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Sarah Elkins Chief Storymaker

Sarah Elkins brings her music, storytelling and many years in public service to the stage to engage and inspire her audience to think about how the stories they tell influence their identities and the perceptions of the people around them, and to take a deeper look in the mirror to experience the leader they were born to become.

She's a storyteller, keynote speaker, professional musician, author, and Gallup certified StrengthsFinder workplace communication coach. Her highly engaging, experiential presentations, workshops, and Coaching packages with in-person and remote teams and their leaders are known to address and reduce miscommunication – the most common cause of tension and stress in the workplace.

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337 Invest In Yourself &Raquo; 337 Title Card
337 Invest In Yourself

337 Invest In Yourself   Life is complicated. Just like Frank Sinatra’s song That’s Life, we could be on top of the world one moment and the next we could be pushing boulders up an endless hill, …

337 Invest In Yourse…

337 Invest In Yourself   Life is complicated. Just like Frank Sinatra’s song That’s Life, we could be on top of the world one moment and the next we could be pushing boulders up an endless hill, however these moments do not define us. It is how we choose to tell our stories about these experiences that shows us and the entire world who we truly are.  In this episode Sarah Elkins and John Henry discuss the importance of investing time and energy into yourself, as well as how events from our formative years shape us into who we are today.   Highlights Your origins do not dictate how you…

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336 Personal Brands Just Got More Personal &Raquo; 336 Title Card
336 Personal Brands Just Got More Personal

336 Personal Brands Just Got More Personal In life there is a point we all must choose how we want to be perceived and how we want people to feel around us, and we need to make the conscious effort to…

336 Personal Brands …

336 Personal Brands Just Got More Personal In life there is a point we all must choose how we want to be perceived and how we want people to feel around us, and we need to make the conscious effort to keep the energy we want to be known for not just in our private life but in our work lives as well, so that through living each day aware of our impact we can grow and help others to do the same. In this episode Sarah Elkins and Portia Obeng discuss the importance of our personal brand and how they affect others, while reflecting thoughtfully on how other people’s personal brands have affected …

Listen · 39:04
335 Seasons Of Life &Raquo; 335 Title Card
335 Seasons of Life

335 Seasons of Life   Regret and wondering what could have been is one of the most universal human experiences, it’s normal to feel guilt and regret over not achieving something or making mistakes,…

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335 Seasons of Life   Regret and wondering what could have been is one of the most universal human experiences, it’s normal to feel guilt and regret over not achieving something or making mistakes, but it’s how you learn from these experiences and move into the future that defines you. In today’s episode Sarah Elkins and Hope Marshall discuss regret, healing, and allowing life to move on especially when it’s hard to do so.   Highlights Part of what makes people interesting is when they try things they aren’t necessarily good at. You need to take time to heal from pain, reschedu…

Listen · 40:45
334 Growth Is Never Ending &Raquo; 334 Title Card
334 Growth Is Never Ending

334 Growth Is Never Ending Finding awe as you grow and change in life can be challenging, it can feel impossible to reclaim that childlike wonder at times, but through hard work and dedication one can…

334 Growth Is Never …

334 Growth Is Never Ending Finding awe as you grow and change in life can be challenging, it can feel impossible to reclaim that childlike wonder at times, but through hard work and dedication one can find wonder and awe again. In this episode Sarah Elkins and Demetrius Fassas discuss the importance of taking risks to fuel your awe, as well as healing and continuing on despite our lived experiences.   Highlights You need to take risks to enjoy life.  Be aware of signs that you are on the right path. Life keeps going even during chaos and heartbreak. So You have to as well. Don’t ta…

Listen · 58:07
Episode 333 Communal Growth &Raquo; Podcast Mainprofile Art
Episode 333 Communal Growth

Episode 333 Communal Growth   In life we all put aside something when life becomes to busy, maybe it was a hobby you used to enjoy, or a new project you swear you’re going to get to you just need t…

Episode 333 Communal…

Episode 333 Communal Growth   In life we all put aside something when life becomes to busy, maybe it was a hobby you used to enjoy, or a new project you swear you’re going to get to you just need to finish this other thing first, or maybe it’s a skill from your childhood like playing the flute that you decided to put away because of limitations or self intimidation. But that’s the great thing about life, we have all the time in the world to pick back up those things and enjoy them again. In this episode Sarah Elkins and D’Vaughn Hayes discuss the importance of giving yourself grace wh…

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332 The Indomitable Human Spirit &Raquo; 332 Title Card
332 The Indomitable Human Spirit

332 The Indomitable Human Spirit    Trials and tribulations are as common on the path of life as sand is on a beach, but like the sand you can make something beautiful out of what you’ve gone thro…

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332 The Indomitable Human Spirit    Trials and tribulations are as common on the path of life as sand is on a beach, but like the sand you can make something beautiful out of what you’ve gone through, even if it’s only for a moment. It is our indomitable human spirit that has gotten our species to where we are now, sometimes it can be easy to forget but we are capable of amazing things, all it takes is that first step towards growth and healing.  In this episode Sarah Elkins and Sarah Lines discuss how the trials in our lives -though shaping us- do not define us, that despite our storie…

Listen · 25:55
331 Are You Ready For Change? &Raquo; 331 Title Card
331 Are You Ready For Change?

