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MENTORING SCHEDULE:

Flexible upon request

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SARA BRAZILLER

MENTOR & TRAINER

 

Sara Braziller is a distinguished business professional with a 38+ year career that reflects progressive responsibilities and a breadth of multidisciplinary, well-rounded experience as a strong leader, executive, consultant and mentor for companies in a variety of industries. Extensive background establishing and growing businesses using sound strategic planning practices,  process improvement, training and coaching on driving organizational change through a company’s culture by improving communications, involving people that do the work, and enabling processes with enhanced use of technology while controlling implementation costs.

 

Successful at formulating strategic vision and direction while maintaining operational excellence. Exceptional capability at collaborating effectively with competing interests and biases. Flexible, adaptable, decisive and outcome-oriented. Strong leadership and staff development skills.   Recognized as an empowering leader, skilled in motivating and developing internal and external individuals while promoting a company’s core mission and values.  Sara strongly believes in providing support, motivating, and listening to individuals to help them succeed.  She is resourceful and will get answers that are needed.

 

Sara’s experience crosses multiple industries and most functional groups within organizations.  She has extensive experience working with non-profit and for-profit companies – over 350 in her current list.   As a career coach and mentor, she has worked with start-up and growing businesses, as well as many that need a recalibration of an organizations’ strategies and operations.

 

For over 16 years, Sara has been an instructor for Universities in both MN and WI; in addition, she has taught at several community colleges and private training organizations.  In most of these engagements, she has authored and delivered appropriate training material for all levels within an organization.  Some of her trainings have included continuous improvement, information systems, conflict management, change readiness and change management, performance management and “individual self-selling (sales) and development”.  Using a practical approach and fun style of learning and knowledge transfer has resulted in a large network of satisfied attendees and knowledgeable followers.

 

EXPERTISE:

  • Continuous process improvement (lean, six sigma, quality, and problem solving). Highly skilled in developing organization-wide process improvement efforts and advising on associated marketing, communications and infrastructure.

  • Change management. 

  • Excellent at developing business sales strategies and creative approaches to business development. 

  • Strong organization skills and project management. 

 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE;

  • Manufacturing and Distribution

  • Higher Education and Government including non-profits and start-ups

  • Customer Service and call centers in financial services, manufacturing, technology and communications

  • Familiarity with various health care entities and practices, insurance / financial services businesses focused on process effectiveness and efficiency