Ongoing dialogue about uncertain economic and political futures is stressful, and sometimes scary. But even more dangerous is the common place narrative that there “isn’t enough customers” or that “it doesn’t matter what I do.” From “you can’t do what they did,” or “you don’t have that kind of business expertise” class attendees will begin to understand how to identify the root cause of such negative thinking and how to turn the negativity into positivity. Learn how to understand the real culprit of what thinking that there is not enough does to your business. Equip yourself with the knowledge to recognize, address, redirect and stop the limiting mindset from customers, vendors, customers, suppliers, and competitors so your business can flourish despite what is happening in the world around you.
Sarah is a 20-year community engagement and revitalization veteran, two-time past president of the Texas Downtown Association, and current chair of the Smithville Historic Design Standards Commission.. She has worked in various engagement, development, public information, and leadership roles in the Texas towns of Cleburne, Nacogdoches, Marshall, and Bastrop. She has also served over a dozen urban and commercial district planning efforts and led strategic planning from every perspective possible. As a local government catalyst, community engagement expert, and Texas downtown influencer Sarah’s powerful approach, understanding of the human mindset, contagious energy, and endless passion for place, has transformed neighborhoods, commercial corridors, community organizations and government entities across the State of Texas. As a keynote speaker, imaginative facilitator, and well-respected industry expert. Sarah presents, engages, and facilitates at the state, national, and international level. Her message has been called “profound” ‘and “uplifting,” while her presence, virtually and live, is often labeled “captivating,” or “powerful.” Sarah graduated received her B.S. in Hospitality Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University, Axe ‘Em Jacks. Her collegiate alma mater awarded her their Edna Wilkin Tea Garden Outstanding Leadership Award in 2013 for her passion and dedication to her field.