Sara Canaday

Leadership keynote speaker, consultant and author

Sara Canaday is a leadership development expert, speaker and author who helps companies maximize the contributions of their leaders and high-potentials for bottom-line impact. Drawing on 15 years of corporate experience, Sara has a unique gift for connecting with her audiences and ensuring they walk away with actionable strategies for positive change -- strengthening leadership skills, improving business relationships, and enhancing performance. Sara’s career spans more than 20 years, including senior executive positions in sales, operations and organizational development with USAA and Texas Mutual. After forming her own company, Sara began sharing her expertise in leadership development, executive presence, branding and emotional intelligence. Her insightful guidance has led hundreds of teams and individuals nationwide to make strategic changes with impressive results. Sara is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Global Speakers Federation, and is an adjunct Executive Coach with the Center for Creative Leadership. She is certified in the CCL suite of 360-degree multi-rater feedback instruments, and she is accredited through Multi-Health Systems to administer the EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence assessments. Sara has been featured in a number of publications and broadcasts, most notably Forbes, CNBC, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and the American Management Association’s Leadership Wired. Sara is also the author of a popular business book, You – According to Them: Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career.