Sara Young is an artist, writer, and a creative visionary living in Bellingham, WA in the tiny house that she is currently building for herself. She holds a BFA in Craft and an MBA in Internal Marketing Strategy, and has used the skills garnered over the course of her 20-plus year career to teach and mentor young people in the creative arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics.
Sara has held positions in many fields, including higher education, retail, production, and the hospitality industries. Her expertise lies in her ability to manage change and cultivate creative work environments within which employees prosper. She excels at revenue stream creation and management, and she is highly adept at initiating and successfully engaging in confrontational conversations.
Sara is also a creative business consultant and has assisted many business owners in bringing creative nuance into a wide variety of work spaces. Sara has created and overseen many interactive art projects including a year-long social media naked selfie project, 25 Days, A Love Rebellion, and 20 Dates in 20
Weekends, in addition to running a successful Kickstarter campaign to create andself-publish Love Yo’Self, a coloring book to encourage confidence and self-love.
Sara speaks on building creativity in the workforce to drive outcomes, Creative Timing and Learning to Love Through Creativity. She is highly effective at driving creative social engagement within corporations, wellness retreats and educational settings.
Sara began teaching kids in 1997 during the summers at the prestigious Oregon College of Art and Craft, and since then has been teaching children of all ages, shapes and sizes to use their natural creative skills to navigate and succeed in an ever-changing and stressful world.
Contact Sara to bring creative innovation into your program or classroom.
Sara Young has been successful helping companies bring creativity into work spaces because she addresses each client's unique challenges and comes up with innovative solutions tailored specifically to their needs. She works with teams to create alternative
methods of relationship building, whether that be through an interactive installation, physical exercise, environment alteration, or simple acknowledgement exercises.
Contact Sara to bring Creative Innovation to your organization.
Sara's philosophy is that awareness is half the battle, and managing fear and stress is the other half. Most people have been taught that they are not creative, so Sara works to destroy that myth quickly, then works within groups to integrate creativity into the processes they employ and the environments in which they work.
Sara is an expert at getting people to release their fears around creativity and practice taking risks in safe and interesting exercises that provide them with skills and abilities to bring creative innovation into the workspace.
Contact Sara to do a talk on Creative Genius at your next conference or workshop.