Sara LaForest

Sara LaForest

Leadership & Organizational Culture Strategist, Coach, Author

Areas of expertise

Executive and Leadership Performance Services

Professional summary

Sara LaForest is a business growth adviser and a leadership coach. She focuses on helping:

• Organizational leaders build leadership effectiveness and team performance
• Executives and entrepreneurs build organizational capacity to grow their businesses
• Nagivate critical transitions and growth inflection points
• Individuals advance their careers and achieve work/ life balance, with a special interest in the advancement of women in business and leadership roles

Her strength is in providing executives, senior managers, and entrepreneurs of professional services companies with innovative approaches and tools to improve their business performance and accelerate their business and professional growth.

She is principal of LaForest Coaching and Consulting. She and her retired partner, Tony Kubica, are coauthors of Organizational Gravity: A Guide to Strategically Growing Your Company’s Brand, Culture and Talent. In 2014, their firm was named in the Top 15 Leadership 500 Excellence Awards.

Sara has been published internationally and trains and speaks at conferences and events across the country. As featured authors, she and Tony's work has been published in Leadership Excellence, Sales and Service Excellence, Business Week, Fast Company, CEO Refresher, LeaderValues, Duct Tape Marketing, Providence Business News, Women Entrepreneur, CNN Living, MicroSoft Dynamics, ERE.Net and many other publications.

Prior to her consulting work, she has worked with companies in the private sector, non-profit organizations, government agencies, American Indian and Alaska Native organizations, and secondary and higher education entities. In addition to her consulting, her career experience includes counseling/behavioral health, managing workforce development programs, and serving in executive and board roles for non-profit organizations. She was a Master Trainer for a national education network, and also instructed for the University of Alaska, Statewide Corporate Programs. Having completed her master's and bachelor's degrees in psychology, Sara has continued with graduate studies and professional development in adult education, organizational leadership and entrepreneurial growth.

Engagement overview

Engagements are customized to the needs of the client.