Sarah Kivel

Consultant and Lead by Greatness® Coach

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Sarah Kivel is a Leadership and Performance Coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a certified Goleman Emotional Intelligence Meta Coach. Sarah is also the Author of SWEAT, Success With Empathy And Trust.

Strengthening leadership from the inside out is Sarah’s approach to developing high performers. Sarah brings her experience, knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm to leaders in various industries across the globe, including, technology, finance, healthcare, sports, hospitality, and education. As an entrepreneur, Sarah has been part of executive leadership in both the for profit and non-profit sectors. Her prior experience includes global manufacturing, marketing, international sales, and leadership through an initial public offering.

As a lifelong athlete, Sarah founded the non-profit organization eiFOCUS® whose mission is to empower women and girls in sports with the leadership skills of Emotional Intelligence so that female athletes can thrive in sport and in life. She is also a speaker and the host of The Focused Athlete podcast.

Sarah earned both her degree in International Relations and her coaching certification at the University of California, Davis. She is the mother to three adult children and loves to mountain bike and adventure travel.