331 Are You Ready For Change? Change is inevitable however it is up to you on how well you deal with that change and if your preconceived biases will influence you in the future. In this episode Sarah…

331 Are You Ready Fo…

331 Are You Ready For Change? Change is inevitable however it is up to you on how well you deal with that change and if your preconceived biases will influence you in the future. In this episode Sarah Elkins and Divya Ramachandran discuss change, biases, and how important approaching change with curiosity.   Highlights Acknowledging the differences between yourself and others and approaching those differences with curiosity and kindness.  Taking accountability for what has shaped you and learning to move forward in the best way possible.  Being is the hardest thing to do, it’s okay …

Listen · 47:16
330 How Trials Facilitate Growth1 &Raquo; 330 Title Card
330 How Trials Facilitate Growth1

330 How Trials Facilitate Growth   It is a normal and natural part of life to encounter obstacles and challenges on our way to success and fulfillment, it is our choice for it to either overwhelm us …

330 How Trials Facil…

330 How Trials Facilitate Growth   It is a normal and natural part of life to encounter obstacles and challenges on our way to success and fulfillment, it is our choice for it to either overwhelm us and destroy us or for us to learn from these instances and grow with grace. In this episode Sarah Elkins and Sarah Russell discuss the importance of growth and self actualization through hard work and dedication, especially through hard times.    Highlights Random acts of kindness can create life long friendships. Everyone is different and it is incredibly important to make people feel welco…

Listen · 43:30
329 Hello Fellow Storyteller &Raquo; 329 Title Card
329 Hello Fellow Storyteller

329 Hello Fellow Storyteller   The art of telling stories is something that unites us, but it is also something that can tell us so much about the person after they tell their story, especially if th…

329 Hello Fellow Sto…

329 Hello Fellow Storyteller   The art of telling stories is something that unites us, but it is also something that can tell us so much about the person after they tell their story, especially if the story is awkward or funny, or if it’s about another person.  In this episode Sarah Elkins and Karen Eber discuss the art of storytelling and how there are opportunities to collect and tell stories everyday.   Highlights Awkward questions are unavoidable, one day you will look back on them fondly. Actively listening to the people who are telling you their story. If you want to learn abo…

Listen · 38:59
328 What Is Soul In A Business? &Raquo; 328 Title Card
328 What Is Soul In A Business?

328 What Is Soul In A Business?   Serving your clients, team members, and the community you live in is vital to the health and wellbeing of not just your company but to yourself and those you serve. …

328 What Is Soul In …

328 What Is Soul In A Business?   Serving your clients, team members, and the community you live in is vital to the health and wellbeing of not just your company but to yourself and those you serve. In serving others and your community you will find that you will be more fulfilled and enjoying your life and work even more than before.  In todays episode Sarah Elkins and Steve Ramona discuss servant leadership and the life and soul brought to your business and life.    Highlights Remember people’s names so you can begin to build meaningful relationships with new people. Leave room in …

Listen · 21:32
327 The Company We Keep &Raquo; 327 Title Card
327 The Company We Keep

327 The Company We Keep   It’s a fact of life that we will make poor decisions, sometimes in the form of negative influences like people, often times repeatedly when we’re young. It’s normal an…

327 The Company We K…

327 The Company We Keep   It’s a fact of life that we will make poor decisions, sometimes in the form of negative influences like people, often times repeatedly when we’re young. It’s normal and completely natural to make mistakes, as human beings we are allowed and expected to grow and change, rarely we are ever the same moment to moment, which is why it is vital to choose actively everyday to do your best and put your best foot forward despite all previous hardships.  In today’s episode Sarah Elkins and Ricky Birkenstock discuss the importance of self awareness, growth, and taking …

Listen · 46:42
326 Giving What You Get &Raquo; 326 Title Card
326 Giving What You Get

326 Giving What You Get   Skills and talents -our “magic”- manifest differently in everyone, but what matters is how we use these abilities to achieve our dreams and to lift up others around us. …

