Project Description

Sara Schulting Kranz is a proud mother of three young men, a business owner, an artist, a mountain and ocean adventurer, and a former teacher. At her core, she believes that she is not much different than anyone else. However, she has become a resilient woman who has survived and thrived through multiple traumas and has found herself in this space. She believes that this is exactly where she was meant to be.

Nearly nine years ago, she hit the lowest point in her life. She suffered from relational and betrayal trauma and complex-PTSD, which debilitated her as her marriage and life collapsed, and she found herself living as a single mother. She was emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically unraveling, and found herself at a precipice. She had to choose between losing her life through all of this or finding a new version of herself. She chose the latter.

She made it a point to get outside every day and navigate through her anger, pain, and grief while hiking 14,000 ft mountains and paddling 4-miles out to sea with whales and dolphins. She somatically healed her heart, mind, and body through nature while practicing the art of resiliency and forgiveness. As a result, she began to discover the new version of herself, one with a larger smile, a longer laugh, and a love for her present life. She found that her trauma had given her a gift: finding her most important relationship, the one within herself.

Her trauma became her purpose, which is to help others embrace their resiliency. Using her experiences and understanding her purpose, she became a keynote speaker, author, TEDx speaker, and retreat organizer/facilitator for transformational experiences.

Using a workable 3-part system, she guides individuals and teams to move from victim → survivor → thriver in life, work, and business. She is an “artistic visionary who creates through a lens of pushing the needle forward, regardless of naysayers or fear.”

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TOPIC: The (New) Art of Resilience: An empowering approach to rising from life’s most difficult challenges and traumas

In this powerful, new talk, Sara teaches us how to build emotional and mental resilience, push through limiting beliefs, and thrive in a world filled with obstacles, challenges, and trauma.

As a 17-year-old single mom facing judgment as a sexual assault victim, to redirecting her life again at 40 after discovering her husband’s double life, Sara was inspired to rise.

Using a framework developed from her 32-year resilience journey, Sara teaches her clients and audience how to transform their most painful challenges and trauma into their greatest asset. And what happens as a result? Everything. From better relationships to stronger teams, empowered employees, and happier homes.

Sara uses powerful visuals from climbing some of the most challenging backcountry routes and mountains in the United States, bringing unique wit, humor, and storytelling to share her journey and forge powerful transformations.

The audience will leave with:

  • An important framework to guide anyone from being a victim, to becoming a survivor, to thriving in life.

  • Practical tools to regulate emotions, and build emotional and mental resilience.

  • Effective leadership tools to guide individuals and teams through difficult times.

  • A clear vision of how to transform setbacks into strength while embracing disruption and change.


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Reviews for Sara

“A charismatic storyteller, speaker, coach and wilderness guide, Sara Schulting-Kranz dedicates her life to unlocking the highest potential of individuals on a journey of betterment.

She is convicted in her belief of the healing qualities of nature and time spent outdoors and has built her life and business around these principles.

Whether speaking, coaching, guiding or podcasting, Sara inspires us all to explore those self-limiting patterns and beliefs.

She is invested in ensuring her clients’ understanding of elements that are impeding the best versions of themselves; ultimately creating clarity about what is possible.

Sara lives life to the fullest and inspires others to do the same.”

Joan McGrail, Chief Human Resources Officer, New Balance