Sara Lowery believes in the power of happiness. She brings a fresh perspective, high energy, and passion to her work as she inspires amazing humans to lead stronger, ask difficult questions and embrace their happiness in their daily lives.
- Black History Month
- Diversity Equity & Inclusion
- Employee Engagement
- Mental Health
- Organizational Development
- Women’s Leadership
GETTING TO KNOW
Sara Lowery is a professional speaker and Associate Director Learning at the University of Delaware. She speaks to audiences about authentic leadership, staying mentally healthy, and promoting real love is SELF LOVE. As a speaker, she is doing the two things she loves the most: encouraging audiences to think critically about their leadership journeys and inspiring people to be their best even in the most challenging of times. She has shared her messages with many audiences nationwide.
Between Sara’s own professional experience and research she works to develop student leaders in supporting them to navigate through their collegiate experience(s) as well as professionals to inspire them to think critically about crafting up-to-date WHYs, how to strategically reach their goals, and learning how to celebrate the results which all make and encourage stronger leaders. She enjoys every opportunity which she has to interact with, teach, and learn from her audiences.
She has received many awards and accolades but that is not the most important thing that she wants you to know. With a degree in Psychology,and currently working on her doctorate in Organizational Leadership she is passionate and has a sense of urgency to see others define and operate within their true leadership potential.
Along with working in higher education she also works for her personal company and brand EMPOWERING U, which was created to be in different venues to work with young girls and young adult women to be motivating and inspiring to themselves even in dark moments.
Originally from everywhere but nowhere, this military brat currently resides in Salisbury, Maryland, identifying a combination of Maryland, North Carolina, and Philadelphia as home. Sara received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Salisbury University and her Masters of Education degree from Texas Tech University.
How to Create Intentional Moments By Remembering “Why?”
During this time many of us are feeling overwhelmed and in some cases a little burnout. When these challenges become too much, it is easy to forget your mission and lose the motivation to push forward. With Sara Lowery work, she encourages and pushes her audiences to achieve success.
Through her high-energy keynote, Sara challenges audiences to ask themselves one simple question: Why? Why are you involved in this organization, job position or company? Why do you want to push your organization, job position, or company further? Why should you persevere when challenges come your way? Even when things are going great, sometimes it is important to take a step back to remember why you “HERE” and why it matters. Sara’s unique blend of humor, energy and experience help her guide audiences to build a foundation that helps them remain motivated to continue moving through “the tough stuff” that comes their way. She helps show audiences that only by moving forward can you achieve greatness.
- How to create a framework to understand the values and mission statement of their job or organization.
- How to utilize your personal way to motivate you in your professional work space.
- Ways to apply business principles that have been proven effective for success and greatness.
Shining a LIGHT on Mental DARKNESS
Ever feel like life is more than you can handle? Or feel so alone? Or that no one really understands you? No matter how hard it may seem when DARK moments take over your life, LIGHT is always around the corner. It may not be immediate, but with time LIGHT will appear and those dark moments will begin to fade away.
As noted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness. Sara Lowery was one of those adults. In this personal keynote, Sara shares her story in hopes that audiences can learn how to reach out for support during those dark times and search for the light. Audiences will learn their intrinsic value and strategies to fight through the feeling of disappointment, fear, and yes even loneliness. Sara will challenge her audience to really look around to not only find someone whom they can lean on, but also who might need help finding their mental light.
- How to be more comfortable reaching out for support.
- How to take personal responsibility by taking actions to improve their health, and the health of others.
- The skills needed to accessing and utilizing healthcare resources on the job and in the community.
- How to increase self-awareness, confidence and communication skills.
I Don’t Know What To Say
Have you ever heard someone say something offensive that surprised you? A well-intended, statement or question that still caused irreparable harm personally and professionally. Maybe that someone was you? Communicating your thoughts and opinions can be really challenging, but it can become even more intimidating when you are talking about race, sexuality, gender equality, or any subject matter around diversity and inclusion. The nervousness to not offend or potentially make diversity matters worse has people saying “I Don’t Know What to Say”.
In this program, Sara Lowery explores these fumbles and creates a safe environment to engage in conversations that will be meaningful and impactful for both parties involved especially when it comes to diversity and inclusion. Participants will talk about how understanding the difference of intent versus impact can help you create a safe environment to engage in some challenging and somewhat difficult conversations. This is not your typical Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program, it’s a program that bridges differences with respect and grace leading the way.
- New perspectives on being more open to diverse populations.
- How to navigate the ambiguity and complexity that comes with understanding others.
- How to ask questions that will require courage and/or humility.
- The power of listening while withholding judgment about others and their thoughts and or opinions.
Would You Follow You?
Oftentimes we are put in situations where we have to decide if we want or can follow the leaders that are before us. But how often do we look in the mirror and ask ourselves would we follow ourselves? Do you have the talents and skills you admire in leaders? What characteristics are you lacking?
In this leadership keynote, we will take an old business approach and reframe it for a more personal leadership approach by starting with assessing ourselves first to determine if we are being the best leader that anyone would want to follow at any time. Sara gives tips and strategies on how to overcome that fear and create the largest impact as a leader.
- Complete self-assessment using an old business assessment tool.
- Reflect about their internal leadership/life experiences and how it may or may not influence their current leadership practices.
- Learn how to create a vision that can be shared with any organization they are leading.
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