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Sarah Ratekin, DBA

About Me

Hey there, I’m Sarah. Thanks for visiting my website!

Picture this: a Navy veteran turned workplace culture enthusiast, ready to shake up your organization’s world. My journey? It's been one heck of a ride, weaving through different industries, from government gigs to cozy nonprofits, and even taking a dip in the corporate pool. But you know what's remained constant throughout? My unwavering belief that the heart of any company lies in its people.

Let me take you back to where it all started. I realized early on that I had a knack for unraveling complexity. Complex systems, convoluted processes—bring 'em on. It's like I had a secret power to turn jargon into plain English, making the impossible seem doable. And boy, did that come in handy when I found myself knee-deep in organizational chaos.  But you see, I'm not just about simplifying things. I’m all about spreading joy and positivity, too. That's why I founded Happiness Is Courage LLC. Because let's face it, happiness isn't just a fluffy concept—it's a game-changer. And gratitude? That's the secret sauce that keeps teams resilient through thick and thin. Together, they're a powerhouse duo that can transform any workplace from drab to fab.

My journey hasn’t just been about gut feelings and hunches, though. Armed with degrees in business administration, management, and leadership, I've delved deep into the science behind workplace dynamics. Mindfulness? Oh yeah, I've researched that. And let me tell you, the results speak for themselves. When you prioritize your people’s well-being, magic happens. 

But it's not all serious business with me. Alongside my partner-in-crime Kris, we've embarked on a mission to spread laughter far and wide. Laughter yoga, anyone? Trust me, it's as fun as it sounds. Because at the end of the day, it's not just about hitting targets and meeting deadlines. It's about finding joy in the journey, and sharing a few laughs along the way.

So here I am, based in the heartland of Indiana, but with my sights set on changing the world, one workplace at a time. Whether it's a cozy gathering or a packed auditorium, I’m ready to inspire, empower, and ignite change. Because when you unlock the potential within your team, there's no limit to what you can achieve.

So what are you waiting for? Let's embark on this journey together. Reach out, and let’s make some workplace magic happen.

P.S.  Fun fact about me, I *love* garden gnomes!  If we meet in person, ask me why!

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