Healthy relationships start with knowing how to ignite your own spark and connect with the best in yourself so you can see and appreciate the best in others. We often seek relationship before committing to discovering who we are on our own terms. In the best relationships we learn to honor and love the space between us as much as we love who we are when we are together.
Join our CEO, S. Michele Nevarez and Sarah Kivel, EICC Faculty Member, Meta-Coach, and founder of eiFocus for a 20 minute BEI Live conversation, where they will discuss how to.
Sarah Kivel is a Leadership and Performance Coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a certified Goleman Emotional Intelligence Meta Coach. Sarah is also the Author of SWEAT, Success With Empathy And Trust. She is a Lapin International Lead by Greatness® Consultant and Coach. And, Sarah is a BeyondEI faculty member and Meta Coach.
Strengthening leadership from the inside out is Sarah’s approach to developing high performers. Sarah brings her experience, knowledge, skill and enthusiasm to leaders in various industries across the globe, including, technology, finance, healthcare, sports, hospitality, and education. As an entrepreneur, Sarah has been part of executive leadership in both the for profit and non-profit sectors. Her prior experience includes global manufacturing, marketing, international sales and leadership through an initial public offering.
As a lifelong athlete, Sarah founded the non-profit organization eiFOCUS® whose mission is to empower women and girls in sports with the leadership skills of Emotional Intelligence so that female athletes can thrive in sport and in life. She is also a speaker and the host of The Focused Athlete podcast. She is also a National Academy Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer and a 500 hour yoga teacher.
As Founder and CEO of Beyond EI’s Coaching and Training programs, Michele’s vision is to democratize Emotional Intelligence as a means of igniting personal and global agency.
This driving force is at the core of how the programs she has designed translate EI from theory to a powerful and practical vehicle for meaningful transformation and lasting habit change. It isn’t enough to leave our insights of Emotional Intelligence at the level of theory. We must operationalize EI in a manner that we come to know first-hand what it means to embody the wisdom of EI in our own lives.
Michele brings 25+ years of executive leadership experience working for industry leaders in healthcare, investment management, management consulting, and manufacturing. A founding member of Rangjung Yeshe Institute based in Kathmandu, Nepal, Michele has been studying Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practicing the wisdom at the core of its contemplative meditation practices for 29 years.
Michele received her B.A. in Religion from Bryn Mawr College and Master of Science degree in Positive Organizational Development and Change from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.