Meet Sarah

Sarah Derrenbacher

Founder, Head Leadership & Performance Strategist

There is a different way of achieving high performance — a way that doesn’t leave us feeling depleted and fatigued from the pressure to perform and instead can heighten our ability to go and grow beyond our limitations, bringing deeper meaning to our lives and skillful mastery of our craft.

Sarah is a leadership and performance strategist who advises, consults, and works hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs, executives, and sports teams in the areas of peak performance, leadership, culture, and mindset.

Her expertise is in guiding leaders and coaches through high-risk/high-reward growth and development, accelerating breakthrough moments, transforming team culture and performance, and helping people get the most out of themselves and their lives. Sarah has built her expertise over 19 years of experience consulting with a wide range of businesses, from small and mid-size to Fortune 500, and with athletic directors, head coaches, and athletes across multiple sports teams and divisions in university athletics. Sarah has helped facilitate multiple NCAA league championship titles, 20+ individual and program records, multiple first-time bids to NCAAs, a NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, and continues to touch the lives of the many athletes, coaches, and executives she works with. When Sarah’s not providing strategies to strengthen performance, she’s helping clients identify with and connect more deeply to the fulfillment and joy in what they do.

Sarah is the creator of the E3 Method™. She is also a certified DISC behavioral analyst, a HeartMath Add Heart Facilitator, and a 10+ year student of meditation and embodied inquiry practices. She is a member of Women Leaders in College Sports and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Rochester City Soccer League.

Why Wholeness?

Why Wholeness?

The highest performance doesn’t come from a place of relentless struggle and strain.

It comes from a place of wholeness and joy.

All our lives we’ve been told that high performance comes at a cost. And we’ve been warned that the cost is high. That it is about the grind, the hustle, the sacrifice; the fearless, relentless, single-minded pursuit of excellence. They said this was the only way.

They were wrong.

The real cost of high performance is care.

Make no mistake: Winning still takes grit. Stamina. And courage. It takes a lot of courage to care enough to win.

Caring this much requires vulnerability. It requires high tolerance for risk. It requires an environment where obstacles to success are identified, addressed, and shared openly and directly and without judgment. Where we have been given the permission and opportunity to be fully ourselves. Where it is safe to be fully present. Where it is safe to really, really care.

When the conditions are right, winning isn’t something you do … it’s something you are.

The highest performance, the most incredible achievements, and the realization of our fullest potential doesn’t come from a place of relentless struggle and strain. 

It comes from a place of wholeness and joy.

It comes from a place of perfect flow, where we are totally present and exquisitely aware. It arrives in the moment where the edge of our skill meets the threshold of challenge and our talent is fully actualized.

It’s not magic.

It’s proven. It’s a repeatable, reliable process. And it’s something we do again and again for coaches, executives, and teams who are ready to win.

1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet

Connection to ourselves, to each other, and to nature creates an ecosystem powered by wellbeing. And a healthy planet and a healthy economy go hand in hand. As a proud member of 1% for the Planet, we donate 1 percent of all sales to support intersectional environmentalists who are forging meaningful climate solutions and rallying for climate justice. Our partnerships impact two of the most urgent environmental issues of our time: food insecurity and replanting our forests.

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