Provide your audience with a high-impact virtual experience that generates results!

Sara Canaday successfully delivers her compelling keynotes and content-rich leadership sessions in convenient online formats, providing your team with the tools they need to meet the extraordinary challenges of our current environment.

Interactive and Engaging

Relevant and Memorable

Powerful and Transformative

Most-Requested Virtual Sessions

How to Lead Yourself and Your Team Through Uncertainty

Long before COVID-19 became part of our daily conversations, the relentless pace of business was already taking a serious toll on all of us. Now leaders are expected to execute their complex strategies while simultaneously managing today’s uncertainty and unknowns. This fascinating, interactive session is designed to provide managers with a concrete leadership map to help them guide their teams through the tough terrain of chaos.

Making the Crucial Shift from Manager to Leader

This interactive online workshop is perfect for managers who want to make the dynamic move from doer to driver, from informed to influential, and from manager to leader. Participants will learn how to dramatically enhance their personal growth through emotional intelligence and executive presence. They will also explore ways to cultivate conditions for success, to better navigate difficult leadership conversations, and to view both challenges and opportunities through a strategic, wide-angled lens.

How to Successfully Transition from Technical Professional to Manager

All too often, professionals are asked to take on management responsibilities based on the strength of their technical skills. The problem? True leadership requires a vastly different skillset—a shift from achieving individual goals to generating results through others. In this transformational session, Sara helps emerging managers expand their leadership impact, build high-performing teams, and incorporate the right mix of functional and interpersonal skills to meet corporate objectives.

Most-Requested Keynotes

Leadership Unchained

Defy Conventional Wisdom for Breakthrough 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 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: Defy Conventional Wisdom for Breakthrough Performance”, Sara reveals the conscious 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 in the 21st Century.

Your Leadership Brand: Evaluate Your Impact, Demonstrate Your Value

Your leadership brand is the synthesis of several key components, including visuals, messaging, demeanor, interpersonal skills and more. When these pieces come together, they create the whole picture that the rest of the world recognizes as You.

Whether you are moving up the corporate ladder, making your value known in your current role or looking to expand your impact, boosting your brand is the key to remaining viable and competitive. By deliberately managing and improving your brand, you can dramatically elevate your ability to impact and influence. To interact and collaborate. To coach and mentor. All of it comes back to making intentional choices about your leadership brand.

You—According to Them

How Your Professional Reputation Impacts Your Career 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? The most successful professionals have learned how to match their intentions with their actions and elevate their capacity to influence and impact. Expert Sara Canaday will show you exactly how to do that.

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

Sara can customize presentations specifically for your audience.

She can also deliver her valuable messages in a wide range of formats – from a 20-minute keynote for 1,000 conference attendees to a full day, hands-on workshop for 15 people.

Sara delivered an excellent keynote presentation to a diverse audience of 600, primarily senior and mid-level women leaders but also including emerging leaders. Sara understands the professional world and the challenges modern leaders face. She is an insightful and engaging speaker with thought-provoking and actionable content. I look forward to working with Sara again!
Anne Hanyak President , AZ Women's Leadership Forum