Sara on BenchConnecting, Collaborating, and Creating Space to Change, Grow and Laugh.

As a high energy change agent I feel natural and in the right spot when I’m in front of a room, on a stage and facilitating juicy conversations. Sharing my stories, successes and missteps, create a real connection that people relate to and want more of in the world. We all belong together on this journey and I share that message with heart and passion.

What they say:

“Sara brings her entire self to her speaking engagements. Her openness, vulnerability and wiliness to hold ‘a messy space’  help the audience connect with the fact that we are all on a journey and none of us have crossed a finish line. Add in her humor and high energy to the mix and somehow we are magically having fun while we explore our own experiences, even if the topic is one that might normally send us running for the hills. I highly recommend Sara as a Speaker and Workshop Facilitator.” 
~ Jessie Lerner, Executive Director of Sustain Dane

“If you are looking for a Rock Star speaker, look no further than Sara Alvarado. She is great at moving an audience to action. She will make them laugh, she will make them cry. Best of all, she will motivate those in attendance. Sara is very personable and at ease in front of the audience and brings her real self to the stage.”
~Colin Murray, Executive Director of Dane Buy Local

“Sara recently spoke at an event for me and she was fabulous – honest, real, fun, engaging.  Consider me a big fan.  I hope to have Sara back to speak at another event in the near future.”
~Mike Zilli, Senior Mortgage Consultant

Topics that I can engage you and your audience with include (but are not limited to):

Authentic Leadership
This presentation focuses on how to let go of preconceptions and truly design your work or business to who you are authentically. We will explore the process of redefining leadership and becoming more empowered to shine authentically.

Real Change Right Now
Creating real change means getting real about who you are, what lights you up and finding ways to create impact in a meaningful way. Stories, examples and interactive play with the audience helps make this presentation engaging for everyone.

STEP UP: Equity Matters in the Workplace
You can bring the Step Up team into your business or organization for some powerful workshops.

If you are interested in hiring me, please connect at sara@thealvaradogroup.com or 608-438-5005

Previous Appearances:

My first book reading event!

UMOJA Magazine

UMOJA Magazine

Speaking at DreamBank

Presenting at American Family

Presenting at American Family

moxie class

Speaking at the YWCA Moxie Conference



I love being on stage or on camera!

Having fun on a radio interview

For a speaking sample, watch the clip below:

An interview with Sara:

Past Speaking Engagements:

  • 13062365_10153776255363649_6895720607182843931_nSocial Good Summit, Panel Speaker, 8/18/16
  • City of Madison Women’s Leadership Series, featured panelist, 5/6/16
  • Money Smart Women Conference, Keynote Speaker, 4/23/16
  • Social Change Forum, Breakout Session Presenter, 3/3/16
  • Dream Bank Presenter, Creating Change and Inspiring Impact, 2/25/16
  • Greater Madison Assoc. of Human Resources Mgmt, Step Up: Equity Matters in the Workplace workshop, 1/19/16
  • American Family Keynote Presentation for Women’s Professional Series, 11/18/15
  • YWCA Racial Justice Summit, Breakout Session Workshop, 10/1/15
  • City of Madison Women’s Leadership Series, featured 12647171_10104983666354557_8821829801263708416_npanelist, September 2015
  • Co-Creator for full day creative + spiritual retreat, Soul Play for a Day, August 2015
  • DreamBank Presentation, Living Abundantly within Life’s Many Roles, July 2015
  • YWCA Moxie Conference, Building Confidence, May 2015
  • Keynote presentation for Sustain Dane’s Business Network Event, October 2014
  • Co-Creator for full day creative + spiritual retreat, Soul Play for a Day, August 2014
  • Featured Speaker at the YWCA Luncheon, 800 in attendance, February 2014



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