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About Sara

About the author

Sara Schley is the leader of Seed Systems, an international consulting collaborative that she founded in 1994 to create a regenerative, inclusive, and kinder world. She has worked with over 50 enterprises and 1000s of individuals in every sector. A social change entrepreneur, Sara has also co-founded several networks including The SoL Sustainability Consortium, Women in Power, and most recently, WeTheChange.

Well known in the business world as the go-to coach, consultant, and convenor for healing from the inside out, Sara has strong personal connections with thought leaders and entrepreneurs at EILEEN FISHER, Nike, King Arthur Flour, Ellevate and scores of other companies. In November 2019 Sara and colleagues were awarded the “Collective Action Impact Award” at the B Corporation International Conference of 600 business leaders. She received the award by offering an a cappella song and invitation to all to join WeTheChange, which resulted in over 500 new signatories and champions (and climbing!)

Sara Schley has written two previous books: The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World (Doubleday, 2008), based on her experience convening the SoL Sustainability Consortium and co-authored with business guru Peter M. Senge, and others which was translated into 10 languages; and Secrets of the 7th Day: How Everyone Can Find Renewal Through the Wisdom and Practices of the Sabbath (White Cloud Press, 2014). She has two new manuscripts in the works.

Sara travels nationally and internationally for her work. (At least she did before Covid!) In her free time, she enjoys every outdoor sport there is: hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, rafting, paddling, sailing, windsurfing, to name just a few. When not on the road or on the water, Sara lives in the hills in Western Massachusetts with her husband, twin teens, and one aging yellow lab.

“I haven’t been able to stop reading your book, your writing is riveting, captivating and breathtakingly painful and courageous. I could go on. Wow. Thank you!”

– Jai Keller, LMHC