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Sarah Hernholm

Keynote Speaker

Classroom Teacher turned Entrepreneur; Founder of WIT — Whatever It Takes; 3x TEDx Speaker; Host of "DO WIT" Podcast; Contributing Writer for Forbes

A classroom teacher turned entrepreneur, Sarah Hernholm knows how to motivate an audience of thousands or a dozen executives in a boardroom. Sarah will inspire your audience to take action, tap into their entrepreneurial mindset, and deepen their EQ.

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Sarah Hernholm'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

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Sarah Hernholm is a former elementary school teacher turned entrepreneur. In 2009, she left the classroom to create the international non-profit WIT — Whatever It Takes. At WIT, Sarah works with audiences around the world who are interested in using their voice and ideas to launch businesses, non-profits, and/or social movements. WIT also focuses on helping t(w)eens develop emotional intelligence, soft skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Since launching WIT, Sarah has created the t(w)een coaching program 360 Self, Inc. Sarah also writes for Forbes and Today Show Parent, hosts the “DO WIT” podcast, speaks on stages and zoom rooms around the world, and is currently writing her book 11 Tips for Doing WIT.

Sarah has become a national leader in entrepreneurship education and youth empowerment. Embracing the life of an entrepreneur as the Founder and President of WIT, Sarah believes everyone can benefit from an entrepreneurial mindset. Since 2018 she has been giving talks at schools, boardrooms, conferences, and on zoom to audiences interested in connecting with the younger generation, developing greater EQ, cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset, and more.

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Sarah Hernholm on Being a Victor, Not a Victim

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Sarah Hernholm on WIT — Whatever It Takes

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Sarah Hernholm on Developing Leadership Skills

Sarah Hernholm’s Speech Topics

  • Cross-Generational Workforce

    Sarah explores the value of multiple generations working together in the workforce. She highlights how diverse perspectives and experiences from different age groups enhance innovation and problem-solving. She will emphasize the importance of mutual mentorship, where both younger and older employees learn from each other and how fostering an inclusive environment that leverages the strengths of all generations can lead to greater organizational success and adaptability.

  • Risk-Taking

    Sarah dives into the importance of encouraging risk-taking within your company. She will share how fostering a culture that embraces calculated risks can drive innovation and growth. We will discuss practical strategies for identifying good risks, balancing potential rewards with possible downsides. Learn how to empower your team to make bold, informed decisions that propel your organization forward.

  • Future of Education

    Sarah Hernholm explores the transformative future of education, driven by technology, personalized learning, and lifelong education. We will discuss how AI, VR, and AR are creating immersive, customized learning experiences and how adaptive platforms are tailoring education to individual needs. We will highlight the growing importance of continuous learning through flexible online courses and micro-credentials. Additionally, she will emphasize the shift towards critical thinking, creativity, and real-world skills, ensuring equity and accessibility for all students.

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