326 Giving What You …

326 Giving What You Get   Skills and talents -our “magic”- manifest differently in everyone, but what matters is how we use these abilities to achieve our dreams and to lift up others around us. In helping others we will often find ourselves more fulfilled and happy in our daily lives. In today’s episode Sarah Elkins and Alicia Branham discuss the importance of loving what you do and giving yourself the same grace you give others while also continuing to strive for the future you want.   Highlights See every facet of an individual, do not pigeonhole them. Take a chance on others an…

Listen · 39:30
325 Writing Our Own Stories &Raquo; 325 Title Card
325 Writing Our Own Stories

325 Writing Our Own Stories   Although hard work and dedication can get you quite far in life, it helps immeasurably to have someone at your back who believes in you and inspires you to strive toward…

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325 Writing Our Own Stories   Although hard work and dedication can get you quite far in life, it helps immeasurably to have someone at your back who believes in you and inspires you to strive towards your goals and future. Our stories, though valuable, do not define us and should be used as kindling for the fires of ambition.  In this episode Sarah Elkins and Kïrsten Blake discuss the importance of how our stories shape our paths in life but most importantly how the people involved in our stories inspire and guide us to success.   Highlights Sometimes you need to trust people to know yo…

Listen · 35:19
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324 Facets of Value

324 Facets of Value   Valuing every facet of where you work, especially if you work with other people, is vital to the survival and prosperity of any company. From treating your customers with integr…

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324 Facets of Value   Valuing every facet of where you work, especially if you work with other people, is vital to the survival and prosperity of any company. From treating your customers with integrity and respect, to rewarding the hard work and dedication of loyal and valuable employees, in order to thrive in the world as a business you must value every facet of that business. In this episode Sarah Elkins and Blake Hutchison discuss the importance of appreciating the skills and abilities of everyone in a company, while also giving the absolute best to customers and the public.   Highlights…

Listen · 52:15
323 Authentic Connections &Raquo; 323 Title Card
323 Authentic Connections

323 Authentic Connections   Authentic connections can be difficult to find, whether it be from not being taught the skills to form these connections or simply losing touch with former acquaintances, …

323 Authentic Connec…

323 Authentic Connections   Authentic connections can be difficult to find, whether it be from not being taught the skills to form these connections or simply losing touch with former acquaintances, it can be difficult but not impossible and with the proper tools and a heartfelt message, authentic connections can be found anywhere.  In today’s episode Sarah Elkins and Amy Daughters discuss the importance of authentic connections and how having meaningful conversations with individuals can lead to long term relationships.   Highlights You’ll never know how profound a connection can be …

Listen · 51:36
322 Give Yourself Grace &Raquo; 322 Title Card
322 Give Yourself Grace

322 Give Yourself Grace   To give yourself grace for mistakes you’ve made or for expectations that seem unattainable is something that can be more daunting than many of us want to admit. As difficu…

322 Give Yourself Gr…

322 Give Yourself Grace   To give yourself grace for mistakes you’ve made or for expectations that seem unattainable is something that can be more daunting than many of us want to admit. As difficult as it can be to be gracious with ourselves in order for us to grow and thrive as human beings, it is vital that we do be patient with ourselves and own our mistakes or failed expectations so that we can grow. In this episode Sarah Elkins and Nikki Campbell discuss the importance of Resilience, growth, and grace with ourselves because everything we do starts with us and if we aren’t at our bes…

Listen · 54:54
321 Your Innate Worth &Raquo; 321 Title Card
321 Your Innate Worth

321 Your Innate Worth   Throughout life we are told from an early age what to do, what jobs would be best for us, and what society expects of us. Quite often this leaves us in a job that doesn’t br…

321 Your Innate Wort…

321 Your Innate Worth   Throughout life we are told from an early age what to do, what jobs would be best for us, and what society expects of us. Quite often this leaves us in a job that doesn’t bring us fulfillment, so we end up looking for that fulfillment and sense of worth by exploring other career paths as well as life paths, and exploring what makes us feel our innate worth.  In this episode Sarah Elkins and Corree Roofener discuss how labels impact us and our skill sets from an early age, and how through hard work and dedication to one’s self you often find yourself in a fulfillin…

Listen · 47:29
320 Anchored In Time &Raquo; 320 Title Card
320 Anchored in Time

320 Anchored in Time   Labels and judgment are an unfortunate symptom of society, more often than not people will be framed in a particular light without any chance to defend themselves or for a full…

320 Anchored in Time…

320 Anchored in Time   Labels and judgment are an unfortunate symptom of society, more often than not people will be framed in a particular light without any chance to defend themselves or for a full explanation to be given. Because of one person saying something, one bad interaction, or one misinterpretation a person can be frozen in time under whatever label was given to them. In today’s episode Sarah Elkins ruminates on enlightening experiences that have recently occurred that have helped continue to shape her perspective on the damage of labels and unfair judgment.    Highlights Art…

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