We tell ourselves one person cannot make a difference.

We believe we are not worthy, capable, SOMETHING (good, smart, talented, creative, intelligent, educated, connected, ambitious, young, old, supported, energetic) enough- but this is a lie. 

We tell ourselves other people are the ones called to lead, to create a legacy, to  publish books, speak on stages, lead a community and transform what needs to change in our planet. 


If you’re reading this, you have a calling and purpose. Even if you are not entirely clear on what that is, you know there is greatness- truth-  MORE inside you. You are here to share your story, make a positive difference and uplift the energy, health, relationships and culture on planet earth. 

I’m calling you to Join me for this exciting event. Whether you feel called to lead a movement of one by being a living embodiment of your greatest values, or to lead a family, a community or a movement of millions- this is your day. Now is your time. Join us for this exciting event to clarify your mission, access your voice and rise to the calling and purpose only you can create

If this sounds like pressure or daunting, I promise this day will be filled with fun, laughter, inspiration and support. The entire reason for doing the event is for us each to remember that we never have to fulfill our visions alone. That we can be completely ourselves and enjoy the process of leading, discovering and becoming who we are here to be and what we are here to contribute. Together we can do so much more than we ever could alone. We will remember that we are and have  or will attract EVERYTHING we need to lead our movement and create the lasting legacy we desire to see. Together we will amplify and uplift our missions. Together will we prove: 


In this first ever Women Starting Movements Live Event, you will:

  • Bridge the confidence gap and tap into your genius and highest level leadership.   
  • Learn Sara’s 4-step framework for becoming a thought leader and starting your movement.
  • Hear from diverse voices of women authors, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and activists who are already starting movements- discover exactly what they did to build their movements and how to replicate their success.  
  • Discover how to build an engaged, passionate community and enroll influencers and strategic partners to support, champion and ambassador your movement. 
  • Connect and create relationships with inspired, dynamic, heart centered women with whom to join forces and develop mutual support. 
  • Emerge with a roadmap and proven action plan to start or up-level your movement and make your maximum impact on the world in the coming year. 
WHEN: October 18th
TIME: 8:00AM-6:00PM
WHERE: Chicago, IL Ace Hotel
(in the booming West Loop neighborhood)
COST: $97

Elevate Your Results by adding our VIP Day 


  • Inspiration excursion to sites of three powerful Chicago women (Think Oprah, Michelle (Obama) . . .)
  • Deep small group experiential exercises and to access your highest potential as a leader and activate your inner genius.
  • Learn soul technology to further clarify and deepen your mission and calling.
  • Transform and overcome fears, self-doubt and resistance to fulfilling your highest callings with transformational coaching experiences.
  • Breakthrough coaching with Sara to clarify your mission, movement, message and begin your movement.
  • How to get picked for a TEDx event (with guest expert and TEDx coach), shows you the inside secrets for preparing, pitching & getting selected to give a TEDx talk.
VIP Experience $197 (includes complete Oct 18th program also).

About Sara

Sara Connell is an author and thought leader coach with a private practice in Chicago. She helps, writers, coaches and entrepreneurs breakout as thought leaders by becoming successful, even bestselling authors and sought after speakers. She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The View, FOX Chicago, NPR, and Katie Couric. She received the Judith Dawn Memorial Grant for fiction and has presented at Printer’s Row Literary Festival, Open Books and teaches at Story Studio Chicago. Her writing has appeared in: The New York Times, Tri-Quarterly Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Schlock, IO Literary Journal, & Psychobabble. Her first book Bringing In Finn was nominated for ELLE magazine Book of the Year.

Graduates of our Author-Thought Leader Program have:

*Become bestselling authors Presented at TED/TEDx
*Authored award-winning articles Written columns in newspapers and magazines
*Become social media influencers
*Launched 6 figure businesses
*Spoken at national conferences
*Been featured on radio tours, national television programs and online shows

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ACE Hotel Chicago - for reservations and additional information, click below

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