in the mud? West Point Woman will help you see things through a different lens and broaden your leadership perspective along the way.“
Houston Mills, Former F/A-18 Fighter Pilot, Airline Executive
“Sara, one of the top rated speakers for an Apex training program, is an expert storyteller who captivates her audience with stories from her wealth of experiences. She is relatable and inspirational as she teaches lessons on leadership that are applicable in the professional and personal dimensions. She is soft spoken but impactful as she allows the audience to see challenges through a different lens. I highly recommend Sara as a speaker.”
Michele McCauley, CHRO, Principal, Apex Systems
“Sara is dynamic. Recently, I heard her present at a Fortune 500 company in Richmond, Virginia. Her unique perspectives as a West Point Cadet, Army Officer and corporate leader provided practical advice relevant in today’s work environment. She challenged management to actively recognize, develop and utilize oft overlooked diverse talent.”
Catherine M. Hundley, Colonel (Retired), US Army Nurse; Past President, Families of the Wounded Fund, Inc.
“We had the opportunity to have Sara Potecha Keynote our annual Leadership Summit. As an event producer, working with Sara was a delight. Her industry research leading up to the event was impressive. She was able to customize the message with her focus on the audience needs. She took all the complexity out of designing a memorable experience for our national audience. People left our summit inspired to do more. We look forward to working with Sara again on future projects.”
Patrick Antrim, Founder & CEO Multifamily Leadership
“Sara presented to the 1,700 members of our Women’s and Veteran’s employee resource groups offering her expertise on topics of leadership (both military and corporate) and change management. Sara customized her content to fit a company theme and initiative of “embracing change”. We continued to build on her one-time event by incorporating book clubs of her book, West Point Woman throughout the Company, which continued the learning, conversations, and growth of others. I enjoyed reading Sara’s book. The thoughtfulness she put into her writing is the same level of thoughtfulness that went into her presentation.”
Alison M. Kaufmann, Communication Consultant, Dominion Energy
Anna Rauh, Marketing Communications and Event Coordinator, IWL Foundation
“I have been beyond impressed with the level of advice and support Sara can provide the veteran community. In publications for a website and via a panel discussion, Sara delivered top notch tips that are easy to execute to help transitioning military set themselves up for career success. She’s a passionate and gifted educator whose expertise and desire to help shines through. We’re very fortunate to have her voice and knowledge to support the veteran community!”
Erica Woods | Director, Contractor Programs & Philanthropy | Principal
Shane Olson, Chair, Dominion Energy Veterans Resource Group
“Sara did a superb job using her story telling to weave together the five imperatives for leading change. Our Chief Clinical Officers walked away with practical and applicable tips for managing change as leaders. Thanks Sara!”
Heather Crawford, RN MBA
Sr. Vice President Clinical Operations, Hospital Division
“Sara’s experience both in the military and post service offer her audience a unique insight on transitioning out of the military and seeking employment. Her words of wisdom and insight will help shape a better environment for the military and Veteran community here at Apex.”
Dylan Kodad, Apex Systems National Veteran Advocate
“In her compelling book, Sara has emphasized critical leadership principles within her own personal success story, a great read for all-a call to action wherever you are”
-Bill Holt retired banker
The Gift That Keeps Giving – December 2022
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Sara Potecha – AVIXA InfoComm Women’s Council Keynote 10/28/21
Sara Potecha – Multi-Family Women’s Leadership Keynote
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