Introducing myself and my journal: Wonder Women

Sarah Happel
Posted May 1, 2013 from United States

About Me: How exciting to be in such company! My background is in leadership coaching and cross-cultural training. I've lived overseas for 11 years, in Germany, Argentina, Italy and Finland. I have seen the struggles and triumphs of many female leaders of all levels in the USA and abroad.

I have a Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication and conducted research as a Fulbright Grantee on the credibility of female war correspondents. Formerly an international volleyball player and men's athletic coach, I have a passion for cultivating excellence in others.

Looking forward to meeting all of you inspirational folks!

My Passions: Bridging communication gaps and helping people "stand tall" in their leadership roles.

My Challenges: Keeping up with the abundance of resources out there on so many topics I want to delve into. Being mindful of creating boundries, slowing down, coming back to center and staying focused on what matters in life.

My Vision for the Future: An equal playing field where all perspectives, ways of life and opinions are represented around the table.

My Areas of Expertise: Leadership coaching, intercultural communication, writing, mentoring, presenting, teaching (higher education), coaching (athletics)

Comments 4

  • Susan K.A.
    May 02, 2013
    May 02, 2013

    Hi Sarah,

    I was inspired by reading your post/introduction. Thank you so much for adding your voice to the growing community of women and men at World Pulse. You have led a very full and interesting life (You are one of the "Wonder Women!") I love how you have a passion for cultivating excellence in others. Our planet needs more people who love to draw out the best in others and who derive personal fulfillment from witnessing others' success and happiness!

    I just joined World Pulse recently myself and am quite excited about being part of this thriving and inspirational community of women from more than 190 countries. Please check out the "Getting Started Guide" to learn more about how to network with others:

    Also, I'd like to share with you two campaigns going on now at World Pulse that you may like to contribute to:

    1) Participate in our current Digital Action Campaign on the theme "Girls Transform the World"

    2) Write on the topic of Maternal Health for the chance to be published in our e-magazine

    Best of luck to you. I'm excited to see what you share in the days and weeks to come. I hope you continue to contribute regularly.



  • Sarah Happel
    May 17, 2013
    May 17, 2013

    Hello Susan,

    Thanks for your warm welcome. I'll be looking into the resources you mentioned and curious to learn about this wonderful form for connecting. Let me know how I can help move the cause forward.

    Kind regards,

    Sarah Happel

  • Katie Welch
    May 02, 2013
    May 02, 2013

    Dear Sarah,

    Welcome to the PulseWire community! Thank you for sharing about your life experiences. I'm sure you are a wonderful leadership coach, and we can't enough role models like you.

    If you haven't already, I encourage you to look around and learn more about the events and resources being shared by our encouraging network and strengthen it further by contributing your valuable perspective with us.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Warmly, Katie

  • Sarah Happel
    May 17, 2013
    May 17, 2013

    Hello Katie,

    Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm looking forward to "meeting" you and learning more about the extra-ordinary women and men doing this fantastic work.


    Sarah Happel

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