In this enlightening episode of Leader U, Angie Lion of Black River Performance Management and Sarah Draper founder of Leading Well Strategies LLC, dive into the transformative world of continuous education. Angie and Sarah explore how ongoing learning can significantly impact our personal and professional lives, keeping us adaptable and relevant in an ever-evolving world. Whether you’re looking to pivot your career, hone a long-standing passion, or keep your brain engaged and active, this episode is a treasure trove of motivation to help you keep learning and growing. Join us as we break down the barriers and show that education has no expiration date.
Sarah G. Draper is the founder of Leading Well Strategies LLC, a well-being coaching and training business for leaders. Sarah knows that healthy organizational cultures start with healthy leaders, and her purpose is to help leaders be well to lead well and create space for all to thrive! Sarah is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent, having spent 20 years in the FBI serving in Oregon, Virginia, and Idaho. Prior to the FBI, she was an officer in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps for eight years and served in Germany, South Korea, and Washington, and led units on deployments to Croatia and Kosovo.
Sarah has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the U.S. Military Academy and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. She has certifications as a Positive Psychology Practitioner, a Resilience Practitioner, a Health and Well-being Coach, a Lifestyle Medicine Coach, a yoga instructor, and an Executive Certificate in Business Communications.
Her final FBI assignment was as an instructor at the FBI National Academy, a residential education program for law enforcement executives from around the world. As a University of Virginia adjunct, Sarah taught graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership and wellness, allowing her to share her passions for human performance, leadership, mindfulness, positive psychology, and well-being. Sarah is married with two teenage daughters and her family lives in Boise, Idaho, where they love to do all things outdoors – bike, ski, camp, hike, run, and cheer the kids on from the sidelines of their sports!