Third Coast Coaching LLC is owned and operated by Sarah Devereaux - a certified coach, skilled facilitator, and deep expert in Learning & Development and Employee Engagement. Sarah provides professional coaching and advisory services to companies and individuals, as well as the occasional speaking gig. Her goal is to increase the level of happiness and contentment in people's lives. This could be through one-on-one coaching to help individuals see a challenging situation in a different way, via an inspiring keynote to open new ways of thinking for a group, or through advisory services to help (re)build company culture, team psychological safety, or trust.
Sarah spent 14 years in the Learning and Leadership Development space at Google. Some of her more recent roles included: Head of Executive Development Programs, Head of Strategic Initiatives for The Google School for Leaders, and Global Lead of the g2g (Googlers-to-Googlers) program. Sarah has been coaching and facilitating for more than a decade on a variety of topics, including: resilience, wellbeing, innovation, self-awareness, leadership, complexity theory, systems thinking, and more. Sarah has a passion for learning and helping individuals and organizations to realize their full potential. She is particularly passionate about coaching senior women leaders in traditionally male-dominated industries, like tech, finance, and manufacturing. Originally from the great state of Michigan, Sarah now lives in Boulder, CO with her family.
Individual or group sessions on any topic.
Whether you're trying to determine your next career move or working on how to improve a key relationship, coaching can help you achieve your goals. In each 1-hour session, we'll set an intention for our time together and embrace the unknown as we work towards new discoveries and practices. Although each situation is unique, we generally recommend six sessions over the course of ~3 months to start.
Sometimes when teams are stuck, a curious question from a third party is all it takes to unlock momentum. Services include: (1) a 60-minute scoping conversation, (2) 1:1 coaching for leadership and key team members, (3) facilitated group coaching, either for an extended session or shorter sessions over time. Mix and match group coaching services based on your needs and budget. Contact us to create a custom package.
Informal or prepared, set the tone for your next gathering.
Keynotes are a great way to bring inspiration and set the tone for any professional gathering; from an intimate team offsite to a larger event or conference. Choose a topic that matters to you and we’ll work with you to create the right messaging to achieve your goals. Sample topics include: leadership, wellbeing, the future of work, resilience, complexity and systems thinking, employee engagement, innovation, mindfulness at work, inspiring change, women leaders, and more.
Informal and raw, fireside chats make sure the topics and questions your audience cares about most are at the center of the conversation. No topic is too juicy, no question off limits. Fireside chats create an environment of psychological safety that inspire authentic conversations by modeling transparency and honesty.
Get an expert opinion when you're just too close to the problem.
We've all been there; we're too close to a problem and it's impossible for us to progress on our own. A different perspective is sometimes all it takes to get you unstuck and propel your great ideas forward. Let us partner with you to solve complex problems and brainstorm new ideas. Areas of expertise include: leadership, wellbeing, the future of work, resilience, complexity and systems thinking, employee engagement, innovation, mindfulness at work, inspiring change, women leaders, and more.
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Women Leaders @ Google: Wellbeing is about emotional resilience and compassion
Learn how Google supported its senior women leaders with a program aimed to build emotional resilience through self awareness, self compassion, and mindfulness.
Google's g2g program: A lesson in community, culture and trust
Learn how Google provided global learning at scale through the g2g ("Googlers-to-Googlers") program, and how they kept volunteers self-motivated and engaged.
Reimagining the Future of Feedback and Performance Management
Learn how great performance management starts with trust. What if the secret to great performance is to stop managing it? What would happen if we nurtured the greatness in every employee?
"Sarah's remarkable insights and collaborative method helped me to clarify my purpose, vision, and accelerate a profound breakthrough. Her coaching style is like pure oxygen, breathing new life into those of us working to catalyze change."
~ Federal Gov Tech and Workforce Executive
"Sarah has an extraordinary gift in being able to connect with a pragmatic yet compassionate approach making each session compelling and eye opening. Each time I walked away with a fun laugh, a dose of truth, and a refreshed perspective. I wholeheartedly recommend this learning experience with her to any friend or family member that is looking for an awakened mindset to include tools to take with you on your journey of positive growth."
~ Administrative Business Partner, McKinsey & Co
"Sarah was humble, clear, direct, always open for feedback. She did a great job in interacting with each of us and have all of us feel part of a common journey."
~ Google Executive, Sustaining High Performance for Women Directors
"Sarah has quickly become a trusted advisor to me and our team. Her thought leadership and advice on everything from marketing & comms to remote program delivery has been invaluable. I couldn’t recommend her more highly."
~ David Cherner, Co-founder and CEO, YOL
"I was impressed with Sarah’s poise, candor and confidence in speaking at The Conference Board's 2019 Leadership Development conference. Her session was highly rated by attendees, with many complementing her style, content, and authenticity. An engaging and impressive speaker!"
~ Harris R. Ginsberg, Ph.D., Program Director, The Conference Board
"[Sarah is] honest and approachable and hasn't once hurled a generic platitude my way—instead she dives deep, reflects back challenging insights, and helps me to examine situations from angles I hadn't even thought to consider."
~ Program Director - Transformation at Red Hat