We all have a set of default questions we ask – “how are you” or “what do you do” or “how was school” – and it’s important to realize that the questions we ask shape the answers we get. On top of that, we need to teach girls that relationships are a cornerstone of their happiness, and that they’re responsible for helping to nurture these relationships. If we want to raise happier, stronger, more authentically connected girls, we need to, first, make them aware that lots of default questions get very superficial answers, and second, encourage them to ask more meaningful questions that lead to conversations that they can build relationships on.
Sara Blanchard helps communities build connection through conscious conversations. As a writer, facilitator, TEDx speaker, and happiness consultant, Sara holds a safe space for a loosely associated group to connect authentically. Having worked at Goldman Sachs and taught positive psychology at Harvard, she speaks the language of traditional accomplishment, but for over 10 years, Sara has also pursued the science and techniques of well-being as a life coach, mother, and author of Flex Mom. She now bridges the gap between the serious mission of supporting success, and the lighthearted yet impactful actions that build quality relationships, meaning, and happiness in our lives.
She Graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center witha BS in Health Science, minor in Emergency and Disaster Management and concentration in Women Studies. She holds a Certificate from MIT in Leadership in Times of Disruption and A Certificate in The Science of Parenting from UC SanDiego.She worked as a critical care paramedic for years until a permanent injury on the job caused her to change her life direction with work but not without first teaching her of the importance of Independence, Leadership and Personal Identity which are the foundations of her work.
She is a mom to two little girls and has spent nearly a decade working with women of all ages to help shed unhealthy beliefs and breakdown stereotypes surrounding pregnancy, motherhood, body image, self esteem, parenting, women in leadership and much more.
She Believes each of her daughters was sent to her to remind her of a piece of herselfshe haslost or not loved during her journey. She lives with her husband and girls on a little river in Southbury CT.She and her girls can be found listening and singingto “Fight Song” in the car on the way to school
She believes that the change we need to see in this world begins with Raising a Powerful Girl and her lifes work is to help you understand what this means and how you navigate this journey so that we can Raise a Generation of Strong, Independent Women Leaders with high personal integrity and morals that will push for the changes we so desperately need.
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