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Sarah N. Payne

  • Certified Gallup™ Global Strengths Coach

  • Dare to Lead™ Trained

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Sarah's Bio:

Sarah’s education and experience in a variety of industries offer insight into the fields of sales, retail, leasing, non-profit, and healthcare. Sarah puts great value in “showing up” to get the job done, no matter the problem.

She is a Certified Gallup™ Global Strengths Coach and is inspired by finding human potential and helping to maximize it. Sarah became Dare to Lead™ Trained in 2020 and found it to be the most transformative work she has done to impact her leadership skills both personally and professionally. Sarah is an active community developer and has served on several non-profit boards as a change-maker for growth in Northeast Indiana. In 2020, Sarah was a founding member of the DeKalb LEADS steering committee, which formed a leadership development program helping to teach, engage, and develop leaders.

Sarah passionately believes in a strengths-based approach to leadership. She has worked across ages and business sectors to help people discover their natural talents and develop those talents to not only maximize performance but also increase overall enthusiasm for their work and contribution. By combining the CliftonStrengths™ tools with the Dare to Lead™ courageous leadership skills, we believe your organization will have more inspired employees who live out their values and deliver excellent performance every day.


  • Purdue University Bachelor of Science in Retail Management

  • Purdue University Bachelor of Science in Sales and Sales Management

  • Certified Gallup™ Global Strengths Coach

  • Dare to Lead™ Trained

  • Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy Fundraising for small non-profit trained

  • Advancing Voices of Women Campaign Institute Trained

Core Values: Making a difference & Kindness


Strengths:  Woo | Maximizer | Positivity | Communication | Futuristic